Originally Posted by TKJTG
I think the worst part behind mental illness is the stigma.
If you have a problem with your kidneys, no one bats an eye.
If you have some sort of gastrointestinal pathology, no one looks down upon you.
But for some reason the brain is treated entirely different. It has pathologies and imbalances just like any other organ of the body. The people who say "just try being happier" to those suffering from MDD have no idea wtf they are talking about.
Yeah, this really bothers me as well, and I hate it. It's so ignorant. I pretty much don't speak to my cousin, and the person I considered my best friend since I was a child because apparently i'm a pussy, and weak, and that all of this is in my head.
Because, you know, it's entirely my choice to feel like shit and not feel motivated to do anything when desperately all I want is to be functional.