The Rise of Romanticising Mental Illnesses & Why It Must Be Stopped

The Rise of Romanticising Mental Illnesses & Why It Must Be Stopped


Because in these ups and downs through life You, you know that one day you’re going to feel better Sun never shines on that one year. The type of depression I speak of Doesn’t matter if it’s the black and white or if the sun is shining Nothing, nothing looks good, it’s all blackness. *Haunting music* You may not know is that I have suffered with anxiety, and panic attacks really, really badly I’m depressed Today I want to talk about my anxiety Some things that I also struggle with are ocd, panic attacks, ptsd, insomnia, paranoia, and irrational fears But I also have anxiety (Anxiety) Wazup? (Lady) Goddammit If you suffer from anxiety make sure to like this video, leave a comment down below saying “Oh my god! Love you!”, subscribe, and join the anxiety fam. *Indistinct screams of frustration* and now that that’s out of the way we can get into what today’s video is all about so the other day i was scrolling through instagram when i came across the thing that inspired me to make this video this is a post promoting her new merch and the second being a beige hoodie having the literal google definition of anxiety printed on the back of it yeah you really can’t make this stuff up through a lot of extensive digging i found a lot of positive comments on the post but the majority of people were not surprisingly not too thrilled with this with comments such as ‘u rly out here tryna profit off a mental illness’ ‘stop glamorizing anxiety’, ‘this illness has ruined my fucking life and you making a fucking profit off of it is sick’ i honestly couldn’t agree more for one she’s literally profitting off of people’s mental illnesses the way this is marketed it is obviously aimed towards consumers with anxiety and what i think corina doesnt understand is there is a distinct difference between marketing towards a certain demographic and providing a sense of relatability i already know what some people are thinking “but luke she said she was going to donate to some of the proceeds to the association anxiety and depression of america’ but she said was only going to donate 15% and while donating to charity is usually commendable the question whether or not she did this just to paint what she is doing in a positive light lets focus on the facts 15% are going towards a good cause where is the other 75% (sic) going?straight into corina’s ban account for her to spend on whatever she pleases she’s indirectly profitting off of her follower’s anxiety and i don’t think she realizes how completely immoral that is because if she did she wouldn’t have made it in the first place now i think this users comment really sums up what i’m trying to im going to go ahead and read it to you and honestly i totally agree i dont think these influencers understand the amount of influence they have with the platforms they have your title is literally influencer you have influence over people so you need to go ahead and think that you are actually having a good influence this merch scandal is a prime example of influencers not using their head


100 thoughts on “The Rise of Romanticising Mental Illnesses & Why It Must Be Stopped

  1. similar videos of mine if u want to check them out!!! Is Facetune and Instagram Ruining Our Body Image?
    : https://youtu.be/d7mgPKtnYZA
    ”Is Social Media Ruining Our Mental Health?” : https://youtu.be/tqZdk3xRvWg

    to save some people from commenting about this:*

    i know its 85% not 75% okay, sorry i was sleep deprived when i filmed this

    i know i talk fast, sorry i cant help it

    like i said in the video, its okay to joke about ur mental illness to cope but watch the video and listen to what i said while keeping this in mind

    i will try respond to the comments but there’s honestly so many now so sorry if i dont get to urs

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    and dont forget to subscribe and turn on the bell because i plan on making alot more commentary videos and videos like this in the future

  2. i'm scared that one day im going to tell someone something personal and there just going to laugh in my face and say "your just doing it for attention" im scared that one day im going to wake up and find that friend who was "faking depression" is dead because she wasn't faking it she actually needed help and people thought just because she was young she was doing it for attention, there is no such thing as "faking a mental health" you most likely have issues if u feel the need to fake depression for attention

  3. I didn't attempt suicide multiple times, self harm and go to and continue to go to therapy for people to romanticize my mental illnesses. I see nothing wrong with people joking about mental illness if they have it, it helps me cope to joke about it. But people joking about it and romanticising it when they don't have it isn't okay.

  4. I don’t think people really know (especially those who romanticise mental illnesses) know how having a mental illness feels. It just makes me sick.

