During mental health month (and any month, for that matter) let's remember to not just focus on anxiety and depression. Those are important, but if you're trying to raise awareness about mental health issues and illnesses, you also need to talk about:
Personality disorders (yes, including ASPD and NPD)
The symptoms that come with these, the good and the bad. Talking about our experiences isn't demonising, it's raising awareness.
Physical and mental symptoms
Meds, therapy, and the fact that these don't work for everyone
Physical disorders/issues leading to mental issues
Neurotypes (and not just autism ADHD and dyslexia. I mean all neurotypes, schizphrenia spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma responses- everything)
And all the other disorders, mental illnesses, and other mental conditions I haven't mentioned.
You are all valid, and shouldn't be overlooked in favour of those that are most commonly talked about. Because yeah, maybe for non mentally ill people some symptoms of anxiety and depression are relatable whereas things like psychosis and dissasociating all the way out of your own body aren't as relatable, but that doesn't mean they aren't as important to talk about.
You are valid.
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