So... this isn’t related to TGH. This is barely related to the MB. This is related to real life, which includes the MB and the TGH community. Something has been troubling me a lot and I’ve seen it everywhere. Tons of people, especially young people, are self diagnosing themselves with depression and anxiety.
This. isn’t. okay. It’s okay to say that you THINK you have them, but don’t go around saying, “Oh that’s because of depression,” or “Oh that’s my OCD,”. It’s not cool.
This is coming from someone who has been told by more than one doctor that I have depression, several sorts of anxiety, and mild OCD. This isn’t a jab at anyone, this is just my take on the matter. It makes me highly uncomfortable seeing an eight year old girl on a forum (NOT the MB) start talking about her “depression” and sudden “panic attacks”.
Chances are you’re just worried or anxious at the time, unless you can think of good reasons as to why you have mental health issues, and a doctor has told you it’s so, please do not say that you have them. It’s not fun to have those things, it’s not “in” to have depression. Please for the love of god be considerate. Thank you, Crystal.