  5. Thanks for making this video. Im not the type to comment but,

    I have been diagnosed with depression, social anxiety and bipolar disorder from a few therapists, though I hate admitting it because I’ve noticed most girls in my school are OBSESSED with trends, “aesthetic” If I try to tell a friend about it, they act like they know what is and talks about their “anxiety” to let me know I’m “not alone”💀

    It embarrasses me and just gives me more reasons to not tell anyone about it because I feel like they would immediately know me as that “fake attention seeker”
    This comment reminds me of the time when a girl I told my feelings about, turned her back on me and gossiped to another friend saying that she doesn’t believe I have depression and I’m fake which was a shattering.

    I do really want to talk to someone about it. I have been to many different therapists before and still can’t find the one I’m comfortable with so I just shut down most of the time, really feeling like a burden and a wind.

    On second thoughts, I don’t wish to waste money of my parents just to see a psychologist, counsellors or any professionals. It’s like I should really deal it with myself and every time someone asks me that same old question, “are you okay?” It really hits me.
    I can’t decide whether I should tell them or not, knowing that my natural reaction will always be “yeah, I’m okay/fine” because I’m just so used to it.

    Nowadays, I usually try to avoid people and ignore friends because I don’t want to annoy them but then they assume that I’m being rude which was a twist.
    My old friends seems to look at me like I’m a stranger now.

    But thanks for sharing this video because it shows and tells me that I’m not the only one who have noticed the society today 🙂

  6. oMG guYs iM so quIrKy i HatE mySelf anD i TotalLy have aNxieTy – all the girls at my school who piss me the fuck off, as they proceed t tell everyone about their anxiety

  7. I suffer from severe panic attacks, anxiety, clinical depression and I lost most of my friends because of it, this ruined my life I can't even go out or do anything without feeling like everyone are looking at me but what makes it better when you see people claiming that They are depressed just because they are sad, or that they suffer from anxiety when they are just anxious and what makes it even worse is that I actually hate to bring attention to me but you have these people not only normalising mental illness but using it and selling it as an aesthetic…it hurts my heart to know my life is being ruined by my mental illness but people are just…

  8. It's trendy to be an "insane depressed schizophranic", but not be suffering from Insanity, Depression, or Schizophrenia.

  9. When people started speaking up about issues like mental health, feminism and veganism; I was extremely proud. I thought maybe internet is this weird place that will bring us all together and help create awareness but boy was I wrong. These things have somewhat become a trendy 'grunge aesthetic' for people online and an item of clothing line for big fashion companies

  10. Thank yooooou for this video!! I thought I was the only one thinking that anxiety/depression was becoming more like a fad or a trend. And it sucks for the ones who actually do suffer from these mental illnesses because then it just has “the boy who cried wolf” effect. I’m trying to put together info about this topic so if you have any other video suggestions about this topic please please let me know. Thank you Luke Alexander

  11. When you publicise something like it's a club everyone wants to be a part of it. Everyone feels sad sometimes, true. Everyone experiences low moods, true. Everyone get anxious, true. But only 13% of people actually experience anxiety or depression throughout their lifetime. So it's really not that relatable!

  12. As someone who has depression, anxiety, and autism and has grown up with mental health issues I find that social media is sending the wrong messages. I do want to change it which is why I want to make videos and blog posts to help spread awareness to help people but how can people like me help others when you have others doing things like this. It makes wonder is the media trying to help people or not. Mental health isn't a trend it's a serious thing and people need to start to realise that. How can they though when you have influencers like these doing stupid things like this sending out messages like this. Also on the topic of self harm, a lot of people do it because they can't feel the emotional impacts of real life so they harm themselves so at least they feel something. It's causing a physical feeling to block out an emotional feeling. Sorry this comment is long I just had to rant.

  13. WRONG! I had depression, I’m 14 and jaseh cured my anxiety and schizophrenia and hallucination. I saw a scary man whisper to my ear and when I went to look at him he disappeared. XXX cured this the scary man doesn’t cOme any more

  14. Mental illness isn't something that deserves idealization and turning into a trend, it's the inner demons which all of us must face and control.

    Having an unstable mind is something that is not pleasant.

    But it's in your God-given hands how you handle your inner darkness. Either you can succumb to it, let the light kill the darkness and move on, or use that darkness to bring light into others by reaching out your hand to people that feel no one else will.

    I'd help others with the same pain as I. It's easier to help others when you know how it felt.

    I'm going to be a therapist one day. One day.

