If we treated all illnesses the way we treat mental illness

Add your thoughts here…Sometimes I wish mental illness was something to snap out of. Lot easier than taking meds and fighting to stay on top of it.

14 responses

  1. Thank you very much for the reblog; it’s fantastic to see the message being passed around. I picked it up from Facebook, and now it’s flying around WordPress – and it’s such an important message.

    Mental illness is real, and it saddens me that some people are in denial of that. That they think it’s an excuse to avoid work or act crazy, when in reality it’s a painful condition which impacts on every aspect of your life. Luckily, there are enough people out there such as yourself, willing to speak up and be honest, to give me hope that one day it won’t be such a taboo to have a mental illness.

    1. What’s really heard when we fall into a temporary denial ourselves and do stupid things like I just did and go off my meds.

      1. We all make stupid decisions; is there a reason why you’ve gone off your meds, or have you just decided out of the blue?

      2. I finally found a med combo that worked so good that I felt all better, and decided I didn’t need them anymore. HUGE mistake…..huge

  2. This is something that makes me crazy. The stigma and struggle of mental illness is hard enough without putting it into the “It’s not real” category. Thank you for the repost.

    1. You are welcome. I actually had to end my first marriage because of said husband’s view of mental illness. His mother was hospitalized with severe bi-polar disorder (before the miracle meds we have today). His opinion; “She was too lazy to be sane.” She went to her grave with her own children pissed off at her because she was sometimes “not nice.” And then I got depressed. Imagine that. The very nerve of me!

  3. With all the mental madness going on around my place, I totally missed it was awareness month. Jeez. This was great. I am going to repost it.

    1. At my house and your house it’s mental health awareness time everyday. It’s no wonder we missed the designated month. If I’m a having a good spell all I have to do is call one of my relatives for a reminder.

  4. Excellent share, young lady.

    1. Why thank ya, kind sir.

  5. If only….
    Meanwhile, meds & meditation.

    1. yup …lots of meds and lots of meditation; >,<

  6. If only it were that simple. Great post for Mental Health Awareness Month.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    1. Hugs to you too Kathy. Love your blog, I’ve been a lurker lately, too mentally bushwhacked to do anything but read.

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