Answering Your Assumptions on Mental Health (Guest Post by Chips)

Hey savvy gals!

It’s a new day and a new opportunity to chase after your dreams! What are you waiting for? Oh, this amazing post? Okay, understandable.

I was really planning on making a long, dramatic intro for the first guest post of 2019, but that’s not what you beautiful people are here to read about, so let’s get into it, shall we?

Meet Chips, the sweetest blogger you’ll ever run into to and a very dear friend of mine. 


Heyyyyyy!

I always have really mixed feelings about writing mental health posts that aren’t about my feelings because I’m the actual worst at giving advice, this however, seemed like something I’d have a really hard time messing up😂

For every assumption there are two opinions, mine and the lovely people who voted in my poll on Twitter because I thought it would be cool to have more than just one opinion on these assumptions.

Without further ado,

people with mental illness lack intelligence

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I have tons of friends who have struggled or are still struggling with mental illness and are some of the smartest people I know. I need you to trust me when I say that not everybody with a mental illness is as bad at being intelligent as I am. I purposely didn’t mention school because I don’t think school or tests or grades are an accurate representation of someone’s intelligence.

Ask me to multiply 4 by a million and I’ll still have to use a calculator* but ask me about deforestation and how being a vegetarian impacts that or about something like blogging and I’ll launch into this whole spiel with an already prepped slideshow and leave you stunned.

In general I don’t believe anyone lacks intelligence I just think the stuff people are asking about tends to be of no interest to certain people and that when they answer incorrectly or don’t know the answer, that comes across as being “unintelligent” when really Carol, not everybody cares about algebra.

*I’m kidding (not really)

teenagers don’t suffer from mental illness

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Teenagers can suffer from mental illness but that doesn’t mean every person talking about depression on their Tumblr page is actually depressed. I will agree, that over the past few years since mental health started being a topic more and more people are talking about it has been turned into a trend. Which sucks for anyone going through actual problems with mental health and not just the occasional bad day and then making everybody think it’s this major thing. Nobody should have to watch an illness or something they struggle with everyday be turned into a trend because people want attention.

Fact:Teenagers can suffer from mental illness.

they aren’t old enough to know the difference between mental illness and typical stress

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I think I’m capable of distinguishing the difference between just being nervous for a test and having a panic attack over being nervous for a test, but that’s just my opinion         ♀  ♀

mentally ill people act and look a certain way

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Mental health doesn’t discriminate. It affects people regardless of height, weight, race, religion or sexuality. Sure some symptoms are more common than others but not everybody with a mental illness acts the same, assuming that people with mental illness all act a certain way invalidates other people who don’t experience certain symptoms.

it is the parents fault

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I think parents contribute to it sometimes BUT I don’t think throwing around blame is something you should waste your time with. Personally, some of the stuff my parents have done has had an impact on my mental health but at the same time it’s not the only contributing factor to mental health problems, so I would say it really depends on the situation.

xxxChips


I adore Chips, and I just want to give her the biggest hug *hugs virtually* to her for publishing her hard and time-consuming work on Love Her Savvy! Go give her blog a follow (you won’t regret it!) and follow all her socials here:

Twitter: @adriaaapetrov

Snapchat: chipsyxx

Instagram: @adriapetrov

Pinterest: itsadriaxx 


As always,

gayle xx

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18 thoughts on “Answering Your Assumptions on Mental Health (Guest Post by Chips)

  1. This was a really important posts, girls. There are SO many stereotypes surrounding mental health and I am so glad that it’s being brought to light how completely false they are. *virtual hugs to you both*

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      1. You are the sweetest human being I have ever met. I lost all my confidence a while back and I stopped thinking my posts were even worth a read. Never in a million years did I think anyone would want to collab with me again and you were so sweet and encouraging and this is one of my first guest posts in over a year, this post means so much to me😭❤ Love you so much❤

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