I love this post.
I remember when I didn't completely understand my depression before I would feel guilty whenever I felt happy. I felt like people were judging me because I was "supposed" to be depressed. Then I learned. Same with my eating disorder. I remember feeling ashamed when my doctor told me I had one because I didn't think I was skinny enough to have one. I wasn't bony, so how could I possibly have one? Nope. Doesn't matter what size you are; eating disorders can affect anyone. But not all really skinny people have an ED so I hate hate hate when people say that about skinny people: "she looks anorexic" "she probably doesn't eat" THAT. IS. OFFENSIVE. PEOPLE. !!! I used to struggle with social anxiety from 7th grade to freshmen year. My fear of talking in front of people or even being in big friend groups caused issues for me, but it didn't mean I was afraid to talk to everyone. I do not have OCD, but the stereotypical thought that it means you're " always cleaning " provides an example of the lack of knowledge people have when it comes to mental illnesses. If you don't fully understand something, don't pretend you do. Look it up people!!! It isn't hard to do research, especially in the world of technology we live in.
I dream of a world where mental health issues are better addressed, and mental illnesses are not looked down upon but are taught about for the sake of better understanding amongst people. One day. 💕
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