Hi Rose. Nice to meet you. I felt bad when I read your post. How can people be so insensitive?
I see that you are in a different country, so maybe the rules of society are different there. My family is from Mexico, and there, nobody talks about any mental illness. I don't know if they deal with it, my fmaily didn't, they just hid it under the carpet, until it blew up.
Me? I am sort of nutty, I am that way in nature. I am very playfull, so my advice may not be suitable for you.
I am in the US Army, and I work at the Military Police Station. I have about 30 soldiers in my unit. Many of them know I was diagnosed lately. The guys on my shift surely know.
They play games, and poke fun at each other. So sometimes they poke at me, I just poke back and play too.
Let me explain. One of them asked how many paint chips I ate when I was a kid (lead-based paints in the 70s). I told him I did not eat any, I prefered crayons, the petroleum in them tastes better.
I talk about my happy pills, and we all laugh. They said I am not normal, I said, "I hope not, I wouldn't be any fun if I was". Normal is boring. I think normal is for people that cannot be creative.
Then we all laughed and agreed that if any of us was normal, we would not be here, we have to be crazy to sign up to go to war!
So, as you see, there's always some smart a** remark that will make everyone laugh.
Then again, if you poke fun at them one day, they may not like it, and stop teasing you.
But I like being nutty, and we all can use a laugh, especiall us, we work nights.
Did you see Super Troopers? Yeah, sometimes we get that way when the night is dragging on.
If you need more remarks, tell me, I can come up with one for almost anything. My husband plays with me, and when I can't come up with something right away, he is surprised, of course he tells me so. He is silly sometimes too, he is so sweet.
Well good luck, tell me, what did they say? I bet you I can come up with something.
By the way, you should look at "funniest thing you'v ever done" It's around here somewhere.