Mental illness has nothing to do with personal weakness.
It’s a product of biopsychosocial factors, including off-kilter brain chemistry.
So if ever you’re struggling and someone tells you to “pull your socks up” or “stop being such an attention-seeker”, direct them to the biopsychosocial model.
We can’t control how closed or open-minded other people are about matters of mental health, but every bit of education counts.
And if all else fails, slip the sceptic a chill pill.
You can read one of my previous myth-busting posts, Fact versus fiction on bipolar and depression, here.