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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#24 to #4 - anon id: 86058db3
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>Claims to have had depression
>Becomes expert on all mental illnesses

If mouthbreaters would shut the **** up about things they know nothing about, the world would be a better place.
#30 to #4 - anon id: d561e2b8
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That means you were a whiny bitch, not depressed. Real depression is measurable by the chemicals in brains. It can go away, or it may not.

Regardless, you're not the expert and you sure as hell don't speak for everybody with depression. "Oh, I totally had disassociative identity disorder, all I had to do was realise I was one person!" No, you're a stupid twat. Sit down.
User avatar #124 to #30 - stereojunkie
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Yeah pretty much this

I suffered "depression" last week as a side effect of doing xtc once.
I never was depressed before and I'm not depressed now, it's just the chemicals.
It ******* sucked though, it's as if all life is just drained out of you. Didn't feel like doing things I enjoyed before and looked forward to going to bed the most everyday.
#33 to #30 - thefates
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He just said clinically depressed, that means he had a trained professional assess him. Dick.
#49 to #33 - allhailshrek
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>believing anything on FunnyJunk
#61 to #49 - thefates
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>Assuming everyone's a liar just BECAUSE they told a story.
#67 to #4 - anon id: ed9ddb88
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"Suicide is a huge but largely preventable public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost one million fatalities every year" - www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2004/pr61/en/
If there is damage to a gene controlling cell replication in your kidney, you get renal cancer a 'physical' illness. You have a mutation in a gene for a neurotransmitter or receptor that stops you ever feeling pleasure, trusting or understanding and you 'just need to grow up'. Just because its happening in the brain does not mean it is under your control somehow.
- third most common cause of hospitalization
- costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year
- die on average 25 years earlier than other Americans, largely due to treatable medical conditions
www.nami.org/factsheets/mentalillness_factsheet.pdf
You talk of attention seeking but you're really just now wanting the attention to stray too far from you an onto others that need some.
#102 to #4 - anon id: cf3d486a
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Except there's hardcore proof of neurological changes in DA receptors. Someone could have told you that while you were depressed and you wouldn't have gotten out of it. it takes time and don't get me wrong,mental state is key in overcoming these illness but try telling that to someone with schizophrenia, not gonna heal em. Also, like any mental disease, depression is on a scale, maybe yours was lighter (also diagnostics in this field are not too great.. (really nothing in this field is too great to be honest but it does work to an extent so that's something)
#113 to #4 - nigeltheoutlaw
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That just means you were a whiny bitch, not depressed. If you were actually clinically depressed then you couldn't have just got over it because you wanted to, since not being able to get over it through will is one of the key determining factors.
#126 to #4 - alexanderh
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I had a depression from around december to around mid-june. I felt terrible at all times of the day. I felt physically ill almost every day. All of my grades dropped, and I missed a lot of assignments and a large amount of classes to the point that I was in danger of being thrown out. I would come home, turn on the computer, and occasionally play a game. I'd often just lie down in my bed, crying.
This all happened because of something my step-father said. He's been a pain to deal with for about 12 years, and when we got in a fight over me sleeping to about 10:30 on a weekend, I broke down completely. That was the first time I've ever had a grade below 02 (the minimum to pass), which I got on an assignment that counted as an exam.

Over the next couple of months I constantly felt down and in a bad mood, and didn't feel like doing anything all day. I gained weight and started to feel fat (I used to be skinny. I'm not fat, but I am a little over weight, which is especially visible on my stomach). Over time, I got mildly suicidal, but not to the point where I was seriously considering it. I thought about it, and how to do it, but it never got to the point of wanting to go through with it.
Around the middle of May I started seeing the school psychiatrist (school principal wanted to talk to me about attendance, she ended up referring me). I slowly got better, and now I feel like I'm mostly over it. I still need to talk to my mother and step-father about it.

