Have you ever had to ‘help’ someone get by when they’re struggling mentally? Have you ever realised how mentally draining that can be on yourself?
I’ve been in both positions, I’ve looked after/helped people and I’ve needed help.
It’s hard work either way, no one said it was gonna be easy though did they?!
There’s only so much you can do, you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves. I don’t know how many times i have recited that but it is so true!
The thing is though, and it sounds selfish but you have to look after yourself, it’s fine to be there for others but at the end of the day can you do that when you yourself are crashing? No you can’t!
So while your happy to help you need to take a moment for yourself too, you can’t be caught up in other people’s bullshit BUT you can stand by and help them.
You can’t expect change without willing to help get yourself to that point.
Trust me if there was a magic pill to stop it, I’d be front row. I would literally go broke for that shit. It’s not gonna happen though..
Look after yourself and do what you gotta do whether that’s doctors appointments, psych appointments, medication trials till you find the right one or cognitive behavioural therapy.
Good luck it’s a tough mother fucking road but you can do it!