I am 31 years old. I have struggled throughout my life with many issues and currently still do. However, things appear to be getting better in my life and how I am able to cope and face lifes difficulties. At the moment things seems to be okay, although they usually are up and down for me. I currently am raising my 15 year old son. I struggle daily to function in society with a mental illness and to “normalize” whatever that may mean and seem to have stabilized my life and function currently better than I ever have. I still have difficulties but am better equipped to cope with them at that moment.