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Sassafras4

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While stigma towards psychosis is better than in the past, it is still very far from great. It feels to me like a secret I have to keep. Has anyone felt similarly and/or do you have any tips on dealing with this?

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    • Elk

      590d

      @Starfruit It worries me that people hold their preconceived ideas of psychosis to themselves without asking us about things to evaluate their assumptions. In their eyes, I feel separated from credibility. Everything gets chalked up to my management of psychosis.

    • Starfruit

      613d

      I completely understand!! I experience a lot of odd treatment from people once they find out I have psychosis. They tend to think I’m dangerous somehow.. 😥

      • Elk

        590d

        @Starfruit It worries me that people hold their preconceived ideas of psychosis to themselves without asking us about things to evaluate their assumptions. In their eyes, I feel separated from credibility. Everything gets chalked up to my management of psychosis.

    • Elk

      644d

      YES! It’s awful. You start talking about it and you lose credibility because, “Oh they’re just being paranoid because they’re sick.” People look at us through this lens that is created by a general lack of understanding. And no one understands because they don’t know what it’s like first hand, instead they’ve already created a narrative about our condition. The cruel irony is that, having those stigmatized underlying assumptions about psychosis is slightly paranoid in itself.

      • Sassafras4

        644d

        @Elk Very insightful! Feels good to know I'm not alone.

        • Elk

          640d

          @Sassafras4 How does your family respond? I’m having a hard time because this experience has shed light onto things that my parents did wrong while raising me but they want to push it off on my “atypical Psychosis” and say things are all in my head. They gaslight me, and think I can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. It’s abusive but how am I supposed to say that?

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