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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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Cootie25 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Damn sure arent
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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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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have several mental disorders (luckily though they are all mild enough that I don't need meds...and I'm stubborn as heck. I refuse to take them) and I hate it when people pretend they have it or use it as an excuse. >:( I mean, I have those disorders yet you don't see me behaving like a jerk because of it. I am also at the top of my class so claiming to have a disorder to excuse your lack of intelligence or motivation is just plain insulting.

I actually have quite a 'fun' bunch (OCD, high functioning autism, mild aspergers, etc...) and am suspected of having several more disorders which root from the ones I already have. -_- Cant be bothered to get these suspicions confirmed however so meh.
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Math-X Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually HAVE OCD and Misophonia, the medication sucks.
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Luna-and-Elephant Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Holy crap, having Misophonia is the worst. I can't even stand listening to people breath...
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ittibittikitticomiti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this~ Those people need to grow up e.e

I have Dyslexia and Anxiaety. (Sorry if I spelled that wrong. my spell check isnt working) People laugh about it all the time and call me a "spazz" and stupid.
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Derpylovesyou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its sily how people say they have a disorder like OCD just so people will feel bad for them. My whole family of three(me bro dad) all have a disorder and trust me it is HELL! BE THANKFUL YOU DONT HAVE ONE!
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I do, I have Aspergers. Hence the annoyance that partially motivated the creation of this.

Also, ponies.
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Derpylovesyou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope u did not take offense to that. I have OCD to and aspergers but it's not to bad.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Take offense to what?
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Derpylovesyou Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh well then never mind....I was just making sure:)
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Were you talking about ponies?
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Derpylovesyou Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh no I also love ponies:) I just thought u took offense somehow from my first comment:)
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candygirl39725 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree. It hurts me when people say things like "Stop being so OCD" or "I'm so OCD-ing right now". First of all, OCD isn't a verb or an adjective, dumbasses, and second, no, you're not. People don't understand how much it hurts to have a mental illness.
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NadiKatamari Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
exactly, I hate that, i wish people could take it seriously
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Bloodmoontiger Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
I have to say, I like this stamp. As a psychology major, it aggravates the hell out of me when people I know, claim to have this disorder, or that disorder.. many of my own friends seem to enjoy throwing around that theyre all 'insane' and have this or that, when really they are all variants of normalcy. I want to smack them everytime they claim such crap.
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mental disorders suck ass.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I might be inclined to agree.
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well they're hell to put up with. :(
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I intend to use this, because I have an undiagnosed mental illness, and the fact that people are making their characters have mental illness for 'fashion' I find absaloutely disgusting to be fair. I have some characters to raise awareness of mental illness, and my work is soon going to be getting out to the public and I am going to introduce the college Mencap to my characters, I dont know if you have heard of them the college that is.

But I have and am going to continue to make them to help people like myself to not feel alone, so my reason for it is valid because I actually have a mental illness but people that dont and think its fashionable or cool to have an oc that is portrayed as cool because they have whatever they have, well its just disgusting as I said before.

In any case, wonderful job on this and can I use it?
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Thank you, and yes. :)
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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HackedEXE Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, this.


You want real Arachnophobia?

A couple days ago I saw a spider smaller than my pinkie's fingernail in the bathroom and I practically went into overdrive.

My muscles locked up, my heart raced like a fucking nascar, and I could hardly will myself to step around it and get the fuck out of there.

I haven't gone back in there since, long after I had somebody go in there and kill it for me, for fear there might be more in there.
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demonwolf2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an intense fear of spiders as well I don't think it is as awful and intense as arachnophobia though you have my sympathies.

I remember one of those large garden spiders dropped down in front of my face once and and became so frightened that I threw up.
Of course people don't understand it, and say to get over it or it's just a little spider.
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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. ^ Unfortunately my parents and sister aren't very understanding of this. I get yelled at by them for being ridiculous. They just don't understand. :(

I am a bit better with spiders now but I still freak out big time. Its mainly a fear of being touched by them so if they're on the other side of a large room I'll just get a little uneasy and absolutely refuse to go near it. Though it also depends on the size. The closer it is, the bigger it is, the quantity of spiders in the area, and the size of the room all control the rate at which I panic.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
On the topic of arachnophobia (And falsified claims to disorders), my sister claims she has arachnophobia but it's just her being a wimp about spiders. She's no more afraid of spiders than I am afraid of strangers standing outside my kitchen window at night wearing things that conceal their face. (That is to say, what she thinks is 'special' is an ordinary fear reaction)
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totally-not-crazylol Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My god, so true. :ohnoes:

A friend and I went to organise a ghost tour to go on with a bunch of friends as a suprise party for one of them (she likes that sorta thing) at the old Quarantine Station. And suddenly, holy crap, there started a huge shitstorm. Everyone started bitching about it being a ghost tour and came out with all these phobia's (I have a serious phobia of the dark/hospitals*/ghosts/etcetc! I can't come, do something else!)

