If my leg was broken......

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Fitzy, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  2. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    well said :arms:
     
  3. Green.Triceratops

    Green.Triceratops Account Closed

    I probably would. But im an ass. Good point though for the rest of the world who arent asses.
     
  4. fooror

    fooror Well-Known Member

    Good analogy that.

    The ones that bug me most are, "pull yourself together" and "snap out of it"! They deserve a punch!
     
  5. justMe7

    justMe7 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  6. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    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:
     
  7. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

    Thank you x
     
  8. roscho

    roscho Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  9. LostinTime

    LostinTime Member

    Wouldn't you just LOVE to break a psych's leg, then tell them that they know what's wrong so just get up and walk?
     
  10. foolnomore

    foolnomore Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. ace

    ace Well-Known Member

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

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    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:
     
  13. twofeet

    twofeet Well-Known Member

    If my leg was broken, it couldn't take this long to heal.
     
  14. Anneinside

    Anneinside Well-Known Member

    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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