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stop the infantilization of the mentally ill
furthermore stop perpetuating the idea that mentally ill people especially those with depression and anxiety are capable of very little and should be praised for bare minimum things because this is not always in fact it is frequently not the case and it creates a harmful stereotype, leads to condescending dialogue, and does not help. i motion to change the language and rhetoric used to speak to people with depression
I’ll remember that the next time that it feels impossible to get out of bed, and yet I find a way to do it. I won’t congratulate myself, I’ll remind myself that it was no big deal and I shouldn’t be proud that I did something so bare minimum even though it took a lot of effort and energy for me to do it.
I’ll remember that when I finally manage to make the phone calls that I’ve needed to make but simply can’t. I won’t remember how good it feels to have finally taken care of that, I’ll remember that celebrating it is condescending and I shouldn’t be doing it.
Thanks for this reminder. Definitely a better way to talk about depression.
you know when you’re going along like ok i’m doing pretty well at life and the all of a suddeIDENTITIY CRISIS
I don’t know that I’ve ever really been doing, “well,” but I’ve been doing ok and then that crisis hit. I totally don’t have any kind of advice because I still have no idea how I ever got through those times, but I have been there and I did get through it!
So if nothing else, remember that you will find a way through it. And if you could use help in some way, I will gladly help in any way I can.
Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.
I’m sorry my outward appearance and standard behaviors confuse you. I know I’m an adult because I don’t have to ask for cookies. I just give them to myself.
…and then I dunk the cookies in wine while watching as much TV as I want…
I do have those moments, and with the kids that I know, it’s so cool to be one of the adults who shows them that adults can be just as silly as they are. I also love asking them questions to show them that adults know a lot of stuff, but don’t know everything.
Be THAT grownup for those kids!