6. Most people don’t see mental illness until it has manifested itself outwardly. You know, the homeless guy yelling at a trash can type of thing.
Realize that you are looking at the extreme end, thinking that is what mental illness is, is like thinking someone with 90% of their skin scorched off is what a burn looks like.
7. It hurts to know that you can’t trust anyone. You never know when someone is going to sell your secrets and tell everyone about that one thing you did when you were extremely ill just for some karma. You hear stories of crazy people doing weird things and know that some day you might be the crazy person people talk about for morbidness. And to get better you always need to trust nurses and doctors, and yourself. And that’s hard to do when you’re seen as an anecdote and not as a person.