Theres even LESS when you go outside the North American market.
If you think you might have a mental disorder, do not take a dumb test on the Internet. That will tell you nothing, nor will posting the results on your blog make anything better. Quizzes like that are not accurate diagnostics and fetishize and trivialize mental illness. Get yourself to a professional who can provide coping skills and medication. Seriously.
Oh I am sick of people spouting this fucking bullshit see a doctor like it’s always that fucking easy or cheap or they’re always fucking competent or that it’s not fucking terrifying and difficult as shit when you’re suffering from a mental illness to give some right-wing voting rich fuck potential power over you’re fucking life.
I am so sick of people spouting this fucking sufferer-blaming fucking bullshit.
Not all Drs are incompetent, brushing them all because of the acts of one or a few is wrong. Also, you dont have to go to a Dr, you can just see a therapist (they can be both, but not both be each other, if that makes sense…)
When I was at my lowest in the US, I was lucky to find somewhere that worked on a sliding scale basis (lucky I was able to afford a car, so could drive the 45 minutes to and fro to get help) and gave me my medicine for free. Those people SAVED my life.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t necessarily see a doctor, but this fucking sufferer-blaming bullshit is not fucking right. I can sure as hell empathise with people who decide they won’t or can’t seek treatment because IT IS NOT FUCKING EASY. So yeah. This post is bullshit.
No, you should never ever feel shame over your disease. NEVER.
Depression is something that sticks with you and never, ever really goes away.
My post isnt bullshit, because asking for help isnt bullshit - its the first step to RECOVERY and beginning to function day to day.I never asked, someone reached out and helped me. I was dragged in and registered. I know not EVERYONE is that lucky to have people who care, but when you do reach out for help theres nothing wrong with seeking it.
Also, the place who helped me, understood it takes MANY attempts to actually get your feet in the door and going through it. Missed/cancelled appts? No charge. Just a phone call to make sure you were okay and if you wanted to reschedule.
Also theres nothing wrong in NOT seeking it either.
It hurts when I see people I care for deeply and suffering worse than I did, and being unable to get up and out and ask for help. All I can do, is be there when they reach out during the low points and listen. Sometimes that in itself is therapy.