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Getting Over Illness Stamp by Spikytastic Getting Over Illness Stamp by Spikytastic
If I could "just get over" my anxiety or bipolar disorder, don't you think I would have already? They're not doing me any favors. I've had people tell me that I just need to 'get over' my anxiety and Avoidant PD and start dealing with people.
Yeah, cool, I'll do that. Except for the whole dehabilitating panic attacks thing and ensuing panic attacks when returning to the situations that caused the first one...

Don't tell people to "get over it" if they have a mental illness. It doesn't work like that.

Should you let it rule your life and use it as an excuse for everything? No. But can you just "get over it" and start living problem-free? Not really.
Besides, do you really think you're the first person who came up with the idea of asking someone to "just get over it"?
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Whitefang73005 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
my teacher asked me why i was always lashing out at small comments about me or my work, i told her "its because i ve bi polar disorder can you leave me alone?!" i felt bad for shouting but then she teared my fucking diary in half from out of my bag and screamed "GET OVER WITH IT YOU MENTAL PRICK" 
i cried and ran out of class.
SHE WAS FIRED THE NEXT DAY :D but crashed into a macdonalds whilst drunk, she got no where 

its hard to believe there is horrible teachers like that nowadays...
Gyassman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whitefang73005 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
Karma X3
Gyassman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got that right!
BlahDeeBlah1029 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My parents keep telling me to get over my ADD, specifically my inattention.
mysteriouskey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People think that telling someone to "get over it!" can automatically solved any problems? Well then, if that's the case, let me help "solve" problems without even caring. Did your dog/cat accidentally went missing? Well then, stop whining since you can just get an another pet lol. Did your best friend accidentally broke their leg and can't play football for months? Well then, they should suck it up since football is just a sport and it could've been worse. Is your mother/father dying of a life-threatening  cancer? Well, they should stop dying since it's just an illness anyone can get it too.
UZL-2S Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually verbally strangle someone who says that to me. People eventually learn.
"Why are you always sad? Get over it!" No, how about you go fuck a blender. It's called "depression". It's a disease, it can't be cured, it's hard to manage. How do I manage mine?
Get mad. At everything.
You tell me to get over my anxiety? I'm probably going to tell you how much of a garbo human being you are.
Malus-Cromwell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've had teachers (and some students) tell me to get over my anxiety and ADD.

like bitch??? its already a struggle to talk to someone outside my own damn home, let alone online. :stare: and its a struggle to even focus on something.

(off note; several teachers thought i was either VERY lazy or mentally disabled cuz i wasn't keeping up with everyone. hell they made me do work sheets on hygiene and 'lady problems' as well as talked to me about sex and i'm like "um i already know these things? why tf are you teaching me things i already know? only had one cool teacher who let me draw for special ed. and was gonna give me manga but never did.)
GreenKittenChan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My first therapist told me to "get over" my PTSD
QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I'm "making an excuse" when I don't go to an event because I feel bad; I'm "attention seeking" when I'm feeling paranoid because of anxiety and ask ridiculous questions; I'm "emo trash" for having depression; I'm "edgy" for having anxiety; I'm a "drama queen" when I get a panic attack...... I could choose to "get over it", but I love the attention it gets me, right? Because other people in the world have "real problems", right?

sorry, not sorry. Those are the people who are a disgrace to us with actual problems (I'm not saying other people don't have worse problems; that would be the worst kind of victimising. But anyone can get mental illness. You can be in a poor country, or in England. You can be a poor farmer with a love for life, or an old greedy miser who hates himself and is constantly paranoid). I'm a gentle heart but I kinda hope you get depression someday and have to deal with this sh*t... and then I can tell you that you're an attention whore, excuse making emo bitch.

In short, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS STAMP. Hope. In humanity. Restored.
Edithel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
mm sorry bitch but everyone knows leukemias just some made up shit to be special and for doctors to take your money :) :) get over yourself
swooshDusk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I hope this is sarcasm
Edithel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
very much so
swooshDusk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
redplanes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
"lol get over it"
"we can't all be neurotypical, karen :/"
CozmicWolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for making this <3
shiverwings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been trying my whole life...
FluttershyAdorable Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish my parents knew this, and other people. I feel like my therapists are the only people who get that.
IttyBittyQuizzy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know the feeling all too well myself. Having an anxiety disorder and being bipolar myself, I hear that a lot. The "normal" people (I hate that term...) think that if we try hard enough and pretend the world is peaches and daisies, then our "problems" will go away. Sorry (not sorry) to tell you, but 1) there is not such thing as normal, 2) the world isn't peaches and daisies, and 3) it's not like we have complete control over this.
I have a very difficult time making friends and talking to people due to my social phobia, so I tend to sit alone and put my music on to block out as much of the outside world as possible. I can hardly handle leaving the house some days, my anxiety is so bad. I manage as best as possible, but people still tell me to "get over it". Pisses me the heck off.
gokuiscoolerthanyou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
"Get over it"
"I'm trying, man, I'm fucking trying..."
ColeFlamel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
I've been told to get over my anxiety.
Yeah, I get anxious almost everywhere, but I'm not scared to punch your pretty little face until you're anxious to go out with all the looks at your bloody and bruised face.
QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I know. Come with me, lets punch the death out of this cruel world...
Rainicornpupsters Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anxiety is a pain right? Always hiding in the back of your mind... comes out when you least expect it and makes the world seem like a jungle.
SMELLS-LIKE-MILK Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, I have BPD, and I rarely ever mention it. I am pretty bitchy as it is, but when I know that it's just my mental illness 'acting up', per se, I will apologize and explain that it's BPD.

