now smile

now smile

Society has put people in a situation where it is not accepted to talk about their mental illness. People do not realize, or at least act, that mental illness is simply an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. It is not some way of acting people can control or choose to be.

If you had ANY other illness, with the exception perhaps of sexually transmitted disease, having to hide it from people for fear of being treated a certain way is just not a reality. Many illnesses inspire empathy and support from others while mental illness stir up fear and avoidance.

It is hard enough to walk around with fucked up thoughts and feelings, not understanding what is happening, afraid of the world and people. Then, in turn, to have to put on a face that defies our feelings and thoughts is just wrong.

Where is the empathy? Where is the support? Where are the get well cards at CVS?

Don’t let them see you for who you really are. They might run. They also might call the cops.

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