LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP CLOSELY!
MENTAL ILLNESSES ARE NOT FUN, PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HAVE THEM. THEY ARE INDEED ILLNESSES AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEM ARE SICK. DON’T JUDGE IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD ONE.
Sorry if I sounded angry but I was. Some people are quick to judge and say that people who for example cut themselves are crazy. It is truly not a fun thing and people truly feel bad when they resort in cutting themselves. You should try to understand that it is an ILLNESS and people struggle – an Eating Disorder and Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar and so on. All of them. People don’t simply choose to have them. How I can explain for my point of view, you are not truly yourself, your mind is cloudy and is filled with these messed up thoughts about hating yourself and not being good enough. I truly felt like it was an illness because you can’t function properly, it makes your life a living hell. People are not crazy, it is not really their fault just like it is not someone’s fault when their body gets sick. The mind gets sick, too. It gets harder to do school and work because you are “busy” with trying to sort out what is going on in your head.
It takes an awful lot to get out of it and once you do, it can eventually come back as well unfortunately. I thought I was fine and all recovered from my Eating Disorder until I went to camp and it messed me up again. And now I am actively trying to recover and it has been five years and I still struggle. Therefore I want to ask you to do me a favor, if you are not educated enough on the topic, please don’t make any comments because it can very much harm the individual who might be struggling with a mental illness.