hi. I have not started a new topic however i have to ask how many of you come from a family history of mental illness? My family is rampant with it. My cousins and aunts are all on psych meds of different types. My mom has schizzoaffective disorder and an organic brain disorder--my father had bipolar disorder and alcohol addiction. Explaining what I am doing with my medications and also about SA to my family has been tricky as they are all very medication oriented and also have seen me at my worst and are afraid when I tell them I am working on some medication stuff. They are afraid i will go into psychosis or "spin out" into mania or worse.
So here is my big question: If you are from a family where mental illness is heavy or prominent how do you put it to your family that you are working on med withdrawal research and finding what fits?