Thanks so much for candidly sharing your story! Thanks, too, for not buying into any sense of shame. Nobody deserves to feel ashamed due to an illness/health challenge.
There is HOPE!
It's important we dispel the myths and learn/teach truths concerning any/all forms, and all degrees, of brain disorders (including those we refer to as mental illnesses). Nobody is immune from these forms of health/life challenges anymore than any of us are immune from other forms of illness/health challenges in our lives.
We are all in this together! Let's keep sharing and learning from one another, with the common goal of mutual understanding and support, in an effort to conquer these challenging conditions as soon as possible. You have my admiration and my gratitude. May you always find inner peace, comfort and joy in your life. : )