To the people who believe that those who talk about their mental illness are doing it for attention…

To all the people who believe that those who have the courage to talk about their mental illness are just faking it and are doing it for attention…
You are the worst type of person. Just by you saying this or posting memes about it on your own Facebook timeline is what creates the stigma! Countless numbers of people are or have been too scared to speak up and ask for help in fear of being judged. I struggled in silence for 5 years because I was so afraid that people would think that I was just being dramatic and wanted the spotlight. Having a mental illness is not trendy. It has never been trendy, but yes more and more people in today’s world are being diagnosed with mental illnesses. So, maybe instead of criticising brave people who are speaking up, you should take a look at the world around us and contemplate why the statistics are rising so dramatically?

Side note to those struggling in silence: When I finally told someone, the ones who really cared helped me and are still helping me get through it. The ones who judge do not deserve to be in your life. So many people are here to support you through this and you can get through this but the first step to take is to admit that you are not okay, and that is more than okay.