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IN Photography ON 14 Apr, 2016
It is already 2016, and yet, some stigmas still seem to stick around - one of them being the one associated with mental illness. It is very surprising, and maybe even a little shocking, to see that people of our societies even today don't seem to get that anyone, of almost any age, could suffer from mental illness. What such people need is a little care and understanding, and not the weird eye that most people actual give them.
1 out of 3 people today suffers from mental conditions, and these people don't need any troubles from society - they already have enough of those. This girl, using a couple of photos, shows how people only see what they want to see. Here is a photo of how she portrays herself before others - the 'normal' way to be.
Here's how she looked after a panic attack because of anxiety. This too is quite 'normal' for people of today's world, but many just don't seem to see it and acknowledge it.
It is quite painful to think of the kind of stigma associated with patients of mental illness in today's 'modern' world.
"Someone actually said this to me one day 'aren't you too young to be suffering with anxiety and depression? What do you actually have to be depressed about at your age?' Amber shared. And it's just the beginning of so many more stupid comments that people make.
It is important to stay strong, and family and good friends can help a lot with that.
Amber has this to tell others sharing her condition: "To anyone who is going through the same, please do not suffer in silence."There is so much support around - Don't be scared to ask for help."This is why I can't stress enough that it costs nothing to be nice to others. Don't bully others, don't put others down and the hardest one of them all (as we have all done it at some point) don't judge another person. We're all human regardless of age, race, religion, wealth, job. So build one another up instead of breaking each other down."Peace & love guys."