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5 Do’s and Dont’s of Dealing with Other’s Mental Illness

December 18, 2019


We’ll be sharing five tips for helping someone with a mental illness based on an article from issue two of our magazine One of the biggest factors in whether those who are mentally ill will open up to a person about their feelings is How that person reacts. It can be frustrating when someone in our life is ill. And we don’t like seeing our loved ones in pain and often want to help. These five tips should help assure that your loved one and open up more to you. Tip number one: Don’t allow your negative emotions to be visible Like I said, it can be frustrating trying to help someone who’s ill. You might feel anger, pity, sadness or even hopelessness when trying to help. It’s best not to show these emotions Don’t sigh when your loved one responds in a way you don’t like, and don’t talk to them as if they are stupid. Keep in mind, if they could act healthy they would and if you show a negative reaction to your loved ones, they are much more likely to hide their feelings. On to tip two: do show them that you still care This one may seem obvious but often mental illness makes a person feel broken or somehow let down. Therefore your loved ones should be reminded that you care greatly about them without this reinsurance, they may feel as if no one cares. Tip three: and this one is an important one Don’t tell or remind them that it could be worse. This is extremely unhelpful The idea that knowing that some people are worse off will feel better is simply not true. In fact, it might make your loved one feel even worse Firstly, all that matters to your loved one right now is that they feel bad so bringing up others doesn’t really factor into how they feel. Secondly this reminder may cause guilt within your loved one. They may feel guilty for talking about the illness or even worse feel guilty for being ill at all. This means that your loved one is less likely to open up about their illness to you or to anyone else in the future. Tip 4: Don’t try to relate how they feel to your own experiences, that is unless you have the same illness of course. It can be tempting to try and relate how they feel two things you’ve been through but telling someone who has bipolar that you understand because you have mood swings Or your friend with anxiety that you understand because you get anxious before exams isn’t helpful. Mental illness is a more extreme than other behavior in feelings and it can often feel Invalidating to the person to hear these things. Also, doing this tends to focus the conversation back on you when it is the other person who needs support, so it’s best to listen rather than try to offer up your own stories. And finally, tip 5: do try and research their illness The Internet is a wonderful tool that allows you to research whatever illness your loved one has. You can research symptoms, helpful tips, and read others experiences. This all means that you can support your loved one in the best way possible. Something good to research is particular warning signs and how best to deal with them. Knowing for example, that someone’s first sign of anxiety Can be them feeling very hot is good for spotting when a possible anxiety attack is about to rear its head. That’s it for our tips. We hope that you now feel better equipped to help support someone with mental illness Remember it’s always good for someone with mental illness to seek medical attention and help. If you liked this video Please like, share, and subscribe also, if you’d like more from our magazines they are on sale at www.psych2go.shop You can also check out our patreon at patreon.com/psych2gomagazine

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  • Reply Psych2Go February 18, 2018 at 6:05 pm

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  • Reply The Marvel Dork September 16, 2019 at 11:11 am

    ..I tried laying it down slowly. I was struggling with depression, so I told my mom that I was stressed, and I would like to talk to my old therapist. And guess what. She laughed. She told me that I'm just worrying too much because I'm distracted. I tried pretending like it was fine, but I broke and cried. That's when she finally realizes something's wrong. Always take an attempt at explaining things seriously. Some people really needs it.

  • Reply Hi People September 16, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I'm at the end of my tether at this point. I'm not here to watch the video. I can't cope anymore, and I can't tell anyone. I'm at boarding school, and if I can't stay here, then my mum with have to switch jobs, which will both mess up her career and my sibling's education (they're in year 12, the first year of the a levels. My mum's work pays for their schooling). If I tell anyone, then I'll have to talk about it. They'll take away my razor, they'll act like I'm a bomb that's about to explode, and I'll feel even more isolated. I failed in committing suicide last night, and I'll have to go back to school tomorrow. I can't stop crying, even when it's my friends talking to me.

