Urgh. Yeah, people generally think it's 'hip' or 'cool' to have some sort of illness--especially mental/emotional based. Unfortunately, many ignorant individuals don't understand the whole picture of what a true mental illness is like and how it can COMPLETELY ruin your life.
Like, I used to have a 4.6 GPA--and great attendence during my Freshman year. By my senior year, I was failing 3+ classes a semester and missed over 80 days that year. And got pulled out for the majority of 3 spring semesters for hospital/home schooling. It's a miracle I graduated.
I tend to roll my eyes at some of my peers when they brag, or rather excessively tell about their disorder experiences--when they just got diagnosed with lesser severe cases of the disorders that were frying my body, brain, and future. (Not saying they don't have them--It just upset me that they would brag about them for pity or social clicks.)
And just to add I was diagnosed with:
-Bipolar I Disorder w/Psychosis
(Which contain all the symptoms of ADHD, OCD, and Anxiety Disorders)
And by the end, I was experiencing full on neuropathy and serotonin intoxication.
I was on NINE medications to 'try' to combat these chemical imbalances and physical ailments. I'm even on nausea medication for cancer patients. It's the strongest stuff on the market and I can't stand up or function with out it. Worst 4 years of my life. So I can say I get upset with the idea that crazy is "in" style and especially when its "cool" to be on an anti-depressant.
And it makes me upset that these young adults will seek pity for their disorders. Any day would I switch with them.
ARGH. And then I started seeing my therapist again, and we discussed my narcissistic/histrionic cycle. Don't even wanna go there. It just never ends. D::<