I Am Tired Of People Who Act Like Mental Illness Is Cool

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    A Mental Illness Isn't Cool, But We Can Try Make The Best Of It.

    I've met a few people online with the same mental illness as from which I'm suffering. Somehow I perceive the ones who think it's cool as fakers. However it can be so easy to think the wrong thing about someone. I suspect that my acceptance of my situation might be perceived as...
    Perturbee Perturbee
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2010

    Mental Illness Isn't Cool!!!

    Since when is mental illness cool?  No one wishes having any mental illness at all.  If anyone thinks this is cool, then I don't know what the hell you're talking about or where you come from.MENTAL ILLNESS ISN'T COOL!!!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 30, 2011

    I've met so many people

    that say they have depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia, but when I try to connect with them by talking about my medication, experiences, and my struggles of day to day life expecting at least some sort of mutual feelings; they treat me like I'm weird. They'll say they've never...
    smittylajones smittylajones
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    It really ****** me off

    when people I know glorify mental illness because their favorite character in a book or a show is not neurotypical. They think they are so cool. And yet they never treated me well when they knew I had anxiety and depression. These were the bullies in high school who would make...
    LiesAreEntertainment LiesAreEntertainment
    22-25
    Dec 31, 2015

    Let me tell you a story (this may be long)

    I'm genetically predisposed to bipolar depression and anxiety. I showed signs of it until I got bullied. When I was bullied in middle school, it all came out. I wanted to kill myself. I've cut myself so many times. In high school, I still wasn't treated for it. I had to...
    AuroraPrism AuroraPrism
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    Its not fun or a thing to laugh about people

    have been mistreated abused or even just can't handle the world anymore.
    ZingySpirit ZingySpirit
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Depression In-utero?

    I get a kick out of the people who self-diagnose. ex. "I have had major depressive disorder since I was 3."  I don't even know if that's possible.  It seems like some people think that in order to fit in or get attention, they have to have some sort of disease or disorder...
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2011

    I was given my ADHD in the fourth grade

    and bipolar in the seventh grade and I'm 40 now. Are mental illness is what we have it doesn't define us as a person. I admit that I do have the energy that people wait thirty minutes in line at Starbucks for each day. I also know that there is no magic pill that is going to fix...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    i know some people out there think its cool

    but its really not its not cute either its something that ruins peoples lives and its something that is not really understood much or accepted,and people blame you for being the way you are and they think its not as serious as being physically sick,and if you end up in a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    I enjoy creepypastas

    as much as the next person, but to say that you'd help someone like Jeff the Killer, Slenderman, or the Rake is just bull. If you met anyone like that in real life, you'd run like hell. Cannibalism, kidnapping, mudering, and psychopaths are not cool. At all. Stop idolizing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 30, 2015

    It's really annoying

    and agitating, i overheard someone making jokes about autism and other disabilities and everyone laughed about it and thought it was the funniest thing ever. my little brother has autism and it's honestly really difficult to deal with the fact that I won't have a conversation...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    Im so tired of reading people (mostly like,

    teenagers on social medias) being almost proud becuase they "have" a Mental illness and they love to show this up, like, "Hey Im a depressive person, so let me alone because you dont understand me", or xI am bipolar so watch out because I cant be mad at you" - (I have actually...
    kattarb kattarb
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Yes but is is much better

    than relegating it to a taboo subject and being ashamed of it. Don't you think so? I do. Maybe it is like fight and the joy of seeing the changes because of the the equal rights of Black African american movement and the Jews in USA or women's rights movement or the...
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    46-50
    Nov 11, 2015
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