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Old 06-19-2021, 02:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Apia resurrected View Post
I was the first of my family to go to therapy as far as I know.
My father once told me, because he knew about that, He didnít know what to think about it at first because I was the first with mental problems in our family.
I laughed and said I was the first to admit it and to get help.
People dealt with it by drinking and raging isolating. Or being extremely religious.
It was called having a temper or being nervous.

We have language to describe these things now and it is slightly more socially acceptable to do so. Definitely didn't back then. I was told I was lazy as a kid when it turns out I had depression. Parents continued to tell me I was lazy until I tried to kill myself when I was 13. I wish I had the word depression to describe what I was feeling then. When I tell you it took me years to figure out I had depression and it shouldn't have taken that long...
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