Im sorry for how long this is x3 didnt realize until i posted it all
1- Did you ever read a story that talks about any mental ilness? (PLEASE refrain from creating a list, pick one story and only talk about it.)
Yes and hated how they were done
2- Do you think mental ilness is a thing you never see or rarely see in stories? Or is it something you always see?
2a- If you think it’s something you rarely see, why do you think no one talks about it?
Its a rarity because ppl dont want to portray it wrong or have no experince with it or dont know wat to say
3- Do you think someone who’s going to/is writing about mental ilness should research?
Yes…research go on forums, look up symptoms,talk to people…look up how therapy actually works and the diffrent types and look up pills since it doesnt make things better instantly some ppl can feel better with therapy others need pills others need both
4- What is your opinion on the bad guy having mental ilness as a reason to be bad?
I dont hate it. However ppl should know not everyones like that.
5- If you haven’t already, would you like to write a story about mental ilness fully? (not a plot point, has to revole around it)
6- Your opinion on romanticizing and demonizing mental ilnesses?
U shouldnt period.
Depression is the most romanticized next to anxiety.
I dont need a sad poem about how the scars on her wrists spilled stars. Or how “the world would still turn if im not here” I hate ppl posting bloody SH wounds or razors or whatever…thats messed up. I hate stock images of sad white girls(no offense i swear) with sad poems over it.
Unrelated: i hate how most MH stories only show social anxiety theres GAD and Agoraphobia and others. It seems SA is most promoted. Or they show depression as a sad girl and her crying and such…theres waaaay more to it than that
Unrelated: ppl shouldnt gatekeep MH either meaning “u cant have depression because mine is…” or stuff like “if u didnt get an offical diagnosis ur faking it”
- Moneys/health insurance is a factor
- Who are u to tell ppl how they feel
- Ppl look stuff like tht up to get answers cuz they dont feel “right” in the first place
- If someones faking a MI thats an illness in itself
TW:SH(about stories i read)
I know i read on story where the character got pregnant and couldnt handle it so they went from item to item harming themsevles from stovetop to razor etc…it was awful.