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Stop Romanticising Mental Illness by bendyandbroken Stop Romanticising Mental Illness by bendyandbroken
Seriously. Coming from someone who deals with some, it gets really tiring and frustrating when people pretend to have them. If you actually had them, you wouldn't want them... >.< STOP ROMANTICISING MENTAL ILLNESS AND SELF HARM . . . . THEY ARE NOT PRETTY, LOVELY THINGS.

From a post on tumblr.
- mental illnesses ARE NOT a fashion trend
- mental illnesses SHOULD NOT be romanticised
- people SHOULD NOT LIE about having mental illnesses just to seem “deep” or “interesting” or “edgy
- mental illnesses SHOULD be taken seriously
- IT IS A REAL PROBLEM THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND IS NOT “QUIRKY” IT IS AN ILLNESS THAT AFFECTS THE MIND AND HOW YOU FUNCTION ON A DAILY BASIS

Rant over...
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:iconmayahzdog09:
Mayahzdog09 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey kids who want to be scene! If you want, take my paranoia (I'm not sure if it's a disorder but still)! I'd love to not worry about if another fucking disaster comes and nearly burns down the house anymore! 
I'll just keep my autism.
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kappaprince Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU
autism isn't cool. unknowingly going into awkward positions while standing/sitting, decreased social skills, and looking awkward while stimming, just to name a few. yeah. you don't want to have autism, trust me.
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:icon99chocolatechiporeos:
HI I HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER IT'S COOL TTO HAV IT I ALSO HAVE AUTISM SO EXCOOZ ME IF I FAP TO SONIC PORN LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BYYYYYYE
seriously I have no respect for people who fake being autistic or bipolar because it's "cool". bitch it's not cool and if you think it is, then you are a disgusting human being and I want nothing to do with you WHATSOEVER.
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Stargalaxy7 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Artist
Btw i have autism with anger
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:iconstargalaxy7:
Stargalaxy7 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Artist
Yes a dude who does not think autism is a meme
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:iconalexiwings9:
Alexiwings9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
cries because it's true

i hate my disorders and it's just something I have to live with and it sucks
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:iconstargalaxy7:
Stargalaxy7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Student Artist
Me too bruh
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:icontroops21:
Troops21 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why some people never believe in our disorders.
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:iconbiissey:
bIissey Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly! it seems everyone has diagnosed themselves with everything ive been professionally diagnosed with so everyone thinks im lying at this point :/
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Student Filmographer
binvh if people want my adhd, anxiety and bpd they can just,,,, take it,,,,, i don't want it,,,,
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Troops21 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They probably end up regretting the second but hey at least they know what it truely is.
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NeptuneWater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
I was depressed when I was in elementary school (it went away) and I got depressed in December 2016 or January 2017, and stopped feeling depressed in March 2017.


Being depressed is NOT FUN AT ALL.
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:iconivypoolarts:
Ivypoolarts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yes it IS NOT FUN Lonely 
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:iconbrileecrabb:
brileecrabb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i have a rare disorder in my legs so and i can tell you that it is not fun.
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:icon1-800-you-wish:
1-800-YOU-WISH Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if u want a "gift" just ask me for one, its my depression, isolation, and anxiety ;)
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M00nDiamond Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It seems everyone has a mental illness these days, including me who has been professionally diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
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:iconpokemonfan571:
Pokemonfan571 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
And whats wrong if you are professionally diagnosed with something? How does it make the discorder any worse or better? Like, if more people are diagnosed natur might have made more mental ill persons for a reson
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FloweyTheCauliflower Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm 13 with 7 mental disorders that were diagnosed by doctors. When I tell people that I have 7 mental disorders, they call me a liar and a special snowflake. Um, the fuck. Why would I EVER lie about something so serious? Even my family most of the time sometimes doesn't believe me even though I get panic attacks whenever going outside of my house in fear that people will judge me because of my looks, I look at myself in the mirror about 10-15 an hour and sometimes I even fucking ask to use the restroom in school just to check my appearance and I have no fucking control over it, I get paranoid all the fucking time and I feel as if I'm being watched. I have hallucinations, hear voices in my head telling me to do things (not bad things, but do things repetitively) hear voices/things in general, (at first I thought I though that I just had really good hearing) and I'm delusional. I fucking hate it to death and people who joke about mental illness need to get a fucking life. If I could swap with them I could.
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh I'm so sorry.... Please, stay strong! I'm here if you need someone to talk to :huggle:
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:iconfloweythecauliflower:
FloweyTheCauliflower Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! I love helping those in need!
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:iconkitty-kat725:
Kitty-kat725 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree completely! Do you mind if I use this?
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:iconbendyandbroken:
bendyandbroken Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Not at all! :heart:
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SakatzuCat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True true.