*(To which we replied: 'It's NOT A HOSPITAL!)


My friends are a bunch of wimps. :|
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
What is the Quarantine Station?
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totally-not-crazylol Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A Quarantine Station was a station ships went to to quarantine people and disinfect everything so they didn't introduce new diseases. The one I was talking about hasn't been in use for ages, but is now a historical site that also offers ghost tours- it's thought of as haunted, because of the horrible deaths people suffered when they were found to be contaminated and kept there. There's a cemetery, hospital-like rooms, decontamination showers, etc, and it's really freaky some of the stories they tell. :D
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I think the definition of a mental disorder is if it interferes.. Some people may have slight traits, or traits that aren't serious, but that doesn't mean they actually have the disorder. They really shouldn't be slinging it around like that, especially when it isn't serious.

I love the artist comments you got there.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I'm not sure if interference is a requisite of being a disorder, because I'm sure there's plenty of people who have mental disorders and are able to lead fairly normal lives, usually with the help of medicine and/or therapy. (I can't exactly go and check the DSM) I agree with you though.
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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. I have diagnosed mental disorders but they only really interfered when I was younger. As I got older I learnt more how to keep them under control and out of public viewing. I basically learnt what is considered normal and put on an act of normality. I still feel the effects of my mental disorders but to my peers at school I am more or less normal, still the odd one out but not as obviously. Funny thing is that I don't have any medication and never have-I just watched, copied, adapted and survived.
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
That was just something I've heard. :shrug:
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Skuhweer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think on a level everyone really is slightly OCD and ADD, it's just a question of how severe their case is. So, really, it's kind of difficult to justify using those as excuses unless you're one of those severe cases, and even then, it's only an excuse if it makes sense.

I think one of the most abused mental disorders - aside from ADD, the catchall for any unruly child - is depression, since the symptoms are somewhat generic and vary from person to person to the point that you just have to have a certain number of symptoms out of the total number to qualify. Depression is certainly a serious conditions, yes, but it's one of those conditions where it's debatable whether most people actually have it or not. :/
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Bizarre-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Just jumping in here xD

I agree everyone has minor compulsions, but if it's OCD, it is serious...then it's Obsessive compulsive disorder and not just compulsive...
People don't really understand because it's not just compulsions or repeating, it's obsessions and intrusive thoughts which cause anxiety and caused my depression.

I'm not trolling or anything! Sorry if I sounded rude, just wanted to say this. When people throw the OCD term around it kind of keeps the stigma alive and stops people from getting the help they need and makes it seem like a joke. I'm not flaming or anything though, so sorry if I came off as rude.
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Skuhweer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A) Necro-commenting? No me gusta.
B) It's not so much that I think, or rather thought, OCD isn't a serious issue - because it is, obviously - so much as I suffer from the problem of being surrounded by idiots who don't like it when I use big words, resulting in me often throwing terms around because dumb people. So, uhm, yeah.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I'm not sure about depression, because many people do go through it but whether it sticks around or not is another matter; however I would hesitate to say that "slight" OCD or ADD is a common trait, because (I'm pretty sure) they're only disorders when they are prominent enough to affect your daily life. On the normal level that's just anal-retentive and hyperactive behavior.
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Skuhweer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm one of those people who throws both ADD and OCD around kind of casually, or, rather, I interact with quite a few of those people. Over the years OCD has just kind of come to replace "anal-retentive" in my vocabulary, because less bookish people tend to understand me better when I use their terms, you know? I'd probably think differently if I actually knew anyone with real OCD. The same kind of goes for ADD, except I have a hard time considering it to be anything more than a symptom of living in a society that wasn't created to benefit those people who aren't exactly meant for sitting around learning/pushing papers all day. :/
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
:nod:
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UnauthorizedX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, this so much.
You have no idea how many eye-rolls I get when people find out about my phobias. No, dude, I'm not afraid of schools, I only missed an entire year just to get out of it.
People faking it make people like me look bad. :C
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Awkward-Incarnated Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
There's really nothing good about them, I'm totally willing to trade with one of these assholes. They wouldn't be so excited about that after a while.
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