    I'm stuck, and whatever I do, I will fuck up everyone's lives. Suicide? There are no train tracks or main roads near my school. It'll mess up my mum, and my sisters, and my dad. Getting help? I could be taken out of boarding school, my mother will probably insist on changing jobs to one in the UK, which won't pay for my sisters schooling. Both of them will have to worry about me while working, and my sisters will probably hate me.

    I have no way out, and I can't stop bloody crying. I can't cover it up anymore. I wish there was a cosmic, magic delete button, so I just would never have existed.

  • Reply Ramune Addict September 17, 2019 at 12:27 am

    My mom does the opposite of all of these.

  • Reply the_edgy_panckake September 17, 2019 at 6:06 am

    The sounds in the intro make me feel really uncomfortable.. ?

  • Reply TheDauntlessGirlonFire September 17, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I came here because I suffer from crippling anxiety and the person I love a lot is suffering from anxiety disorder and depression. it hit me hard because I grew up in a highly toxic environment that caused me a great deal of trauma. thanks mom

  • Reply Mira ART 609 September 18, 2019 at 10:39 am

    I am mental illness

  • Reply Foggy Pebble September 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    My mom has done 3 & 4 constantly for as long as I can remember

  • Reply David Thomspson September 18, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Whoa I just realized this could be the cause.

  • Reply yume kishi September 19, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Sometimes i feel like my friends dont really understand, i know they are trying to help. But they dont understand that saying "Get over with it. Just ignore it. Stop working so hard. Why dont you just love yourself more? Why are you not listening to me??? Just do what i say!" Is making it feel worse for me because i cant rebutal what they say because i dont wanna hurt their genuine help by saying "I am hurt by what you say."

    So i can only say "Its not that easy as you say…" and they will just say "Of course its not easy because you are not even listening and constant going against what i am telling you!"

    I feel terribly in pain hearing this. And am kinda questioning myself if i am the bad one all this while….

  • Reply Mira September 19, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I don't know if i am mentally ill or what. But these days, i feel empty.

  • Reply juni • September 19, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    how do i help someone else if i cant even help myself?? its kind of tough.. i dont know what to do.

    i've been diagnosed with a few mental illnesses and i do relate to them. but its so hard.. i'm getting kind of tired, having to act all happy and giddy when around them. especially when i feel really down.

  • Reply DooM KinG666 September 19, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Verry good vid

  • Reply Just Me September 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    its so hard to not show negative emotions.

  • Reply Aaliyah theArtist September 22, 2019 at 4:13 am

    My parents do this and I can’t even mention it to them because I’m scared that they’ll think I’m being disrespectful even if I’m calm about it

  • Reply Jailee Studio September 22, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I still care but dont know how to show it and im pretty sure im the one who has mental illness my classmates say

  • Reply Milky Raven September 22, 2019 at 10:41 am

    My dad continues to say that I am comfortable with how things are, and I could make it all better if I tried harder. On one hand, this seems a bit like victimblaming. On the other… he is 100% correct, isn't he?

  • Reply Ronald Knox September 22, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    My girlfriend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ever since then, all the things that have been wrong between us, I stopped talking them so much to heart. Because I know that she didn't intent ti hurt me. She just had a bad day, and she deals with her anger badly. She expresses those negative emotions a lot more and I take it all. But for her, I take it in, I am never angry, and I try to protect myself peacefully, not by yelling at her or blaming her. I try to listen, so I know what I can do better. And if I think that I didn't do anything wrong, I try to reason with her. And eventually, we both apologize and make up, when she gets her mood stabilized. She's going strong and taking pills and small steps ahead. Wish her luck, she can do this! I support and love her so so much. ❤

  • Reply Highway Tv September 23, 2019 at 6:37 am

    People
    Please PLEASE take these advices.

    My parents fucked me up multiple times when i came to them about my emotional numbness and suicidal thoughts and even cutting when i was young. They did literally all the donts and 10 years later Im 19 i literally would rather burn myself then go to them even if they did change over the years.

    So please.
    please guys.

