In a society full of judgment, in which individuals are quick to criticize and form opinions about others based on superficial characteristics such as appearance, behavior, or background. Many of us do not understand the first thing about the reality of addiction and mental health. We refuse to make an effort to know more about these conditions and would rather judge, condemn and stigmatize. Why spend time to understand about these ailments when we would rather spend time on Tiktok, until it happens to your loved one.
I lacked sleep, I did not rest nor eat. I was stressed and the pressure got to me. Other than that, I was also pressured to have what society labels as a “good body” and to excel in every field I would get into. With my sleep deprivation and constant thinking, I developed racing thoughts. According to a study by the National Library of Medicine, rest deprivation can cause hallucinations, depression and even mania. That is exactly what happened to me. I was depressed and I kept crying, worrying about my unknown future. After some time, I had delusions of grandeur. Apparently I could do anything I want, go to random places at night so I shaved my head. I acted rebellious and was in a Manic state.
Four months later, I was sent back home and now, it’s been more than a year since I got out. I’m already in college and the staff in my university check on me and my mental state regularly. l have friends that understand my condition and people at Safehaven that guide me up to this day. I still take my medications but only one tablet.
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