Mental Illness or Mental Disorder?
*please take the time to read this*
Hi dude, I noticed a post you have floating about that says ‘Destroy the disorder, not yourself.’ I know you meant no harm by this, but it is important to understand the difference between a disorder and an illness. Depression is an illness - it is developed and it can be overcome (destroyed). Autism is a disorder - it is something one is born with. This means it will always be part of a person and more importantly, it consists of positive AND negative attributes. Many people with disorders define themselves by these attributes. So instead of being helpful, it asks them to do the impossible - which can be destructive for people that already face considerable adversity. You are spreading so much positivity dude, I only seek to aid your effort 🙏
**this was submitted**
i understand where you’re coming from, but disorders aren’t only defined by things that can’t be overcome. anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, etc. it’s part of their name.
i obviously didn’t mean to intend that people should try to destroy their entire self or anything like that. it was meant towards people with disorders they can recover from.