I too was a psych student.
I eventually re-learned confidence and being proud of who I am and how to turn my weaknesses into strengths. (I really did a number on the guy involved in the heartache and my social life at the same time. Eventually I had to see or interact with all these people again! Profound mortification couldn't even describe the aftermath...took months to recover from, but here I am!!)
The paranoid delusions and psychosis I experienced have actually been IMMENSELY useful in helping others through turbulent times or identifying stress in others.
I also was elated when years later the visions and symbols I was seeing that were driving me mad showed up concretely in my life in the form of people and opportunities. It was so confusing back then, I felt like I was supposed to die but didn't know why. Now life for me is unsinkable