Much of the suffering associated with mental illness is a result of no longer engaging in meaningful living. By letting go of meaningful activity life often becomes empty and unsatisfying.
It's important to discover what is meaningful to you. A meaningful life cannot be prescribed.
Meaning can be found in a range of life domains and through engaging in life activities independent of mental illness.
Examples of life domains include the areas of relationships and developing social roles, personal development, work and occupation, leisure pursuits, maintaining health and wellbeing, appreciating nature or the arts, or through spirituality.
“You only live once-but if you work it right, once is enough.” -Joe E. Lewis