One thing that is a tremendous help is the encouragement and support of friends and family. I have been blessed with those that truley care about me. Sometimes it may feel like I'm all alone but this is not true. Sometimes I wonder why life has to be so hard. I wonder why I must view things through the eyes of one with a mental illness. Then I think things could be so much worst. Each day I try to keep a gratitude list. When I do that there is always something to be thankful for. Staying strong and not giving up is the important thing.