if i see this post again i swear to god i am going to throw my computer out of the window
“stop diagnosing yourself with depression if your sad for a day or two”
I would like you to go find concrete, infallible proof that people actually do this. Oh wait, that’s right. You can’t. Because people’s feelings are their own and you have ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO JUDGE THEM. You don’t know for sure that they’ve only been sad for a few days. As a matter of fact, seeing as this is tumblr, you’ve probably never even met the person before. You are being judgmental and unfair.
“stop claiming you have anxiety disorder”
Again, you simply cannot be fully aware of another person’s innermost fears and idiosyncrasies. Let’s say that I, hypothetically, had an anxiety disorder that I’d never seeked help for and was told by you that I was just trying to be “cute” and that I am a “dick” and should “go away.” What does that say to me? How would that make you feel, if someone said that to you? Here, in all of your preaching, you have reduced yourself to a bully. Posts like this have hurt people countless times.
“having an ed is not cool” “skipping a meal once or binging does not mean you have an eating disorder”
This is one that hits rather close to home. I see statements like this all the time, and every single time I see one I question myself. I ask myself, do I really have a problem? It’s deeply frustrating because, how does one prove that they have a problem like this? The fact of the matter is,we can’t truly prove it and we shouldn’t HAVE to prove it. Seriously. I have never once seen a person genuinely play pretend like they have an eating disorder. And by saying something like this, you can easily trigger someone. It makes you feel the need to PROVE that there’s something wrong. And for someone with an eating disorder? That means harnessing every bit of your self hatred and starving yourself until you can’t stand it, most likely. Or binging. Or whatever corresponds with your problem. The point is, by saying this, you could have easily hurt someone.
“don’t diagnose yourself”
First of all, you have to KNOW that something is wrong before you go to a professional. Second of all, not everyone can afford to go see a professional, and a lot of people are simply scared to. Perhaps some just don’t think they NEED to. That does not make their problems any less real or any less painful. People should not feel the need to validate their own feelings. If you need or want help, seek it. If you can’t afford it, or if you’re scared, do not feel obligated to. Confide in a loved one, if you’d like. It helps. Your pain is real, don’t let a shitty powerpoint convince you otherwise.
“talking about suicidal thoughts doesn’t make you special okay it means you need medical attention”
That just sounds really stupid. People often use their blogs to vent, and to reveal their innermost feelings in a way they can’t elsewhere. Why are you invalidating someone elses pain? Sure, people with suicidal thoughts may very well need medical attention, but guess what they don’t need? They don’t need people like you telling them that they’re just trying to be special or artistic. There’s an off chance that that’s the case, but there’s a much larger chance that they are being entirely genuine. And, to be frank, I don’t know why you feel the need to be so hurtful and angry either way. You don’t know them, not truly. You have not experienced what they have, you don’t have the same thoughts they do.
So stop being so god damned judgemental. All it does is hurt people.
Thank you and good night.