I could write a post now about the stigma of mental illness or whatever, but that’s not the point I’m trying to make. In fact, I’m hoping not to focus on it much at all.
I don’t see why it’s so hard for people (me included) to admit to having a bit of a hard time over one thing or a few things. Sometimes you just can’t cope with something, be that schoolwork or family stress or whatever, that doesn’t mean you need help or medication or whatever, maybe just understanding from the people close to you.
I succumbed to the stress of schoolwork last thursday and cried in biology because my media deadline was due. That doesn’t mean I’m depressed or bipolar or anything like that, it just means I was stressed. Is it really so hard to admit to being stressed? Do people see it as admitting a weakness with no mental state to blame?
Now, I’m not at all saying that mental illness is bullshit or whatever, but it isn’t the only excuse for struggling with things. I wish people would realise that… If I cry on coursework deadline day, don’t shove my in a therapists, just maybe give me a hug.