    Follow these tips I dont another person to end up like me to where s/he feels like they have nobody who understands and feels like they gave up on trusting people with their emotions so instead they brand themselves with a FUCKING TORCH IGNITING A PAIR OF METAL SCISSORS AND PRESSES IT ON THEIR OUTER THIGH BECAUSE THEY'RE TIRED OF FEELING Alone! BECAUSE THEY'RE TIRED OF FEELING Empty! AND FUCKING Numb!

  • Reply Mev Cilbox September 29, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I have my reasons that I don’t try to help my (possible) mental ill friend

    BULLIES

  • Reply Hi Yeet September 29, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Tip 3 happened to me before

    I was fully mentally broken and grandma said that my cousin had bad mental issues and made me feel useless (it’s pretty common).

  • Reply Foodiepie sir unicorn September 29, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I opened up to my best friend about my depression and anxiety and a lot of personal shit a week ago. She sent me a message that she hopes I’m ok and she can’t talk Rn but will talk soon. I understood so I waited. She still hasn’t replied. And I have no one left. I don’t know if I should mention it again or I guess continue with bottling this up. I’m sorry I’m just in a bad state rn and I need to write a lil out somewhere

  • Reply IT can't win the light September 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    My parents seriously just talk about their own stories, and when I said I t wasn't helpful, my mom got so mad. Sigh

  • Reply Evie Rae September 29, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    I'm a terrible friend

  • Reply Berenika Wos September 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    3 and 4 especially. As a person with depresaion and anxiety it is the worst thing when someone tries to cmpare my situaion and saying others have worse life situaion that I should be greatful. It makes me feel even more guity about how I'm feeling and like a shitty worthless person.

  • Reply Min Yoongi September 30, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    If I can't help myself. Then I'll help others

  • Reply michelle cottrell September 30, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    This is why I don't talk to people because this is what they do everything your not supposed to I have no one to talk to

  • Reply Res Pek October 1, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Thank you I really need to be there for my friend

  • Reply Arakune S. Belmont V October 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    ? ? Peace be upon you, Mercy and Bless of Allah! ? ?

    Peace and love be upon you, and those whom you love, and those who love you and those who love those who love you.

    Sweet Dreams, Pleasant Days & Happy Lives. ^w^

  • Reply Makhni G October 1, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Illness?? TOI ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Reply I'm Brendon Urie and it's not a phase October 2, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I have paranoid schizophrenia and depression, I often struggle with self harm and suicidal thoughts. My mom tries to help, but she gets mad, because I don't get better. My dad yells at me and he even told me to hang myself.

  • Reply -Veridis_ Quo- October 2, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    These are all tips for how my friends and family members should deal with me

  • Reply Project: Frisk October 3, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    1:28 – 1:41
    That was cute…

  • Reply Camilla October 4, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Why does everyone act like I chose to be like this?
    They say I just have to relax and ignore it. They say that the others have worst problems. They say that I will never be able to live my life, cause I'm scared of everything.

    Wanna know what? I know that, and it makes me feel a horrible person

  • Reply mia sarah October 4, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    what if your friend with mental illnesses uses you as their therapist? i feel like a bad person but i can’t deal with that. i don’t know what to do and i spend my whole time worrying that my friend might kill himself. he also always makes the impression that i’m the only one he has left, but i don’t want that responsibility, i can’t. i don’t know what to do, what if he kills himself because of me?

  • Reply Coco and her coconuts October 5, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Doesn't this person sound like chipflake

  • Reply hamster four October 6, 2019 at 4:04 am

    ill never tell my parents bc i know exactly what they will say: "just a teenager, probably bc of the period you got mood swings"

  • Reply Jeff Webb October 6, 2019 at 4:58 am

    This is the kind of video a mom with a depressed kid would go to and try to do but fail some of these things are true but not all of them giving them some space is good to and also not always bring up the depression

  • Reply Akira Lee October 7, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I'm mentally ill myself but I find it so hard to help and respond to my mentally ill boyfriend. He has a very severe form of depression and has been in treatment for years. He says nothing has worked for him and he's completely given up on going to therapy or taking his meds. Now he smokes all sorts of strange herbs to help. What do I do?

