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    I'm writing a documentary on mental illness for my film studies coursework and I was wondering if people would mind sharing why they sometimes don't/find it hard to admit that they have a mental illness? I completely understand if you don't want to
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    (Original post by RebekaT)
    I'm writing a documentary on mental illness for my film studies coursework and I was wondering if people would mind sharing why they sometimes don't/find it hard to admit that they have a mental illness? I completely understand if you don't want to
    Sure.

    To be honest some of the time I just don't want to think badly of the person, if I suspect they'll be judgemental. It's like finding out your granny's a bit racist - you know they're not a bad person in total, but you can't help but lose a bit of respect for them.
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    Sure.

    To be honest some of the time I just don't want to think badly of the person, if I suspect they'll be judgemental. It's like finding out your granny's a bit racist - you know they're not a bad person in total, but you can't help but lose a bit of respect for them.
    I've never thought of it that way - thank you!
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    (Original post by RebekaT)
    I've never thought of it that way - thank you!
    Good luck with the coursework. :yy:
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    HOW DID I FORGET ITS PANCAKE DAY??


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    HOW DID I FORGET ITS PANCAKE DAY??


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    Cos your silly :yep: im gonna be making a mountain of pancakes later!


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    (Original post by RebekaT)
    I'm writing a documentary on mental illness for my film studies coursework and I was wondering if people would mind sharing why they sometimes don't/find it hard to admit that they have a mental illness? I completely understand if you don't want to
    My main problem with admitting that I was ill was being in denial, even as a university psychology student I still didn't want to admit it? I like pretending everything is fine and caring for other people/making sure they're ok, so I don't want people to worry about me etc. So I guess that contributed to it.

    That and I'm scared of being judged by a person for having a few MH issues - especially if they're close to me.

    It's hard to talk about. :dontknow: Wish it wasn't though. Stigma definitely contributes to silence too.

    Sorry if that doesn't help.
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    (Original post by Pathway)
    My main problem with admitting that I was ill was being in denial, even as a university psychology student I still didn't want to admit it? I like pretending everything is fine and caring for other people/making sure they're ok, so I don't want people to worry about me etc. So I guess that contributed to it.

    That and I'm scared of being judged by a person for having a few MH issues - especially if they're close to me.

    It's hard to talk about. :dontknow: Wish it wasn't though. Stigma definitely contributes to silence too.

    Sorry if that doesn't help.
    It does help thank you I'm writing something about the stigma and how physical illness is treated so much more seriously than mental illness. It definitely needs to be less of a taboo subject, especially for it to be taken in the way that it needs to be
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    (Original post by RebekaT)
    It does help thank you I'm writing something about the stigma and how physical illness is treated so much more seriously than mental illness. It definitely needs to be less of a taboo subject, especially for it to be taken in the way that it needs to be
    Depends! I also have a physical disability and, even though it's classed as an invisible illness, I still get treated badly (e.g. told I'm lying). It's probably the whole not being able to see it type deal. :confused:
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    HOW DID I FORGET ITS PANCAKE DAY??


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    I only remembered at like 2pm! Will be having ALL the pancakes :love:

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    (Original post by Pathway)
    Depends! I also have a physical disability and, even though it's classed as an invisible illness, I still get treated badly (e.g. told I'm lying). It's probably the whole not being able to see it type deal. :confused:
    That probably is the reason for it - I just don't see the need for people to stigmatize a serious issue, do you think we (doctors, the media etc) could move away from the stigma eventually? I hope we can soon, it would mean more people are treated fairly and correctly
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    HOW CAN YOUS NOT REMEMBER PANCAKE DAY???? ! :eek3: :gasp: :headfire:

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    But yeah. Doing pancake day with ~20 under 7's in about an hours time.
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    HOW CAN YOUS NOT REMEMBER PANCAKE DAY???? ! :eek3: :gasp: :headfire:

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    But yeah. Doing pancake day with ~20 under 7's in about an hours time.

    I wish you the best of luck with that! :P
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    (Original post by RebekaT)
    That probably is the reason for it - I just don't see the need for people to stigmatize a serious issue, do you think we (doctors, the media etc) could move away from the stigma eventually? I hope we can soon, it would mean more people are treated fairly and correctly
    There's literally no point in stigma at all. Hopefully we can, I mean stigma (for MH) has improved in the last few years, but it's still bad.
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    Well done, I hope it works for you
    Thank you!

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    That's great! You just reminded me to go and get my prescription.
    Thanks! Haha that's a good thing then!
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    HOW CAN YOUS NOT REMEMBER PANCAKE DAY???? ! :eek3: :gasp: :headfire:

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    But yeah. Doing pancake day with ~20 under 7's in about an hours time.
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    I wish you the best of luck with that! :P
    Why thank you. I feel I'll need it. :hugs:

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    I'm sorry I know how you feel i'd hate if my dog was in the vets too, at least he's in the best place and they're going to help him get better.

    I hope he comes home soon!
    Thanks. He ended up getting put to sleep I know its for the best since he's no longer suffering but damn it still hurts so much

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    Thanks. He ended up getting put to sleep I know its for the best since he's no longer suffering but damn it still hurts so much

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