Mental Health Privilege Checklist (neurotypical privilege through the lens of mental illness)

#1. Tough noogies. Employers require certain requirements, it is not REQUIRED that they cater if you are not compatible with their work environment and fellow workers. It is YOUR responsibility to find a place that is able to both accomodate you AND be able to benefit from paying you $$.

#2. Missing work? Are you serious? Everybody else hates work too. Why do you expect a free pass when nobody else gets one?

#3. Do the homework. If you dont, you fail. Just like in life. If you don’t like it then you must accept your grade or put effort into making changes.

#4. Most workplaces are sympathetic to understandable issues. But you expect to be able to just miss work, as described above. The world waits for no man.

#5. We all embarass ourselves. It is up to us to decide if we are going to disable ourselves or keep on trucking.

#6. The people at Target think I’m a psycho. By your logic, does that make me a bad person, or Target unsympathetic? If I show up to shop in a robe, people wont take me seriously. If I think that is a problem, maybe I shouldnt wear a robe. If I dont think thats a problem, then clearly I have decided that my personal comfort is more important than what people at Target think and that is my own decision to make.


#8. If people understand, they do, and if they don’t, they don’t. That is the truth of the world. Why stop your entire life because someone who hasnt had the experiences you have can’t understand? Are they in a position of power? Navigate accordingly. If not, let it go or cause yourself unneeded stress.

#9: Solution is simple: Don’t watch movies. Don’t like that? Well, guess you’ll have to do research and decide what to watch or not to watch. Don’t want to research? There is no other option.

#10. Because they ARE. No single person has the exact same experiences or viewpoints as you, EVER. It is absolutely absurd, and millennial, to demand it. No one can ever see through your eyes in the same way that you will never see through any one elses.

#11. Same as 10. Everyone is different, period.

#12. This is you literally expecting to thrive within your own comfort zone. If you don’t want to go beyond it, that is fine and no one can stop you, but your tears due to your own unhappiness and lack of fulfillment and triumph are your own doing.

#13. We ALL have mental states and types that can be ‘discriminated’ against. We can cry about them or learn where our strengths are and use them to our advantage.

#14. If people are questioning your ability to care for an animal, that means you are doing something wrong and you need to address it for the animals sake. You, not being able to afford proper food or vet bills, makes you a terrible caretaker, regardless of how much you ‘love’ your animal. Your refusal to accept responsibility is what makes you a bad caretaker.

#15. If you expect to be able to stay in bed, you need to pursue a profession that can accommodate for such days. Or is that too difficult?

#16. Nobody is going to clean your house for you without payment. Expecting otherwise is expecting slavery.

#17. If cats are dying because you lost them in your hoard of belongings, that is an issue that requires addressing. How many cats should be given the death penalty just because you feel an emotional attachment to the box of tissues you cried into… one hundred times? How is that fair to ANY cat?

#18. Everybody experiences strong emotions. Learning when the appropriate times to show them or not, and receiving punishment when not, is a part of life.

#19. The doctors job is to know when you are serious and when you are full of shit.

#20. This is your own lack of strength. Everyone experiences bullying. Expecting the world to shift due to your own discomforts is a losing battle.

#21. Given the last 20 questions, you seem pretty burdensome to me. Expecting others to accommodate such immaturity and complaining when they dont is ridiculous. Would you be willing to support someone who did nothing but complain about any attempts to help and did nothing but drain your resources? You probably can’t answer since it is clear you have never been the provider in any situation.

#22. Fucking behave.

#23. Subjective to the situation.

#24. Everyone has different standards. Given the demand for ‘love me for me!’ that the last 22 questions showed, how is it suddenly a problem if someone ACTUALLY has the patience to deal with you???

#25. Cite sources for an act that wasn't tried for murder in a court of law.

#26. Given the last 25 questions, you seem pretty determined to explain that your issues arise from an inability to decide for yourself and are therefore not liable for your own decisions. Not surprising that your family tries to intervene.

#27. Explain punishment. I feel like this happened in a classroom setting where you werent the best, even though mathematically you only had probably a 1/30 chance of being the best, yet your inability to be the best is somehow effecting your self esteem. That’s your inability to understand mathematics, not your ability to understand the curriculum.

#28. Easy solution: Practice at the things you’re good at and DGAF about what you’re bad at.

#29. You seem pretty set on telling the world you’re incapable of making decisions so I am unsure what other result you expected.

#30. Can you legitimately live on your own?

#31. Group think never validates.

#32. If you do not tell them then who do you expect will? This is your own responsibility unless you expect to live in an institution as shown in question #29.

#33. Literally everyone on earth requires this in their own way. Everyone has their own story and issues that effect their ability to socialize with others. If you expect anything other than becoming a complete hermit, you need to learn to deal with others, expecting the other way around is a guarantee for failure.

#34. Suppose thats not something I’ve ever personally dealt with. I would expect anyone to hope for a child who does not require a respirator or iron lung upon entering into the world. Anything less is manageable.

#35. If you are insulted by anyone suggesting that your child not be born with an affliction that can make their life more difficult, that is your own lack of confidence showing and also a clear display that you, even in your own mind, believe you are doing something improperly.


#37. Believe it or not, most people assume that adults understand their own needs. If you are not acting within your own needs, that is your own issue you need to address.

#38. I think the writer needs to more clearly address what this actually means before I can. A drug addict, for example, would never be legally expected to be competent in the care of children.

#39. Saying “not now” is part of being an adult. If you are unable to say that you do not wish to do something, that is your own lack of strength that requires training. The world will never accommodate to this.

#40. Whats this? I’ve never experienced this. But upon explaining my own issues, I’ve run into a LOT of people who experience the same. MANY people are understanding if you are not so concerned with the labels of ‘mental problems’ that you are willing to talk and be honest with them.

#41. PROTIP: Not everyone will like you. Deal with it.

#42. You are your own best protector and it is your responsibility to known your own weaknesses. Displaying them as weaknesses does nothing but drain blood into the water. Learning to protect yourself is part of being an adult.

#43. As long as you are aware enough not to do anything explosively destructive to your children, it will be pretty difficult to get CPS involved. Once you have their eye, it is your responsibility to put effort into becoming a better person. If you are putting your children in a dangerous position, the law CAN AND WILL remove them if you won’t be aware and responsible enough.

Frankly, so many of these ‘issues’ read like a whiny millenial crying because people won’t ‘accept’ them when the issues they expect to be accepted for are legitimate issues that require addressing. The writer is too focused on crying about microaggressions that they somehow believe that legitimate issues do not need to be taken care of and that is a major problem. Ignoring problems because they HURT YOUR FEELINGS HELPS NO ONE.