I have lived with my mental illness since 1995. I was able to graduate from college and get a job at my alma mater Mercer County Community College as a Mentor in January 2016. I’ve been mentoring for a few years now. I enjoy mentoring so much. I have been doing a little better. I’m taking a new medication that is helping me. It’s a newer medication. I was taking Haldol because the advanced practice nurse that prescribed it thought maybe it would help with my voices. I hear voices and it’s really hard if my voices are mean and critical. NAMI has a hearing voices group now that I am going to try to get to one of these days. I have been involved with NAMI as a consumer for nine years almost ten years and to anyone who has a family member or a friend living with a mental illness make sure you see if you have a NAMI affiliate in your state and or surrounding town or city. NAMI is the best organization that I know of. I recommend NAMI for support groups, creating your own wellness recovery action plan and social groups for people 18 to 30 and 30 and over.