Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Stop Infantilizing Me

I’m mentally ill, not a child.

Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash

“Don’t have a temper tantrum, Sam.”

The two of us stood in the kitchen, tension impregnating the air between us. I could feel a panic attack coming on, my breath coming in short and scattered bursts, but my roommate didn’t understand what was happening. In her head, my panicked state was a temper tantrum because I didn’t get what I wanted. Even…

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