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Because people are being encouraged to talk about MH I've now got a couple of friends who separately want to talk about my MH I'm aware they think they are being supportive I'm finding it a stress I understand they want to know more about MH and they know I've got a serious problem which I keep control of. I feel they think I'm shutting them out which I am doing they don't understand the very negative feelings and self loathing that comes with it and I don't want them to. I don't want them worrying about me and also I don't believe they won't judge...... Even tho they will try not to. I get support from MH services I don't want my friends involved I just want them to be normal I don't know how to stop this.
Wellbeing Team


Thank you for your message.

It sounds like this can be a difficult situation. If you are involved currently with mental health it may be helpful to utilise support from your worker or therapist around ways to manage this situation.

You may find some useful tips and advise through self-help materials. Please see the website below. Alternatively you could ring the Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline on 08088002234 for confidential emotional support (open from 7pm -2pm) or the Samaritans on 116123 (open 24hrs a day).


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