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plzgodhelpme

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Okay..... So i learned to trust noone... not even family. You would think after 29 years you would know your mother, wrong. I don't understand once i got my mental illness she distanced herself from me, and is being weird and verbally abusive. I feel like i should of not said anything?.... but my therapist said i didn't do anything wrong and its my fault to open up??? I am being treated like i have some kind of disease or something. Maybe because i dont have cancer or something she think im messed up. Trust and rely on no one but yourself
 
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Coolname

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Hi

Some people still have stone age attitudes to mental health. I suspect parents can have the added feeling that they may be to blame and don't want to face your health issues.

Keep being open because it helps YOU. You deserve to help your self. Stay strong.
x
 
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Girl interupted

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Perhaps she doesn’t want to face how she contributed to it.
 
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Welcome x

Mother's umm... well I guess in my heart and subconscious I have always known what shes like.
But it took me till I was 40 to really realise who deep seated narcissistic behaviour all my life.
I gave and gave and did all I could for her. Then a situation arose that showed me the extent of her selfish self-centered and grandiose thinking.
 
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My mum would never accept that I had MH issues. When I was 14 I had my first breakdown and sent away to a convalescent home. (They rarely put children in psychiatric units back in the 60s) and not once in two months did she contact me. Then more recently I spent six weeks in a psychiatric hospital and again she wouldn’t visit me and insisted that there was nothing wrong with me. Yet she was the one that caused most of the problems
 
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I just dont tell anyone that I have MH issues, only even on forums and even then its anonymous on forums.

Welcome to the forum :welcome:
 
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