It’s a flaw in chemistry not character.
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”
We live in a world, where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast; but if you tell someone that you’re struggling with mental health problems, they run the other way telling you that “You’ll get over it”. At school a student who sprained their finger doesn’t have to participate in PE, but the student who got social anxiety has to present something in front of the class, because “everybody get’s a bit nervous sometimes”.
Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there
just because you can’t understand it, doesn’t mean I’m not telling the truth.
Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a tesco worker, … anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
1 in 4 people have a mental health problem.
Many more have a problem with that.
Once the understanding is there, we can all stand up and not be ashamed of ourselves, then it makes the rest of the population realise we are just like them but with something extra.