In all my time having suffered from OCD and anxiety issues (25 years) I have read a lot of literature in regards to helping family members cope with having a loved one who has mental health issues, obviously this is an important issue and it needs support, what I do not understand is why is there not enough support for helping those with mental health issues deal with family and the outside world?
I highly doubt I am the only one who feels isolated and alone every day by a world who doesn't understand, over the years I've heard every comment under the sun from people who don't understand my mind.
Get a grip
Stop being so stupid
You have to wake up yourself
You need to stop this
This is all so stupid
Why don't you just stop this
Can't you see you are wasting your life
All of these comments if they were aimed at someone who was physically disabled would be regarded as highly offensive yet those with mental health issues have to listen to them sometimes every day.
Where is the support for us when we are constantly dealing with family who have no clue what we are going through?
There should be a guide - dealing with families who don't understand.