How to Tell Your Family that You Suffer from a Mental Illness by Hope L. Brock

Posted: July 18, 2010 in Education, Helping Others, Mental Health

Don’t Suffer in SilenceThere is still a big stigma associated with mental illness. For many years those that suffered from the mental health issues were either silent or locked up in hospitals for their lives. My family had to learn about my mental illness, conversion disorder, after symptoms had sent me to the hospital. This is not the ideal way to for any family to learn the truth. Following some easy steps will make it easier for you to tell your family in a less stressful situation. This will hopefully start a great support system.

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