Mental health myths
So I just really wanted to share these mental health myths somewhere. As still think clearly some stigma. Can add your own if want. . But wanted to say these anyway
Myth: eating disorders are lifestyle chioce and about vainity
Fact:there is a lot more about eating disorder than body image. There is lot of feelings of control, addiction and obsession. Defientily doesn’t feel like a chioce.
Myth: because I feel disgusting about getting fat and hate the thought of it - I must think fat people are disgusting and must hate them too
Fact : don’t hate fat people. Just because I personally hate the way fat makes me Feel disgusting doesn’t mean I think fat people are disgusting. Sometimes I don’t care about my weight. I like the feeling of being “empty & clean”- which Feels less ‘disgusting’
This one I’ve quoted from Samaratians website
“Myth: People who threaten suicide are just attention seeking and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Fact: People who threaten suicide should always be taken seriously. It may well be that they want attention in the sense of calling out for help, and giving them this attention may save their life.”