I was wondering if any of you felt like you didn't have support from a family member. I was so hurt and shocked when my own father said he didn't believe in psychiatrists - it kind of made me feel like if he doesn't believe in psychiatrists then he must not believe in my mental illness. He has made mention to that effect before. He is my adoptive dad. H was abusive to us growing up, especially to my brother. I guess it shouldn't surprise me how he feels because he is very judgemental.
I was never abused as a child, but my father is the same way. He just wants me off the meds (yeah right). At times I do feel lonely and it seems that no one cares about my illness. That is one big reason I joined MDJunction.
my 1st wife dealt with a abusive adopted mother, it as if the adopted mother wanted her adopted child in her image or the image she thought a child should be, my 1st wife had been raped by a family friend when she was 15 and adopted mother would not believe her. my 1st wife just wanted her mother to love her, i do not think her adopted mother knew how. i helped my 1st wife escape from the dysfunctional relationship , her adopted mother had locked her up and boarded up the windows so she could not get out, this is after she had been divorced and was 20 years old. we run off together, many years ago.
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