I have personality and eating disorders, more precisely avoidant, dependant and borderline or emotionally unstable personality disorders and bulimia. All stigmatised diagnoses even among medical professionals.
I have recently completed a 7-week CBT group therapy programme and am currently taking medication for severe depression and anxiety. However, it took me a long time to talk about my mental health issues. About 6 years in fact.
Most people start adulthood, looking to the future, at a world of possibility. The transition from teenage life to adulthood was marked by when I diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder type II at 20.