Do you have a mental illness, or have a loved one who suffers from one?
How do you/they cope with that illness?
How has it changed your life?
I'll go first: I have paranoid schizophrenia, and it bogged me down for awhile. However, I have learned to deal with it, and doing much better now thanks to a combination of medicine, pyschiatric visits, a loving boyfriend, and practicing my craft.