This is a post from my WordPress blog- essentially a rant about my frustration with the current perception of mental health/illness by society... rant over. ;)
You wouldn't break up with someone or end a friendship over:
- a broken leg
- cardiac issues
- a blood-related disease
- a cancer diagnosis
- a nicotine addiction
[Side note: if you did... you are indeed a sh*tty person and need to work on yourself, dearest... just sayin']
In fact, you would probably support them during their down times even MORE.
Why do I GET ATTACKED for the changes in my levels of serotonin, dopamine or norephephrine?
How is THAT fair?
How is that different?
How come a friend or girlfriend with a "physical" illness get extra support in her down times while one with a "mental" illness gets the BLAME and SHAME?
HOW DOES THAT MAKES ANY DAMN SENSE?!
Why do you get to do so, attack me as if it is a personal choice...
over and over and OVER...
when it is a change in my brain chemistry...
that is BEYOND MY CONTROL AND COMPREHENSION?
How is that fair?