I have lost 20+ pounds due to severe anxiety.
Everyone says I look great. Do you know how it feels not to be able to swallow a mouthful due to being so anxious? Decidedly not great.
Imagine telling a cancer patient who has lost tons of weight that they look great? I don’t think so, that would be appalling.
But because I look and act normal in front of people, they don’t realize I have any illness at all.
Anyway, that is the lot of people with mental illness. No sympathy, no get well cards.
Just hell sometimes.
Love this. Easy to say though. How do we end the stigma? Be more open about our illnesses? Education about mental illness? Not feeling ashamed that we have an illness?
We have come so far from patients being chained to rooms in mental wards.
We still have a long way to go.
Once we’ve gotten a sum of money, I will be hpibg and talking to all the veterinary clinics in my area as well as calling and emailing clinics all over the country, giving or mailing them flyers and cards with all our info on them so Pets who need financing can find us.
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