The fact of the matter is, your situation is not unique, but it is not the only way depression can go. Some people do need help. Your attitude towards the problem isn't helping them, but can often make it worse.
Depression is not "just BS". Just because you were clinically diagnosed with it doesn't mean you actually had it. False positives happen. And your situation is not the only way it can go.
User avatar #106 to #4 - whatugawkinat
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That's because most diagnoses for "depression" are ********, the same as self "diagnoses" are. Medical depression is clearly noticeable, be it by a doctor or average joe. Depression is a very common SYMPTOM every single human on earth feels on a very regular basis and varying in level from just a ****** day to "I want to kill myself". However, there is also a severe illness/disease/disorder or whatever you want to call it, that causes the inflicted to feel depressed on a level nobody will ever experience...regardless of trauma in life. All of our emotions stem from chemical balance/imbalances...being depressed in a sever form we all mistake as everyday emotion is nothing more than a massive chemical imbalance...FAR worse than what 99.9% of people make it out to be.
User avatar #108 to #4 - macacobr
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Same here.
#132 to #4 - ironsoul
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As somebody diagnosed with clinical depression, it took hard core drugs for me to treat my condition. **** YOU.
User avatar #134 to #4 - almostninja
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You were depressed. That doesn't mean you had a mental disorder like depression. If you want to be an uninformed faggot, that's fine, but don't misinform others.

You didn't experience depression. You experienced what is called "Being a bitch and then growing the **** up"
User avatar #5 to #4 - ubertaco
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Yeah I was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a year back and hear 2 distinct voices other than my own thoughts and no treatment has helped the pills just exhaserbate my audial hallucinations feelsbadman.jpg
User avatar #62 to #5 - happypancake
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Have you told your doctor? Sounds like you need to switch medication. It might take a few tries but the right medication could be out there waiting for you.
User avatar #64 to #62 - ubertaco
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I lost my insurance about 2 months ago because im currently an emancipated minor and had government insurance and when they realised I didnt have a guardian they dropped me because I cant consent to medical treatment for myself under the age of 18 ******* government logic but I stopped my meds like 2 months before hand because I knew I would lose my guardian or at least she would be labeled unfit for guardianship but I feel like ive got my hallucinations under control they just get aggravating its literal angel and demon one berates me constantly over little things like stumbling while walking and the other just tries to talk with me and keep me calm and then my normal thoughts blend into this but often I have thoughts that arent mine said in my head in my own voice but it will be just dark/depressing/gorey and the other two are very obviously not in my voice nor do I have control over how often they come forward I just try to not let them dictate how I feel
User avatar #69 to #64 - happypancake
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I'm afraid I don't know too much about the US (I'm assuming) system for insurance and healthcare, but it sounds like you're in a bit of a tricky situation and I feel for you.
It depends how you feel about having voices in your head. If you're okay with it then it's fine but maybe you should have a contingency plan (money for doctors bill and medication, if possible, or a way of getting insurance) for if it gets worse.
User avatar #70 to #69 - ubertaco
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Yep but im okay with it its never been unbearable just mildly annoying
User avatar #71 to #70 - happypancake
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I hope it stays that way, good luck man
User avatar #73 to #71 - ubertaco
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Goodluck to you as well in whatever endeavor you may be in have a peaceful day and restful night my dear happypancake
User avatar #103 to #5 - admiralen
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what do they say? i feel like if theyre not assholes or creepy they would be great
User avatar #129 to #103 - ubertaco
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Well like I said its angel and demon one if I trip while walking will normally say something like "you peice of **** youcant even walk properly how do you call yourself a person let alone a man" the other actually will hold conversations like I dont know what he will say next but its normally like "hey man just stay positive you might not feel like anything is ever going to be okay or normal again but stay yourself you can get past this"
User avatar #136 to #129 - admiralen
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i cant speak for other people, but as a person whos been through lonely times that sounds like it could be nice, well not the demon but the angel
User avatar #17 to #5 - Killerwale
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I can't tell whether it's you talking or the other two voices
User avatar #20 to #4 - angelious
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he was talking about mental ilness in general..not just depression
User avatar #13 to #4 - meganinja
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Different people experience things in different ways. I was depressed at one point and I just got over it, but I don't expect other people to be able to do the same thing because I'm not an inconsiderate douche.
#52 to #4 - thefunnyside
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You're going with the "Whales are mammals. Whales live in water. Therefore all mammals live in water"   
Don't be such a close-minded ****
You're going with the "Whales are mammals. Whales live in water. Therefore all mammals live in water"
Don't be such a close-minded ****
#1 - economicfreedom
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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.
User avatar #2 to #1 - nought [OP]
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I predict 80% chance of red thumbs in the next 23 hours
#3 to #2 - economicfreedom
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that's the idea
User avatar #8 to #3 - ninjaroo
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Wasn't there some guy named economic? Are you him?
#9 to #8 - economic
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I'm much more racist than him and I'd want a government that helps keep our culture, race etc. alive and slow if not stop globalization, he wants economic freedom.
I'm much more racist than him and I'd want a government that helps keep our culture, race etc. alive and slow if not stop globalization, he wants economic freedom.
User avatar #14 to #9 - meganinja
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Why do you want a rid of globalization? It's a very good thing for the global economy.
User avatar #15 to #14 - economic
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But a bad thing for our culture.
In Ireland we had many different shops, bars, restaurants etc. that represented irish culture. Now every shop has the same ****, the bars don't have any culture and we look, feel and taste like america. Ireland is turning into mini America. Not all globalization is bad but not all of it is good.
User avatar #36 to #15 - lean
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We have some pretty solid Irish style pubs around here (America). Too bad they all serve that pisswater import BS. I stick to the Jameson at the bars.
#31 to #15 - anon id: d561e2b8
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Ha ha ha ha ha okay no, shut up, you're both wrong and stupid.

