“If people do not understand you outrightly, do not worry; understand people outrightly and act with wisdom, courage and understanding”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I have been ignorant to the workings of the world. I used to believe that if you “understood mental health” that you understood it all, but it has become clear to me that things are not so simple.
People seem to find it easy to accept that depression, anxiety and eating disorders. It is okay to say “my depression/anxiety/ED is bad today”. What happens when it comes to a less well-known disorder?
In my treatment in hospital I was taught to acknowledge when my feelings, thoughts and reactions were BPD related – in order to be able to go against the disorder.
If you want to stay in bed all day because of depression, or avoid a certain situation because of anxiety, you should acknowledge it…
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