Psychological disorders are some of the most common mental health conditions that one can face. However, it is not very often that these individuals feel comfortable sharing their struggles with others or even admitting to themselves that they have a problem at all. There are many reasons for this which will be discussed further in this article.
One of the reasons that someone can feel uncomfortable with their condition is due to the stigma surrounding most mental health conditions. It is a common misconception that individuals suffering from these conditions are violent and/or unpredictable, although only a fraction of people actually suffer from this. There is also a lack of support in communities for those suffering from or who have family members suffering from mental health conditions, as well as a lack of research and education on these conditions (like with high-functioning Autism). This is why it is often difficult for those suffering from mental health problems to find support, which can decrease their confidence level in dealing with this issue.
Although there are many negative stereotypes surrounding most mental health conditions, there are also some positive ones. Although these mental health conditions are often debilitating, they also come with some interesting “symptoms” or behaviours that can make others think one is strange or even abnormal. This can actually be a good thing for someone suffering from a condition because it will likely increase their confidence level in dealing with this issue. An example of this would be individuals who experience different types of hallucinations.
Often, these individuals don’t feel very embarrassed or ashamed because they are used to the idea that their mind plays tricks on them. They may not even believe it is happening, which can make this experience less frightening for them.
Overall, there are many factors that contribute to an individual’s confidence level in dealing with a mental health condition. Some factors can be negative, while others can be positive. However, it is important to note that these conditions are not a choice, and no one wants to have to deal with this type of issue on a daily basis. There will always be those who don’t understand or those who want you to hide your problem from the world, but you must always remember that you are not alone in this fight. You do have people who care about you and want to help you get through these issues.
In any situation where confidence is lacking, it may be a good idea to seek professional help from a psychologist or other specialist in the field of mental health conditions.