Mental health shaming is a real thing, maybe you’ve been lucky enough to not experience it. Maybe you have and it made you even more closed off then you already were. For years I have been experiencing it from my family, friends, and sometimes even at the workplace. How do you explain to someone the reason you are having a moment is because of your mental illness without feeling some type of shame?
“Why is she acting like that?”
“Can’t she just get over it and have fun?”
“Stop being so sensitive and learn to toughen up”
“You are freaking out over what?”
“What do you mean you are too tired to go?”
“Some people have it worse than you, maybe you should think about that”
“Why don’t you ask your doctor for medication? It seems like you could really use it”