I know I can't be the only one who feels like every time I relapse I've let my family down. I am a bright, hardworking individual with a close-knit family but depression and anxiety prevent me from sticking to paths I've chosen. My family were all so proud when I graduated with a first class degree, secured a full-time job and met the love of my life all within the space of a couple of months. And that just makes it all the harder to share with them how crap I feel because a) they've had to deal with it all before so I feel like a constant burden and b) I'm worried they think I am work-shy because I haven't stayed long in any paid employment although I manage ok in education and voluntary work.
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