  15. You are currently my favorite person on earth. I just wrote a three page essay and on fake depression including how I got out of my fake phase and it seems googles been doing some watching

  16. I have depression and anxiety and they cause me to hide away because I don’t feel like myself when I’m having bad anxiety or when I’m really depressed. Also ive always been open with my therapist about my life and everything that goes on in my life but I never really talked much about my depression even tho I was suffering pretty bad from it. Basically what I’m saying is for the people that actually do have depression or anxiety, they know it’s not easy to open up about. I would never ever wear that merch lol

  17. I feel like the main reason people romanticize mental disorders is because of all the movies, tv shows, and books they read they think that some guy or girl or gender they are attracted to will come and save them and then they are going to end up getting married and living happily ever after

  18. My life has been ruined by depression, ptsd, anxiety, BPD, panic attacks, and suicidal ideation. I’ve noticed this common theme on social media and in music which makes my blood boil.

  19. Let's not forget all these " idiots " are now in need of their EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG, CAT, EMU, MOUNTAIN LION, PIG, HORSE, GERBIL, and all have their own YouTube channel where they profit from exploiting these animals.
    Emotional support animals need to be banned, specially when they ENDANGER THE PUPLIC like your stupid ass ESA Pitbulls maulers who attack passengers on airplanes.
    Unreal

  20. ok but tumblr has really really cracked down on the mental illness stuff now
    i remember when i joined there were a lot of romantic posts about depression but now there is absolutely nothing and you have to really dig

  21. I swear if you type into google “depression aesthetic” something will at least probably come up

  22. As someone actually diagnosed with ADHD, it isnt fun at all, it affects your grades HORRIBLY, comes with a hint of insomnia, and you can get lost in your mind easily and many more problems so yikes

  23. girl who gets uncomfortable in crowds: I HaVe AnXiEty
    Me whos anxiety causes me to be selectively mute: am i a joke to you?

  24. IMO the new Heathers show was way worse than 13 reasons in the way they portray suicide. Still a good show though just like 13 reasons

  25. I have severe C-PTSD and Major Depression. I've suffered many years of abuse and trauma. Thank you for this video.
    edit: The only thing is, you don't have to be diagnosed to claim mental illness. I knew there was something different about me long before I was diagnosed. I tried to commit suicide at age 9, and while I didn't know the word "depression" was, I knew that my friends were not planning out how to kill themselves after school. I do understand what you meant though, but I did feel like the clarification needed to be said for people who are mentally ill but do not have medical insurance etc.

  26. Romantizing depression, suicide and self harm is one of the reasons victims of these doesn’t tell anyone.
    They’re scared of people telling them “You’re just trying to be quirky” “Stop faking it!”.
    (This is just my experience and opinion)

  27. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety I think 3 years ago. Definitely is frustrating when people try and make a joke of it like it's no big deal because it is

  28. While I understand this, I don't really like this whole policing how people deal with mental illness. I have severe mental illness diagnosis by a psychiatrist. It still carries a ton of stigma when compared to anxiety and depression and a lot of people don't understand it or use it to insult other people. I am also studying psychology for my MS so i understand these struggles twofold. I also like memes about anxiety or depression. It's a part of my life and likely always will be. I accept it. Sometimes it helps to just joke about it with others who understand.

  29. Honestly I have a brand and I know FOR A FACT that most brands can donate around 40-50% of profits, some even up to 60%, and still be able to make DOUBLE the item from the sale of one item, and pocket a few dollars, while donating THAT much. I know, because my brand donates 50% and the other 50% of profit goes into making TWO more products (so one sale can fund 3 products), some money goes to marketing, and I literally take like $2 per sale. THATS ALL

  30. People think they have depression when they’ve been sad for a week after a breakup. Or when their crush doesn’t like them back. THIS ISNT DEPRESSION

  31. Hey Luke, as someone suffering from several mental illnesses I enjoyed this video. I would have liked if you mentioned that being triggered does not mean being offended but is actual part of PTSD and it is not funny. I have heard you saying triggered in a new video and I would appreciate it if you stay away from this and leave us PTSD sufferers to use our own terms.

  32. As someone who has been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in high school , I’ve seen so many people who have not been diagnosed saying “oh well I did this because I’m bipolar” and it’s nothing to laugh at or joke about. I don’t get it

  33. exactly people need to stop glamourising depression. it’s not fun. it’s not quirky. it’s a serious mental illness that people suffer in silence from because of idiots faking depression for attention. stop faking mental illnesses, it makes it harder for real depressed people to get help.

