I can discuss my symptoms until I am blue in the face. And, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind talking about them. It’s what I want to do!
The challenge comes though, when people walk away without a greater understanding of what people like me are battling.
I feel, in instances like these, that I have failed.
Not to worry. It is very uncommon to properly educate someone on chronic mental illness.
They just don’t get it.
I think we tend to gravitate towards things we understand, and for many, chronic mental illness is not it.
What are your thoughts? Who exactly do you think understands these illnesses?