Understanding Depression, Why do We Label People

Depression and Depression – The Perfect Combination

When you view depression as a real disorder in place of a shortcoming, you can acknowledge its existence and see it’s a reality nobody should have to handle. It can be exceedingly hard to comprehend what depression feels like because of a huge group of causes and experiences.

Depression covers is a wide variety of disorders. Not only is depression a true disease alone, it may also be a sign of other underlying illnesses. It also covers depression from external factors. The loss of a child. A divorce, those as a society we seem to accept.

The War Against Stigma

Howver the stigma of Depression is alive and well. Some people are born with a chemical imbalance. This may lead to major depressive disorder or Clinical depression

Does this make someone not normal. Of course not. It just means someone is suffering from something they need help with. Professional help. What’s wrong with that.

If we can just accept people for who they are and not put labels on them

Is There such a thing as Normal

I remember, when I was young a family friend, suffered what they called at the time a Nervous Breakdown. Suddenly, this person was no longer normal. Stay away from her, she is not normal.

Why do we label people. I have friends with all kinds of disorders, I also have friends that are so called normal. They don’t have any diagnosed Mental Health disorders. Does this make those people any more normal than someone who suffers from Bipolar disorder

Joe suffers from Schizophrenia, there are days when Joe is happy as a lark, and is an productive member of society. There are days when Joe suffers from paranoia or hears voices. Joe is still the same person. Joe is still a good person a person that is fun to be with. Joe is intelligent and caring and someone I’m proud to be friends with.

Why must we label people. We are all the same, we all have challenges. That’s tje way I categorize people. For years I suffered from severe panic attacks, from dibilatating anxiety, it affected my life from work, to social activities and so on. Did this make me a bad person. Did this make me not normal

I don’t believe there is such a thing as normal. We are who we are and as the song says. Why can’t we be friends, Why can’t we be friends

Well we can be, the stigma attached to Mental Health disorders is sometimes worse than the Mental health disorder itself.

Mental disorders whether it be Anxiety, Anorexia, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia are a disease.

A fellow blogger I follow suffered from Anorexia, should I not be her friend. Of course not. She overcame her disorder and her story is amazing and inspirational.

We have much to learn from people who over come Mental Health Disorders. Stories of people overcoming Mental health disorders are inspirational, they give me hope, they make me feel that I am not alone.

Beautybeyondbones is a blog I follow, She is an inspiration to all of us. Her writing is as good as it gets. I aspire to able to write as well as she does. Do I agree with everything she writes….No.

However I learn from her, I get hope from her I aspire to have the courage she has. I grow from her. I do not label her. I do not shy away from her because she suffered from Anorexia. I applaud her for overcoming her fears.

Why can’t we be friends

If a person had diabetes or even worse cancer, there would be no stigma, we would feel bad for those people however in most cases we would go out of our way to help those people if we could. There is no stigma attached to those disorders

There is no difference from Cancer a disease and Bipolar depression, They are both diseases. Than why is there such a stigma for the person who suffers from Bipolar.

It’s imperative we accept people for who they are. Not the label society attaches to them. That is so short sighted. I don’t think it’s such a stretch to say that society has a big part in making people of suffer from Mental health disorders worse.


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A Journal of Trauma, Healing, and Motherhood


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Smashing Mental Illness Stigma

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