My mom is forcing me to see a psychologist to treat me but I really dont want to. They will probabaly diagnose me with a mental illness because I meet all the criterias but I dont want that. I dont want to be diagnosed with anything. I dont want pity from my family. I am normal. I am not a mental illness, it does not define me.
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As someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness previously and whose boyfriend is currently recovering from his eating disorder, I want to tell you first of all that a mental illness doesn't mean that you're going to be pitied, nor does it mean that that illness defines you. Someone with cancer is their own person, they are not defined by their cancer. Someone with a prosthetic leg is their own person, they are not defined by their disability. The same goes for mental illness. You are never going to be defined by your illness, unless you choose to let it.
Going to get diagnosed is always the best solution because mental illnesses make you suffer and the treatment you get will help your symptoms. It might not be pleasant and it might not make you feel great for a little while, but diagnosis does ultimately help your standard of life.1