Hi, thanks for clarifying, that's fine....
As far as what my doctor means by support, he is just referring to overall being there so that I have a supportive base I can sometimes talk to a bit, for example, being able to call mom up and say I had a pretty tough week, I felt so anxious I wasn't able to go to the store and have been staying home alot. Then, mom would be a listening ear and offer some version of "I'm sorry about that..is there something that's making you more anxious, or you just aren't sure why? How about coming by for coffee later if you want to talk more"
Its helpful to have support for any health condition, but probably is especially true for mental health conditions. The way it was explained to me is that strong support is a part if the treatment itself and can even to some degree influence how well someone does. A person who becomes isolated because they feel like they have to basically hide who they are, has aot less chance of recovery than a person who has an encouraging supportive family
not that I want to talk about it alot anywas, but if im having a particularly difficult time, then I'd like to know I can talk to a close family member about it. Now I feel like I have to carry the load myself and hide a important part of my life, what I'm going through
I'm gonna try to find some support elsewhere but not sure where, I guess I feel like in general family is who we should be able to e ourselves with and be accepted unconditionally....friends are wonderful and have great value but generally I would prefer to have support for something like this coming from close family