Sunday, November 23, 2008

Family and mental illness

Dear friend,
I was with my small family on the brother, sister in law and mum. There are also two nephews and that's it. Very small indeed. No extended family that I see except a cousin I email.
My family found it very hard to accept I had a mental illness. When I went into hospital all that changed and they were suddenly really supportive and caring. I was also shocked into realising how bad I had become. I have been on medication and seeing my psychiatrist regularly ever since.
Are your family supportive? Do you have a small or big family?
Lots of love from susan in australia

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