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:bulletred:IF YOU FAVORITE THIS, AT LEAST LOOK THROUGH THE REST OF MY DAMN GALLERY.:bulletred:
:bulletred:IF YOU FAVORITE THIS, AT LEAST LOOK THROUGH THE REST OF MY DAMN GALLERY.:bulletred:
:bulletred:IF YOU FAVORITE THIS, AT LEAST LOOK THROUGH THE REST OF MY DAMN GALLERY.:bulletred:

It's true. While it's great if someone who genuinely has a disorder or mental illness has overcome it as a hindrance or obstacle in their everyday lives, I'm talking about the people I've heard who use it as either a defense in conversation/argument, an excuse for behavior (that they really do have control over), or something trendy, something that makes them look cool or "special".

I've heard people casually throw around such terms as "OCD", "bipolar", "schizo", and "phobic" (that one most of all) whilst describing themselves or others to friends, or online in descriptions of themselves. People talk about things that they "have", when in reality it's minor quirks that are common to everyone in some way or another, or they don't have it at all. Just because you like to have a tidy room does not mean you are OCD, for the same reason that yelping at sight of a spider is not arachnophobia.


Mental health is a serious issue and when people casually pretend that they have this disorder or that disease, it takes away from the credibility of those who really do have such things, and it turns them into something that isn't a serious matter. When a person's mental health is neglected, it can have serious repercussions, for not only the person but those around him/her, and possibly even a wider range of people. (I'm thinking of people like Loughner and the guys behind the Columbine massacre)

You aren't allowed to use this without my permission. Ask me for permission and describe to me what you intend to use it for, and I'll probably grant it, but ASK first, don't ASSUME permission.

Also, first stamp of mine. Simplest design ever.



Why the fuck do people keep favoriting this
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NYAGamer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
It's not fun when your mental health is neglected. Doctors constantly tell you you're fine, your insurance doesn't cover anything, your odd behaviors are all people see in you... It makes you think that they just see everything "not normal" about you as you playacting and you need to "cut the crap, there's nothing wrong with you"; then they turn around and say that you need to be checked out or you'll turn out like some of the people you mentioned.
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PixyRosaChihuahua Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Why the fuck do people keep favoriting this"
You're kidding right?
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Do I look like I am? I made this like four years ago in MS Paint, I have no idea where people keep finding it; the notifications for favorites, comments, and additions to various collections make up like half the shit in my inbox that isn't new art. The only reason I can find for its enduring popularity is the fact that it has a message that runs contrary to the shit you find on tumblr.
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PixyRosaChihuahua Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Things leak, you know. You post one thing and it spreads like wildfire. 
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PixyRosaChihuahua Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So true! I'm sick of people posing themselves with mental illnesses, and it's not funny! It's insulting to the ones who REALLY need the help! People can be sick...
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Gentle-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
They keep favoriting it because its TRUE!!!!!!
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derpyisthebestpony Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I have neurofibromatosis... (thankfully mild) I have birthmarks EVERYWHERE on my body. Terrible eyesight as well. I will probably get bumps on my back like my mother. I am the only one out of my 2 sisters to get this. One wanted glasses just because Shrug . Then came the time she needed them. She didn't want them...
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Killuanatsume Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I have a lot of disorders that have been diagnosticated by specialists. And I don't like it at all, hell I wish I didn't have them, however, I am not ashame of it. I don't see why I should hide it. I am not proud of it and I will never be. But I am not ashamed either. However, I don't see why someone would even want to have it. How could someone want to have: generalized anxiety, avoiding personality, dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADD, epilepsy and Deadly allergies (I know the last two aren't disorders) it's suck!!
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Ginga-Ninga1994 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have OCD and it sucks. It's awful ...
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DressedManWoman Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have schizophrenia, and SO MANY people pretend to have it and act all loopy and change moods and voices and shit- Thats not what that is.
Its physically painful to be this way
I have refused medication for about a year because I was tired of being so miserable and SLEEPY all the damn time. I didn't feel like myself. After that I started having manic episodes, I hallucinated a lot, and I would sit there in the fetal position trying not to hurt myself or others. I cried, I screamed, I broke things. Its miserable. I've got a lot more control over that but... Its still hard.
When I see/hear stupid 13 year old girls and boys going "OMGIEGHOIWEHGOIAEG I"M SO FUCKING CRAY" I resist the urge to bitch slap them. If you'd like to swap brain statuses for a while and try to deal with this better than me AND enjoy it, by all means! Take this shit away! No give-backs!
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