  34. What gets me about all this is that To This Day even though I already go to a counselor and have had mental illness heavily affect how I act and my basic life functions, I still see all these people like “I have anxiety lol” and I like,, have to question myself, like am I faking this? Am I a liar? Am I making this up to be Relatable or for Attention? And it makes me feel, well, like I shouldn’t be getting help, and I should just Deal with whatever problems I have bc they’re obviously normal and I probably don’t have any actual problems and I’m just being Dramatic. Getting over that, and actually like getting help, was a big reason why it took me years to actually go get help. I probably don’t have as bad anxiety as other people or, I’m not suffering as much as other people but I think this stuff makes it even harder to find that line where you can actually see if you need help, or if what your doing is hurting you. It so hard to see that if you feel like your Faking It for attention. Anyways yea,,, I agree that it’s a problem :/.

  35. What gets me about all this is that To This Day even though I already go to a counselor and have had mental illness heavily affect how I act and my basic life functions, I still see all these people like “I have anxiety lol” and I like,, have to question myself, like am I faking this? Am I a liar? Am I making this up to be Relatable or for Attention? And it makes me feel, well, like I shouldn’t be getting help, and I should just Deal with whatever problems I have bc they’re obviously normal and I probably don’t have any actual problems and I’m just being Dramatic. Getting over that, and actually like getting help, was a big reason why it took me years to actually go get help. I probably don’t have as bad anxiety as other people or, I’m not suffering as much as other people but I think this stuff makes it even harder to find that line where you can actually see if you need help, or if what your doing is hurting you. It so hard to see that if you feel like your Faking It for attention. Anyways yea,,, I agree that it’s a problem :/.

  36. This is so so so important and I love how you made this video overall. I normally get bored and click off of videos halfway through, but this is one of the few times I haven't. I know this video isn't very new, but I hope you see this anyways. Keep up the amazing work, but don't stress too much. Love you! 😘

  37. My mum committed suicide in 2011 when i was 20. These young people don't realise how serious this is….. I too suffered anxiety and depression at the same time about 3 years ago. I'm much better now but my god, it was so hard to try and get better – 2 antidepressants and 3 days a week at a psychologist. I'm very grateful to be here today after almost calling it quits a few times…… Amazing video, thank you.

  38. I find mental illnesses fascinating. And it's a shame people have been thinking it's cool to have one. I personally think this whole thing blew up after 13 why(cough cough shitty show)

  39. I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, it’s okay to not be okay, but it really does fuck you up so much, and for people
    To glamorise it, makes me sick

  40. I think I have anxiety but I don’t know, I’m too scared to go to a professional, but I don’t want to self diagnose

  41. I have schizoaffective disorder, which means I have both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I personally think it’s important for me to tell people what I have. I’m not “proud” but I tell people. It’s a big piece of who I am.

    There is nothing fun about schizophrenia. You don’t want it.

  42. So many people overuse the terms anxiety and mental illness and it affects me when I have panic attack and end up missing class but teachers think that I am faking. (Just as a note: I have been diagnosed with depression and general anxiety by a professional)

  43. I don't know…. Some of these examples just seem like mentally ill people using humor to cope with their stress. Art can be freeing.

  44. As someone who's been in therapy and psychiatry since I was a kid, I understand and agree with you that if you think you may have a mental illness you should see a professional, it's just as important to mention that not everyone has that luxury (especially if you're poor or are a kid with shitty parents). Not all of us are lucky enough to live in a country with socialized medicine. There's been many times in my life when I've had to stop my therapy and medication cold turkey (withdrawals are NOT fun) because I lost my insurance and suddenly a month's worth of antipsychotics is $800 ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  45. people love the idea of having a mental illness until they lose all their friends from cancelling plans, have constant joint pain from immobility, make their mom cry for hours, and drive away people they love

  46. Everyone: talking about their depression, and anxiety disorders

    Me: standing around hoping to see a comment about their ED cause I'm lonely ED fellow

  47. I have literally had people say to me that they wished they also had PTSD so that they would be able to bring their dog anywhere like I do (service dog who has been through extensive training, not a pet) it is definitely something that seems to be getting romanticized, but at the same time, it is because we who are suffering want to be heard and understood by the rest of the world. I am so tired of being asked when I served because people have no clue that ANY trauma can cause PTSD, not just going to war. There may be people sharing things because they want attention, but there are a great many sharing because they just want understanding. Some of us are so tired of being told to just move on or just forget about it and we just want the rest of the world to see how many people are out here struggling that they have no clue about. I know you are worried about people taking advantage, but the majority of people I know that share are only trying to make the public aware of how much of a problem mental health issues can be and are for many of us. And there is very very little understanding of mental health issues by the general public in my experience of the world.

