Very helpful advice for anyone living with or loving someone who deals with mental health challenges
Originally posted on So Illuminate Me:
I am currently well, or at least in recovery, and I am dealing with the consequences of the actions of my ‘sick’ self. Yes…for newbies, I suffer with mental health problems.
Whilst it is said one in three of us will suffer from some sort of mental health disorder at some point in our life, understanding and compassion is still lacking for those of us that suffer. OK I get it, Unless you have actually experienced depression or a specific mental health problem you will not understand. I suffer with Depression, BPD and OCD but I do not understand the suffering of say….a schizophrenic.
Why is it that once well, I am made to suffer the punishment for the things I have done whilst sick? On the whole, my family have been very forgiving, often sweeping things under the carpet but I have lost friends over this. Close, best…
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