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Should someone with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder tell others about their condition? Why or why not?

I am personally inclined to say no on this one. I do not think someone with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder should tell others about their condition. This is entirely up to each individual. However, be aware that there is much stigma revolving around mental illness as a whole. In addition, people in general are not necessarily very educated about such matters. People fear what they do not adequately understand. Divulging these illnesses can make people suddenly act weird and strange around a person with these illnesses, thinking that we are some sort of crazed lunatic.

Me personally, my illness is on a need to know basis. I do not randomly tell people cause it hurts my feelings when they immediately start acting strange around me and treating me in a different manor. Despite my illness, I am still a living human being just like anyone else.

Quora is different. On this forum I like to speak of my illnesses, and I like to relate with others of similar afflictions of the mind. I also like answering questions in order to possibly shed some light in forms of educating others that are interested in learning about these severe disorders.

My therapist, psychiatrist, relatives and a select few of others are the only ones that I tell of my mental plights. Random strangers I meet in person have no clue what is going on with me mentally. What is the purpose of telling a random person, “Oh, by the way, I am “crazy" and have a severe mental disorder known as schizoaffective disorder bipolar type, and then create some awkward tension between us? Why would I want to establish such a weird, uncomfortable encounter?


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