anxiety · depression · mental health

All we are asking is for a little bit of fucking respect.

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Hey everyone,

Hope everyone is feeling ok and if you’re not, well that is ok too as you’re only human. Well guess who’s out her Sunday bubble most the day, yeah you guessed it, me! I am getting better at leaving my comfort zone to do something I normally wouldn’t do and I think due to this break in the routine I am trying to do every now and then my mental health has come on leaps and bounds. I want my life back I can’t carry on living in fear of my mental illness and i am nearly fucking 30 years old and its time to live. The hard part was letting go of the anger and the shame of letting my mental illness take so much away from me over the years. I had to accept I couldn’t get that back it is in the past now it is now time for a new chapter in my life.
Acceptance is key in recovery:
• Accepting the mental illness
• Accepting you can’t change the past
• Accepting you must forgive yourself
• Accepting to move forward
• Accepting people around may not understand

 

The last one is a hard one to accept that the people around you may never understand or even accept your mental illness. Which leads me to my tip of the day….

All we are asking is for a little bit of fucking respect.

In the words of Aretha Franklin R-E-S-P-E-C-T is all we are asking for. Unless a person has walked in your shoes they can never understand what you are going through. I can never understand what a person who has BPD or autism or even diabetes because I can never walk in their shoes but I can respect what they go through, it is that simple.
Mental illness does not get the respect that it deserves just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it is not there because trust me the scars are there inside and out. Are we asking too much for people to respect us?
I don’t fucking think so! So just like the saying goes charity begins at home, so dies respect so instead of talking to the people around you until you are blue in the face to get them to understand. Just try to get them to respect your illness, and maybe that respect will spread and eventually the stigma attached to mental illness will be stamped out. One can hope!

Take care all

Vixxy rose
Xxx

5 thoughts on “All we are asking is for a little bit of fucking respect.

  1. I’m so sick of people not respecting me like this. “But you don’t look like a schizophrenic. You look so normal!”
    Fucking thanks, asshole. What the hell do i, a schizophrenic, should look like then? Throwing myself at the walls of the padded cell? Yelling at the air? Have ripped clothes?
    I look “normal”, because I am normal. I see reality differently and I hear things. That doesn’t make me “insane” or “crazy” in your dictionary!

    So thank you for this post! I’m trying very hard to let go of the past, and do all the things you mentioned in your list. I’m 23, so I’m a few years younger than you, but mental illness took so many years out of my life too, years that I will never get back. This is the 4th year that I’m sitting at home unable to work or go to school. And even before that, I survived, but I wasn’t living. And it’s extremely hard to accept that those years are gone. Let go of all the shame. Feeling like a failure, because all my friends are studying and moving forward with their lives, and then there’s me, fighting everyday to leave my home or even get out of bed.
    I’m really hoping what we want, will happen. We need respect. I understand that a person without agoraphobia will never actually understand me, but if they could please stop saying I’m lazy of faking. This is hard enough as it is. I don’t need more guilt added.

    I’m proud of you for taking those steps. Keep it up!

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  2. I literally get excited when I see a new post from you! I can heavily relate to this whether it’s in our personal lives, on social media, or hearing about it by “professionals” – it’s unfair for those who can’t understand to jump to accusations. It’s not that hard to be respectful. I, for one, am tired of it!.

    As always, Thank you for your post! It’s helpful and inspiring. You make me feel less alone!

    CiCi | Navigation To Happiness
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