Saturday, November 17, 2012
Why is it considered so shameful to admit to having a mental disorder? Why is seeing a therapist something people have to hide so that others won't judge them and call them crazy? Why is it that taking medication in order to live a normal life is somehow taboo in our society?
I have multiple close friends who struggle with these things: Bipolar. Depression. OCD. PTSD. Anxiety disorders. Other very serious conditions as well. And they don't feel like they can just TALK about it. They have to hide it away, like some dirty little secret. But why? Why do we judge people, when we've never been in their shoes?
You know what? I see a therapist to help me deal with my chronic depression and PTSD. I'm not ashamed to admit that I need help, and i'm getting it. FINALLY. I went years without seeking help for it. Years of insomnia, apathy, chronic mood swings, flashbacks, and living in constant fear.
And you know what? I am so HAPPY i'm finally doing this for myself. I'm getting better. I'm going to be FREE. And it's going to be AMAZING! :D