Dr. Pooja said – “Society strives towards balance. You can’t be sensitive to one section of society and insensitive towards the other.”
And it’s, indeed, high time to support those who has done the supporting till now.
We know about how a person going through like OCD, depression, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders suffers. But there is another person who suffers along with him. That person can be the spouse, the child or the parent, and for them maintaining that relationship becomes quite difficult. Along with everyday stress, whether it’s work, career, etc. the person also feels the burden of the relationship.
And today, we are going to talk about that person.
Every relationship works on give and take and it’s not one person’s responsibility to carry the relationship forward. We need every day efforts to maintain the relationship.
Sometimes the above mentioned conditions make the work much harder, putting the person under tremendous stress and tension. And how is that person who is taking care and responsibility of the person who is suffering from mental illness is affected?
Such situations cause suppression of emotions, where you don’t show or feel that you can’t express your emotions, feelings completely. And thus damaging your own mental health.
In extreme cases, people living with someone who suffers through psychotic disorders are also in danger of the person being violent and abuse. Every day people feel unsafe in their own homes and with their own family members.
In such a scenario, it’s crucial to take care of your own mental health. Make yourself a priority too. Not only for yourself but for all the people who care about you, the people whose lives you touch every day.
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P.s. – This post is inspired by the stories shared with Dr. Pooja by the family members of the people who are going through OCD, depression, schizophrenia and more. We thank them for coming forward and sharing their stories and becoming an inspiration for each and every one of us.