Stop The Stigma

Stop The Stigma

Mental illness is the new normal. So many deal with it. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma behind getting help and taking medicine…
 
There is nothing weird or wrong with asking for help when not knowing what type of mental illness you are dealing with.
 
Just like every other illness, it gets worse if it not being cared for and no you can’t just pray it away. Sure prayer helps but for most, any kind of illness you need to be seen to be diagnosed and medicated if necessary.
 
Please stop just telling people you are bipolar because your symptoms match your friends or you did an Internet search and what you have found seem to match your issue. You are not qualified to diagnose yourself. Even if mental illness runs in your family, how you think, feel, act or react may just be a learned behavior.
 
Those of us who don’t deal with mental illness needs to understand, we have one job. Encourage those we love to do what’s best for them and theirs. Let’s stop the stigma. Those who have a mental illness does not deserve it. They did nothing to have this. So none of us have the right to make anyone feel less than because they have an illness.
 
 
This is not a post for people to air their diagnosis. this is a post for people to become aware and stop judging people who are obviously ill.
 
Until I write again,
 
 
#letsstop
#beaware
#gethelp

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