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    How long did it take to accept

    Out of curiosity how long did it take you guys to understand your mental illness and fully accept it?



    For me it was this year age 23 I realized I hurt pushed tons of people away ended up in a deep depression and hypomanic episode I felt alone but wanted to be as independent as possible so I stopped emotionally trying to talk about my own issues my enteral struggles

    It took a entire mental breakdown to realize my meds might always be apart of my life I shouldn?t stop them because I think my future boyfriends or past wouldn?t accept I thought it was a automatic invitation that I?m crazy
    It took a lot of emotional growth and mentality changes to realize I wasn?t happy from some of my own poor choices that lead to natural consequences such as not understanding all the possible risk when I stopped all my meds cold turkey I asked my psych to just stop giving scripts


    I?m just wondering for others how long did it take for you too actually accept and understand that you have a mental Illness.


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    In order to heal yourself you have to accept you have an issue. It sounds like you are realizing that your illness is affecting you and others. Anxiety has always been apart of my life and I knew it was there and have always worked on making it better.
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    Couple of years. I was officially given a diagnosis when I was 19. I probably started to accept it at 22.

    I had a therapist say you go through something similar to the stages of grief- Denial, anger, bargaining, deptession and finally acceptance. I kinda went through all of those.
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