"Why should I attend?"
Many people find it difficult to do anything that would bring attention to a mental illness that they or a loved-one suffers from. Stemming from the stigma that society has placed with mental illnesses, fear of discovery overrides any motivational effort that a person might have in overcoming the diseases of the mind. Ironically, schizophrenia and the allied affective disorders are treatable once they are correctly diagnosed by a psychiatrist... but even getting to a 'shrink' is difficult for some people to do fearing 'what other people might think.'
But the longer anyone waits (for whatever reason), the more difficult it becomes to deal with it later on.
Do it NOW! Don't go it alone anymore. Give yourself and/or your loved ones a real chance at a meaningful life again.
Start with a support group... start by reading a book on affective disorders... start by getting professional medical help. The key is you being proactive with it and starting somewhere.
"What is Mental Illness?"
Choosing a Psychiatrist
About Psychiatric Medications
Finding a Psychologist
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