All Our Problems: Are They Truly Important To Share?
Or Otherwise Proven
When it comes to mental health, it’s never wrong in any logical perspective to share your mental health/illness with anyone whether it’s your friends, and family or your co-workers and managers.
Regardless of that, no one should walk away or have any kind of discrimination of anyone with a mental illness. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of nor should be discriminated either. Regardless of our condition, we are still humans just like everyone else. Our condition doesn’t take away our humanity with part of being citizens of society.
We still are the same person, we just have to work harder than others to do everything we do as humans daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. There should be nothing behind why an employer chose not to hire or interview a candidate.
Even though employers don’t clarify their reason behind why they didn’t consider interviewing or hiring you. They just tell in a polite yet professional way that maybe you didn’t make the cut or match all the qualities they were looking for in the job postition they were hiring for.
Sometimes when we share things or stories involving our mental condition, some people choose to act like they care and are interested or fascinated with the subject. But most likely they are just faking it to be polite and aren’t really interested in interacting with you maybe possibly because of your label from your mental condition. Along with their beliefs around mental illness.
No one in society should ever treat anyone with a mental illness any less differently than someone with a physical illness. There is absolutely nothing wrong or bad about having a mental illness. We may be different but not in a bad way. We just have to work harder on everything we do in our lives.
Don’t give us crap for making a big deal or celebration for achieving a few goals like personal hygiene; taking care of ourselves: taking a shower, skin care, self love, or even just getting dressed, brushing our teeth & eating breakfast. Achieving little goals like these are not pathetic or stupid to be proud of. If you don’t know our story or what it’s like living with a mental illness, don’t judge us.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
You may know our name, but not our stories of what we’ve been through that would say particularly for ourselves that it’s a miracle that we are alive. You don’t know how hard we are fighting some days when you don’t realise. So be kind and be gentle with us. If you say something harmful, it will affect whether we are alive the next day, never mind asking us about if we are going to a party that weekend.
It’s not just guns that kill, words can too. Words can lead to suicidal attempts of suicide using a gun or other props. So think before you speak or judge. What you say next will ever so easily affect someone’s existence tomorrow.
Neve judge someone or something if you don’t understand it or have been down their road.
Big changes come more easily with small steps. Why? Well others living with mental illness face the stigma and discrimination daily and do all they can to survive each day. The rest of society just doesn’t seem to understand, respect how hard we have to fight with our mental illness with the stigma and discrimination being so powerful yet so convincing to end our lives.
It makes us believe that no one cares about us. That we don’t matter. That our friends, family, acquaintances would be better off and happier without you. That we don’t deserve: love, happiness, kindness, affection, belonging and so much more. This kind of thing has way more power on humans with mental illnesses than the rest of society believe themselves.
As scary as true as it may be, we ourselves are the only one who can save ourselves. We have to speak up. No one can read our minds. Speaking up requires a lot of risk, courage & strength to be fully able to speak to someone you feel comfortable talking to; that helps you get help towards your journey in recovery.
So please, do everyone else that makes up the rest of society with a mental illness and be kind. Be aware of any signs of struggle or someone trying to drop little or big hints that they are not okay and want your help in return for speaking up.