Two days ago I was discharged from inpatient for schizoaffective disorder. I now have to go back to school and I’m worrying about what to tell my friends.
I know I’m going to tell my close friends what happened but I don’t know what I’m going to tell my other friends and acquaintances. There’s no way to avoid not telling people. Everyone knows that I was gone for 2 weeks. I go to a small(ish) high school so people will have obviously know I was missing for so long. So what I need help with is excuses for what happened to tell distant friends why I was missing from school for such a long period of time. I want to avoid telling them I was in the psych hospital if possible because I treacly don’t want to have to explain why.
Do any of you by chance have any suggestions for what to say or any advice if you’ve been through a similar experience? Any answers or stories are welcome