Fahim Hasan Sahan
The Happy Tree
So, be happy, or feel nothing at all; rest — depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, eating disorder, PTSD, and many more! — are just abnormalities. But it would seem from the list that being happy is the exception, the anomaly. It's about time our society opens up to the rest. Anyhow, it’s a good thing we’re now taking the time, position and privilege to talk about mental health; maybe that indicates we have somehow figured out all other issues?
But with this celebration of generalising mental disorders, arises the pandemic of an uber sensitive generation.
“That’s not you sweetie, that’s only your bipolar disorder speaking” - No Miss Kaniz, he’s just a spoiled brat. Also, just cause you like your pencils sharpened, does not mean you have OCD. All you are doing is diminishing the urgency of real patients.
That being said, perhaps we’d rather have some fake ones spreading awareness than no awareness at all.