Mental illnesses are extremely misunderstood and often suffer under the burden of stereotypes and cheap characterizations. Some people even claim that mental illnesses are made up for attention. This Tumblr post from runawaylon3r shatters absolutely all of that. It is a must-read for everyone:
Eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and self-harming behaviors are not a joke, and they are not to be taken lightly. They are too real, and far far too common in our society. Today, take the time to remind someone that they are beautiful. It might not be the cure, but it is a decent place to start.