Hi, I'm new here. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I'm feeling really alone right now. Even though I have great support from my therapist and most members of my family, I still feel like very few understand the struggles I face living with this mental illness everyday. Despite being diagnosed a number of years ago, my father still thinks it's an excuse and makes me feel awful about it. I have so much guilt about how my anxiety affects those around me. Trying to not let these things bother me, but I just feel like no one understands, and I'm tired of having to apologize for my mental illness. It's not like I chose to have this.