hi lets stop telling mentally ill kids to “stop using their mental illness as an excuse” bc it’s ableist as hell and makes them hate themselves for their mental stuff
while we’re at it, let’s start telling them that their mental illness is a valid reason for being unable to do things
But let’s also tell them they don’t need a doctor to tell them what’s going on in their head if they already know, and they’re not forced to be put on medications, but there’s nothing wrong with it either. It’s THEIR choice. Now let’s do all these things without making kids think mental illness is “cute” and shouldn’t romanticize them, and it is certainly NOT okay to make them up for attention, or to bash other kids saying “I know how it works and you’re just an attention seeking bitch”. Let’s make sure they know their mental illness is absolutely no justification to act out without proper reasoning or act violently or in ways that could harm another living being physically or mentally/emotionally. It’s very vital they know exactly what’s going on before self-diagnosis. It’s a very serious thing. If we just did all these things, a lot of problems would be solved before they even begun.