"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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- 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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- sapiofile answered:Mental health problem usually, butsometimes I just say “craziness” in a tounge in cheek way of course.
- 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
- 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).
- 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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- stuck-in-this-tempest 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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- francelkie answered:as a “condition”, I’d prefer others to refer to it as a condition - hence why I say that. It says to me it will pass, that’s all
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- king-of-infinitespace answered:Mental illness, as it’s the easiest for other people to understand. Disorder when it’s just me, though.