treating mental illness like it's. something that's not real. math: in put in mum: beans: In went and had in but attack or ,. Just because mental illness has "illness" in it's name, that doesn't mean it even compares to physical illnesses. Get your head out of your tight hipp er
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#1 - economicfreedom (07/24/2014) [+] (13 replies)
Just because mental illness has "illness" in it's name, that doesn't mean it even compares to physical illnesses.   
   
Get your head out of your tight hippie asshole.
Just because mental illness has "illness" in it's name, that doesn't mean it even compares to physical illnesses.

Get your head out of your tight hippie asshole.
#11 - andrakian ONLINE (07/24/2014) [+] (2 replies)
To all people saying that depression is just whining.
I had depression for at least three years now, and I have my life. I can socialize and all, and only people very close to me really notice there's something "off". Because I know its not everyone's fault that I am like this, and that I am socially required to act happy. So I try to whine as little as possible. However, that doesn't mean that I am a happy person. Depression is more like the absense of feeling and motivation, not "sadness". That's how I feel it, as least. And its something that you can keep to yourself.

So, people who act depressed are either really out of control or, yes, asking for attention. You people think that depression is whining, but that's bacause "real" depression makes you recoil from other people, not tell them how you feel. So, as a rula of thumb, if someone makes an effort to show off how sad they are, they are whining. If someone makes and effort to not showing off how they feel, they are depressed.

I don't give a **** , I'll take your red thumbs and go down with the comment like a man.
#7 - auda (07/24/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Got voted the happiest kid in class out of pity when I had a depression when I was 15.   
Mfw
Got voted the happiest kid in class out of pity when I had a depression when I was 15.
Mfw
#80 - beastarro (07/24/2014) [+] (5 replies)
The reason why we treat it as such is because mental illness is the only illness that you can successfully fake/genuinely believe you have it without actually having it.

So don't freak out and make an edgy comic when your mom suggests that you stop being a little bitch because your girlfriend broke up with you or some **** .
#16 - thechosentroll (07/24/2014) [+] (22 replies)
Well, time to once again state my opinion and get thumbed down and called an idiot for it. See, the reason I have no sympathy for people with mental illnesses is because 90% of those people are 			*******		 self-diagnosed attention whores, who neither can nor want to tell tell the difference between being a little bummed out and being clinically depressed. So, I'm an equal opportunities asshole - I pick on everyone, since chances are I'm going to run into a part of the 90%. I used to try to help and give advice and crap, but I gave up, since the 90% kept using the 10% which suffer from actual serious, incurable stuff as an excuse and just carry on whoring for attention. Besides, the 10% don't post about this crap on the internet. They're too busy trying to muster the willpower to get out of bed before 3 in the afternoon, making sure their house keys form a pentagram and contemplating their navels.
Well, time to once again state my opinion and get thumbed down and called an idiot for it. See, the reason I have no sympathy for people with mental illnesses is because 90% of those people are ******* self-diagnosed attention whores, who neither can nor want to tell tell the difference between being a little bummed out and being clinically depressed. So, I'm an equal opportunities asshole - I pick on everyone, since chances are I'm going to run into a part of the 90%. I used to try to help and give advice and crap, but I gave up, since the 90% kept using the 10% which suffer from actual serious, incurable stuff as an excuse and just carry on whoring for attention. Besides, the 10% don't post about this crap on the internet. They're too busy trying to muster the willpower to get out of bed before 3 in the afternoon, making sure their house keys form a pentagram and contemplating their navels.
User avatar #27 to #16 - nought ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
nice use of arbitrary numbers
#105 - penileburglar (07/25/2014) [+] (4 replies)
IMO, there would be big problems if we ever stopped treating mental illness the way we do.

I teach a lot of kids (I teach martial arts), and have to deal with a lot of parents. I have degree in elementary ed and I'm specializing in special education. I can firmly say that a lot of kids whose parents claim they have some form of learning deficiency or mental illness really just have awful, lazy, unfit parents who would rather a diagnosis, pills, and special classes at their kid then actually give them structure, attention, and appropriate discipline.

Learning deficiencies and mental illnesses are terrible things, but they're also sadly used as excuses and crutches. Didn't bother to give your kid enough mental stimulation and discipline? Nah, couldn't be, must be ADD. Teenager that you homeschooled has no friends because you have awful skills and he/she learned all his/her social skills from you? Nah, couldn't be, must be aspergers / autism. Your kid is sad because the only interaction he/she gets from her parents is punishment and scolding? Nah, couldn't be, must be clinical depression. (I'm not using names for obvious reasons, but these are all specific examples of folks I know.)

