This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice. My dad was diagnosed with depression. He was so ashamed of it that he hid it from me and my brothers. A month later, he killed himself. The stigma that comes with mental illness made my Dad embarrassed to talk to his own kids about this problem because he felt like less of a man.
Erase the stigma. The more we talk about mental illness, the less likely it will end in suicide.
sums about everything
This. Oh my Gaga, symptoms of four mental illnesses and I’m only just getting assessment for them at 20, and it was so freaking hard to get the referrals I needed, and everybody calls me lazy BUT I’M NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO DO THE THINGS I’M SUPPOSED TO AND I TRY TO DO THEM BUT BEING ORGANISED AND PRODUCTIVE IS LIKE WALKING THROUGH A BRICK WALL
(Source: losingthe-war, via biological-warfare)