Do you know someone who has a mental illness?
I know people who have been diagnosed with various mental illnesses. Relationships with them are often challenging.
Yes I know several people with different illnesses. It is all in how you are able to handle the situations that come up. That's what I've found anyway. Because with different people and different situations they each require different responses. I myself am bipolar and come from several bipolar people and I have a hard time dealing with myself sometimes. I hope that made sense. lol
Yeah I know what you mean I know people with Mental Ilnesses and am a depression sufferer myself. Some days you can be fine and others are really bad and its hard to see the poeple you love panic about your every move. I sometimes shout at my mum for asking so many questions and worrying about who I'm with and what I might do, but I know she just loves me and doesnt want me to come to any harm. The best thing for me is a sit down and a hug - from anyone. A hug is one of the best feelings ever lol.
My sister has never been diagnosed but I'm pretty sure she is bi-polar. This has placed a huge strain on our relationship.
I have two sons 22 and 24 who have mental illness, schizophrenia to be exact, now under medication they are dealing with it. It is a hard road to be on. Everytime there is a budget cut in government the first things cut are the defenceless.
I, myself, have Type 2 Bipolar Disorder, as does a daughter. I have a son with autism and schizophrenia. We struggle in all our relationships. It's almost as if we have several personalities and they all aren't very nice.
I've actually suffered from varying degrees of mental illness since i was a child. I didn't know it then, as I was never diagnosed, but I used to experience hallucinations, racing thoughts and an almost out of body experience where I felt like I was floating and I couldn't feel my limbs...it was like I didn't have a body anymore. So scary. I was too young to explain it to my mum, and she didn't take me seriously. I now know this to be symptoms related to schizophrenia. I also remember being obsessive compulsive about my daily activities, always driven by extreme fear. I was ridiculously hyperactive and disobedient and if the ADHD label had been around then I would have had it stuck on my head for sure! As I aged the schizophrenic episodes stopped at around 16, about the same time I got into heavy drug/alcohol abuse. I have suffered from intense anxiety, panic attacks and depression my whole adult life and it wasn't until recently it was discovered by my nutritionist that I had a genetic condition, known as Pyroluria. This biochemical imbalance was at the root of my mental illness. Since beginning a nutritional program, changing my diet, and incorporating new lifetstyle habits, I'm finally finding some peace in my life. I'm not 100% but I no longer have panic attacks, my anxiety levels are minimal and mostly aggravated after a really rough few nights sleep with my kids. Sleep deprivation is a killer! Anyway I wanted to share my story, not that I believe my answer is everyones answer, but it's definately food for thought.
by Theresa Collins 20 months ago
Why do some families of the mentally ill turn their backs on them?I have seen many people who are truly, seriously, mentally ill with diagnosis such as Schizophrenia have no one, absolutely no one. Their families have disownded them. Although it is extremely difficult to deal with someone with that...
by Peeples 24 months ago
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by double_frick 8 years ago
i don't like the term crazy, but when someone is losing grips with reality as in schizophrenia, is the patient aware of the deterioration of their sanity and they are simply helpless to stop it (further compounding the problem) or is the person suffering schizophrenia oblivious to the incongruency...
by schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago
Do you have it, and if you do, how do you deal with admitting it?
by schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago
Speaking with a mental health professional the other day, one that works at a respite- which is a temporary place for emotionally upset people, who have a diagnosis-- to go, whether they are homeless, or lost a loved one, etcHe says:Mental illness (depression, anxiety, even bipolar or schzophrenia)...
by Karli Duran 8 years ago
Do you suffer from mental illness?Do you have to take medication for your mental illness?
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