Same goes for some adults. It's not *your* fault you're lazy and won't get off your ass and get a job, because you're clinically depressed. It's not *your* fault you're an asshole with no social skills, because you have aspergers. It's not *your* fault you're a cheating slut, you have nymphomania.

It's such a tough situation. You don't want to hurt the people that really have problems and really need help, but you don't want to let the people who don't have a real mental problem use it as an excuse, and sometimes it's hard to tell which ones are which.
User avatar #57 - bakinboy ONLINE (07/24/2014) [+] (6 replies)
i used to be depressed and had severe social anxiety.
then i got a job and realized the world doesnt give a **** about self pitying losers so i manned the **** up
#23 - eatmedrinkme (07/24/2014) [-]
After about 10 years of depression, 4 years of therapy, I can definitely say that this is more than true. I had strangers come up to me, telling me to just get better, because I was too pretty to be depressed. Can't stand it
User avatar #79 - morelazors (07/24/2014) [-]
For a second I thought this was going to be about weed.


Then I realized some faggot on tumblr was probably using this to promote their self diagnosed "depression".

I'm not saying real depression isn't serious, or that the message of this add isn't important. I just hate attention seeking tumblr chodes.
#25 - captainganto (07/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
we? **** you, puny internet picture, don't tar me with the same brush as everyone else
User avatar #96 - solomon (07/25/2014) [-]
depends on what it is. i got diagnosed with anxiety and depression. depression was just teen angst. but the anxiety. that crap is crippling. i made a dentists appointment i was worried about and pulled over while coming home from work crying to my mom cause i was scared about going and couldn't take it. i'm 21. i tried to get off my medicine a few times, but as soon as there's something to scare me, i cant function
User avatar #53 - dreamcast (07/24/2014) [-]
Sad thing is some doctors do this. I remember my ex went to the hospital once because she is diabetic and her sugar level went over 250 (proper level is 100-120). She was on oral meds and needed insulin to drop her level quickly. So the doctor comes in and reviews her condition and says "I am not really sure on what you want us to do for you". This guy literally looked confused as to why someone with diabetes would come to a hospital with dangerous sugar levels. Then he said the only thing they can really do is give her insulin. It's as if he thought we were gonna ask him to ******* cure her.
#39 - nytor ONLINE (07/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
The last one is kind of an idiotic comparison. Chances are someone is going to be saying that about a mental condition that has some chance for the afflicted person to harm someone else, i.e the person is actually possibly a danger to everyone around them. Cystic fibrosis is not harmful to people around the afflicted individual. There's room for consideration with the other comparisons, but that last one was just moronic.
#10 - crimsonsapphire (07/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Because, not all mental illnesses are as severe as these. We treat them like cuts, bruises, or even the common cold. Sure you're sick, or have a form of ailment, but the body is more than capable of healing it on its own like a lot of different mental illnesses especially in the case of depression. Depending on the case of depression it can simply be the difference between a small scratch and losing a leg, only it's more often someone crying like a five year old over a small scratch where an adult needs to step in and tell them to grow up.
#111 - lookclosely (07/25/2014) [-]
This isn't about the main point, but I have a very good friend whose sister has cystic fibrosis. She is an amazing woman who hasn't let such a difficult condition bring her down. She plays harp, runs, sings, and she's always involved with fundraisers and awareness raising gigs for other people with cystic fibrosis. She is truly fantastic, and my friend told me yesterday she's in the hospital. I hope she'll be okay. Just thought I'd share that with you guys.
#107 - xgolgothax ONLINE (07/25/2014) [-]
I'm not saying all depression is ******** or anything, but a great deal of it seems like lazy ass ******* feeling sorry for themselves.
Oh woe is me all I ever do is sleep all day in my mom's basement and stay up all night playing video games. Why can't i meet anyone!?

Seriously, more often than not when i hear someone bitching about how depressed they are I mentally categorize them in the same folder I do all those social justice warriors.
User avatar #104 - reginleif (07/25/2014) [-]
FALLACY! We do lock up sick people if it is determined that they can harm the greater society.

Source: Chinese quaratined an entire city, My local police department sent out a warrant for some poor fool who didn't obey a TB quarantine.

Sick people are often checked up on if they miss work, and they MUST VEIRFY! you can even say that those who claim to have a bad cold have a harder time getting out of it than someone claiming to be schizo. >.>
User avatar #54 - hawkmonster (07/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I have GAD. **** me.
User avatar #48 - nuclearkitteh ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
I feel like this comes from Tumblr. I do believe in mental illness, I don't believe you have a mental illness just because you use it as a free pass to be an idiot and/or cunt.
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