  48. How is her merc any different from "FUCK CANCER" bags/bracelets/cigaretteholders any better?
    If it raise awareness and it generate money towards research what's so bad about it?

    I never seen anyone comment on the FC bracelets that they're just doing it for profit (clearly forgetting those are mostly bought and sold on the FB marketplace where people JUST sell shit for money)

  49. Having suffered with self harm and CPTSD, there's nothing fun or great about it. It's scary and horrible. I don't be an attention seeker about it, I am doing all I can to get better. I bet most of these youtubers or whatever, don't have a serious mental health problem.

  50. I think I have anxiety but I'm not sure, I get really panicked about certain things like public speaking or talking to strangers and sometimes when I'm panicked it's hard to breathe or I just break down crying. Is this only getting a bit anxious or actual anxiety?

  51. thank you, thank you for talking about this. I thought I was the only one who thought like this but thank you for using your platform to being awareness and attention to this.

  52. The people who would be led to harm you to the point of you wanting to die would not be helped or harmed by someone who killed themselves and left notes, tapes, or videos over it. There was an evil at play and killing yourself only gives into that evil that means you harm. Instead run, run to get help. Cry out for help and keep crying out even if no one believes you or they do a bad job as they learn to give the right kind of help. You may feel at a place where you don't know what to do. Maybe the first few people don't know how to respond but keep on seeking help. Have faith, faith that it will get better, that better does exist, that there is a light that contrasts all the darkness and you simply need to seek it. Don't run to those who have harmed you, don't think about them, distract yourself, think about anything else. Take a nap, take your medication, pray, read the Bible, or get up and physically get professional help if that stuff is not enough. If you don't like that help fire them, but "first" find better help and keep on trying and never give up on yourself or into the lies. Those people hurting you might be the greatest gift to you because you now know how bad it can be and will appreciate it all the more when you start to see how much better it is without them. I don't mean death, I mean God has something better for you if you surrender to him and allow it. It might not be instant, it might be a daily fight to stay afloat for what seems like too long but it's just the right amount of time for you to heal and start over without those harmful people or harmful words cast over you or accidentally spilling back out of you. The first step is to forgive yourself and allow help, see that your not perfect but you don't need to be, you are loved and forgiven anyway so forgive yourself and don't allow things of the past to take over your future. You may not feel loved but there is a God as real as me who wants you to live and prove that compassion can be in this world. Not all those who say Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven. So often the people who hurt us the most are those we think shouldn't be able to. Have faith to do the right thing even when it doesn't make sense.

    People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.

    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

    What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

    Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

    In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

    And as it says in the Bible in the book of John, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has NOT overcome it… As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light."

  53. Its not a physical switch but im pretty sure i can be turn my negativity on and off on command its not an illness its a choice.

  54. romanticising mental illnesses made me think that it’s normal and most of people do suffer from them so for the longest time i felt like i shouldn’t seek help, since it’s just a standard thing and it’s not that serious, but it is

  55. what gets me is when people act like they have a problem for attention. they try to relate and say they have depression and anxiety but they are constantly out with friends having fun without a care in the world like a ignorant puppy in a big city. let's be real here, it is very unattractive when someone has problems bc what everyday jo/jane wants to deal with someone that is broken? the only reason they would is if they really loved them i mean come on.

    ex: when i tell ppl about my autism sometimes they get very distant and then ghost, some get very angry and tell me that i'm a liar, some laugh and make jokes "retard", and then there are the few that are surprised but it doesn't change our relationship for the worst they actually watch out for me in public and make sure i'm comfortable and offer to leave when i look like i'm not okay.

