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thepersistenceofmemory

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hey wondering if anyone has any experience dealing with this
i'm a diagnosed bipolar with traits of BPD co-occuring
my younger brother has schizophrenia & my parents refused to put him on medication for a while
my depression is getting much worse because over the past two years i've been suffocated by my husband & my parents who don't believe i'm mentally ill & instead am just a shitty person basically
my parents still financially support me so while my contact with them is limited i can't be completely estranged
my husband ditched living w me & i don't leave my apartment for days at a time
i haven't spoken to my mom in several months last time i did she called me a failure as a person despite all my educational & professional successes. my dad is constantly ashamed of me
i don't think i'm a failure. i just feel misunderstood
the only good thing about my health is that i eat very healthily & take care of my skin, body, etc, pretty ocd about looks
hope to hear from anyone who is in a similar situation. it's hard to improve when i'm constantly being told how bad i am & have no one to confide in
 
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Hey, I have heard of things similar to this but normally it's been with encounters of religious people I've had in the past. My parents only think I'm acting worse/faking dizziness/etc. than I actually am sometimes and so my situation isn't quite the same as yours, but I do understand how people can think such a thing even though mental illnesses do exist. I send hugs, you're not a bad person, I get what some of that feels like. Never been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but I do have plenty of mood changes though I'm extremely depressed and anxious most of the time.
 
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I'm so sorry they're causing all this stress. Do you go to therapy? I always think it's important to have someone to speak to about all of the troubles in life. When it comes to my life, my parents really help me a lot and take my health seriously. I'm very glad about that. I hope you find someone who will understand you. I tried therapy before and it's a good place to get advice and help from someone who understands mental illness. Good luck with everything.
 
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hey wondering if anyone has any experience dealing with this
i'm a diagnosed bipolar with traits of BPD co-occuring
my younger brother has schizophrenia & my parents refused to put him on medication for a while
my depression is getting much worse because over the past two years i've been suffocated by my husband & my parents who don't believe i'm mentally ill & instead am just a shitty person basically
my parents still financially support me so while my contact with them is limited i can't be completely estranged
my husband ditched living w me & i don't leave my apartment for days at a time
i haven't spoken to my mom in several months last time i did she called me a failure as a person despite all my educational & professional successes. my dad is constantly ashamed of me
i don't think i'm a failure. i just feel misunderstood
the only good thing about my health is that i eat very healthily & take care of my skin, body, etc, pretty ocd about looks
hope to hear from anyone who is in a similar situation. it's hard to improve when i'm constantly being told how bad i am & have no one to confide in
Are you serious, you tell you the truth im not surprise, i see this all the time, people are similar stories like you. I just don't understand why people treat mental illness like its a joke. Mental illness is real as it get. Its a brain disease like cancer. our neurons in our brains are not firing right, were dont produce enough right amount of endorphins like the normal human brains, how brains are unbalance. Result we suffer from anxiety, depression, fear, paranoia and delusions. This what they dont get in their freaking brains. I swear if they put themselves in our shoes they will start understand why we act this way, see that mental illness is no joking matter at all. They will be very grateful to have an healthy normal brains. Of course they will misunderstand you because they are not in your shoes, they will never understand no matter how hard you try. trust me. My mom still doesnt understand what i go thru on a daily basis. I wish i never develop paranoid schizophrenia, why did ever deserve this. I just want a normal life, with a normal job, a family, a house, a nice car. Now my life sucks. I suffer with paranoia, delusions, fear and anxiety every single day of my life. I try my freaking best to stay positive and its so hard to either because i feel so negative inside. I wish i can tell it will get better but reality is sometimes it doesn't.
 
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Are you serious, you tell you the truth im not surprise, i see this all the time, people are similar stories like you. I just don't understand why people treat mental illness like its a joke. Mental illness is real as it get. Its a brain disease like cancer. our neurons in our brains are not firing right, were dont produce enough right amount of endorphins like the normal human brains, how brains are unbalance. Result we suffer from anxiety, depression, fear, paranoia and delusions. This what they dont get in their freaking brains. I swear if they put themselves in our shoes they will start understand why we act this way, see that mental illness is no joking matter at all. They will be very grateful to have an healthy normal brains. Of course they will misunderstand you because they are not in your shoes, they will never understand no matter how hard you try. trust me. My mom still doesnt understand what i go thru on a daily basis. I wish i never develop paranoid schizophrenia, why did ever deserve this. I just want a normal life, with a normal job, a family, a house, a nice car. Now my life sucks. I suffer with paranoia, delusions, fear and anxiety every single day of my life. I try my freaking best to stay positive and its so hard to either because i feel so negative inside. I wish i can tell it will get better but reality is sometimes it doesn't.
I hope your family doesn’t blame you for it. It’s enough that they don’t understand & push me deeper into depression by ostracizing me & making even things that aren’t my fault my fault. How do you cope day to day? I’ve reached a breaking point. I’ve tried to leave house today & I have such a headache from the sun. Being outside & around others feels so disorienting & painful
 
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I hope your family doesn’t blame you for it. It’s enough that they don’t understand & push me deeper into depression by ostracizing me & making even things that aren’t my fault my fault. How do you cope day to day? I’ve reached a breaking point. I’ve tried to leave house today & I have such a headache from the sun. Being outside & around others feels so disorienting & painful
Where do i start, when i wake up i feel like total [email protected], so i have to force myself out of bed extremely difficult process trust me, so i go to kitchen take my morning meds, i take my strong morning coffee to kick start my body to overdrive also i take 1 scoop of my preworkout and 1 scoop of my fatburner endurance powder, before i start my dreadful morning workout. When im done with that i take a shower and eat my breakfast. I still feel like [email protected] though. So my counselor and therapist tells me to preoccupy my time with positive activities like music, movies, games, reading a book, or going outside for a walk, helps a little bit but not that much. They also give me grounding techniques so i can stay in present moment rather than thinking about the future or past. Yea thats pretty much it. Do you have a counselor or therapist you can talk to about your problems your facing.
 
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Where do i start, when i wake up i feel like total [email protected], so i have to force myself out of bed extremely difficult process trust me, so i go to kitchen take my morning meds, i take my strong morning coffee to kick start my body to overdrive also i take 1 scoop of my preworkout and 1 scoop of my fatburner endurance powder, before i start my dreadful morning workout. When im done with that i take a shower and eat my breakfast. I still feel like [email protected] though. So my counselor and therapist tells me to preoccupy my time with positive activities like music, movies, games, reading a book, or going outside for a walk, helps a little bit but not that much. They also give me grounding techniques so i can stay in present moment rather than thinking about the future or past. Yea thats pretty much it. Do you have a counselor or therapist you can talk to about your problems your facing.
Hey there, I actually sent you a PM
 
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