For someone who doesn’t have a mental illness, it can be confusing to understand someone who has. It’s as uncontrollable as having the flu, a broken leg, or cancer. Here’s a better way to put it:
As someone who suffers from OCD and anxiety (diagnosed professionally in June 2013—but have had it since I was born) I know it’s extremely annoying when someone acts like you’re putting it on, doing it for attention, or the classic, “It’s all in your head.” Mental illnesses are as real as any physical sickness out there.
See the difference?
Mental illnesses need to stop being put down as something that can be helped. Because, the truth is, it can’t. It can’t at all.
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How courageous you are to bring this topic up on your blog! Yes, unless you have or have had any type of mental illness, you have no idea how debilitating it can be at times. But, there are so many ways to help, both physically and psychologically. I personally have done so and urge anyone out there who is suffering to seek out that help. Please!