Why I Blog On Mental Illness/Mental Health Disorders? Read To Find Out Exactly Why

Why I Blog On Mental Illness/Mental Health Disorders? Read To Find Out Exactly Why

Mental illnesses often, well always, goes without any understanding, most people actually believe it’s all a fake, like it’s all in everyone’s mind. Especially if the illnesses aren’t visible. Which is so unfair to those who’s actually suffering.

It’s sad that people actually think all mental illnesses can/should be seen. And believing that it can’t or won’t happen to them. Those beliefs… makes me sick! It can happen to anybody, no matter your lifestyle, your skin color, or your age, mental illnesses don’t discriminate towards no one.

Many people feel that mental illness is rare, something that only happens to people with life differences, situations, very different from their own. Believing it will never affect them. There’s studies of the epidemiology of mental illness indicate that this belief is very far from accurate.

I blog on mental illnesses because they are very real. It can happen to anyone, it doesn’t have to just be because of a person’s life differences, or situations. But it can most definitely happen. No matter how old you are or what color you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or boy, man or woman.

Now on the other hand…. sometimes mental health problems can happen from certain life situations. But not all the time. I blog because I know how it feels to feel extreme sadness, dark emotions, and always feeling guilty. Those heartless feelings. Feelings that have you feeling guilty for just thinking them.

I’m here to tell those who don’t believe in mental illnesses… do some research, it’s real. Mental illnesses are so real. It’s just the same/just as important as a physical illness. Stop with the negative stigma about mental illnesses if you’ve never ever experienced one or more of mental illnesses. How can you judge something that you’ve never had to lug around day and night? Something that can really be severe to fight. It affects how a person think, feel, or mood. It also affects how you behave, and function. What’s so hard about understanding, and excepting that?

Those beliefs and those negative comments on mental illnesses is very discriminating and very selfish. Especially to those who don’t understand it or who have never experienced any of the conditions. The negative comments, the negative stigma towards mental illnesses makes me so furious!!

I blog on mental illnesses because The darkness of depression, bipolar, and panic attacks are so real, the pain and heartache, the emotions as well as feelings, can be severe. Symptoms of mental illnesses can be life threatening, so tell me… how it’s not real?! To those who say “it’s all in our minds.” We wish it was all in our minds!

Who wants to feel depressed, sad, guilty, or catch panic attacks or anxiety attacks for the hell of it? That’s just crazy! Now that’s insane to even think that! Just plain ridiculous.

That’s why I’m here…. to spread awareness, and to let others know that it is okay if you have a mental health disorder. You have no reason to be ashamed about it, and you have no reason to hide it.

If not taken care of, like getting treatment, mental illnesses can take over your life. Depression (major depression), bipolar disorder, ptsd, and ocd can be treated. Just like all other mental illnesses. Just like physical Illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Mental illnesses are the exact same way, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, they have to get treatment and take their medications, it’s the same thing with your mental health. It’s okay if you have to take medications all your life, your mental health matters. Don’t let depression or any other mental illness take over your life. The plan is to fight back and regain your life.

Getting treatment, asking for help, and by taking your medicine how it’s prescribed to you, and also keeping up with your appointments… and last but not least…, going to therapy. That is the first best step to fighting back and wanting to regain, and reclaim your life back, and also on the road to recovery.

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Mental Health: Some Reasons Why Most People Don’t Seek Help

Mental Health: Some Reasons Why Most People Don’t Seek Help

Shame or embarrassed. Most don’t want to be labeled as “crazy.” The negative stigma about mental illnesses, is very toxic! Fear of treatment is keeping most people from seeking help. For emotional and mental health problems.

From me to you… mental illness to mental illness, mental illness to the stigma, mental illness to the people

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Mental illness can take on many forms: depression, anxiety, ptsd, or bipolar, ocd, and so many more. They are not weaknesses but they are diagnosed illnesses. They are illnesses. And everyone needs to start viewing them all as such.

