Those of us who struggle with Mental Illness know how difficult it is to even get out of bed sometimes. We treasure the little victories, as well as the big ones.
Even simple things like showering sometimes become a huge task. Feeding ourselves. Getting groceries. Finishing school. Landing a job. Keeping a job. That’s just a small sample of things that most people take for granted but that requires a major effort from our part. Effort that let us both physically and emotionally exhausted.
It is easy for us to become discouraged. To lose hope. To not see the light at the end of the tunnel.
But every now and then -and more and more as time goes by, we read about stories like this.
Neil Marshall was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 21. He had to drop out of a computer science degree at the University of Waterloo. Now at 33, he just defended his Master’s thesis in Mathematical education at Brock University. Continue reading