Maybe it's like that in the bigger cities- but guess what, all big cities that don't have a very heavy focus on tourism ends up like that. Dublin is a business centre first and foremost, for example. It's focused on business, not culture. We have plenty of other places for that.

Also- I've been to America and I live in Ireland. The two places are pretty incomparable, unless you consider tall buildings and international franchises purely American, in which case I'm gonna assume you're a stupid **** who has no idea what he's talking about.

Go into a pub every once in a while, maybe try putting some actual effort into looking for cultural centres.
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You're a ,moron anon. **** off to KFC, you know the ones that are destroying local irish business.
#110 to #8 - anon id: 351b6dfa
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Economic is also a huge dick. Posting propaganda and deleting comments and blocking people who disprove him.
#22 to #1 - anon id: 86058db3
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Mental illness is a real thing.

You inbred ignorant rednecks need to shut the **** up.
#68 to #1 - anon id: ed9ddb88
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"Suicide is a huge but largely preventable public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost one million fatalities every year" - www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2004/pr61/en/
If there is damage to a gene controlling cell replication in your kidney, you get renal cancer a 'physical' illness. You have a mutation in a gene for a neurotransmitter or receptor that stops you ever feeling pleasure, trusting or understanding and you 'just need to grow up'. Just because its happening in the brain does not mean it is under your control somehow.
- third most common cause of hospitalization
- costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year
- die on average 25 years earlier than other Americans, largely due to treatable medical conditions
www.nami.org/factsheets/mentalillness_factsheet.pdf
And where did you earn you medical doctorate?
User avatar #43 to #1 - flyingvivo
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A lot of mental illnesses (schizophrenia for example) can be a lot more dangerous than most "normal" illnesses.
#11 - andrakian
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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.
#84 to #11 - anon id: da355b5c
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There are also anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and other similar things that cause very different problems than depression. People tend to lump all mental illnesses together, but they are wildly different. I've been very close to someone with depression and someone with an anxiety disorder, and they're almost opposite. People with depression (in my experience) tend to be moody, reclusive, and stand-offish. People with anxiety disorders tend to overreact, break down a lot, and struggle to handle even the most basic of conflict and pressure. Then there are just people who whine, and it's a sad fact that those people exist. It's hard to really know if you don't know the person personally. If they're making a big fuss about how upset they are (without anyone asking) then they're probably just whining. Oh, and as for bipolar disorder, you'll ******* know. Those people are legit insane without medication. My heart goes out to anyone dealing with a mental disorder.
#131 to #11 - alexanderh
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You are exactly correct. I was depressed for a few months. I seemed happy in public, but felt terrible. It was easy to seem happy or at least not depressed. I even had thoughts along the lines of "if I pretend to be happy for long enough, I might convince myself".

My dad actually noticed before I did. Now, after the fact, I notice that my father asked me several times during the winter (before I knew about the depression) how I felt, if I was happy, if something was wrong, etc. I always answered yes, that I was fine, and that nothing was wrong. I didn't know that I was depressed. It probably sounds really weird, and it was, but it was real.

