So there is a lot of if you believe it you can achieve it talk but if you have a mental illness that may not be the case in the midst of mania or full blown depression. When I was sick I could never control my thoughts. I just had to ignore them. And when I was depressed I had to do physical activities to jump start my mind. Part of me didn’t want other people to know that I was suffering and part of me didn’t care because I did not believe anyone cared about me. But I put myself out there and now the past is just lessons learned.