do not call your awareness campaign a campaign for mental health awareness if it’s only going to be about depression and anxiety.
Anxiety disorders & Depressive episodes are by far the most common mental health issues people experience. People are allowed to limit their discussions to topics they’re familiar & comfortable with. If you want to raise awareness for other disorders why not do so yourself instead of criticizing those who are only trying to do something positive.
Also it’s important to note that Depression and Anxiety are the “root” of many other mental illnesses. For example, PTSD and OCD are branches of anxiety disorders, and Bipolar is a branch of depression. So focusing on Anxiety and Depression makes a lot of sense for those who don’t want to list every single disorder in the DSM in their mission.
"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"
When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"
his donation was once his child’s allowance.
I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.
Human beings love to fill their hollow spaces up with other people. The distracting easy fix of love. But it doesn’t work that way. You can’t cover up a dirty floor with a rug and expect the mess to disappear, no matter how wonderful the rug. People are not cover ups for your problems. Eventually all things come to surface, and you might find when they do, the mess you long neglected has now ruined everything you love.