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Ways To End The Stigma Around Mental Illnesses

Ways To End The Stigma Around Mental Illnesses

Everyone knows about the stigma around mental illnesses. Everyone knows the harsh, and hurtful things that’s been said, and still being said today, about people who struggle with a mental illness. All the stigma needs to end, because we are all humans. Just because someone has cancer does that make them different? No right? Ok. Just because someone has a mental illness, that doesn’t make them different. The mental illness doesn’t define them. Calling someone with a mental illness ‘crazy’ or ‘insane’ or saying “suck it up” or “you chose to be this way” won’t make things go away. It’ll make things worse, and they’ll just isolate themselves. Take time to learn about mental illnesses, and ways to help your loved one, or whomever. Do research on the mental illness your loved one, or friend, is dealing with, and educate yourself about other types of mental illnesses. 

Stop with all the negative, hurtful, and ignorant, remarks about people with mental illnesses. Those people with a mental illness are still humans, and they do have feelings! Showing some compassion to those who struggle with a mental illness, would be classy! Being judged for something you can’t control, and others think you can control it, if you just tried to. You can’t, and won’t understand something, if you haven’t gone through it. All of the negative stigma, causes those with a mental illness, to not get help. Feeling ashamed, and embarrassed, they rather deal with it, on their own. And that is a lot of baggage! Stop the stigma about mental illnesses, especially if it’s something you’ve never had to deal with or, if you’ve never experienced it. How can you judge it? 

Stop the stigma around mental illnesses,  give those who struggle with a mental illness reassurance, and a listening ear for a change. Like I said, show some compassion. Listen, and let those explain the pain, feelings, guilt, emotions, and thoughts of having a mental illness, and the nightmare days it brings with it. Showing people with a mental illness reassurance, and letting them know that having a mental illness is okay, would help them open up, and talk about it. Stop saying things like “you’re crazy” or “you’re retarded,” because words do matters! Choose your words carefully, what you say is important. Try being supportive and helpful. Avoiding those stigmatizing statements, could actually help stop the shame and fear that’s regularly linked with mental illness. Those people living with depression fear being judged, and that right there, is a big reason people avoid healing, avoid getting treatment. 

No one expects their loved one or friend to “get over” cancer or diabetes, but it’s regularly the response when someone with depression expresses his or her feelings and emotions. “get over it” might be the worst thing anyone can say to someone with depression. “Clinical depression is definitely not a choice. No one chooses to be depressed. Come on now. Also, no depression is neither a moral failing, a weakness of will or a ghost of the imagination. Depression is a medical disorder, a biological disruption of brain chemistry linked to and triggered by some combination of genetics, family history, past trauma, stress and other elements.

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Some other ways to end the stigma about/around mental illnesses.

Talk openly about mental health, put the shame, and embarrassment to an end. 

Show those who talk negative about people with mental illnesses, that you aren’t crazy and that you’re going to make it. Show them that you aren’t insane, you have a brain, just like them, your brain just overthinks at times. 

Encourage equality between physical and mental illness.

Choose empowerment over shame.

Be conscious of language.

Treat those with a mental illness with dignity and some respect.

Stop using degrading words about people with a mental illness.

Don’t ever assume someone is okay just because they look or act okay or sometimes smile or laugh.

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses can often be hidden, but the person can actually still be in considerable internal distress. Support them, provide reassurance especially, when you know someone is struggling to manage their mental illness.

Finding different opportunities to pass on facts and positive attitudes about people with mental health problems, is a great start.

Stop using hurtful, and derogatory languages, the way you speak can affect the way other people think and speak. Simple

Promote positive messages of respect, hope, and, recovery, on social media. Everywhere.

For many who already carry such a heavy burden, stigma is an unacceptable addition to their pain.

Educate yourself and others.

Don’t be insensitive or blame people with mental illnesses.

Be aware of your behaviour and attitudes. You can change the way you think. See people as humans and not as labels, or stereotypes. See far pass a person’s mental health.

STOP THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESSES/MENTAL HEALTH!

STOP THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL ILLNESSES ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT!

For those struggling with a mental illness, don’t be ashamed or embarrassed because you have no reason to be. Get the help you need, don’t try to do it on your own because you won’t succeed. It’ll just get worse, and that won’t be a good outcome. Put your mental health first, get the help you need, and watch the difference. I promise you, getting the help that you need, and making sure you take all your medicines, give yourself time to heal, and staying away from the negative, things can and will get better.