Flowchart: Should You Open Up To Friends About Mental Illness?
Should I Share My MI with a Friend?
Here is a Flowchart on whether or not you should share your mental illness with a friend. Some people are still in the dark ages, even among those who suffer depression or anxiety, it is always looked down upon as mentally deficient. Also, in the news media, unpopular politicians such as Donald Trump or Anthony Weiner are scolded for possibly having a mental illness. Anytime there is a school shooting or an act of terrorism, the first thing they point to is psychological illness instead of the access to weapons. Friends may block you out of their life if they find out, but that is okay due to the fact they might not even be the best friend.
– Colorful Asylum