Quote from Doctrinaire
After reading about menta illness worsening over time, I'm scared for my future. I hope things don't get worse for me.
I wouldn't worry too much. I've read conflicting things on mental illness getting worse with age, and I'm really not sure they know anything about it with any amount of certainty yet. My mother is mentally ill, as well as my dad, and functioning wise, they've both improved greatly over the years. Even my dad, who doesn't take medication, but who probably has some sort of delusional thing going on. In fact, my mother is one of the most well functioning people I know. Not to mention that I've improved considerably since high school. Even when I have rare 'moments', I have insight into them now, which was pretty much impossible for me years ago. Just keep taking care of yourself and you might be surprised.