Some of you may notice by now that my view points on the world are slightly different than most peoples. You will also notice that my opinions are very unpopular compared to most people’s. Some of you may wonder why that is. Some of you may think that I’m just incredibly cynical. And lastly, some of you aren’t even reading this. I tend to keep most of my opinions to myself unless being forced to by a class, but other items I am not so quiet on. One of those things, is mental health. Now I have opinions on certain aspects pf mental health that you may not agree with in the slightest, and I don’t blame you. A lot of you are going to say things like “Who does he think he is?” or “He has no idea what he’s talking about!” and lastly “You have no idea what it’s like being me!” And you can in fact say all of those things and they are true. I don’t claim to be a professional, I can’t say that I know entirely about what I talk about, but there’s a good chance that I have been in similar places or states of mind that you have been in.
My final project includes me telling my story in parts of how mental health professionals and institutions did more damage to me than my mental set backs did. How I was labeled as different and separated from societal norms because I learned differently from other kids. How I watched others that suffered with actual set backs and weren’t getting the help they needed and were forced to hide who they were until they broke. I’m not just here to tear it down entirely or to say that nobody has these struggles, but what my main goal is to open your eyes and help you see that your problems are not quite what you think they are. And even if you truly do have a mental illness that there are better ways to deal with it on your own. I also hope to help you reassess everything around you and help you understand that your struggles are in fact temporary.
Some of you will view my posts as offensive and as ignorant. Some of you will quote me as a social bigot for having some of the views that I have. But I hope that just a small portion of you, will understand where I am coming from and apply what I tell you in these next few blogs. Most of what I say will be based off of personal experience along with factual research that I have done myself. And if you are offended by what I say, and know that at the very bottom of my heart that it is not my intention too, but if you do then you are one of those individuals who may need to take a good lifelong look at your lives and truly see not just with your mind, but with your heart. So with that, let’s begin.