Can u believe my school security guard who only sees me when I walk in and out of school told me that I don’t need to go to a therapist because I don’t have any issues in my life and I always “"look happy.” He also told me that “"real depressed people” cant do normal things like shower and all they do is lay in bed. He also said that my childhood wasn’t bad so I have no reason to have depression.
I have dealt with abuse since I can remember, have ZERO motivation to do anything (including personal hygiene!!), and mental illness runs in my family.
Do not let adults make you feel like your mental health issues are not real. You are valid. People like him are all over the place and they are always ready to run their mouths about how “lazy” youth has become.
ALSO you do not need a “reason” to experience mental illness. Chemicals are wack sometimes and you can’t always give a reason why. You are still valid!