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    I met my brothers over the weekend for the first time in nearly 2 years. I wanted to tell them all about my psychosis but in the end I wimped out and couldn't find the right moment. I just want them to be careful with recreational drugs - I know often people say that if there's mental illness in your family then recreational drugs can be extremely dangerous. They're all at uni so in an environment where they probably have access to them. I feel like I let them down by not telling them - if they end up with similar problems I know I'll blame myself. I don't really feel like emailing/facebooking them it's too impersonal but I don't know what else to do. I won't see them probably for at least another year and all because I wimped out I might have put them at risk. Has anyone been in similar circumstances or have advice on how to tell people about mental illness?

    haven't been in a similar situation, so my advice may be completely unhelpful but maybe you could come from a different angle. Like don't start the conversation with the psychosis, maybe just start by asking them about their experiences with recreational drugs and telling them to be careful etc especially because they're at risk of mental illnesses? I don't know it might be a bit of a shock to them but at least it will be a bit easier for you to start the conversation about it?

    Hope I helped!
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