  • Reply A Patt October 9, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I think my YouTube recommendations are concerned about me. This kinda makes me feel better.

  • Reply Betsy October 12, 2019 at 2:46 am

    tip #2 is REALLY important to me. i always feel horrible because people don’t show me that they care about me.

  • Reply Eaglefeather21 #saveyoutube October 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Also, if the person wants to be left alone after talking to them, but you wanna keep talking, LEAVE. THEM. ALONE.

  • Reply A Weirdo And a Phone October 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    My family doesn’t know I’m depressed. They don’t know that I’m starving myself, that I need help with school, and that I wish that I could die to make the world a better place. I even tried to attempt suicide two times, but the second time I was almost caught. I was about to stab myself with a knife when my brothers came into the room. I just froze in the spot and my brothers doesn’t know what I was going to do with it. So I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in for almost two hours. Im “fine” now but still struggle with suicidal thoughts to this day, and my parents STILL haven’t even noticed my problem.
    To those who ask why I’m everywhere in this channel, I just feel safe to talk about it because I’m just SO GLAD that there are others who feel the same way as me

  • Reply Finny_Boye October 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    For some reason I'm scared of getting better.
    I have depression and for some reason I don't want to get better sometimes.

  • Reply Jaylen Lopez October 15, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Oh hoho if you only my parents saw this would they know how badly they fucked up with me 🙂

  • Reply Calum Brook Nicolson October 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    'Water and electricity don't mix'

  • Reply Brittany Williams October 17, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I often hear my parents say that they know what it's like to be lonely when they don't cause they tell me about stories that happened with them and there friends when I don't have any friends other than my cousin

    Also my dad usually says to stop being selfish when I'm depressed and having suicidal thoughts because he has PTSD and I shouldn't be sad over nothing

  • Reply Guatemafia October 18, 2019 at 12:07 am

    My parents thought that us (2 brothers and I) were perfect; no disability of any sort.

    After failing various courses, I'd hear, "try harder, what are you going to do with your life?" and many other things.

    Come to find out, I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and in 2008, I was Baker Acted. I had spoken to a psychologist and she said that I wanted attention. 7 years later (2015), I couldn't walk. Constant pain, pounding headaches, etc. and now, parents and I are a lot closer than before. Than either brother.

  • Reply CJ Crimson October 18, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I would send this to my friend because they have made me feel worse in situations, but they blocked me everywhere so I can’t. 🙂

  • Reply bea santello October 19, 2019 at 4:36 am

    My own mom is nice but when ever I make a mistake or something she yells at me and keeps telling me about homeless have worse then me! I GET IT! she doesn't even believe me when I told her I was depressed! I don't even know what to do with her anymore! But mostly she's nice! I'm sorry if I sound like a selfish spoiled brat, in fact you have the right to tell me off too maybe I am selfish and my mother was right all along I just thought I would tell my feelings right now…I just need advice even though I probably don't deserve it I'm sorry.

  • Reply Emi The Cat Potato October 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    2:02 finally someone said it
    That only makes the person feel like they just stupid and they shoudn't feel that way.
    That mindset of "you could be worst" is horrible and will make things even worst.

  • Reply Rodeo Girl October 20, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Do not research an illness! It will only make it worse

  • Reply ImAlwaysLast October 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Yeh, unless they have the same illness….that's the issue.

  • Reply Coco and her coconuts October 23, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Nobody tells me that they care, my parents just say "you have to make your own happiness" and my friends just say "you need professional help, stop using replika."

  • Reply Happy Gaming October 26, 2019 at 4:20 am

    I always hide my feeling in front of my fri

  • Reply mabi3om October 27, 2019 at 4:01 am

    i swear this channel reads my mind. every time i’m dealing with anything the EXACT video i need pops up. thank you bunches for all the help this channel provides!

  • Reply j barnes October 31, 2019 at 7:09 am

    By yourself a decent MICROPHONE!

  • Reply j barnes October 31, 2019 at 7:11 am

    "Reinsurance"??? You really mean REASSURANCE

  • Reply Sadia Afrin November 1, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I have no one to talk without my mother. 7.5 billion people but no one for talk.

