Admittedly, this is what I do when things get tough. I stop going to therapy and I stay in bed. I see it as the responsible thing to do, because I’m not going to bring other people down.
My entire upbringing was overwhelmed by other people’s mental illness, and I won’t be putting others in the same position.
I’ll only reach out to my psychiatrist because she’s paid (and skilled) to deal with my depressed state of mind.
I was raised to see myself as a burden (financial and emotional) and it’s pretty rough to shake such a cemented core belief, no matter how much you’re assured otherwise, and no matter that you yourself don’t regard others as a burden.
Although, please note I am fine at the moment - I’m only leaving the house to walk to, and journal at the local cafe, or to see doctors, BUT I am communicating with family and doing things around the house. Different levels of isolation...
@lub with @
it's hard not to isolate yourself when you're struggling, but reaching out is heckin' BRAVE! You are not a burden, there are people who want to help x