I wanted to call attention to a very helpful post by an internet friend, Lisa Graas about the spiritual needs of those suffering from mental illness. Lisa suffers from depression and has outlined a very helpful means to emotional wellness.
She suggests offering up one's sufferings for others. These graces, she says, are important not to waste. It also gets us out of our own heads, something I had not thought of before. It does not matter if you don't have anyone or anything specific in mind to offer up your sufferings for. God will use them regardless. You can always offer them for others who suffer from mental illnesses.
Lisa suggests a devotion to Saint Dymphna, something that is close to my heart. She mentions St. Dymphna Shrines both in the United States and abroad, to visit.
Something else she talks about that I have also found crucial is the development of virtue. I recently posted about how helpful Totus Tuus Ministries have been to me in that regard. Overcoming one's shortcomings and avoiding their repetition reminds me very much of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We must squarely face how we have hurt others and make amends when possible.