- me: i have diagnosed myself with several mental illnesses in the past, every single one i've researched for about a year before being diagnosed with the same exact mental illnesses i thought i had. i did extensive research before labeling myself with these illnesses, and even then i never stopped looking into them to double-check that i'm still experiencing the symptoms. self-diagnosing greatly helped me as it gave me a support system and a group of people i was able to relate to and talk to about my feelings. it helped me realize i wasn't alone and it really helped me cope with my problems until i was able to get professional help.
- Neurotypicals: umm sweaty i think you just have a good 'ol case of psych student syndrome :) you really shouldn't just label yourself with these very Real and Bad problems just because you heard about it once uwu self-diagnosing is Evil it stole my wife and burned down my house you shouldn't do it Ever it'll only hurt you uwuwuwuwu
Today I had to call in a manager because a lady basically cornered me to talk to me about god and wouldn't let me leave until I promised to come to church (I gave her a ton of excuses as to why I had to go., she refused all of them) which I refused to agree to so I just sorta... called out to the manager who I saw down a nearby aisle (thank go she showed up). The lady got kicked out of the store for harassing me. Told me I was going to burn in hell.