So I came across a quote that spoke about the stigma mental health sufferers face for no reason other than just admitting that something is wrong and that they'd like a little help. Which is a far more important reason than "OMG, this person called me stupid. Am I really?" People are so ignorant and so I've developed this 'No Mercy' type attitude and just drill them with education till they realise how stupid and wrong they were or just make them look stupid by talking to someone else who does. Why should we have to mold ourselves into something we are not. I struggle with getting people to take me seriously since I've been open but what is actually wrong with me. Women even dismiss you because you are not dateable where as in fact I'm a far better choice then some so called normal people out there. Soon as you say the word mental, it's like a ball and chain comes into everyones mind.
I've been rejected more than once for having depression and anxiety issues - including by my long term boyfriend who also had anxiety. Life is tough. You can't let it get you down, though. Keep fighting the good fight.
I feel your pain. Especially with women. I don't know what your mental issue is, but mine is anxiety/depression. Both the antithesis of confidence, which is apparently all women want in a man. Never mind that I actually treat women with the respect they deserve, unlike the douche bags they date, never mind I am smart, fun and have a lot to offer them, never mind that because I CARE about them I sometimes get nervous, because the relationship is important. No that doesn't matter, all they care about is if a guy is a narcissist with delusions of grandeur.
You know, I've suffered from depression for a couple years now, There isn't a fucking minute that goes by where i dont fucking hate myself, hate the life i live, and consider how much better shit would be if i wasn't here,
So, i went to a doctor about it in the hope i could get some medication to dellude myself from the bullshit that is life, And you know what he did?
He gave me some bulshit ''analogy'', And treated me like a fucking 13 year old girl whos 3 day relationship just ended and is a little bit sad, And not someone who spends every night for the past 3 years awake until 4-5AM thinking of killing themselves. And then had the nerve to tell me ''Think about what I've said, and come back in a couple months when your feeling better about it''
And, If even doctors, trained fucking proffesional doctors treat mental illness like shit, Then how the fuck is anyone?
I have anxiety issues and my girlfriend from the beginning just told me all she wants from a relationship would be for me to just be open and honest about everything. So therefore she's been aware I suffer with anxiety and that I'm insecure and everything.
But then it came out a few days ago from her that clearly my mental health issues are too much for her even though I said I'm better than I used to be and that I am getting better. I just wish I hadn't have even bothered telling her now..
I have suffered from a mental disorder since the age of 17 , sure you will find the odd person who will bully you about it, I never saw the difference between bullies that do it on those with mental issues and those who just bully for bullying no matter what. If you let your condition be the excuse for rejection , people reject people for all kinds of reasons worse than what we go through. The over-sensitive people who jump on non politically correct words , is a crutch. At 15 , is use to tell anyone who wanted to that , I spent in a mental institution , they kept me away from the undiagnosed crazies roaming loose in society , I said it with humour , Put they also knew, I could kick their ass , in baseball, hockey, academics and football. Yet I was 5'8" , not a jock. We are often our own worse enemy. Obsessive negative views are often in our minds, we need to let them go.
For now we have to hide it because not enough people understand it. Nobody understands why having bipolar makes me disabled. They can't see the disability so they assume I must be faking. But mental illness is basically treated the same as any invisible illness. When people can't physically see something wrong with you they won't take it seriously.
i try to tell people im thinking about dating about my problems before hand because if i dont and they find out later theyll leave me and it will hurt. at least this way i won't get hurt too bad. im anti relationship and social anyways. #humanextinction2016!!!
It should NEVER be a stigma , coming from someone that was sectioned just over 5 years ago for stress induced psychosis ( also some PTSD from my British Army service ) & treated for depression in 2008 , I have won these battles , but some poor souls are at constant war with themselves. People are judgmental , ignorant & shallow in the main , exceptions to this are in the minority , so I only mix with a handful of people , to be frank most people piss me off in some way. Hence , post divorce , I will stay solo.