My sister and I talked this morning about taking control for our own lives despite being a victim. Everyone has been a victim at some time, whether it be from a horrific or minor situation, but we can't remain a victim.
My mom talks frequently about a roadshow youth activity she had as a teenager. She learned to act instead of being acted upon.
I look at my mental illness and I try to remember to act, instead of being acted upon, by caring for my body, spirit, and mind to prevent episodes. When I keep up with this, I have fewer problems.
See 2 Nephi 2:26.