A few years ago I repeatedly went to the doctor for a variety of smaller issues. In and of themselves they were not really a big deal but I guess my overall feeling was that something was a bit off. The doctors never found anything wrong with me. The explanation I got was always a … Continue reading Ok so I’m stressed, now what?
An explanation you often hear on why there’s a stigma around mental illness is that we are afraid of people with mental health issues and hence we try to distance ourselves. We perceive them as unpredictable and dangerous or as if they lack a sense of morals. This is not true. There is no causal … Continue reading Mental Illness: an overview
There's no shame in accepting help. We all need help from time to time. In case of depression that help most often come in the form of SSRI medication. There might be circumstances in your life that also needs to be dealt with but sometimes we just don't have the manpower. We've simply been running … Continue reading We all need a little help sometimes
Asking for help can be difficult. To accept the help given, even more so. When you accept that you are not well and that you need help you also have to confront the stigma around mental illness which ads a whole other dimension to your struggle. “I’m going to try to get well without antidepressants” … Continue reading Don’t try to get well without your antidepressants, it’s not brave, it’s stupid
Att söka hjälp är svårt men att ta emot hjälp är ännu svårare. Eftersom det innebär att du måste konfrontera stigmat kring psykisk ohälsa, inte bara hos andra utan även i dig själv. ”Jag ska försöka bli frisk utan antidepressiv medicin” Hade du tänkt lida dant om din medicin om du hade fått lunginflammation? …eller … Continue reading Att försöka bli frisk utan antidepressiv medicin är inte starkt, det är idioti