I keep hearing people use "depressed" instead of "sad" or "OCD" instead of particular. Friends will say they had a panic attack when they mean they got freaked out over something. A cast member today mentioned schizophrenia while the other girls laughed while she sat on the floor. Does this offend/annoy anybody else? It especially hurts when your friends KNOW you have mental health problems and still say such insensitive things… read more
@A MyDepressionTeam Member I'm the same way, but I told myself that one thing I want to do is stand up and speak out for mental illness (despite my anxiety). So sometimes I correct them, and other times, like you, I don't say anything because I don't want to gain attention (in a negative way).
Well I hate for the ones that know me the best like family to say something like, will you know is your condition. Or something like, you being paranoid again.
@A MyDepressionTeam Member Exactly!
God yeah, that makes me mad because I hear it too often. People at school will do this and I want to correct them but then it lowkey raises suspicions and I don’t need people worrying about me like that.
No it's not. When I have panic attacks my eyes roll back in my head, but luckily I can usually control them. Definitely not just freaking out. Yes, it's annoying and hurtful. That's why talking to someone like a therapist who can soothe u is so helpful.