Top 10 Mental Illnesses People Should Stop Throwing AroundUsed to comment about how people joke and ultimately diminish the pain on part of the sufferers and the illnesses that so affect their life. No, I have none of these... To my knowledge. But it's been getting on my nerves. If you wouldn't joke about cancer, or polio, don't joke about a mental illness either.
Very few people I know who say they have depression really don't. I out of most people would know. My father has depression, not depressed for a short period of time but for the rest of his life. I have depression. My father has depression. My grandfather ahs depression. I am starting to think it may be genetic. This person I know, gonna call her E for privacy. E came to me one day and told me she had depression she showed me a scar on her wrist, sure enough it was from self harm but the way she said it didn't seem right. And besides you don't just tell people you have depression. My dad had to explain to me that I had it. I told him I felt different and sad, he sat me down and explained the whole thing to me. Also you get these people who where black makeup and act gothic and suicidal which they're not, they for some reason think it's cool to be depressed and let me tell you it's not.
For some reason lots of people think it's cool or awesome to be "depressed". It is not. People who walk around boasting about the cuts on their arms and their morbid poetry are not truly depressed; people who are actually afflicted with this terrible disease do not wave it around as something to be proud of. It is not okay to fake it, nor is it okay to make fun of people who are devastated by it. It's a terrible, heartbreaking condition and we should be helping those affected by it, not imitating or making fun of them.
My brother does this calling me Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory. I want to punch him in the face after he does this to me. I do it in the air once I get away from him when he does this to me. It is that bad. I have bad OCD. I always have to stick to a certain schedule or else I freak out and expect the worst case scenario to happen (I also have Anxiety), I always obsess on whether I closed all of the tabs on my computer before going to bed, those "OCD TRIGGER" picture drive me crazy, I can't have my webcam not centered on my face, I wash my hands whenever I get sticky stuff on them, after using the bathroom, before eating and even when they smell bad. After a shower, I don't wash my hands so that I can keep the smell of that soap on my hands rather than tainting it with another smell. Same with doing anything at all that would taint it. I also have to have plans before doing anything or else I would freak out. Sorry, my ADHD made me say all of this. I like to talk. Ok bye
As of 9/27/19 it has been exactly 1 year since Shane Dawson's 2nd episode of his documentary series "Mind of Jake Paul". Filled with misinformation, stigma, and pointless imagery. I wonder how it affected the ignorant teenagers who watched it. Probably thinking their family members, friends, and themselves are sociopaths or that if they were one they are totally unchangeable. Shane, please don't make something like this again, EVER!
Yeah, people need to stop calling their abusive ex-boyfriends and girlfriends sociopaths and psychopaths,". They are way more likely to be neurotypical and neurotypicals can be jerks too. Actually most psychos and sociopaths don't event go around commuting crimes. I know someone who is a diagnosed psychopath and he isn't violent, just shallow with no empathy. He doesn't manipulate people and could care less about forming deep bonds so he keeps to himself. He is an attorney for immigration.
I have schizophrenia, and have since the age of four. I remember when I was a little girl, screaming and crying for my parents because I was seeing scary images in my room and hearing voices saying they were going to kill me. I remember at age 9, after I moved away from my best friend, she was standing in the corner of my room, smiling at me. I hear voices in languages I don't understand. At school, I hear my mother calling my name. I turn around and she's running up to me, wanting to give me a hug. I blink and she's gone.
Can someone please tell me about treatment for schizophrenia, because this is getting out of control, and it has been for the last eight years.
Well it isn't thrown around much. Just the opposite. We use it to define people. Why does everyone focus on Syd Barrett's illness instead of his music or John Nash's illness instead of his mathematics for example? I probably have it and the hallucinations and delusions and other things are so horrible. It's a living hell.
My teachers say my state is bipolar because the weather changes.
And apparently my friend is bipolar when she has her periods...
Well. I don't know anymore. They don't know anymore. Changes of emotions or changes of weather does not make anything bipolar. Or anyone.
Bipolar doesn't always mean the illness. In fact, the first definition for bipolar is as follows: Having or relating to two poles or extremities.
So yes, it can mean weather, emotions, or whatever. Where do you think the illness gets it's name? From that definition.
"Throw it around"... IIf anyone throws it around and makes it a fashion must-have, it's the ignorant celebrities, who haven't got it, but obviously feels left out because of it.
I'm not anorexic because I'm skinny. Someone is anorexic if they are purposefully starving themselves in order to lose weight, achieve a body goal, or simply to gain a sense of control in their lives. Not okay to toss around to anyone who is skinny!
This is problably the most glamorized mental illness. There are people who consider themselves to be 'pro-ana' there were sites dedicated to EDs and how to make them even worst. There are many people that think EDs are a choice. In my country people are tought that anorexia nervosa is ONLY about seeing somoene fatter than the real you when you look in the mirror.
I used to have binge eating, possibly because of my anxiety and depression reaching near enough breaking point and I found food comforting. I hate it when the internet jokes about any eating disorder. It isn't nice.
