Trigger Warning & Disclaimer!!:
~if you are struggling in anyway with your mental health and know that you will be trigger by this topic than please don’t continue to read. I don’t want this to harm anyone, this is just meant to educate myself and others.
~I don’t want this to be a page where you can self-diagnose yourself, if you think you have a disorder please go visit a mental health professional.
~please don’t hate on anyone for sharing their opinion or if they accidentally say something incorrect. Don’t hate! Educate!
okay, with that being said.
I’m currently working on a story where both my Mc’s struggle with mental health disorders, and I don’t want to portray anything incorrectly, or write anything offensive.
I also want to know your opinions on how authors write this types of stories. It will give me a better Idea on what to do and what not to do.
why do you like stories revolving around mental health?
why do you dislike them?
what can an author do to improve on them?
is okay for an author who does not suffer from the illness to write about it?
what would you like to see in these stories?
what would you rather not have included in these stories??
do you think authors portray people with mental illness well?
if have any other questions feel free to ask them(:
specific questions about my mc's disorders. second warning, please don't continue if you are easily triggered or think you might fall back into bad habits by reading anything in this topic.
(girl mc) eating disorder (anorexia)
(male mc) depression, he also has to deal with genetic anger issues and genetic alcoholism.
how do those with anorexia feel when they finally eat?
how can having anorexia effect your relationships? romantically and platonically.
what are some emotional signs of anorexia?
what are physical changes one might have because of anorexia? I know weight loss is one, but I mean internal changes in your body, or maybe some external changes nobody really notices.
how does one react to finding out their friend has anorexia, or any disorder in general?
what are some repercussions from anorexia?
how much does depression take over ones life?
how might one treat others when suffering from depression?
what does having genetic alcoholism intail, how does it feel to go without it? I don’t have any relationship with alcohol, I’m to young to drink. so I really don’t know much about any sort of urge to drink whether it be genetic or not.
what are ways to handle anger, or outburst? this question also goes for resisting alcohol.
thank you to anyone who will answer my questions. again, I really don’t want to offend anyone so if I wrote anything wrong, or if you want to answer these questions but don’t want to write it publically than you may pm me(:
I’m also looking for individuals who I can continuously reach out to if I have any questions about the disorders I am writing about, so if you have enough knowledge to do so please pm me.