Hi, Family. Let Me Tell You About My Mental Illness.

It can be scary and challenging. How to have the conversation, and what to expect.

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It’s not necessarily that family members aren’t willing or able to support a loved one with a mental illness. Sometimes, they’re just not mentally or emotionally prepared for the news of a diagnosis.

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