9 Signs Your Mental Illness Is Made Up For Attention

Thought Catalog

1. You use it to be an asshole to other people. If you don’t call someone back, it’s not because phones give you anxiety. It’s because you’re an inconsiderate asshole. If you don’t show up to a friend’s birthday party, it’s not because you are bad in social situations. It’s because you’re an inconsiderate asshole. If you take your stress out on your significant other constantly for no reason, it’s not because you’re depressed. It’s because you’re an inconsiderate asshole. Mental illness (although convenient) is not a catch-all reason to treat people like shit.

2. You are constantly sharing shit about it on social media. Every time someone writes a #powerful #essay on whatever website about their struggle with upper-middle-class anxiety, you share it. You share “How to date someone with ____.” You share “7 things only people with OCD know.” It’s your whole identity, and you’re constantly reminding people…

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