I was going to revisit an already discussed topic, but after hearing something on the tv last night – well that pretty much flew out the window.
After doing some quick research this morning, the stats are >
Now, even though it’s heartbreaking, what I don’t understand is why, in this day and age, is depression or any other kind of mental illness still a taboo subject?
Holy shit peoples, let’s get with the times already 🙄
The stone-cold truth is it’s a ‘normal’ part of life for a gazillion people out there, and the last thing they need to be dealing with is narrow-minded and bullshit judgments!
Geez it’s like deja vu & swinging back to G.E.F.S I was talking about in Black Sheep & Families
Yes, we all know that mental illness in 2019 is much more acceptable than it was back in the day of straight jackets and asylums, but there’s still a stigma with mental health that shouldn’t be happening!
Surely someone doesn’t need to experience mental health first-hand before they start becoming more empathetic to someone else’s struggles?
I mean let’s face it, it’s already bad enough with the trolls lurking on the internet, who prey on people’s weaknesses for their own sick and twisted enjoyment, and to make themselves feel better, so we don’t need to be arseholes about it as well.
So, to anybody out there who still discriminates against people with mental illness – let me ask you this >
- Do you think that someone just wakes up one day and thinks ahh fuck it, I’m going to have a mental illness just for shits & giggles?
- Do you think that someone struggling with mental illness, and trapped in the darkest pits of despair, is only doing it for attention?
- Do you think that someone living with mental illness, by NO choice of their own, deserves to be humiliated and insulted with your hateful judgments, just because you’re too close-minded to consider their feelings?
If you answered yes to any of the questions – you need help!
It would be so bloody awesome if people could become more open-minded when it comes to mental illness, but sadly I’m saying this with a heavy heart as I know it’s not going to happen anytime soon 😞
Unfortunately, there are too many people out there still who are set in their self-righteous and judgy ways, and nothing I or anybody else says is ever going to make a difference.
Very sad, but very true!
To anyone out there who is living with mental illness >
ONE STEP AT A TIME ❤ and PLEASE don’t let the negative and judgmental parts of society EVER stop you from reaching out for the help you need and truly deserve.
- Beyond Blue
- Black Dog Institute
- Kids Helpline
- Butterfly Foundation (eating disorders)
- Headspace (youth)
- Suicide Call Back Service
(NB: The services listed are within Australia only)
I’m sending the BIGGEST of hugs to anybody out there living with the daily struggles of mental health, and from the bottom of my heart ❤ I sincerely wish you nothing but the very best, and may your light at the end of the tunnel be just around the corner 🤗
Hugs / Peace Out! Essie ❣