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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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CozmicWolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for making this <3
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shiverwings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been trying my whole life...
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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.
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ashbee44 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General 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.
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gokuiscoolerthanyou Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
"Get over it"
"I'm trying, man, I'm fucking trying..."
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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.
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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.
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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"
and
I just
Why??
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Stormlover10 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
PREACH IT! People tell me to "get over" my social anxiety disorder. What the fuck? 
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RoseWolf2022 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
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.
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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.
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RoseWolf2022 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
oh ok
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midnightlunarose Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
my life
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Maryanas-Kinqdom Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bless
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biatch51 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student General Artist
my friend tried to slap me for self harming
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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...
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Pastelaine 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
Well I CAN'T CONTROL IT,IT;S JUST IT'S MY OWN WAY OF MAKING MYSELF CALM...
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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. 
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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.
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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!"
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PhoenixOfWildfires Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just heard that quote, and now I love it.
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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.
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arthurxfrancine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
may u use this please?
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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!
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ClickerAdopts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"just try to relax"
Oh yes
I am cured
u should write a book
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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...
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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.
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Crystal-Gryphon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist 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.
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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.
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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. 


Nope.
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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.
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LyncTheLynx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
And stop making mental disorders fads too!
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Heliocathus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
"stop picking" yes mother, because suddenly your words have cured my dermatillomania, who needs therapy hahah good job :-) //sarcasm

some people huh?
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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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Heliocathus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
I know right? I probably can't even afford to go to a doctor about it, I've just recently got treatment for my excema XD but i agree, that sounds rough, good luck with your trica <3
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
Thanks. I've been trying, but it's been rough. x.x;
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Heliocathus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
Likewise haha, especially with excema, DOES NOT help Derma at all
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
Hmm, not sure if it's the same thing, but I have/had a bad habit of picking the skin from my lips, sometimes til bleeding. Is that the same as Derma? D:
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Heliocathus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
Derma is skin picking in general, i usually get it on my arms, hands and legs, idk I just pick at scabs a lot until the bleed, I used to just think it was a habit until I discovered it was a thing
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
Oooh, I see. It's not as bad as my Trich is. But I find it so frustrating how everything I've tried has not worked, one of my only options left is therapy, but as I'm disabled and can't drive, I have to have family help me, and they won't agree to any therapy sessions for this.
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NoxFeline Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You have nothing to be sad/anxious about! I [insert something about how stressful work is and how hard it it's to "deal with" and "take care of" me]."

Yes mother, I will bow down to your almighty power.
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AcitorianScoria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Writer
That is the thing about GAD. Most of your life you are worried about something but you don't know what.
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU. oh, what's even better is when people tell you to pray for it to go away. LOVE IT. T_T
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Splendormane Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish i could get over my mental illness but i cant :/
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AcitorianScoria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Writer
You can work to get better at maintaining it. I am! I haven't had a panic attack for 2 weeks! :D
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LivtheShinyVulpix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly.
As someone with PTSD and bipolar II, it can be hard. And when it does get hard, I usually end up having to deal with it on my own. I'm sure most of the people around me see me as nothing more than oversensitive and a crybaby, which is pretty sad. Sure, I am a sensitive person. I still take responsibility for the things I do wrong, despite my problems.
But to be called insane...
It hurts. And it still stays with me.
In a way, I suppose I am insane. Or can be. During depressive episodes, I am irrational and very hard to, if not impossible to, reason with. Logic does not go into my head during those times.
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Icewingfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU
My dad just says "tough it out" to me all the time, but he doesn't understand that I can't just get over it. It's much more complicated than that, and since no one else in my family has anxiety, they don't know what it feels like. Let me tell you, it's friggin horrible having constant panic attacks and stress headaches.
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Soueki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am so AGRAVATED when people say this to me..... Why can't they get it???
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kenmeri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
like i can improve my habits
but i still have a problem
and it is NOT A BAD THING
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kenmeri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
why cant my stepmom understand this
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