Depression is Real and So is Ignorance
I am one of the 16.1 million of Americans with Clinical Depression. I have been struggling with depression since I was 12 years old. Andrew Tate’s opinion is uninformed, condescending and singularly lacking in compassion. And he is not alone in his ignorance. We must break the silence about depression, support each other in our struggles and not let people like him convince us that we are less than. I will not be shamed.
It’s suicide prevention month, and as most of you know, suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and teens, second to motor vehicle accidents.
Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am (I rarely sleep when I am beginning to swing) and went to twitter and saw the following from this ignorant fool:
Now we know that this guy is clearly lacking any sort of empathy, but my issue is that in 2017 we are still having to battle this ridiculous fucking mindset – ignorance – and with these people who have these platforms and followers who struggle with mental health themselves.
It is never okay to discount an illness, not fucking ever, that is the stuff that stops people from reaching out for help, and that is never okay.
Unkind people are usually that way because others have been unkind to them, but there is…
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