This is what I had written down once, I don't remember the source.
"Mental illness needs to be recognized as a major loss. The primary distinction between mental illness and death is that mental illness is not recognized as a significant loss, when, in fact, loss may be the primary trauma for family members during the course of the illness. Furthermore, families experience chronic loss because the ill person cycles between periods of stability (life) and periods of psychosis and instability (death).
Parents agree that recovery is when their son or daughter has some measure of stability. There is no cure for mental illness, and symptoms often recur, but accepting and learning to manage one's illness is success. Addressing recurring symptoms and moving forward each day, even if by inches, is success. Having routine and purpose, and satisfaction in one's life defines recovery. Getting to that point happens day by day, and those who embrace that journey are to be admired."
I didn't expect it to have day by day, in the quote. I don't think I am embracing the journey. That seems to b e an awful lot of ask of ourselves. Maybe I need to try harder. Or maybe what I do see is Jeb embracing the journey.