I have never written a personal diary in my life. Until relatively recently, I kept everything about my mental health a secret. So why have I only now started to write about depression from my own experience?
Anyone who has experienced an episode of depression and even more, the major depression, knows that it often entails the loss of friends, family, affection, work, etc. In a social context where everything must be cool and good vibe, we are considered “Toxic People”.
My name is Francesc and the purpose of this article is to make people conscious about how difficult is to live with paranoid schizophrenia, and the different way outs one can find.
Identity is a combination of multiple references: amongst other factors, it includes a sense of belonging to several groups, and our likings and abilities. For instance, I’m a short girl from Madrid
I do not want you to misunderstand what I am going to say in this article. I think the family is, in many cases, the only support we have people with mental health problems. And without them the life would be much harder.
I was surprised watching television, specifically, Gran Hermano VIP in Telecinco. The declarations of Los Chunguitos have scandalized me: “I’d rather have a misshapen son than a gay son”.
The proportion of people who suffer now or in future a mental disorder reaches 25% of the population, according to World Health Organization. Necessarily, among so many people, a wide variety of circumstances can be found.
I’m reading in La Vanguardia, in the salmon leaves, the personal problems – drugs, delinquency, diseases … – of actors and actresses of Hollywood who, despite these, have triumphed in their careers. There are those who live or have lived with a mental illness.
We, the people with mental disorders, are tired that every time a person acts in a violent or irrational way it is attributed to a mental illness.