If you were a normie

What would you think of mentally ill people? thank god you are not like them?

I feel like a normal person as I am used to it now - but i wonder what people think of me sometimes.

  • I was talking to myself at work and a bunch of people saw me. A guy my age - my coworkers. it was a nightmare.
    I have been humiliated so much - I no longer care about it I guess.

what about you?

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When was 12 I thought a schizophrenic had two sides to his character

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yeah even my so called engineer friends think that :wink:
But Like a month ago - I saw briefly on TV a movie and someone was mentally ill - it was crazy. The media has ruined it

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I also saw film when I was 12. Can’t remember what name but a lady with schizophrenia ran to the bathroom and huddled up in a corner with her head in her hands

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When I was a normie I avoided crazy people. I didn’t know they were sick. Now that I am sick I understand.

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I would think I’m glad I’m not them. I already have survivors guilt for being high functioning.

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I grew up with a niece that had a profound developmental disability, so I’ve always been very empathetic towards all types of people that society doesn’t really care about. Yeah, sometimes people stared at her or mumbled under their breath. One time we went to a movie theater, and my niece was making some noise, and many people started to complain. About 20 people actually left the theater.

I’m a pretty low-key guy, but when people mock people with disabilities that’s where I draw the line.

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Yeah i have been mocked so many freakin times - online and in life. I am not sure why though??! Sometimes people enjoy hurting others because of their own misery.

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When I was very young, I used to hear things about the local insane asylum, and it used to frighten me.

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If I was a normie, and knew what I know now… I’d stay far away from the mentally ill or any who fashion themselves to be spiritual lol… I’d consider them as one who has leprosy, and I’d make sure non came close to me or my sleeping area.

I’d be like, '‘No way, hosey’.

PS: am not a normie, so u have no right to feel offended :joy:

I always thought schizophrenia was a split personality

At my previous school where I worked with severely to moderately disabled high school students, we would do outings on the public transit. Sometimes people looked uncomfortable and looked at each other like “oh no”. One time the boy I cared for and I sat on the side bench and he wasn’t too close but next to a woman who got right up and moved with a disgusted look on her face. I watched her and said, “it’s not contagious!” What an ignorant *****.

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Sometimes i dont think people are like that. I myself dont like to be next to disabled people - i just feel much worse and depressed about myself too. When i get psychotic i do crazy stuff too so kinda borhers me to see someone like mirrored to me

I’m more capable and just as intelligent, if not more than most of my friends and colleagues despite this affliction.

I’ve never been mocked or made fun of by anyone. But I was diagnosed when I was 38 years old, so I didn’t have to endure the troubles of youth per say.

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If I were a Normie?
… God forbid :slight_smile:

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I do well at work because I am not normal. People think I am original, eccentric and creative. I am ok with that situation as I do not want people to treat me differently than they would anyone else.

This is what people tell me anyway. I am sure people who don’t know me well think I am strange, weird and generally unapproachable.

You cannot please everyone I guess.

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Well I had a period in my life where I didn’t consider myself as being mentally ill. In reality I was though and had experienced so many just horrible very difficult things that when I talked to friends who either had or probably had mental health issues I wanted to offer advice because I had been through those things before. Admittedly sometimes I even wanted to play therapist which was stupid. All of these things just made my friends at the time mad, and they’d end up saying I couldn’t possibly understand and whatnot.

Now I just try to be supportive. Even though I know now I do have mental illness that doesn’t mean my experience is the same as everyone else’s and what helps me cope may not help others…I only give advice if specifically asked for it now.

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If I were a normie, I’d be gearing up for retirement in about eight years from now from my job as an R.N., which I would have worked for the last 32 years. I’d be pretty proud of myself. But, instead, I’m pretty ashamed of myself because I lost my license due to this sza illness and it’s effects.