I made a good Recovery in terms of a clinical recovery.
This means that my mind is clear, I can process thoughts, I can plan my day.
My concentration has improved, as has my memory.
But I did not make a social recovery.
This has caused me a lot of suffering.
I could not create a life for myself outside of my family unit.
I have no friends, and am isolated.
But this is not really a problem, and I could adjust to that.
My problem is stigma, and the abuse that I suffer.
I can expect to be shouted at, insulted.
People have flown into a rage when they hear that I have a mental health history.
They have followed me around the town.
They point me out to others.
I have stopped making friends, as I will lose them at some point in the future anyway.
When people leave, they do this in a variety of ways.
This can add to the hurt, so it is better to avoid making new acquaintances.
I am out of practice.
If I need to talk to someone, then I do struggle.
I am glad that I made a clinical recovery, but I wish it had gone better for me socially.