Hi, Monday! IMO and experience talk therapy is an essential adjunct to other treatments. You have to express your feelings and learn coping mechanisms to deal with the uninformed and uncaring who don't comprehend that MI (mental illnesses) are diseases just as real as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers, etc.
Be sure that you are not alone! Perhaps a support group in your area? A clergyman? You can always feel free to post here, although the internet may seem impersonal you'll find many people who are more than willing to share their thoughts and experiences with you.
Best regards, Wildcat
WildcatVet hit the nail on the head; a good therapist can make a huge difference. My first Psychiatrist recommended two therapists and the one I chose was absolutely wonderful. She helped me deal with my new diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and the effects it had on my quality of life. Medication helped me tremendously, but talk therapy helped at least as much. My spouse, at the time, was generally unsupportive and actually made fun of me and accused me of spending all my time in "La La Land". Talk therapy helped me deal with those issues in a way that enhanced my daily living. Please at least try therapy for a bit.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Depression - Feeling very lonely and emotionally abanden by friends and family... this week has been
Posted 15 Jul 2011 • 4 answers
Posted 7 Aug 2011 • 6 answers
Posted 4 Jul 2014 • 4 answers
Klonopin - Any advice will be helpful... I'm 37 and I suffer from multiple things bipolar depression
Posted 23 Sep 2015 • 2 answers
Posted 24 Sep 2017 • 2 answers