Day 12: What do you think about your diagnosis in general? (Some ideas are: stereotypes, commonalities, misdiagnosis, over diagnosis)

Keeping this one short because I’m out of town.

I think that my diagnosis was a blessing and a curse. I knew finally what was wrong with me, but it slapped a “crazy person” label on me. I’ve talked about this a lot in previous posts.

I do think that the stigma surrounding mental illness sucks. I have been told everything from “it’s not that bad” to “it’s learned behavior” to “oh that doesn’t exist. Mind over matter.” I would love to have people be more aware of the things that they say and how it impacts my thoughts and feelings.

Thanks for reading!