Mental illness. There is a certain kind of taboo and the way we talk about it in hushed up tones that has turned mental illness into a demon and abomination which it is not. Mental illness is very complex and the people who have it go through complicated lives, and it doesn’t help if the society is out there to discard mental illness as just some made-up problem. Because it is definitely not, mental illness has some very important aspects around it, like not doing anything triggering around people who have it or not demeaning their problems just because you don’t have any physical proof of it. So when a Reddit user asked people who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD or any type of mental illness, what they would like people around them to know about it, the answers that came will be helpful if you know who’s suffering from a mental health issue.
Mental illness or mental well-being is very important, and it helps if people had more conversations about it.