My name is Lance. I struggle with severe depression and anxiety. I have admitted myself to psych wards, spent time in a mental treatment facility, lived in recovery homes, and take medications. My psychiatrist, whom I visit monthly, helps me adjust my meds according to my symptoms. I visit a psychotherapist daily, which has now been reduced to bi-weekly.
In conjunction with all this professional help, and my support team of both friends and family, I am determinedly working my program (despite stigmas about mental illness) to become a healthier person mentally.
An important fact: My mental health issues didn't come about just before I started my journey in the world of hospitals and medications. Mental illness has been a life-long, deadly serious fight.