pretending to be depressed will not get your friends
pretending to self harm will not make people like you
pretending to have panic attacks is not something to be proud of
pretending to be socially awkward doesn’t make you cute
please stop portraying mental illness and self harm as something beautiful
When I say “please don’t take a picture of me” it’s not because I’m being bitchy and stubborn, it’s because if I see that picture I will seriously feel so bad about myself and think I am the ugliest thing on earth and sink a little deeper into self consciousness and hatred.
and before anyone says anything about selfies- those are controlled photos.