Telling loved ones about a diagnosis of mental illness can be hard, given the prevalence of stigma and ignorance in regards to mental illness. The good news is you have control over who you tell, and WebMD can help guide you through the process.
Some people will benefit from telling many family and friends. Others may benefit by telling a couple of close friends and waiting to tell others. You are an expert on your own mental illness and can decide for yourself. If you’re stressed about whether to tell other people, you might feel better if you write down a list of pros and cons.
Not disclosing the whole truth about a mental illness can set a relationship up for failure with unrealistic expectations. One of the best parts about being in a relationship is the ability to confide in the other person, and if done correctly, telling your loved one about your mental illness can strengthen the bond between you.
Lie #4: Not telling the whole truth to protect myself. By now, I’ve learned to live with the lies I tell. My health is my first priority — not telling the whole truth. Even though I write about my mental illness under my own name, I hold a great many things back from all but a few friends with mood disorders who understand my struggles.
There are several different challenges when it comes to dating while mentally ill.The big one, though, is the disclosure problem: when do you disclose your mental illness to someone you’re dating
Alphabetical List of Mental Disorders: This list comes from a wide variety of sources including the DSM-IV, DSM 5, ICD-10, and online resources.
Mental disorders are characterized by problems that people experience with their mind and their mood. They are not well understood in terms of their causes, but the symptoms of mental illness are