  • Reply Anna Ross November 2, 2019 at 2:57 am

    1 mom dose show
    2 mom sometimes does
    3 she always does that
    4 yes she does that too
    5 yes she did that

  • Reply L Franco November 4, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Keep in mind if a person is dangerous,they are to be avoided at all costs. Some people pose a threat with a great potential to murder or physically harm others.

  • Reply Kleithsune Tails25 November 4, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I got a bit scared when I heard not to relate their experiences to my own, but then felt relieved when it continued to say "unless you have the same illness." In my case, it's "HAD the same illness" and thankfully I hadn't accidentally done any of the Don'ts to my friend. I understand what he's going through

  • Reply Kleithsune Tails25 November 4, 2019 at 10:27 am

    God, all these comments made me cry for a bit.

  • Reply Jack Kay November 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I do tend to find it hard like to speack out to help others going through

  • Reply Gene Lariv November 6, 2019 at 12:34 am

    My sister hates me :*( The internet ruins everything. I opened up to her about being depressed and she chewed my head off cause all I said was I needed her. ?

  • Reply Astral Starchild November 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Also make sure you take care of yourself through this. Sometimes your loved one can get too overwhelming for you and you need to step away from them. Don’t feel guilty for this.

  • Reply Moe Lester November 8, 2019 at 4:50 am

    There is no god

  • Reply Name Here November 9, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    For me, it's worse when my mom starts going on about how she now has two kids in therapy. "How did I go wrong as a parent?" It just makes me feel infinitely worse. I feel like I just want to stop existing, because I can't seem to just fix myself on my own.
    I've been in therapy for around a year. I started when I was in a better mood, but I started to go lower over time. I'm struggling quite a lot against a pretty deep depression. I'm barely taking care of myself.
    Add to that, trying to put energy into a job, and dealing with my mom's increasing anxiety and depression. I'm so tired. I can't seem to get much more than 4-6 hours of sleep each night. As soon as I wake up, my brain won't let me go back to sleep. My therapist switched to the children's division, so I need to get a new therapist.
    Honestly, I don't feel like getting a new therapist. Especially since my mom keeps bemoaning how she has two of her kids in therapy. I'm just so tired of dealing with this crappy world. Everything takes so much energy, then add on the shirt that society piles on.

    Sorry for the verbal vomit, I just needed to get it out.

  • Reply GraceMCA 776 November 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    What if they tell us about what they're going through and we don't know how to respond? I feel like if I don't respond or just respond with a "hmm" to my friend then they would think I'm not listening to them.

  • Reply Just Another Youtube Channel November 11, 2019 at 3:25 am

    This video is incredible and everyone should remember this. There is one thing I’d add though, some people with depression will actually like listening to other people’s stories as a way out, a distraction from their own problems. For me, it made me feel guilty, and that I shouldn’t feel the way I did as people had it worse. But for others, like a friend of mine who I’ve been helping through their depression, it made them feel better as they didn’t have to think about their own problems.

  • Reply Just Me Aeron November 11, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    World would be so much better if exams never existed

  • Reply lala Chan November 13, 2019 at 12:58 am

    How should I respond when my friend feels guilty for telling me especially that she's very private

  • Reply TΞKKO TΛBOΘ. November 13, 2019 at 7:14 am

    As hard as you made it, it think I did good. ? It took me some time to get it under control, but I kept trying until I got to where I needed to be for you. ♡

  • Reply lonsdalecasa November 14, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for your message iam going through it now and it is very important to have support and love . God bless hope all goes well for everyone who is in this situation cheers

  • Reply Shuaib Ahmed November 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    My friend is depressed and I've tried to help so many times but it doesn't work and I want to give up helping them but I can't and I feel like I'm wasting my time trying to help them. What do I do?

