Hopefully, you clicked on this story because you too are slightly outraged that people still exist who think that people actually choose to be mentally ill.
Or maybe you clicked thinking that you want to prove me wrong. That those of us with mental problems do, in fact, choose them.
Maybe you think things like this:
- That we choose our anxiety, depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia.
- That addicts choose to be addicts, or that people who OD (like Demi Lovato) do it by choice.
- That we ruin our lives on purpose, by design, because our anxiety or depression or attempts of suicide is the result of poor choices.
I have some words for you.
But first, let me ask you some questions.
Is a family member of yours currently going through some issues you think should be easy to handle, but they’re struggling?