    i'm grateful for the great ppl in my life that stay around bc i'm me and that encourage me to be myself constantly and stop trying to be "normal" even tho it's sort of annoying to hear all the time 🙂

    always be yourself, don't ever change for someone. yes ppl do gradually change over time as they get older they realize "hey i should stop that it's kinda weird" believe me🤦🏻‍♀️ it all works out and time heals❤️

  56. I cant see a psychologist because my parents don't have the money, so all I can do is do my best with the resources on the internet

  57. I like Danielle Howell because he talks openly about his struggles with depression and social anxiety and he does make jokes about it, but he never romanticizes it. He is open about the fact he thinks he is ridiculous and that he is proud of the progress he has made away from it. And as far as I know, he's never blatantly used his shtick of having struggles to sell merchandise.

  58. i think all of this needs to be said. i have many mental stuff that i’ve been diagnosed with which makes it okay to post memes about depression and anxiety or talk about it but when someone says “oh my god i’m so OCD” or “i hate myself sm i might just kms” it really hurts because they are saying it because they either want attention or it just seems normal.

  59. I got diagnosed with a few mental illnesses. Or more likely one that pulls others with it. I struggled with suicidal thoughts from an early age on, I draw, write poems Or short stories to express myself but I don't try to romanticize my illness, I really just want to express myself or get this off of my chest when I can't speak. Yet often art, poems etc. Can mistakenly be thought of as romanticising. I know that some of my (especially older) artworks are questionable with that too as well as characters I created. Yet I certainly don't want to romanticise mental illnesses in any kind of way.

  60. Imma just say as someone who had been diagnosed with ADHD, Depression, and anxiety. I don’t like to talk about it as like casual conversation. I used to live with my dad to be with my sister but after I realized that I don’t want her being used to me being sad or seeing me sulking and going through constantly mood swings I decided to move back with my mom. My issues aren’t fun, I don’t get paid for having them, I don’t want it on a T-shirt because most of the time I use a lot of effort to hide it from the world. I don’t even like admitting it to myself that I have these problems because it makes me feel worse.

    Edit! I’m 18 and I don’t even have a permit because I can’t even get behind the wheel of a parked car with out crying or trying to run away. I don’t want a damn hoodie with the word anxiety when I can’t even get a license to become an independent adult with out loosing my shit and having to have someone calm me down.

  61. Depression is not something you put on a pedestal, like people are really suffering with this. I lost a loved one because they were so depressed. People joke about these things as well, but in reality these things aren't funny at all & need serious attention & action to stop it.

  62. Demetrius Harmon is a perfect example of shedding light on mental health issues and suicide through clothing without romanticizing it.

  63. Another problem with 13 reasons why it shows suicide as an act of revenge. It’s an act of people ending pain. When I was suicidal I just wanted to not be in pain. My note was mainly just telling people how much I loved them and didn’t want them to be sad because I didn’t want anyone to feel how I felt.

  64. Yo where has this video been?!?! I've been preaching this for so long and people thought I was a hater! I know how it felt to be alone I went a year and a half having breakdowns like severe! I hardly went to school, I fell out with a lot of my friends, barely spoke to my father (he's an ass but that's a story for another time) due to emotional, mental and sometimes physical abuse, hardly ate, was so close to cutting. Then I came on YouTube and found the dolan twins they really helped that was around the time they started blowing up and I ended up joining the fandom that's when I realised how many people thought or self diagnosed with depression, anxiety, cut for attention. And it helped me get back to being healthy cause I realised it was a state of mind and I could bounce back I didn't have to self destruct.
    I just feel for anyone who's genuinely ill and can't or won't be taken seriously cause it's romanticised by the media like I was because I remember asking for help and my dad yelling at me saying "BLACK PEOPLE DON'T GET DEPRESSED!! EVERYONE'S DEPRESSED NOW! GO TO SCHOOL!!"

  65. most of the surface level depression and anxiety posts don't bother me that much anymore but it's probably because seeing it so much has desensitized me! i mean, its even been taken a step up and its quirky to be suicidal now (it just hasn't made it on tshirts yet)

  66. my best friend has anxiety and has missed weeks of school already this year, it’s a living hell for her. It’s not trendy to say “I have anxiety too!” And as someone who suffers from ADHD, stop saying “me too!” when I tell you about my struggles. my grades are dropping and school is hell for me because of my ADHD. It’s more than just not being able to focus.

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