Now that I think of it, he's probably the only reason I didn't kill myself. He's always been there. I feel really lucky to have a father like that.
#7 - auda
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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
User avatar #40 to #7 - tsoper
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that girl is really beautiful
User avatar #42 to #40 - auda
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She is Miranda and she worked at Amy's Baking Company.
She was a waitress back when Gordon Ramsey was there to help them cook.
Really a beautifull girl working at a bad place. She can't even keep the tips she gets where she works.
User avatar #75 to #42 - beautifull
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beautiful*
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I expanded the gif just to see how big it could get.

Jeebus.
#80 - beastarro
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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 ****.
#82 to #80 - anon id: ed9ddb88
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>people believe that some fake it
>everyone must be faking it
#83 to #82 - beastarro
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where did i say that my friend?
#89 to #83 - anon id: ed9ddb88
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"your mom suggests that you stop being a little bitch because your girlfriend broke up with you or some ****"

Your comment failed to include an instance where there was genuine mental illenss
#98 to #89 - beastarro
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So that automatically means I don't accept the actual thing for what it is? Jeez it's like you want me to hate people with depression.
User avatar #91 to #80 - lolollo
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So what you're saying is you're willing to forego giving people the support they need because of a few people faking the condition?

What kind of asshole would just make a blanket assumption like that without having the decency to investigate into the matter before making up their mind about what's going on?
#16 - thechosentroll
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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.
#115 to #16 - nigeltheoutlaw
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You're a retard. That's not even an opinion, it's just demonstrably false **** that you're spewing out of your mouth.
You're a retard. That's not even an opinion, it's just demonstrably false **** that you're spewing out of your mouth.
User avatar #116 to #115 - thechosentroll
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Gee, I'd never noticed before.
User avatar #117 to #116 - nigeltheoutlaw
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If you'd noticed your comment wasn't an opinion, then why'd you label it as such? Calling it an outright lie rife with falsified "facts" would have been a lot more accurate.
User avatar #118 to #117 - thechosentroll
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If you say so.
#120 to #118 - nigeltheoutlaw
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I don't need to say so. Since you're so sure that what you are saying is correct, then share some stuff that proves all of your insipid claims. My guess is that you are called an idiot for making outrageous claims without proof, so I'm sure that if you provide some, people will take you more seriously.
I don't need to say so. Since you're so sure that what you are saying is correct, then share some stuff that proves all of your insipid claims. My guess is that you are called an idiot for making outrageous claims without proof, so I'm sure that if you provide some, people will take you more seriously.
User avatar #122 to #120 - thechosentroll
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I have no pretense of being taken seriously, so I don't see a point in it.
#123 to #122 - nigeltheoutlaw
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Then why did you post in the first place? Why do you suddenly lose interest when you are asked to back up a single bit of the liquid **** you just posted? Clearly there was a point before, so there should be now. If you can prove what you said then I would definitely take you seriously.
Then why did you post in the first place? Why do you suddenly lose interest when you are asked to back up a single bit of the liquid **** you just posted? Clearly there was a point before, so there should be now. If you can prove what you said then I would definitely take you seriously.
#125 to #123 - thechosentroll
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I'm gonna be honest with you. I posted that while browsing regularly and while I was in the mood for senseless, retarded arguing. If I still were, I'd have come up with a witty retort 2 replies ago and started ************ you for fun. Luckily for you, you decided to reply while I was reading Berserk and had funnyjunk open in another tab, so the best I can do now is a quick lighthearted reply in the hopes of you losing interest so I can keep reading uninterrupted. It doesn't seem to be working, so I may as well show you my cards in the hopes of you noticing how pointless all of this is. I normally don't give a **** about someone telling me I'm wrong. Compounded by the facts that I'm half-asleep and reading Berserk, I'm actually giving a negative amount of ***** right now.
User avatar #127 to #125 - nigeltheoutlaw
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Uh huh. I guess it's easy to be wrong when you don't even attempt to prove it to yourself. Have fun with Berserk, it's a good manga.
User avatar #128 to #127 - thechosentroll
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Very. I'm currently at the bit I like to call Grimdark One Piece.
User avatar #44 to #16 - flyingvivo
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Yeah **** everyone who has a mental illness because some idiots act like idiots and pretend that they have a mental illness...
I've met a girl with OCD and I'd rather amputate my leg than get that.
