As she so eloquently points out, It is not that she wants cancer, rather she wants recognition for the suffering and pain an unseen illness can cause. Just because mental illness is invisible for the most part doesn’t mean it is not there for the person experiencing it. Suffering is the same whether outsiders can see it or not.
A wise woman, and a great read.
I know that I’m gonna get a lot of angry cancer patients on my case, thinking I’m mocking them. However, I am not.
While I’ve had been thinking of it it for quite a while, only until very recently I finally said it to someone other than myself, on a DM.
And I stand by it.
You see, I have an illness. But it’s a mental one. I look good on the outside. I haven’t lost ridiculous amounts of weight. I still have all my hair. I have a good colour. I don’t look like I’m ready to take my boat ride across the River Styx. Only that I am. And I’ve been there several times.
But Mental illnesses don’t get the sympathy or empathy from society that cancer does. Or Cystic Fibrosis. Or Muscular Dystrophy. Or any other of those “legitimate” illnesses.
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