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Romancinizing mental health problems

I’m getting fed up of people who think that mental illness is something to sound edgy or oppressed, mental illness is not fun to live with.

Using it to seem cool or anything like that is wrong, people with mental health problems already deal with stigma. You self diagnose yourself with everything and anything that makes you feel special, and then write about it like a great love affair. If people challenge you, you whine about patriarchy and then bully them.

Because you went on a medical website and Wikipedia, and basically think everything on the list of symptoms was what you had.

Healthcare services are stretched, and we are facing a lot of problems right now with the British government.

There ate people stretched so much that they are taking their own lives, or wanting to.

And the government don’t care.

Advocating for mental health rights is better than acting like an edgy kid.

PTSD is not something you abuse either, I am a survivor of sexual abuse and rape by two men who were family. It’s horrible to live with.

There are solders and people, including men who are sexually abused who need real help.

You cannot get PTSD from twitter, and how dare you feel this is something you are entitled to use.

Suicide is always a last resort when someone is so desperate, they cannot see any way. It should not be used to get attention for the wrong reasons.

So next time you try to act like you are like us, think about the damage and progress being lost to stop the stigma.

Our government are forcing people with mental health problems into work, with no sympathy or care for the people they are doing this to. Making people do examinations, where they degrade and cause people to actually kill themselves because of the pressure.

There are people in Britain like myself who are on a very long waiting list for help, because our local authorities cannot afford to keep services open or to have the staff.

I’ve been on a 2 and a half year waiting list, and still haven’t been seen. And these as with myself are truly on the breaking point.

Mental health is disabling and a real disability that should not be abused, and it is sick that you do this and use it as an excuse to get attention for something you have little experience with nor truly care for the people who live with mental health problems everyday.

Mental health is no fairy tale, love story, or Disney movie. You take the good days as they come, and cope with the bad days as best as you can.

I am not saying this to be rude or nasty, or to people I know who blog about their mental health to bring awareness.

To those people, I am sorry if I seem hard and harsh. I didn’t mean to be.