Perosnal post close to me
4 days ago (October 10th ) was Mental Health Day. I’m not posting this for attention, but to raise awareness and banish the stigma. In 5 days it will mark a year since being diagnosed with severe Anorexia, which consequently lead me to have anxiety and depression. Even though i can recover it could possibly going to affect me for the rest of my life. Although there are many people who would feel embarrassed by having these diagnoses, I am not. Since being in recovery I have met some inspiring people who I look up to. At the time I considered myself and strange , weird and a freak because it’s not really “normal” not to be able to do an everyday thing like eat , or just crying for no reason not wanting to be alive at the time because it’s so unbearable and not simply enjoying life. Even though it’s not “normal” it happens and it happens to more people than you may think. You can’t necessary tell if someone is suffering from a mental health issues. There are so many misconceptions about mental illness. Not all people who are depressed are constantly unhappy and have a miserable face on them , not all people with eating disorders are emaciated and eat nothing at all . There is such a lack of understanding and awareness about being mentally ill , for example there is a massive difference between “being too thin ” and having an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a mental disorder and not a weight disorder .There is also a difference between “feeling depressed” and actually being depressed and not wanting to be alive. people die because of this illness. I bet you didnt know that most people who have eating disorders dont die because of the physical effects, they die because of psychological effects its brings(the isolation, the depression, the self harm, the suicidal thoughts) , the unworthy thinking of they dont deserve to live or get better).Mental illnesses do not only effect the suffer it effects their family and friends .I can’t imagine how much suffering I have put everyone who knows through and still because I’m still suffering it makes me feel rubbish that they are having to go through this with me as well .I bet if they could they would do recovery for me. It’s time to stop seeing mental health as something to be ashamed of, it’s a common illness just as common as physical health problems but the person is most likely to be sufferer in silence because the issue cant not necessarily be seen , it effects anyone, any gender, race , and age, Although i am mainly effect by 3 certain illnesses , there are many more out there. people suffering from other mental health disorders are not doing it for attention and people need to learn more than them other than just the common misconceptions.Just to let anyone suffering from anything mental disorders they are not alone
im thinking about making this blog a bit more personal.
my personal post will probably be tagged as fashionstudentconfessions
what do you all think ? would you like that ?