It’s all in your head

Ah, how many times this was said to me.  Even by doctors.  Once even by a psychiatrist. MDs that are also professors at Medicine faculties tend to be some of the most obnoxious, least sympathetic people in the world.  The judge the hardest. The discriminate the hardest. They think you either read the symptoms in your textbook and just want to get out of an exam or assignment.  Or that you are just plain lazy and are trying to avoid working.

But people everywhere tend to dismiss Mental Illness, not just doctors.  Phrases like these are said (or thought) every day:

Have you ever been told something like that?

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5 thoughts on “It’s all in your head

  1. Ruby Tuesday says:

    This is wonderful. I am not surprised (though I am saddened) by what you were told. My understanding is that doctors, especially, are the least understanding and sympathetic toward any member within their community suffering from mental illness, when you would think they should be the most.

    This is a great campaign to bring these issues out of hiding and help everyone to understand how serious they are.

    • SummerSolsticeGirl says:

      Yep, that’s my experience. Not only because of what was said to me so many times but also what I saw and heard being said to fellow students with all kinds of illnesses, not just mental. Very sad, really.

      And yes, I like the campaign too. Feel free to share :)

  2. DeeDee says:

    So awesome! I can’t remember being told any of these things, but if I were, it would have been at a time when my brain was all foggy and I couldn’t remember it anyway. :)

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