A diagnosis of mental illness like anxiety or a mood disorder in one family member affects the whole family. It might bring a strain on relationships and can be wearing on the entire family in addition to the effects it has on the individual. These responses are not intentional; they usually arise because of differences in understanding what a mental illness is and how to best deal with it. But it can lead to fractures in families, serious disagreement and sometimes estrangement. This I know from personal experience. Click here to read more
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