From disclosing what’s going on to those around you to figuring out what helps, learning to manage a mental health condition is an arduous and exhausting experience.
Not only has an incredibly hard journey of self-learning been forced upon you, but there’s also other landmarks to navigate like developing a language to explain what you’re feeling. And then telling those around you what’s going on. And figuring out how to manage your school or workload during particularly difficult periods. And how to ask for help when you need it. And when to go on medication. Or go off medication. Or alter the dose of your medication. Or take up cognitive behavioural therapy. Or seek out the help of a therapist.
If you’re also a teenager, it’s unquestionably even more difficult.