People like my brother call me a mental ■■■■ and remind me how they came to see me in the hospital and how grateful I should be.
People sometimes say nasty things in fights. That was below the belt but it happened.
I hope he can get off of alcohol and your relationship can get better. Do you just have 1 brother? Or do you have other siblings?
Theres a bit of stigma in my family about MH too. I reckon its most families. Unfortunately, for the most part, i feel that in life. We have to fend for ourselves. We enter the world on our own. And go through life on our own.
Try to not let siblings affect you. I get a prick in the back from sarcastic and otherwise bad taste comments from mine too, “is what it is”
I just have one brother and everytime things kick off he has to remind us how he did this and saved our house from being lost 10 years ago. I feel he’s got more issues than alcohol.
I find my relatives are like this and I feel in Indian communities it’s worst.
Relationships with siblings can be complex. There was a while my sister didn’t want me to contact her, but now it is better. It’s a lifelong journey.
I hope at some point he sees some sense.
I agree. Im not indian necessarily but i am south asian. Its deifniely a strong case for stigma in “desi” cultures to treat MH as non existent and shun anybody who is affected by it. It’s really really sad.
Partly why i was removed from the family home was simply bc i was a MH patient. I now live alone thanks to sz, cant complain bc im housed and i have an income whereas in asia - that wouldn’t happen at all mostly
I went through something similar with a sister. To this day, she likes to think, its all in my head or that im weak. Its jars me to no end. I grit teeth even as i type it. Because of how irritable it makes me when attitudes like that exist
Even though we take medication, we are still seen as though we are just “lazy”
I don’t know if you know this actor SSR also had bipolar and committed suicide. People were in complete denial he had anything. It’s an invisible illness it makes it so much harder and to understand to accept.
My dad calls me lazy all the time and my sister thinks my voices are entities.
I’ve argued about it, but they are hopeless
Yup. I know about that. The news/media said all sorts about it. And tried to blame others instead of accept that he struggled with MH
Yes I get this too. Explaining it doesn’t help. Complete lack of understanding
Damn. I feel for you. I get furious and lightheaded because im not used to being angry.
Another thing they love to pretend people know about. Is “addiction is just in your head” and not a genetically predisposed factor for some people. Again. Makes me sigh
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