A person, who I will call M, who I felt I could talk to in confidence has been sharing and mocking every shred of things I shared with her. The idea that J could be abusing O was hilarious to them, and O is in the group with them, very uncomfortable because J has done and has been doing some bad stuff to him.
M and J has convinced them I have schizophrenia. H, another person, who I had legitimately wronged in the past, is part of this group, and their one true thing adds a whole heavy credibility to this situation. But they're the only one telling the rest not to institutionalize me because, holy shit, that kills people.
I had a lot of anxiety, feeling that people were conspiring against me and talking about me and that everybody hates me, but it turns out I'm right. It's a huge load off my back to know that it is indeed the case, in exactly the ways I feel that it is.
And what's fucked up? I told M that I felt people hated me, were talking about me, and she, one of the people talking about me, said I should go get help because she legitimately thinks I have schizophrenia.
It wouldn't be that bad if it weren't for the fact that I have a federal background check being done into my life (for employment), based on contacts I gave a year ago. The contacts were these people. I can't just say, "This will pass," because this is now going to permanently impact my life.
What can I do?
edit: i mean the answer is there's nothing i can really do, this is a fucked up situation
H has been abused by J in the past and had an ex try to convince them that they have BPD, so considering their experience, they might be able to say "hey this is kinda gross"
but other than that