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This is a card that I have thought about doing a million times. With Suga's release of his mixtape, and his references to his own struggle with mental health issues, I thought now was the time. Mental health issues carry so such stigma that people are afraid to admit they have a problem. Many people do not seek the help they need, and many of those who do try to keep their issues a secret for fear of not being accepted or understood. I applaud those celebrities who are brave enough to open up about their own personal struggles, because it helps others to feel not so alone in theirs. Here is a brief list of a few of our favorite idols who have opened up about their mental health issues:
Depression: SNSD's Taeyeon & Yoona, SHINee's Onew, Super Junior's Leeteuk, Heechul, & Yesung, 2NE1's Park Bom, and Miss A's Suzy
Anxiety: SHINee's Jonghyun and Infinite's Sunggyu
Bulimia: IU
OCD and Depression: U-Kiss's Kiseop
Bipolar Disorder: MBlaq's (former) Lee Joon and Epik High's Tablo
Schizophrenia (stress induced): Block B's P.O
Eating disorder and Self harm: SHINee's Key This list is by no means complete - there are many more idols struggling with mental health issues, some who have opened up about their issues and many who have not. So now is the moment that I have both dreaded and longed for... I am stepping out of the Mental health closet myself.... Hello, my name is Theresa and I struggle everyday with mental health issues. I have been diagnosed with Major Depression, Severe Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Bipolar Disorder 1, and am also a perpetrator of self harm. I have actually had to leave my job because of my mental health issues and am currently taking a semester off of school to try to regulate my meds again. I have dealt with many of these issues most of my life, but everything exploded about 3 years ago and my world came crashing down around me. That was when I recieved my Bipolar diagnosis. Everyday is a battle with myself, but I find so much strength through the friends I have made here on Vingle. Thank you to all of you. I encourage you to step out of the mental health closet - comment about your own struggles and triumphs, make your own card (please tag me!!), or if you are not comfortable with either of those, feel free to send me a private message. Also, if you have any questions about my disorders/issues don't be afraid to ask - I will answer them as best I can. Let's get rid of the stigma that surrounds mental health issues and start a supportive conversation. I am more than a little nervous about how this card will be recieved (and TBH if I wasn't on a high right now I probably wouldn't be doing this - I tend to do a lot of things I wouldn't otherwise when I am on a high... Yay bipolar -_- ) Please be kind in your comments both to me and others, mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of or ridiculed, and I want this to be a place (card) where people can feel accepted and comfortable.
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*phew*.... well, here goes nothing...
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@resavalencia Thanks hun 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
*sighs* whelp here we go.... Hi Hi everyone my name is Nicole (for those of you who haven't guessed that yet) and I have been diagnosed with so many problems that I actually don't know where to start.... so I shall start with just the MAJOR ones that I can think of right now..... I have been diagnosed with Depression, Social anxiety and also Tourette's, as well as narcolepsy, cataplexy, and Insomnia (don't know how that works but it apparently does), I have been diagnosed with so many more that I will share at some point but I am still not comfortable with sharing all of them...............
thank you so much for sharing! I know it's not easy - I'm proud of you 💜 You have a lot you are dealing with!! - If you ever need to talk feel free to message me!
You all are warriors and will conquer your demons! I battled mine and some I'm still battling,but some I defeated and found victory. I am a mom I've been in and out of hospitals most of my youth for health issues which lead to mental issues including depression and isolation. I beat those two....but the health issues well that is a Neverending struggle. So don't you ever give up,it's not an easy battle and it won't ever be...but you're going to find your power and you have an army of friends that have your back. And an old bird here who won't look down on you...but will be cheering you all on!
thank you for your support 😊
I am so happy to hear that you are comfortable sharing this with us. I have not been diagnosed with anything before otherwise I would definitely share it with you all 😄. But thank you for sharing and we are all here for you through thick and thin!!! 😄😘😘💖💖
thank you 💜
I applaud you for being open about this topic. I too have suffered from depression and social anxiety for years but have only recently started receiving help for it. I never felt comfortable with the idea of going to a therapist because of the stigma that I was really crazy if I did but now that I have been regularly for nearly a year, I feel much more comfortable opening up about my feelings and have a better grip on things, not perfect but better. Thank you for sharing your story and if you ever need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open! ❤
thank you and same to you! I think counseling is definitely what is helping me come to terms with things and understand myself better. I'm glad you are getting the help you needed.
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