So as some of you may know, I have been dealing with anxiety for a little over five months. Well, durning that time, my mother has convinced herself that I am either faking it, or am so mentally ill that I can't be trusted and might be a danger to myself and others because I had to take that time off from classes and work to learn to cope with my anxiety (which has gotten far better in that time). So I guess i have to ask, what's the best way to explain to her that I am not faking and not a danger to myself or others, but just going through a bump in the road? Or should I just cut her out of my life? I'm 23, have my own place, and am able to support myself just fine for now, and my dad is there and understanding of the issues I'm dealing with (they split when I was two).