One of the things that we have to understand with mental illness is that there will be good days and bad days. For the person with the illness it can be very hard to acknowledge this. Especially when they are in the thick of the battle with their disease. When you feel like it will never get better, just finding a way to carry on can make all the difference in the world.
Looking back on the bad days I spent dealing with my illness in seems that they all had some type of meaning. They taught me that no matter how terrible things were, there was always tomorrow. With mental illness its so easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of life. You constantly feel horrible about the symptoms you have. There were plenty days that I felt like this. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried, the symptoms remained. When I finally did begin to get better it showed me that everybody has bad days. The difference maker is what we do with the day that follows.
There is no set time for an individual to heal from a mental illness. Every person is different. The important thing to know is that with every bad day there is the possibility of a good one not far away. Try to better yourself by doing things that will fight the symptoms. The symptoms are just a disguise to stop you from recovery. Let them be just a symptom.