The concerned ones asked: Why? How come? What triggered it?
(Originally written by Eve Hinson on 10.30.12 in creative writing journal at Blue Sky Wellness Center)
It was like they were asking questions that didn’t apply to my mental breakdown.
I haven’t heard anyone ask someone why they had a cardiac arrest, doubt their condition, think it’s over-exaggerated or confusing. Same thing with diabetes and other physical health conditions. They wait to see what the doctor has to say.
So, and for the most part I know it’s out of love — at least for me, what makes family and friends assume I can tell them why I have mental illness? I know why I showed up at the door of the behavioral center: suicide ideation.
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