My View on living with a relative with a mental illness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 05, 2019

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My View on living with a relative with a mental illness:

This is my article about living with a relative who has a mental illness.
In some stage of our lives we may be living with a relative who has a mental illness. At the end of the day we’re clueless of how our mentally ill relative will behave or react on a daily basis.
For example, my biological mother suffered with a mental illness and my dad had to cope with her unpredictable mood swings. Luckily my biological mother had a respite centre in Chelmsford where she lived called the Linden Centre where she could go and admit herself into. Unfortunately due to this my parents separated.
At the age of nineteen I was diagnosed with the same mental illness my biological mother had. Just like her my mood swings were unpredictable too and my dad and the mum I live with now have to cope with my mood swings on a daily basis. However, due to the government’s cuts on the mental health sector I don’t have the respite care that my biological mother had. I can only be admitted to a mental health ward if it is serious enough and now all mental health sufferers have to use a telephone number to call if you’re in a crisis but they’re bloody useless.
As a result of this the carer of their mentally ill relative and the mentally ill relative both suffer in silence without any support and have to deal and cope by themselves on a day today basis.


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