I may sound offensive, but for example I don't believe in depression until it has been diagnosed.
There's this one guy in our class who keeps "being depressed" and it always feels like he's only looking for attention which furies me so much. There's also this girl, who keeps sending messages to this group chat I'm in and she keeps undervaluing herself but I'm not 100% sure if she has a depression or not.
Having worse days and being depressed aren't the same thing.
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bendyandbroken Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
I mean, you can have something even if it's not diagnosed, but I get what you're saying. Most people who claim they're depressed don't truly have Major Depressive Disorder, or they're not "depressed" per se, but feeling down.
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SakatzuCat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeap!
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Stormclooks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Preach. I don't know if I have any mental illnesses, but I sure do hate it when someone claims to have an illness, but they don't really and are just lying to get attention. Makes my blood boil.
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:iconcrystalcat01:
crystalcat01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Idk ifi have adhd but if i do i wouldnt be proud of it tbh.
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Lunar-LuIIaby Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
If some tumblrina wants my BPD and PTSD, they can fucking take it. I dont want to wake up with nightmares and i dont want to have an ever present fear that all my friends will leave me. My disorders are not "beautiful", they are a burden on me and make me feel miserable
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: Stay strong!
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Toryii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
i deal with things such as autism and depression, and other things
but u can have my mental illnesses if u really want 
they've made me a sad little man
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: Stay strong!
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GrimWolfie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
honestly, I deal with many...... disabilities such as: ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia ect. People say I'm lucky because i got extra help at school and i'm just like
"It's not fucking good! I can't draw I can't keep my temper, how is that lucky!"
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: Stay strong!
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toxicroakzz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
hey if u,,, want a mental illness u can fuckign have mine go ahead and fuckin take em shit man i'd love to not pop like 4 pills in the mornign lol
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally once had someone tell me they wish they had my "fake problems" so they could get my "perks" (there was ONE SEAT in my previous workplace that didn't set off my sensory overload and such, so I was one of a few people who got to sit in the same spot every day, everyone else had to move around). Like okay sure you take my OCD, my depression, my seasonal affective disorder, my anxiety/panic, the sensory issues and piles of other symptoms we are starting to think is probably some form of ASD (I live in an area where we can't seem to find anyone who does an adult diagnosis... even my therapist has tried to help me look and no luck). You take all those, I get to be NORMAL, you can have my seat and enjoy my "fake" problems. You'll be begging me to trade back in less than a week and I will laugh and tell you to shove it. That seat is not a "perk" it is a requirement for me to be able to function.
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: Stay strong!
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odetobirds Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
I have Psychotic Depression, Anxiety and ADHD. I once wanted to rip my entire fucking skin off! It's not, "kawaii desuu XDD", It's fucking serious. When I was younger I had mild symptoms of Schizophrenia. I really hate people who try to glorify this shit, like seriously. Stop
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: Stay strong!
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:iconodetobirds:
odetobirds Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Thanks ^^
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DrunkHorse-INN Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont understand why everyone who fake a serious illness wants it. A person with a real one can and will say it that it isn't fun and can cause problems. Serious ones. It isn't cute, not fun! There used to be this preppy bitch at my school used to calm she was insane, OCD, and had social anxiety.... she was the social fucking butterfly! I do believe she had OCD because everything, I mean everything she did involved OCD.

I even heard talking to her friends (which I also was in the group) that she was insane and they thought that's "cool" or "awesome"... no that isnt!
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DocWhoFans Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen , having a mental disorder and talking about it (For example , through a stamp) DOES NOT MAKE YOU A " SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE " seriously , what the fuck do guys think this is all about ??? A TREND ????? IT'S HARD TO DEAL WITH

With all my respect , FUCK YOU .



(I'm talking about the edge lords on the comments btw)
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:iconrorrx:
Rorrx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
very, very true. My mental problems aren't my good, they are pretty hard to deal with.
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: Stay strong!
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:iconrorrx:
Rorrx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
same for you <3
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AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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AngstyFedora Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, any edgy kiddo want to be more edgy? Here! Take my aspergere! I don't need it!
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uomiii Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"I took a quiz online and it told me I haz depression and anxiety omg!!!!1+!1! Xc :33 !!1! M depressed u shuld feel bad for me lolz <3"

May God have mercy on your soul.
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BlueBlurbs Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this documentary about schizophrenia once
they were talking to ppl who had it
it was very saddening
this illness that ppl get that no one knows how to cure or knows how ppl get it
tears apart these ppls lives, family, ect
it saddens me when ppl say that they are insane and they act like it's a cute querk
and I'm talking about all mental illnesses here OCD, Social Anxiety, Depression
these illnesses are not funny or cute
they affect the way ppl live day to day
It's really sick
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xyzip Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was told I have paranoid schizo by my therapist, so I understand everything you're saying here. Kids be like "I see things lol I'm crazy XDDDD so kawaii desu" It's not like that at all. You don't even really know you're seeing things. Just recently I got a better insight into my illness and I know when I'm hallucinating now. So, yeah, no, you aren't "InSaNe!!!!" you're either an attention seeker or mentally ill with something like psychosis. I suffer every single day trying to stay on this world. I want to go home to my world, my world that I think up every single day. It's not something to joke about. It's not fun, it's not cute, it's not edgy, it's not A FUCKING TREND. I fucking have rats I talk to named 19 and Tuesday, I have voices, I see demons, but no, I'm not insane! I'm human. 
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