Mental Illness off to a Bad Start

First shooting of 2017. It took six days. Are there any charities out there other than Red Cross that are helping the victims and their families of the shooting in Ft. Lauderdale?

I have a bad feeling this isn’t going to be a good year for those with mental health issues, especially those with Dissociative Identity Disorder. First off, the new movie Split coming out that the lovely M. Night I’mStillBitterAboutTheLastAirbenderMovieSoIHateHisStupidFace wrote about the young Professor Xavier kidnapping three girls from the mall. Then I don’t know if anyone here is a fan of Bones, but its recent season premier (*SPOILER ALERT*) reintroduced Zack, an intern character from previous seasons, as a suspect in a series of murders, suggesting that he has DID and that one of his personalities may have killed these people. And now there’s the shooting at the airport in Florida, where the gunman had said previously he had been hearing voices prior to the incident.

I only have a few mental health issues under my belt but DID isn’t one of them, thankfully. That must be terrifying, not knowing who you really are. The last thing anyone with DID must want is for others to be just as scared of them. The only way I can think of it is that it’s like being possessed by a demon. You’re scared about this thing inside you and others are scared of you because they don’t know what will happen if they stand next to you. So instead of having help and support you’re left alone with this entity you don’t know who is taking over you. Again, I don’t have DID but that’s how I always imagined it.

Let’s take mental illness seriously this year, please. It’s bad enough we have Trump in office, whom I’m pretty sure believe in mental illnesses as much as he does in unicorns, Santa, and climate change. Let’s step up our game and show as much love as we can, yes? No? Maybe? Perhaps?

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