Mental illnesses

A lot of people feel that things like depression, anxiety, being bipolar and so on, are controllable things that you can overcome. Yes, I’m sure you could be able to overcome a mental illness, but it’s not that easy. What I despise is people who are ignorant to ‘metal diseases’. Depression isn’t as bad as, say, schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder, but it’s still hard to deal with. Coming from my experiences, chronic sadness shouldn’t be taken lightly. You don’t know how many times I’ve heard:
1. Just stop being sad.
2. You have no reason to be sad.
3. It’s all in your head.
4. You don’t need medication.
5. You’re overreacting.
And so on.
It’s okay for people to have their own opinions on things. But most of these are chemical imbalances. I’m probably overreacting, but it’s not easy to deal with. You  can’t just get over depression. You can’t just stop being sad. Who would want to fake that? It’s not fun. It’s not fun needing to take medication that just balances you out so you feel content, not necessarily happy.
It’s not fun to want to die when you’ve been at your lowest point. Who wants to experience that willingly? Just how ignorant people feel about gays: it’s not something you can cure! You’re just born that way.
So before you say shit, maybe you should experience it, or talk to someone. Because that shit’s hard.

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