I hope your day is going good!! Mine is going great actually! *I wrote this yesterday at night lol* So today I’m going to make a type of post I don’t usually do, and that is social topics!
I mean, I talk about society sometimes, but I mean, I don’t talk a lot about my opinion on things that are going on or abstract concepts, and I think I should do it more.
Stigma, Social Media and Schizophrenia:
Most people might think that society has been becoming more open when it comes to taboo topics like racism, religion, sex, death… But the truth is there’s still a lot to change.
Everyone’s mind is different, and as much as we think we’re capable of feeling empathy, it seems like we can’t. When we hear the words “mental illness”, for instance, often the words “crazy” or “dangerous” come to our minds, and many times we come to that conclusion without enough information.
People suffering from Schizophrenia, for instance; see, hear and even feel things that aren’t there. When they’re having a hallucination, they can’t know they’re having it, as their senses tell them otherwise. It doesn’t mean they’re crazy, they can’t help it, they’re totally conscious like us. But Hollywood movies represent these people as psychopaths, crazy, impulsive and even aggressive, when a schizophrenic has the same possibilities of killing someone than a “normal” person.
There are misinterpreted concepts like this and many more just with mental illnesses. The ones dealing with the most stigma are Schizophrenia – as I said before -, Anxiety, ODC (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) among others…
Especially with social media, when we’re supposed to be closer to information sources, a lot of times we interpret things the wrong way. Instead of helping, we could even be worsening issues. My opinion is that we do research to judge sensibly.
*it seemed longer on the essay paper* 😅
Actually this was first written in a Literature class essay we had to do, we had to talk subjectively about a topic, I liked so much how it turned out I wanted to share it with you. Thanks *insert teacher name here* for the assignment! 😜 #ShesNotGonnaReadThis
Share your thoughts with me!
Did you like my essay-article thing? Do you think social media is helping society? Do you know anyone with Schizophrenia? Is it you case? Any other stigmatized illness? Is Hollywood ruining society? Tell me everything!!!
I hope you liked this post as much as I liked making it, it was fun! I’m totally making more of these! I hope you have a great day/night and week! I hope to see you on my next post!