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Prismatic

820d

Sometimes I feel like social media presents severe mental illness as just another identity to go in your Twitter bio instead of a whole life-altering disability 🤔 I definitely want to destigmatize mental illness but I still want people to take it seriously yknow

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    • U.V.R

      805d

      The fact DID systems are, like, expected to have "System" in their bio on the internet is truly scary and it sets a frightening precedent. The only mental illnesses I'm open about having are Autism, ADHD and Narcissistic Personality Disorder, because they effect how I communicate with people and exposing them won't necessarily put my safety at risk. But with DID? I'm mostly on the down low with it simply because if I claimed to be a system, people would be calling me fake because of all the kids on tiktok who are mistaking teenage identity issues for DID.

    • U.V.R

      805d

      The fact DID systems are, like, expected to have "System" in their bio on the internet is truly scary and it sets a frightening precedent. The only mental illnesses I'm open about having are Autism, ADHD and Narcissistic Personality Disorder, because they effect how I communicate with people and exposing them won't necessarily put my safety at risk. But with DID? I'm mostly on the down low with it simply because if I claimed to be a system, people would be calling me fake because of all the kids on tiktok who are mistaking teenage identity issues for DID.

    • crescentnebula

      817d

      I definitely agree, it's a serious condition that negatively affects our lives. It seems people always focus on the "having alters" component of the condition and never the "i have severe flashbacks and never really know who I am and have years of my life completely blank" aspect.

    • AudaCity

      820d

      Yeah this resonates-- it's an illness not a new identity

      • Eurythmic

        819d

        @AudaCity Thank you that made me feel validated ❤

    • Eurythmic

      820d

      I feel the same. What you said about the attention thing. My family is that way. They are so not supportive and don't even believe me. One sister has a physical illness and everyone has always been so supportive of her and it bites. I would never ask to have this in my head no one would live like this on purpose...

    • CaliL

      820d

      I feel exactly the same. It almost feels like I can’t really talk about it or share my experience because I feel like people are going to think I’m just another person that likes the attention of having SOMETHING, if that makes sense. For example, I made a post once sharing some of what it’s like with DID and somebody told me that it’s “just called zoning out, everybody does it and it doesn’t make you special”. That really stuck with me and had prevented me from really sharing anything about it.

      • Prismatic

        820d

        @CaliL ugh that's the worst :/ I feel similarly which is part of why I'm glad I found this app

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