|Them:||"But you're smiling!"|
|Them:||"But you aren't skinny enough to have an eating disorder!"|
|Them:||"But I can't see any scars! Your wrists are clear!"|
|Them:||"You are just shy!"|
|Them:||"You just have an overactive imagination"|
|Them:||"But you don't have any real sexual experience! You can't tell!"|
|Them:||"It's all in your head!"|
|Them:||"You choose to be this way!"|
|Them:||"That's not real!'|
|STOP. STOP IT NOW.|
My psychology teacher showed us this picture in class and spent a good 10 minutes talking about how depression is a disorder, a mental disease, not a choice, etc. I respect him so much for that.
i need to show my dad this
When I was in a psychiatric ward there was a girl two beds away from me that used to do this. She’d do it for hours, just sitting there and rocking.
One day, I asked her why she did it.
“Because it takes me away”
“Away from what?”