Mental-Illnesses

REPEAT AFTER ME:

  • mental illnesses ARE NOT a fashion trend
  • mental illnesses SHOULD NOT be romanticised
  • people SHOULD NOT LIE about having mental illnesses just to seem “deep” or “interesting” or “edgy
  • mental illnesses SHOULD be taken seriously
  • IT IS A REAL PROBLEM THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND IS NOT “QUIRKY” IT IS AN ILLNESS THAT AFFECTS THE MIND AND HOW YOU FUNCTION ON A DAILY BASIS
A little callout for parents out there

Your child knows themself better than you do

Do not ever deny your child if they’re saying something about their mental state, sexuality, gender, or whatever.

Yes, they are your child. They will be forever. They love you, love them back, for who they are.

You might have given them your genes for their physical form, but you did not programmed their mind.

And the mind always wins

today we started learning about schizophrenia in psychology and our teacher asked us to write ‘people with schizophrenia’ instead of 'schizophrenics’ because they are people just like you and me who just happen to have an illness which affects their mind and you wouldn’t refer to someone with a broken leg as 'broken leg’. she asked us to do the same for any mental illness and idk it just made me happy

can 2016 be the year where people realise that shyness and social anxiety are not the same thing

can 2016 be the year where people realise that depression is not simply someone feeling sorry for themselves

can 2016 be the year where people stop assuming anyone with an eating disorder has to look underweight or be obsessed with their physical appearance

can 2016 be the year where all mental illness are recognised as life threatening illnesses and not just a passing phase or a method for seeking attention