the other reason why I'm feeling like a worthless fat sack of burlap is Onision, who once again, has exceeded my expectations in Douchebaggery.
just when you think it can't get any worse, it does.
See, he made two videos about cutting. These included very triggering images, the same types of images that have urged me to almost relapse in the past. He talked about, in both videos, how he thought all cutters were selfish and attention seeking, and that because they aren't starving, homeless or severely ill like Children in Africa, they shouldn't be anything but happy.
This guy has obviously never heard of a mental illness. Depression can be hereditary, and you are, more often than not, likely to have it if your intermediate family does. My mother is depressed. And bipolar. She doesn't admit how she feels openly and I rarely see her cry, but she is clearly sad underneath her happy exterior. And you know what? I'm sad too. I don't know why I started feeling sad, maybe I was born that way. From the time I was about 6 I was a very timid, shy child who really didn't seem to enjoy much in life. That's why, at age 8, I was forced into a therapist appointment and, you guessed it, given depression meds meant for adults.
My depression wasn't intentional. I didn't make it happen. It JUST HAPPENED. I didn't choose to take the meds, I was perscribed them. Years later, I had to have another perscription filed in order to help my anxiety. This shit can be inherited. I never asked to be a mental mess, it just happens to be in my DNA.
Depression and anxiety can stem from many other different things. bullying, having no self worth, EDs, general lack of happiness, etc.
It's fucking ironic that this man, who claimed that he put a gun to his head, who claimed he had chronic depression, who claimed he would help the depressed; is mocking cutters and the depressed. This liar was never depressed. He clearly does NOT understand the feelings of a person with depression, otherwise, he would not be belittling the young men and women who slit their wrists.
As a former cutter, the video really made me ill. Like, literally, my stomach was churning. I started sobbing like a baby three quarters through the video.
Greg, we may not come from the poverty stricken background that the children in Africa do, but that does not mean that we can't, or rather, that we DON'T, have problems. Everyone has problems. For many it is not easy to overcome their problems.
Don't talk like you know about cutting. You were never a cutter. I refuse to believe you were depressed. Don't talk like you know the thousands of men and women who watch the blood drip down their wrists everyday. You don't.
Your access to the internet should be revoked, you fucking cunt.