That Awkward Moment
You know that awkward moment when you’re around the people you really don’t care about in the first place, and they randomly and insensitively make fun of mental health or mental illness? I know those moments all too well. And they don’t care.
They say that depression is selfish. Bipolar is insanity. And PTSD is something silly. Anxiety is just nerves.
It hurts. Why? Because I deal with these things. I haven’t been formally diagnosed with Bipolar or PTSD. But I believe in talking about mental health. And I don’t mean talking, saying that these people are crazy. By spreading awareness, we disable this kind of hate talk. And yea, I take it personally. Especially when I’m cornered and have nowhere to go. And there is nothing I can do about it.
But there it is. That awkward moment when someone makes fun of mental health and mental illnesses like its normal, everyday speech.