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If my leg was broken......

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Fitzy

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would you tell me it was my own fault?
would you tell me to get over it?
would you tell me to run a marathon?
would you tell me to visualise it being mended?
would you hit my broken leg?
would you tell me that my broken leg makes your life difficult so I should stop bringing you down?
would you be angry at me for having a broken leg?
would you ignore my pain?

Probably not. So why is it ok to do those things to someone who has a broken mind?
 

fooror

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Good analogy that.

The ones that bug me most are, "pull yourself together" and "snap out of it"! They deserve a punch!
 

justMe7

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Ill be the asshole who says your mind isn't broken, it's hurt and drained. But it can be healed. Try not to forget that, no matter how you feel or where you are at, you can and will get better.It takes time and a kind hand and heart though. Be kind to your mind, and your heart.
 

Mr Stewart

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A broken leg heals too. I think the analogy is appropriate. The bit about it making the lives of other's difficult/bringing them down hit close to home. It really does feel that way sometimes. How dare you be sick, I can't handle this, snap out of it right now! :sad:
 

Fitzy

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Ill be the asshole who says your mind isn't broken, it's hurt and drained. But it can be healed. Try not to forget that, no matter how you feel or where you are at, you can and will get better.It takes time and a kind hand and heart though. Be kind to your mind, and your heart.
Thank you x
 

roscho

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Thanks for this Fitzy... In looking at your list, my wife used these when I tried to tell her about my problem.

would you tell me it was my own fault?
would you tell me to get over it?
would you tell me that my broken leg makes your life difficult so I should stop bringing you down?
would you be angry at me for having a broken leg?
would you ignore my pain?
 

foolnomore

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Couldn't agree more. I think the truth is they haven't got a clue themselves.The mind is uncharted territory with new charts being made and rmade everyday .We are supposed to know our own minds but for some of us we don't and the mind has a will of its own that we cannot control.
 

ace

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Yes sadly you get alot more if anything sympathy if you have something physical wrong with you on most occasions.
 

SashaJade

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#12
Well said Fitzy, just because you cannot see our illness doesn't mean it isn't there.

People with mental illnesses should be treated in the same manner as those who have a physical illness.

Sam :snake:
 

Anneinside

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I know the first sign that I am moving toward suicide is that I start wishing I had something physically wrong with me that could be seem by others.
 
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