Just, Understand…

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I found this online today, and I just had to share it with you all. This is completely true for us that have gone through or go through anxiety/depression. All we truly want is someone to love us, be behind us, and be understanding. When we are having our “bad” days and just want to stay in bed. Or want to run out of a place we are in. One of the things I have heard all the time is, “just do it this one time.” As if it was as simple as that. Just flip a switch and boom, I can go out. Newsflash if it was that simple we would have all flipped that switch, and then broke it in place. The other one we will hear a lot is, it’s all in your head. Or don’t think about it. Yes, we never really thought to not think about it. How did we miss that one? It’s like boom. You solved all our problems for us. Perhaps next you can solve world hunger and bring about world peace now that you solved our problem for us. Look at that, I really am sarcastic. Then there are days we don’t want to talk or do anything, and just want to sit in bed. We don’t want to talk about it. We don’t want you to fix it or solve it for us. We just want to be left alone. We’re like cats. We’ll love you one day. And then bite your hand the next. We can’t help it. It’s just the way we are.



3 thoughts on “Just, Understand…

    bpdinfj said:
    July 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I’ve always wondered why “it’s all in your head” seems to the one making the comment to be a perfectly rational dismissal of our circumstances and our difficulty controlling these thoughts is somehow (in their minds) less difficult than one controlling another disease of any other area of their body – like blood pressure or cancer. Is the head/brain/mind not part of us? Is it not capable of turning on us as any other organ or cell in the rest of our bodies?
    Fortunately, the more research put into mental illness, the more they find actual physiological explanations for these things. Eventually, the news will get out to the masses…

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    Jason responded:
    July 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    It truly is a shame the stigma that is attached to “mental illness.” Where most things are just dismissed as us being over dramatic, oversensitive, and that we need to just suck it up. Because “things could always be worse.” Of course I do not like to use the term “mental illness.” As it, IMO, implies such a negative thing. As if there is something wrong with us, or that we are just damaged and should be tossed to the corner. It would be nice for people to just understand that what we face, whether it is big, or small, is real to us. And it means something to us.

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    bpdinfj said:
    July 4, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    We could stop using “mental illness” if you like, and refer to them collectively as what they seem to be through testing – neurological illnesses. Diseases of the brain. That, at least in my mind, negates the naysayers’ ability to relegate our diseases as nothing more than fantasies or imaginary happenings.

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