I am so upset right now. I recently came across a picture showing a girl wearing a t shirt with Kurt Cobain’s suicide note printed on it (See here) Also, another thing that I saw around Christmas was a sweater that said OCD – Obsessive Christmas Disorder (See here and here). Both these things anger me so much because they treat mental disorders and suicide as a joke!
Why would you want to wear a suicide note? Suicide isn’t a laughing matter! It’s a really serious issue and making a joke of it like this only makes people who are suicidal feel worse and it trivializes the seriousness of the issue. And same goes about making a joke about OCD! It’s a serious disorder that people suffer from. Everywhere people keep saying “I’m so OCD” and “I’m so depressed!” Well firstly you can’t be OCD, that like saying I’m so cancer! You can have OCD but you shouldn’t be saying that unless you actually have the disorder! And being depressed and being sad are different things so unless you actually have depression, please don’t say “I’m so depressed” Mental illnesses make people’s lives hell. They are not something to be laughed about. Joking about it is beyond insensitive!
I see so many posts on social media which romanticize and glamorize eating disorders and depression and all mental disorders, honestly! It’s so upsetting because people’s lives get ruined because of these disorders and other people are just laughing and joking about it.
So yeah, basically we need to stop joking about mental disorders and actually create awareness about them!
Also, Em wrote a post about this issue very recently and you can find it here.
Also, I tried to be careful and not make errors in this post and offend anyone or anything and this post was written with the sole purpose of creating awareness but if I made a mistake somewhere, I would love to know it so I can correct myself. Thank you!