I feel like mental health education in high school was pretty much nonexistent. It was basically like, “If someone you know has problems, tell an adult.” Mental illness was treated like this vague, abstract concept hidden behind ~nice words~ and maybe you’d learn the names of a few disorders, but it was never anything that could happen to you.
Very true. The school system tries to sweep it under the rug, leaving us to wonder what that says about the treatment of mental illness in society
They never tell you it’s not all dramatic weeping and horrific mood spirals. They never tell you how it can just creep up on you and you’re telling yourself you’re fine and everyone goes through this and you need to stop being so stupid just get over it god you can’t do anything right until you’re emotionally paralysed but still desperately trying to pretend to everyone you’re fine.
They never tell you about the signs to look out for, not in others, but in yourself. They never tell you how to ask for help.