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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support

    If you don’t live with mental illness, don’t make assumptions about what is and isn’t a symptom. Depression isn’t always sitting in a dark room, crying. It’s forgetting...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I wish I never told anyone about my mental illness I only have anxiety and depression, but now that I have a mental illness it feels like there is a stigma that follows me...
    theincarnated1 theincarnated1 26-30 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Too Cray Cray to Function Sometimes, I wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t have a mental disease. Life is a series of events and decisions, a chain reaction. My chain...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    To be fair, even people living with mental illness don't understand mental illness. and that's what makes it so hard to pin down and both treat, and understand. there's so much...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I wonder how many people that mock mental illness probably have a mental illness, but refuse to admit it.
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    When others judge someone because of their mental illness and call them names, they don't understand that it hurts really badly for that person. In our generation, we have a...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    People who have mental illness didn't choose to possess that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 14

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    It's weird experiencing mental illness in someone else. Because it's usually me. Causing a scene or losing my mind over the littlest thing. It's nice to be the rock sometimes. A...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Today I had the realization that I'm (obviously) not the only person who suffers from mental illness(es.) I googled the term "stigma," so as to check that I was going to properly...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T 1 day ago

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    Has anyone got into a physical fight with someone cuz of a mental illness and are you at fault?
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I don't really talk to anyone about it or how it affects me. My family's attitude toward this type of thing is "well what do you have...
    Vaultgirl42 Vaultgirl42 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am beginning to not worry as much about it. I guess you could say I choice not to treat it. I have borderline personality disorder. It ******* sucks because well, I just feel...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Stigma I really don't get stigma. It makes no sense to me. When I learnt about racism at school in first grade, I was like "That makes no sense. It'd be like if you treated people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I mean Mental Disorders, there is a difference. One is named Jenna, she is practically my sister. She has a rather severe case of bipolar disorder. She and I know each other from...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Schizophrenia. Schizo. Schiz. The crazy. Avoid. Illness that you can catch. Just those words whispering as eyes peer at me makes me squirm. I know I have a problem. Hell, I am a...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F Apr 26

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    I'm not entirely sure how cast my illnesses are, but I know for a fact that I have more than anxiety and depression. I hear voices, I act a lot differently around a lot of people...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 28

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    It's something people can't see from the outside, so it's not so important in their eyes. If you have a broken leg or something that's clearly visible and people will be...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 6 Responses May 8

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    I've been in the mental hospital for a month, twice.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 9

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    Truth is I'm. Not well I'm BPD and Bipolar and I'm already under the mental health team I do get help but these people ain't with me 247 I feel like I wanna section / hospitalise...
    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F May 10

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    I have a mental condition that causes me to wet my bed
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm just ****** up. I can function relatively well on my medication (antidepressant and mood stabilizer), but if I stop taking it I start going off the deep end. I'm extremely...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know if this is just my depression talking, but I feel very alone, even in my marriage. I had a naive suspicion that I would feel better in marriage, that I would be fixed...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 8

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    I have been diagnosed bipolar for about six years now....my life has been completely changed by the diagnosis. I am on medication but even still some days I am up and other days I...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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    With ocd it feels like I'm not the master of mind anymore. I'm a bit scared tbh, don't know what to do :/
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    Just one of those days when you're in your room, kicked back with your hands in your pants because you can and suddenly you get sadder and sadder and sadder and you don't want...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Twenty years ago I suffered a brain injury during a drug experience. In some ways it I contributed to it, it's hard to say that I caused it because the aftermath is something I...
    mohinder23 mohinder23 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I'm sick of myself. I'm sick of this torment. Everyone would be better off and happier without me. I can't even function right now. Everyone around me suffers. I have body...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F Apr 26

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    I have dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities) and severe depression. I stay inside the house to avoid any issues. It's quite confusing and frustrating.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    I have Borderline Personality Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia. the social part is getting much, much better though, which is good :)
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    I haven't taken my meds in weeks because I keep forgetting. Now I'm always seeing **** moving or stuff that's not there. And it feels like bugs are crawling on me. I'm just really...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F May 7

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    At the gp now, soo many people in the waiting room. Anxiety levels going high. Jeeeeezzz man
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M May 8

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    No matter how many problems your sickness may cause for you financially, socially or physically, it all balls down to being your problem. Not theirs. That fact alone makes it so...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9

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    It's hard to balance the help u need from friends and family and not letting people too close incase they get hurt
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader 13-15, F May 10

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    had another bloody panic attack that woke me up last night. feel tired at work today. not great when i work in aviation lol.
    brownfish85 brownfish85 26-30, M 1 Response May 11

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    I started a new job today. It isn't glamorous and compared to my old job (which fired me for being honest about my depression) the benefits are next to nothing. I went from a...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 11

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    Dissociative amnesia. Schizophrenia. Depression. All treated by a pretty pill in the morning from a Doctor who doesn't care about anything more than her next appointment in 5...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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    This is really worrying and this happened 9 years ago. I believe I'm normal now as I've got back to reality. When I was about 17-23 let's say, i felt like i was in a film and that...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 4 Responses May 13

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    iphone apps that calm me down/cheer me up..... pacifica: addresses anxiety specifically, free to sign up aquarium live hd, aquarium hd, and pocket penguins: watch fish or...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F May 13

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    I have schitzo affective disorder
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13