“Loony tune”, “psycho” and “nuts”. All these words I have heard over and over again to describe people with mental health issues. What people do not realize is that their neighbor, friend or co-worker probably has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Most people who struggle with a mental illness often go throughout the day without exhibiting a single symptom. Depression, anxiety and bi-polar are all quite common mental illnesses. The vast majority of these people function at a very high level, holding successful jobs, caring for a family and still enjoying all of the things others do. The more chronic and persistent of the mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, are less common and do carry more of a stigma. However, I am sure the general public would be alarmed at how much success someone with schizophrenia can have in his life if the right support team is in place.