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What I Need When I Share My Mental Health Diagnosis With You

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Over the past decade, I’ve been diagnosed with multiple illnesses including a personality disorder, a mood disorder and an eating disorder.

But telling someone about my mental health is still a challenge. I am careful about whom I share details with, only doing so when it’s relevant in the space between us.

For instance, if I need them to support me through tough times, understand some seemingly irrational responses I have or if it affects the relationship we share, I believe they have a right to know.

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