[Venting] “mental health awareness month”

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Shakespear's Brother

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Fuck, one of the most odious, performative piles of garbage is that whole mess of #BellLetsTalk on Twitter

Fucking telephone company co-opting mental health as a fucking marketing stunt
 
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SleeplessSoul

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Mental health and mental illness are NOT the same thing at all
Mental health is looking after your mental being just like physcial health involves looking after the body and being healthy
Mental illness is suffering from an actual mental disorder which has to be treated.
We all have mental health but not mental ill health
It is norm al to feel depressed if your partner dumped you but that is not suffering an illness

It is not normal to have compulsive self harm urgues like i do .
It is not nornal to have on and off sucidial thoughts like i do

Mental health campaigms encourage people to talk about thier feelings and seek help, look after their wellbeing

Anway i think it is all bullshit as people dont listen or get fed up of you talking .
This is the kind of thing I wanted to say. I totally see the point of mental health awareness month and I can see the ‘good’ it might do. Personally, I think it’s more for people with acute mental health issues. It does a lot of good for those kind of people by encouraging them to say it’s sad that kind of things.

As someone who has a chronic mental health condition though, I don’t think it’s for me. It doesn’t make me want to talk more about constantly being suicidal or wanting to self-harm. It doesn’t make things any better to talk about things.

That said, I am one of those people who posts a lot of stuff about mental health awareness because I want my friends to be able to come to me. I’ve had a few people reach out and I’m so glad I can help.
 
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noaccount

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The awareness campaign shit is extremely invasive and talking-over people too, it's only ever been About Us Without Us

I've... been in the public library in Albuquerque...
 
LastFlowers

LastFlowers

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lol all the “neurotypicals” on Twitter right now boasting about how they contribute to mental health awareness. It’s just a way to boost their own ego by getting likes and recognition.
I just feel like screaming. I mean can they not just do a kind deed and not post it on social media? I lose some respect for people when I see this. I do feel sorry for them though because they obviously have their own self-esteem issues. It’s just extremely sad that they have to use mental illness and general misery about life as a way to feel validated.
I can’t stand people who publicly pat themselves on the back for such nonsense. It’s all a show.
 
madbananas

madbananas

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I can’t stand people who publicly pat themselves on the back for such nonsense. It’s all a show.
exactly. I’ve had enough. My life has Been filled with enough disappointment
 
taylor321

taylor321

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Exactly. Ugh I’m not looking at twitter for a long while now. Can’t stand it. People who have literally ignored me when I’ve been suicidal are posting about suicide prevention and the importance of kindness etc. It’s an absolute joke lol.
You’re 100% absolutely right. It’s just a generic thing regular people do to feel better about themselves, it’s like posting #rip (whatever celeb just died), it’s just something they do to feel a part of something I guess. It’s hella annoying cause there’s no emotion behind it.
 
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FireFox

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You’re 100% absolutely right. It’s just a generic thing regular people do to feel better about themselves, it’s like posting #rip (whatever celeb just died), it’s just something they do to feel a part of something I guess. It’s hella annoying cause there’s no emotion behind it.
It shows how fake society really is
 
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TotallyIsolated

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People love talking about mental health as if they give a shit, but when the time comes to actually practice any of their waffle they're nowhere to be seen.
 
DoNotLet2

DoNotLet2

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Oh, relatable! I'm autistic too. I see it that way: actions about spreading awareness are all around me but no actual help for me.
 
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ceelo

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mental health awareness is just the trend of the now like cancer and aids were in the 80s/90s so all the celebs and shit can self promote hiding behind self righteous bullshite. The real intention is to create more customers for pharma meds and not address whats making people miserable in the first place like a band aid just along as you KEEP PAYING TAX.
 
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