Anonymous asked: There's a girl in my class who's so open about her mental illness and almost uses every excuse to bring it up and it makes no sense to me because I'd do anything to keep people from knowing about something like that.
I think some people cling to their diagnoses as a way to justify their behaviour. They do whatever they want, and indulge in their disorders and then advertise them like it makes them a special, complex, shining star. It is really irritating and actually fills me with rage. I also think you should not be ashamed I your struggles. I do not go out of my way to advertise what I have dealt with. There are certain aspects of it that are private. Experiences that are all mine, and I only trust few people with. I talk about it in degrees. Like anything else. I am more open with people the closer they are to me. A parallel would be sex. I would be totally fine with a stranger knowing I am not a virgin. But I would not tell them my favourite positions, or the most awkward encounter I have had. I am not embarassed that I have mental health problems. I just don’t think it is the most important thing about me, and I do not use it as an excuse to behave badly or self indulgently.