But then there's the people that say "Just get over it"
I just
Stormlover10 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
PREACH IT! People tell me to "get over" my social anxiety disorder. What the fuck? 
RoseWolf2022 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I was at disney with my cousin and we were talking about my social anxiety disorder. He told me, "I had that last year. Trust me, it's all in your head. You just have to get over it sooner or later."

I'm not gonna lie, it kinda ticked me off, but I just didn't say anything.
Stormlover10 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
I don't blame you.

Seems like he doesn't understand Social Anxiety. You should have him research it to understand your feeling s more. It might help.
RoseWolf2022 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok
midnightlunarose Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my life
kazilllon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
biatch51 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student General Artist
my friend tried to slap me for self harming
XxCarlyxMeganxX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student Artist
I have a problem with reading and writing... I'm in a class with only 13 kids, but i'm for some reason stupid...
Akari-Mizunashi9 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate the words "JUST DON'T DO IT" and "YOU'RE STUPID,STOP THAT" when people see the cuts in my arm
MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
I completely agree. Mental illnesses and/or disabilities are nothing like simple cold. They're serious matters that a lot of people have to deal with. 
JavaThePsychopath Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is perfect
I have lost count how many people have told me to "get over" autism, or "get over" ADHD.
I have also lost count how many times I've smacked said people.

I love this stamp.
Green-Tea-Flower Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student General Artist
In the immortal words of Whitey Ford: "God Forbid you ever have to walk a mile in his shoes. 'Cuz then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues. And then you really might know what it's like!"
PhoenixOfWildfires Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just heard that quote, and now I love it.
Gazthecat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Artist
I have anxiety and depression and its hard for me cause most of my friends don't have these issues but my family and boyfriend understand cause they have these issues too.
arthurxfrancine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
may u use this please?
Streamwhissper Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I have social anxiety, and I can only describe it as a living hell, since it makes me scared of almost everyone, makes it insanely hard for me to speak, at all, makes asking for help impossible and forces me to think that I don't deserve to be around people, as well as make me feel like a slip of the tongue from me mean that I'm the worst person in existence and deserve to die. I would do literally anything to get rid of it. Whenever anyone says to "get over it", "stop being anxious", etc., I swear...(growls) I WOULD, IF I FREAKING COULD!
ClickerAdopts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"just try to relax"
Oh yes
I am cured
u should write a book
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I've been told this way too many times, even by family. Hahaha, no.
You just can't get over shit like this. You can't just forget. You can block the memories, but it's always that curiosity that brings back the pain...
AcitorianScoria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Writer
You can't "just get over it". You can work to eliminate the disorder, which benefits everyone. I am saying this because I am working to get better at maintaining my anxiety.
Crystal-Gryphon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2015   Digital Artist
That isn't possible with most disorders. you may be able to force it down (through medication or otherwise), but it will always be there. 

Things like anxiety and depression can be developed, and eventually "cured" (can't think of a better way to put it), but others like schizophrenia or Bi-polar will be there your whole life.
AcitorianScoria Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Writer
Medication usually has some terrible side effects. There is a cure for mental diseases. Taking out the upper left hand side of the brain will eliminate mental illness, unfortunately this procedure also takes away personality. Creepy.
I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me: My hands are all dry and sore...
Mom: Well maybe if you didn't wash your hands so much...
Me: Your words have made me lose all fear of dirt. 

Riza-Izumi Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
It's so annoying when "normal" people pull this shit :| Maybe, just maybe, they should get over us having the problems we have.
LyncTheLynx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
And stop making mental disorders fads too!
Heliocathus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
"stop picking" yes mother, because suddenly your words have cured my dermatillomania, who needs therapy hahah good job :-) //sarcasm

some people huh?
Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   General Artist
Oh god, I feel ya. I have trick (hair pulling) and I get that sooo many times as well. It's just as annoying. D: Everyone's so terrified of damned psychiatrists in my family that they just bottle up everything thinking that's the best way to handle things. Ug. -_-
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