By Broomhitches 11 Comments
I have been following the recent thread about social anxiety and it worries me about society. It's only recently that we have seen movements geared towards actually helping individuals struggling with mental issues and trying to better understand them. People are still not getting the help they need and are basically left to their own devices it's incredibly scary. It's even scarier when you think about people who seek help out of their own free will and are mistreated.
What I mean is that I've gone through a great deal of crap that is pushing me towards the edge. In the past, I wanted to hurt myself and hurt others, but never actually did anything. These are thoughts that I have that at times don't feel like thoughts of my own. I know I need help, and I even told my girlfriend last week that I would see professionals and tell them the truth. She is in the medical field and told me not to say anything about me having thoughts of harming myself or people who have wronged me because they'll simply lock me up in a place far worse than prison. Why would anyone want to seek help out of their own free will if they're going to be treated like a criminal? So now I have to walk on egg shells when I speak to a professional, or I'll be locked in a padded room. WTF? It seems like a big fat lose/lose situation.