Well, the title is pretty cheesy but it’s reality, You can succeed in life no matter what mental illness ails you. There is help out there, reach out to a school counselor, a therapist, a psychiatrist if necessary. You can get to a point where you are stable, it may take time and several med adjustments but you can accomplish your goals. Whether it be going to college, learning to draw, learning to play an instrument or getting a job, you can succeed just like any other person, it will just take more time and patience. I started college right out of High School but wasn’t currently diagnosed with this illness yet and didn’t even make it past the first week due to distracting symptoms. Now, a few years later, I am stable enough to try again. I am taking 2 classes and am doing very well in both of them. What are some of your goals?