  • Reply RichardTheBanana November 16, 2019 at 1:28 am

    My dad has told me to just stop because he has thing's to do… he told me this when I was in the middle of feeling like I was losing my mind and I had no idea why but I couldn't control my emotions or my mind

  • Reply Audrey Smit November 17, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    i kinda try to do that when i see negative comments
    not like all the negative comments but the ones that…it's hard to explain

  • Reply ARandomBirb November 18, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Help them commit suicide or homicide. Got it.

  • Reply Patryk Piotrowski November 18, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Schlecht

  • Reply Pug Mommy November 19, 2019 at 12:33 am

    What if you don't really want to help the person with mental illness because you've tried so much, but they're always a part of your life and expect very much from you?

  • Reply Sam Samoa November 22, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Someone else's mental illnesses are really just your projections of them, so you are the one with mental illnesses. As Jesus stated, get the speck out of your own eye! (That means you, Christian!)

  • Reply Not so nice Man November 24, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Whoever you are whatever your going through remember someone will always care about you I care about you

  • Reply Samuel Hart November 25, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Idc if people mock my mental issues lol because I went 18 straight years dealing with them on my own and ik I can do another lol

  • Reply nora hernandez November 28, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Actually, the thought of “don’t be sad because others have it worse” is something I’ve been implying on myself. That way I would try to make myself happy on purpose. Have I been trying too much I wonder.

  • Reply *cloudy * November 30, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Ive been bottleing my feelings since I was 7 I'm 10 I tell no one I done nothing about I know its unhealthy but its all I can do

  • Reply Hadles Studios December 3, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    One of my classmates have autism

    HELP ME

  • Reply i.m._. dead December 4, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I watched this because me and my best friend get abused by our parents and we make each other happy we both have a lot of mental illnesses and one is we both are bipolar and have depression and when i have a mood swing she makes me laugh when she has a mood swing I make her laugh and smile not to brag but when I'm dealing with her mental illnesses I always do the right thing and she does when dealing with mine too ???

  • Reply Shelby Pog December 8, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    My parents do all the don't in this for my anxiety that they caused but they think I'm just anxious because I'm a teenager

  • Reply Shammel 002 December 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    why isn't this taught in school?

  • Reply Suajerr *Random Channel* December 9, 2019 at 5:23 am

    If it hurts being “healthy” and people still struggle with me so they feel anger or laugh about it; I just don't know how bad it would felt being mentally ill…

  • Reply clumsy land December 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Look, if you want people to open up, you shouldn't be just friendly.
    You have to be warm, welcoming and relaxed.
    Now, you may think it's the same thing, but trust me, its not.
    What I'm telling you is be chill. Like while talking, add some puns, jokes etc. But just don't joke about their feelings and stuff.
    This will make them more relaxed and thus will be more open.

  • Reply Pija Lisjak December 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Izs sad that 350k viwers equals 350k deppresed friends?

  • Reply Ren van Heerden December 10, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Made all those mistakes… I should've researched.

  • Reply house of beans December 11, 2019 at 7:45 am

    my friend is depressed and it’s making me so sad ?

  • Reply H L December 13, 2019 at 11:08 am

    How are some people as dogs know better than abused people…lol I would avoid 'random hugs' at some streets btw because it's may even be a psychological loss to be near psychopaths/evil&abusive&mentally ill

  • Reply PuffieLou Animates December 14, 2019 at 1:16 am

    When I opened up about my mental health to my family, they told me that Satan took over my mind and he's the one making me believe negative stuff smh (I'm not as religious as my family, but I love God and I identify as Christian). I feel more scared to open up to them because of this, not only that, but because some my negative emotions also come from the fact they are homophobic (I'm bi and closeted to my family)

  • Reply Amazing Supergirl December 16, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I think nearly every day that it can always be worse. It makes me see the big picture. If you’re not about to die, then it absolutely could get worse. Having new physical and mental illnesses added to my life every year I’m fully aware of it.

  • Reply Rose Diez December 17, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Could you do a video on healthy relationship boundaries? That'd be super helpful

  • Reply Loren l December 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I wish I had this kind of person in my life

  • Reply Barbara Zurek December 17, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Tip #5 If you googled sympthoms don't talk to yours loved one like you were an expert and as if you krew better what he/she feels.

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