Here is my experience of living with mental illness and the long journey to acceptance.
I hope that by publishing this information anyone living with a mental health problem may find some comfort and hope........
I also hope that any "normal" person reading this will realise that mental illness can strike anyone at any time for any reason, and that people with mental illnesses are not mad, strange, or in any way abnormal. These people are just reacting in a completely normal way to a set of completely abnormal conditions.
Here's the proof - I have a degree in Computing (which I gained in 2000), and I acheived the Microsoft Office User Specialist Master certificate early in 2002, and I have a good job.