if ur thinking of invalidating self-diagnosed kids
some kids live in areas where it is difficult to get a diagnosis
some kids can’t afford getting tested
some kids have parents who would react badly if they were diagnosed
some kids have parents who refuse to take them to get diagnosed
some kids don’t trust their doctors
seeing Bullshit™ on my dash again so i feel like it’s time for me to reblog this post
yes this this is so important
for a long time, whenever i would bring up me seeing a therapist or even hint at it, my mom would get defensive. she would tell me “you’re not sick” or “are you saying im a bad mother?” and similar things and would sometimes get angry at me. like ANGRY angry. until VERY recently i wasn’t able to get an official diagnosis for my GAD. even though ive had it for as long as i can remember. i had to self diagnose until i was in COLLEGE and could sneak in appointment to the on-campus counselors.
however, a BIG caution to those who do self diagnose: even therapists make mistakes. no matter how sure you are that you have a certain mental illness, please refrain from trying to treat yourself. treating mental illness can be iffy even in professional hands. you may end up making yourself worse if things go wrong. so please, i know its hard, but don’t try using treatment methods you find online because you are putting yourself further at risk.
I literally crave affection. It’s not about sex. I crave somebody to cuddle with me, and to lay their head on my lap. I crave kisses, holding hands and running my thumb across theirs. Just looking at someone and thinking “how did I get this lucky”.