Hi all, I graduated from university with a BSc in Physics (3rd class) in 2000. I was having some issues with depression then in my university years but I managed to graduate with a B average in my basic degree. In 2005, I was warded in a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed with schizophrenia. I was not hearing and have never heard voices nor have I had any clear hallucinatory symptoms. Instead, I believed in conspiracies that were kind of naïve and far-fetched. I have had a spotty employment history. I have barely worked longer than half a year in a full-time capacity in supported employment. These 16 years because of self-stigma and the stigma of my mother, I was unable to pursue my studies. Not even independently, as my mother was afraid I would relapse if I were so much as to study physics on my own again. 16 years later, I am somewhat stable. I am acutely aware that having lost all these years, further studies is a long shot. However I am already 40 and if I don’t pursue it now, I will likely never have a chance. What can I do now to better my chances of getting into graduate school?