I hate this. Only a few people I know have this. My mom, brother, not my dad because I am too scared to tell him because of his reaction, my second and third best friends know this (I also have OCD, that's why I have an order), and one girl who I trust. We are not dating. My brother always tells me to do certain things and he knows I have this and he calls me a wimp if I don't do the thing that he wants me to do. For example, go into the basement of my house at night, (that place scares me. When the light is off, I wait at least 5 minutes before going down there after I turn the lights on.) and he called me a wimp because I didn't get something that he wanted.
People are told to stop being hypochondriacs if they get a little bit worried about their health once or twice. That is not hypochondria. Hypochondria, or to use its medical term hypochondriasis, is a debilitating mental condition. I have suffered from it for I don't know how long now. For me it ranges from mild to severe. Imagine being frozen to the floor crying because you're sure you're going to die soon, and you're pretty much imagining a bad swing of hypochondria.
I just realized I have this, and if it really weren't for homework, I would be getting bad grades. I have all the symptoms to this. I can sometimes be really hyperactive for some random thought I have in my head. I often have a hard time concentrating in class, I often distract myself with objects or just daydream too much. I have a hard time following instructions that I have to ask people. I often forget important things, like my homework(I end up doing it in class). I am a huge procrastinator and usually start projects I don't finish. And I often can talk and interrupt others sometimes.
As a child with ADHD, I believe I can speak on behalf of all of my brothers and sisters who suffer from this disease, which will forever be in the shadow of more serious but less common mental illnesses.
All my life ( to this point) I have been told to sit still and pay attention, that I don't have to talk, that I should go to bed at a specific time. I have to try so hard to do the things listed above that it wears me out to the point I don't want to continue to wake up in the mornings and drag myself to school, I want a day or two extra to rest, a day or two extra that I am aloud to stay out of my seat and don't have to glue my eyes to the board and teacher, a day that I can stay up until I feel like going to sleep. It starts to make you go insane, staring at the ceiling in the dark, no noise, and I stay in my bed laying for hours on end, tossing and turning, reviewing my day and seeing If I had made anyone upset or said a joke that was taken the wrong way, if I did, I would stay up for extra time trying to think of some sort of way to say " I'm sorry ". The excuse that I was worn out and didn't have the will to get up and do my homework gets old, so I must put more effort and ENERGY into work that I could have done at school, but they made me take home so I can't rest in my bed and take a nap for a hour, since I don't get sleep at night. If you don't have ADHD you should NEVER underestimate its effect on a person, it can make you break down and fall apart.
While typing this I forgot about the worst part of having ADHD...THE MEDICINE!
Imagine taking a pill that makes you stay up all night and makes you want to avoid food, this right here gets me mad...AND FOR WHAT! TO MAKE ME NOTICE THE BOARD MORE? I hate my medicine and my parents don't understand, my heart goes out to every last one of you people who have ADHD...I will continue my fight with ADHD but it wont be easy.
I was recently diagnosis with this, along with having bipolar disorder and anxiety. When describing this to my friends and family they think I'm crazy, although they were fine with me saying bipolar. I've been asked if I hear voices or have different personalities. By ex boyfriends I was known as the crazy ex but that's because part of my bpd is fear of rejection. Although I'm tired all the time, I'm pretty good at hiding it. I do wish they would change the name of this disease.
I don't know why, but this has become very popular lately. It's a truely awful disease and gets a nasty reputation as "crazy ex girlfriend syndrom". Men can have it too! People make so many assumptions as if bpd makes a person an evil liar who manipulates. Even psychiatrists avoid bpd patients. We can't get better if you stigmatize us!
I have had Misophonia for almost all of my life. I used to yell at my sister for eating or doing any thing that annoyed me. I also used to think that it bothered everyone so I would try to do things really quietly. If I tell this to any one they say that it is not real or that I can deal with it. Some other people when I tell them say oh yeah it annoys me when people do that too. Most of the time they are lying. one time I went to great wolf loge with her family and there people were snoring. It was crazy I was going insane. I went out side on the little balcony that we had and lucky me the air conditioning that was right next to the balcony turned on. that drove me crazy. I couldn't find so where quiet to be and I started to have a panic attack. Curling up in a ball and rocking my self back and forth. if you tink that you have this think twice less than 200,000 people in the world have it.
Where do I start?
This is horrible. I have to listen to electronic or lounge music to prevent something getting triggered. My singing trigger happens rarely though. Chewing is my worst one. A TV show once triggered it. It's absolutely awful. So to tie it up, it's not that nice.
Not every person with this disorder is evil. It exists on a spectrum and some people have more severe symptoms than others. It is caused by childhood trauma and abuse too.
I'm surprised I was the first to add it. This is a rare disorder, but horrid nonetheless. For the people who think it's all cute and pretend- stop. It's not. It's something people can't control and have to be ready for it. No medication can 100% stop the personality transitions. So don't fake it.