Do people really understand what we go through?

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I personally feel that the majority of people do not understand what people with some sort of mental diagnosis go through. I could list one hundred different examples but that is not the point of this post. The point is to try and find ways that might help people understand.

I have taken my parents to therapy with me several times to get an idea of what I’m going through and how they need to respond to me and others. They still do not get it. My therapist has given me several coping techniques for them and me but nothing works. What else can I do?

As many times as I have tried to calmly explain myself to people, I still do not think they get it. It’s hard. I feel lonely. I do not expect people to necessarily agree or disagree with me but I do want them to understand what I go through. How can I do that? Am I alone in this “fight?”

The stigma with mental health doesn’t help. So many people are afraid to talk about their issues. I personally find it helpful and hopefully helpful to others. I am always here to help or give me advice.

Does anyone have advice for others and me?




To my new followers, welcome to Smiling Through Tears. This blog is a daily account of my struggle with mental health disorders. To all of my returning followers, thank you for supporting me and following my journey.

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