Whilst drinking my gin, you tell me stories of your night and fill the ashtray with your cigarettes.
Like any relationship, the one between mental illness and 'self' has its ups and downs, it has its own balance or sometimes an imbalance, but it takes work. Sometimes, more work than the ability we have to do so.
That is the average time it takes for a mental illness to be diagnosed here in the U.K.
Do I want this? Or do I need this? I guess I'll find out.