Who Have You Told about your Mental Illness?

The funny thing about my diagnosis is, i believed my therapist right off the bat… of course i had a few questions but for the most part i believed him… So i guess with my belief came acceptance and i know many people have a challenging time accepting their diagnosis…. but with my experience, i dont have the challenge of accepting… it’s really my family that does.. they believe that i shouldnt take meds for it and it’s ok to see a therapist but that i have bipolar 2 is bullshit because i’ve always been the way i am…

but now that i’ve accepted it.. i can do what i can to get better, although there’s no cure for bipolar… and yes i do make mistakes.. but it’s a journey..

i guess what matters is that i know my therapist was accurate in his diagnosis… i always thought something was up with me… i was sad and i had a bunch of other things i was dealing with… extremely sensitive to certain things and situations… i mean i believe bipolar happens in private because no one has ever seen me depressed…not even my family… i mean it’s not like i cried in front of them… or cut myself in front of them… so yeah i can see why they have their doubts… when i mention my thoughts of suicide i get that look… that judgy, kind of “i dont believe you” look… so yeah… i can understand…

How do you handle it when friends or family deny your diagnosis?