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Coping With Bad Reactions From Others

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cpuusage

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Mental Illness: Coping With Bad Reactions From Others

"Having a mental illness can be tough enough, but when we’re brave enough to tell people and they have a bad reaction to it, that only serves to validate those horrible thoughts of being a burden, worthless and helpless. In addition to the shame we might already feel, we now feel silly for reaching out and are tempted to clam up."
 
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Tonic

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I think that when you learn that you have a mental illness, you have to deal with it somehow. You have to learn that it is not your fault and you can work on recovery.

But when someone else finds out, it comes as a shock to them.

Sometimes time can show them that you are working hard on recovery.
 
BorderlineDownunder

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I don't announce the condition of either my bowels nor my head.

saves all this Judgement from asshats who are probably mad as meat axes themselves :(
 
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mikhaela

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dealing with mental illness is really hard and others may not aware how serious it is. emotional support is what we can give to them and not to blame nor give a bad reaction to it.
 
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