Siblings who are affected aren't alone - by AnnaBelle

Published on 22 April 2023 at 15:35

I am not sure where to start with this. My head is a mess of incomplete thoughts that I want to write, however, I'm not sure how to even complete them.  

Most kids who have siblings with different types of neurodiverse conditions probably feel alone or neglected. I have 4 (now 5!!!) siblings, and I think we have all felt this way at least once. Many kids, might feel completely alone. 

The effects of having mental health aren't something that's talked about very much, so it's hard to talk to friends or family about this. And the combination of all of this can make someone feel like they are alone and that no one understands them. 

But that isn't the case. The truth is that most people won't understand, but there still are people out there who do. And that's why I'm writing this. 

When I first was asked if I wanted to join the journey of this blog, I was nervous and unsure. I used to enjoy writing, but I haven't sat down and written something in a while (besides journaling, but that is usually a mess of my thoughts that I don't really try to write well). But I want to help others out there that may feel alone, to tell them that they aren't. 

So I'm writing this as a start to my part of the blog. I am the sister of Mr. I, and my experience is different from most, so I decided to write about it. I want to provide a new perspective on this and talk about my own situations with my sibling, neurodiversity, and mental health in general.