How to Respect A Family Member Living With Mental Illness

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Many people can’t fully comprehend mental illness — they’ve never lived with it nor been very close with someone who does. The kneejerk reaction when speaking with someone who lives with mental illness is to dismiss their concerns and offer realistic solutions. It’s difficult to fathom how tangible and real the beliefs of someone with psychosis or schizophrenia are.

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Julien McLaren

A Canadian writer sharing his life experiences and lessons learned. Traveller, musician, fitness enthusiast.