What do you think when you hear the term “mentally ill”? Stigma can make it difficult for people to accept that they need help. I’m here to say, I NEED HELP and that’s okay.
People who are lonely are often the ones at risk of illness both physically and mentally.
I know its okay to talk about my experiences; I find writing helps me, more than I realized.
I hadn’t wanted to act that way. But it was like something took over my brain and my body.
Dr. D got down on her knees, forced me to make eye contact and said very clearly… “It’s not your fault.”
Social isolation is both a potential cause & symptom of emotional or psychological challenges.
Support groups for yourself and for family members and therapies. All these reasons are why it’s so important to find local resources.
If you have a loved one who lives with mental illness, I have some advice for you
Being as open and honest about your symptoms is a must when dealing with any mental health professional.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “oh I know someone with autism and they don’t do that or this, or act this way”.