Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. My intention is not to stigmatize mental illness — it is serious and does not deserve any kind of judgement.
What I mean to communicate is that our thoughts create our emotions. When we fall back into our breath and center ourselves, we can find the source of our suffering (certain thoughts we may be having). If we do not know why we are feeling a certain way, it may be because some of our thoughts stem from our subconscious. That takes some more time to access those thoughts and understand them.
The process can definitely be a different route when mental illness is involved. I was just giving my perspective and advice for what has helped me.