Here’s a tip: Trying to make people feel guilty for a behavior you deem “bad” doesn’t help anyone.
Shaming people won’t change their behavior. It’ll just make them hate themselves more. That will make other “bad” behaviors arise. It’s almost guaranteed.
I’ve written more times than I can count about how depression is an all-consuming black hole that does nothing but tear, rip and eat, indifferent to the prey it devours.
My PTSD symptoms make me want to avoid places and people that pose triggers – and I don’t even know all of my triggers yet. Honestly.
For example, I watched Mommy Dead and Dearest as a documentary on HBO, and I was thoroughly horrified, though I thought it was a good documentary. I was just mostly shocked at what Gypsy Rose went through, and utterly bewildered at how her mother, Dee Dee, had convinced medical doctors her daughter was sick and needed surgeries they knew she didn’t need.
Like, fuck, I don’t even understand how that’s possible. I really wish I did, considering I’ve almost died because of doctors not listening to me, but I don’t get it.
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