Mental Illness Isn’t Cute, or: Stop Calling Your Quirks OCD/Bipolar
This is an amazing blog post by Pop Goes Culture! One of my biggest pet peeves has been people using mental health diagnoses to describe the behaviour of non diagnosed people. Doing so is offensive to those with the disorders and greatly downplays the seriousness the disorders.
Just because you like things neat doesn’t mean you’re “OCD”.
Just because you can’t focus doesn’t mean you’re “ADD”.
Just because you’ve been really sad for a few days because you got dumped doesn’t mean you have “depression”.
Just because someone doesn’t like to hangout with people often doesn’t mean they’re “antisocial” (That is actually not even what the disorder is about).
Just because someone is one “personality” one second and another one in another second doesn’t mean they’re “Schizophrenic or Multiple Personality” (This one is the biggest mess because schizophrenia has nothing to do with personalities and multiple personalities is now called DID and has nothing to do with going from happy to sad in a few seconds)
Just because you get mad too doesn’t mean that you have “BPD”.
I could go on forever!!!! Read the blog!
Posted on February 27, 2012, in Articles/Video/Campaigns/Photos, Madness, Mental Health, Stigma/Discrimination and tagged bipolar, mental disorders, mental health, mental illness, OCD, Pop Goes Culture, quirks, stigma, STOP. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.