Sometimes it is very difficult to help an individual to understand that they have a mental illness. It is one of the toughest things to see from a distance because you know that it is out of you're control. The clear solution is for the person to get help but they continue to think that they don't need it. To say the least it can be very frustrating. Especially when the person is someone close to you.
Mental illness can show itself in many different ways. It is an illness that calls for adequate medical attention. It also calls for quite a few different support methods to assist with the illness also. Mostly all mental illnesses need some type of help and guidance before they can be overcome.
The first step to recovery from a mental illness is to be open to the fact that it is there. The next step is to seek help and know that you are not alone. One of the most important steps is to educate yourself about particular illnesses. Mental illness can be beaten but it has to be accepted first.