The Hidden Impact of Mental Illness on One’s Family, Friends, and Co-Workers.

TLDR; Individuals with mental illness(es) frequently don’t seek treatment because they feel the cost of treatment (in time, money, side effects) is too great. Oftentimes the mentally ill fail to consider the true cost of avoiding treatment which must include the handicaps placed upon family, friends, and co-workers. The cost… Continue reading

Why Is My Difficult Person So…Difficult? (What I Think I Know About Difficult People – Part 2)

If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to read my previous (and first) post in this series on Difficult People. TL; DR: 1. If we can understand why a person is acting as they are, we can reduce the harm inflicted upon us by their assaults and maintain a healthy self-concept. 2.… Continue reading

What I Think I Know About Difficult People

TL;DR: I want to share what I know about difficult people and how to interact with them in a series of posts. There are several basic principles that are foundational to this discussion:   0. I know one thing: that I know nothing. 1. We are all difficult people. The… Continue reading