It was a complete surprise to receive the call telling me I had won the Janey Antoniou award from Rethink Mental Illness. (Rethink Mental Illness is one of the charities behind Time to Change, along with Mind).
I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder almost 6 years ago now when I was 20. I've learnt to manage it to a degree now but it can be incredibly difficult to live with. The paranoia, intrusive thoughts and delusions can be a daily battle at times. It can be a very lonely and exhausting battle too.