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The Heartbreaking Reality Of Having A Parent Who Is Mentally Ill
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I'm scared to leave home and start my own life because I'm afraid my mom's depression will come back if I leave.
2
My Dad has PTSD. 
Sometimes I get woken up by his screaming from the night terrors.
It breaks my heart.
3
My mom is mentally ill.. Has been since I was 7. Hardest part is she doesn't think I'm her kid :(  till this day it's something I struggle with
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My dad has depression which means whenever I talk to him he either brings up his past or shouts. I love him but I can't be around him anymore, it's making me worse.
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My mom has OCD and can't stand anything not perfectly straight. It is sometimes the most annoying or the saddest thing to see her yelling at my siblings.
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My mom's mental illness is doing more damage to my own mental health than my parents divorce ever could.
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My heart is so broken. My mom's mental illness is winning. Having her committed for her own safety is tearing me apart but I know it's for the best. I'm devastated
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It's upsetting my dad's mental illness fucked up not only his life but his family's.
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My dad has bipolar disorder and it scares me to think I will grow up like him one day. I do not want to be like him one day.
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My mom has PTSD and sometimes I don't know who she is
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The main reason I don't like to go out is because my mom's anxiety.  

I don't like to muster up the energy to deal with the interrogation and constant checking up on me.
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I'm in a vicious cycle of worrying my mom's anxiety and depression is hereditary, and making myself not worry and put on a smile because otherwise the former is true.
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My mom's depression has gotten so bad that I've become her emotional punching bag.
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My dad has ptsd from his 30 years in the military, leaving him with awful night terrors every night. I hate it that he goes through this..
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My dad is bipolar & has PTSD.. He's manic & all I can do right now is stay up & listen & hope it helps..
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My dad is bipolar and sometimes it's hard to distinguish between his disability and his personality
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My dad's depression triggers mine. When he's depressed, his verbal and emotional abuse on my mother and I skyrockets.
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My dad is bipolar and my mom thinks its just fine. As long as his anger isnt directed towards her.
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My dad's depression has gotten worse. He is being downright mean to the people he loves and who love him. And he isn't capable of understanding our feelings about it. It's hard.
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My dad has bipolar/depression and says awful things to me...and I feel bad when I get angry with him because I know it's his illness talking, I don't think he can help it...

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