I'm in Springfield... although it is pretty big, it is also a hick town. Lol
Do you find that it is hard having mental illness and getting people to understand in this part of the country? I'm fortunate enough to work in a hospital, so the people around me can be a little more understanding than people from my home town... which is very small, and can be very backward with some things. But, I guess that can be true anywhere you go.
A positive attitude wonít solve your probs, but it will annoy enough people to be worth the effort.