The Loneliness of Being High-Functioning with Severe Mental Illness

As someone who is high-functioning with severe mental illness, I often feel trapped between two different worlds. My mental illnesses make everyday life hard for me. The stranger symptoms of my mental illnesses, including mania, hallucinations, and…

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  1. I feel your pain. I too am considered high functioning, at least I was until the bottom dropped out. I also have a severe mental illness. It shadows me, makes it harder than it has to be. You can’t tell I’m mentally ill by looking at me, but those few who know me well can tell when I’m “off.” They keep me grounded. A support system is crucial when you suffer from a mental illness, esp. if you are considered high-functioning because I feel like the world only sees the functioning and forgets about the illness we have to struggle with.

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