“Mental health diagnosis”?
“Mental health problem”?
None of the above?
I would absolutely love to start a discussion about how you self-define and why; how others refer to you, and whether you find any of these terms problematic.
Either reply to this post, or send me a message!
(I personally would go with ‘mental illness’ - I find the word ‘disorder’ used in medical / psychiatric texts to be a bit… judgemental?)
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- headontheunmadebed answered: I just say “crazy”, and I get a lot of shit for it. It makes it easier to talk about it casually, so I use terms that are casual for me.
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- loveisonlyapromise answered: I would rather it was just a “health” issue..it truly is a physical issue. Even cognitive distortions follow specific circuitry/associations
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- dieiarkey answered: persone speciali
- omipenguin answered: i have no problem calling it mental illness call it what it is.
- zaladreyn answered: I just tell people I’m havinga rough time on that day. As for my family, they know my diagnosis, so I don’t need to say anything at all.
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- moonshine-whiskey answered: just sickness. easy to skim over in conversation
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- abijozi answered: personally i just simply say “my illness”, sometimes with i point to the head. if they press it, i’ll be honest and explain what’s wrong.
- natureofdisgust answered: Life.
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- bhoxsrex answered: wow
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- jojokittyfloss answered: I’m comfortable talking about my mental health problems but my family seem to find it easier to refer to them as ‘being unwell’.
- betterthandarkchocolate answered: mental illness and disorders
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- shakyleg answered: Mental health problem usually, butsometimes I just say “craziness” in a tounge in cheek way of course.
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- yilduza answered: i do presentations in schools as part of a volunteer org and i used mental illness while stressing that everyone has mental health
- ocdhedgehog answered: For brevity, I usually just say “mad” or “crazy” Sometimes, it’s “anxious as a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory”
- whirlerdog answered: mental illness for me, definitely. brain problems when i’m talking to close friends. occasionally specifics like “my anxiety disorder” etc.
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- birdcage answered: “mental illness” but depending on the context, sometimes just “i’m sick”
- lady-brain answered: mental illness!
- bearsalmon answered: ‘Negative mental health’ or ‘Mental health disorder’, but overall I like to look at health through the dual continnuum model (Keyes).
- ghostmorning answered: mental illness
- girlwiththemostcake answered: mental health issues
- raichuchuchu answered: I have always considered mine Mental Issues….Not too sure why.
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- yesysabella answered: i tend go use mental disorder over illness, or refer to it as a mental health issue/issue with my mental heath.
- swirlofenjoyment answered: I use mental illness, but I also talk a lot about how not everyone has a mental illness, but everyone has mental health.
- boneygoat answered: Madness
- crazimomi answered: mental health disorder when managing; mental when in crisis.
- drmichaelhart answered: I use “How my brain is wired” or “Tough chemicals”. We open up possibilities with positive framing.
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- surf-to-thrill answered: I refer to mine as my Mental Disorder.
- ginandchr0nic answered: I prefer illnesss because it gives the impression it can be recovered from, i dont like the term ‘service user’ though
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- kayteesee answered: Mental illness
- mosskat55 answered: “Mental health problem” or “mental illness”, dependent on context.
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