I happened to meet, via some networking, a professional colleague whose philosophy of mental health and human growth really synced with what I think. This gentleman's name is Tom Wooton. He founded a company called Bipolar Advantage. I won't go into detail about his company. But I would recommend that you watch his video, in which he talks candidly about his own struggle with Bipolar Disorder.
However, listen to the philosophy he has about "mental health conditions:"
"Our Mission is to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives. We are dedicated to the concept that recovery does not have to be limited to 90% of full function; true recovery means doing the hard work that brings you to 150%! We strongly believe that we can turn our 'condition' into one that becomes an advantage instead of an 'illness' or a 'disorder.'"
One of things I was most struck by as I watched his own personal testimonial about dealing with bipolar disorder was the balance between giving into the 'delusion' that you are unable to function because of your condition, versus being aware of the realistic limitations, but also striving to take responsibility for who you are in full. You are not your diagnosis! You are an incredible human being with so much potential. Rise up, and take responsibility. This means admitting that you may have a condition, that you may have limitations, but it also means looking at your strengths, acknowledging those, and using your gifts and talents.