Is it normal to assume that half of the users on this site aren't really ill?
Half the time it's autism. PTSD because someone got shouted at a few times when they were a child. Depression and anxiety is another one. The illnesses and disorders that members claim to suffer from is truly atounding.
"I'm a girl but I identify as a demi sexual crayfish and I also have a histrionic personality disorder because my cat winked at me three times in quick succession. I'm soo ill".
My personal favourite is misphonia. For fucks sake certain noises make me rage too, all I do is avoid those noises as much as possible and there you go. I don't have to stick a label on it in my head so I can justify the rage that I feel because someone snorts and eats with their mouth open when they consume a burger.
Are most of these maladies all in people's heads because we are breeding a generation of weaklings who spend far too much time in front of a PC and the rest of the time dreaming bullshit up to make themselves stand out, garner sympathy or to justify their flaws and neuroses that every other human being has to a lesser or greater degree.
I am in no doubt that there are users on this site who have genuine mental health issues both past and present. My intention is in no way to belittle or offend them or their ilnesses. For the record I have suffered with mental health issues all my life and have spent time voluntarily in psychiatric hospital on three separate occasions.