I wish that people who are not aware of mental illnesses would realize that having one is not a choice. Even not taking medication is sometimes not a choice. They are expensive and some people have other expenses that have to come first.
One mental illness is not better or worse then another just different. They all suck!! I wish that I could work. I am not lazy. I have even tried to work. I get overwhelmed and start to have panic attacks. I get hyper-vigilant and very angry. My doctors have said it is best to not work right now.
There are those out there who call people with my illness and many others all kinds of names. I think that we are strong. We are doing the best that we can, or at least the people that I have met are.
Mental illness is not a choice!