User avatar #50 to #44 - thechosentroll
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See? This is why I always get people bitching at me - they pardon the 90% because of the 10%. There is someone out there with a severe mental condition, therefore I am not allowed to say anything against obvious attention whores on the odd chance that they're that 1 in a million person, who has a mental illness, goes online and refuses to shut up about it.
#56 to #50 - shredmaster
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That isn't what you said, though. You bash on everyone, not just the whiny attention whores. Which makes you a *******.
User avatar #59 to #56 - thechosentroll
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Like I said, equal opportunities asshole. And like I also later said, statistically, it's extremely unlikely that any of the people I bash on are actually suffering from those mental illnesses. Depressed people don't post all over facebook about how depressed they are.
#85 to #59 - shredmaster
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You know what your "equal opportunities" ******** accomplishes? Precisely jack ****. If you do it to an attention whore, they bask in the attention that you're giving them. If you do it to someone who actually has a legitimate problem, you're at best being a needless dick and at worst worsening their problem. Stop being a piece of **** and trying to justify it with "Hurr durr but I make fun of every1".
#86 to #85 - thechosentroll
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Quick question. Why do I have to justify it? Because I'm not making excuses, I'm just stating my reasons. I am an asshole. I say assholish things to people because I either mean them or just got bored and wanted to piss someone off. What is there to justify? I do it, because I want to. I don't care if I'm wrong of I'm an asshole. If I did, I wouldn't be doing it in the first place. Give me one reason to care which I can't counter with "I don't give a ****".
#87 to #86 - shredmaster
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At least you're a self-aware piece of trash. Oh well. If you're that happy being inferior as a human being, then continue on.
User avatar #88 to #87 - thechosentroll
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Eh, human beings are overrated.
User avatar #137 to #50 - flyingvivo
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Where in my post did I pardon the idiots?
#130 to #16 - woozie
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User avatar #27 to #16 - nought [OP]
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nice use of arbitrary numbers
User avatar #28 to #27 - thechosentroll
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Thank you. I decided to go with 90%, since saying 99% would be closer to the truth, but always looks like you're just exaggerating.
#105 - penileburglar
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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.
#112 to #105 - gtfomylawnbish
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TLDR version?
User avatar #121 to #112 - penileburglar
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TLDR I teach kids and a lot of parents would rather blame mental illness / developmental problems that their kids don't really have instead of acknowledge their own ****** parenting, and that's why we can't treat mental illness like physical illness.
#109 to #105 - theseventhmirror
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To be fair, the example of depression you gave could lead to actual issues.
It's true that most mental disabilities are only developed genetically but mental illness is more likely to be caused by environment and upbringing.
User avatar #119 to #109 - penileburglar
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Good point. Still, in those cases, if you're not acknowledging the environmental factors and you're just throwing pills and therapy at it, you're not actually going to fix the problem.
User avatar #57 - bakinboy
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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
#63 to #57 - anon id: ed9ddb88
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And if you had been born with a mutation in a serotonin receptor or enzyme and were clinically rather than circumstantially 'depressed'? You know what happened to you but not any one else.
#65 to #63 - bakinboy
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chill your titties captain contrarian, the point is to do something about your problems and not just wallow in self pity
chill your titties captain contrarian, the point is to do something about your problems and not just wallow in self pity
#72 to #65 - anon id: ed9ddb88
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yea ill change the genome of every neuron in my brain!
#77 to #72 - bakinboy
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yea, and go cry about it
yea, and go cry about it
User avatar #93 to #57 - zealotgold
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i realized i wasn't right in the head so i got my self checked out and found i am bi-polar a few weeks back so im now going through the trials so i can function "normally" but hey at least i found the problem
#114 to #57 - nigeltheoutlaw
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That just means you were a whiny bitch, not depressed. If you were actually clinically depressed then you couldn't have just got over it because you wanted to, since not being able to get over it through will is one of the key determining factors. Yeah, I just posted it, but your comment was almost exactly the same.
#23 - eatmedrinkme
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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
#25 - captainganto
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we? **** you, puny internet picture, don't tar me with the same brush as everyone else
User avatar #26 to #25 - nought [OP]
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lol