Support from friends and from professionals
My childhood friend Elise has two brothers with mental disabilities. We have always talked together about our feelings about the disability of our siblings. This speaking space without judgment and taboo helped me a lot. With Elise I had the right to tell all of my feelings and thoughts I could express my angriness my sadness and my joy linked to my sister’s disability without judgment.
It was very hard for me to ask my parents to go to a psychiatrist to help me to handle my sister’s disability. Thanks to that today I am more fulfilled and in harmony with my emotions than I was before. There is no shame to it on the contrary we have to be proud of ourselves!