Have you ever been made fun of for having a mental condition or disorder?

Today, I went for training. Well this girl who's also taking the same job as me was in my class. She had a disorder. It was pretty obvious since she'd always get anxious when ever she heard a loud noise. Then she would start moving her hands back and forth really fast. She told the teacher that she won't stab anyone or anything but she is diagnosed with mental disorders. What upset me is the fact that the teacher completely mocked her in class, gave her dirty looks throughout class and said "I wouldn't let you take care of my kids" and asked her why she got the job in the first place. Her answer was that she had anxiety attacks so she wasn't too unfit for the job. What upset me is how ignorant people can be. The teacher, who was supposed be a mature adult was completely insensitive towards her and before making a remark like that, he didn't even bother to know what was actually wrong with her which he should have done. Suffering from MD, I was sort of offended too. Anyways, I was observing her and I noticed that despite her disability, she was a pretty smart and confident girl. She answered most of the questions that were asked and it looked like she had a pretty high IQ. I know that it isn't being around people that cause this anxiety but it looks like loud noises and things around her are one of the main causes. So I know that she couldn't have avoidant personality disorder so I was wondering does anyone of you know what disorder she could have? I'm just really curious. I was also wondering if anyone of you ever felt neglected or have been ridiculed for any mental conditions and mental disorders that you have? I could be MD or something else. I just wanna hear your story.

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Comment by LostSoul99 on July 9, 2012 at 7:53pm

LOL kay Pow, that's a nice way of handling people talking shit.

Comment by Shadow Cat Sam on July 9, 2012 at 7:41am

Wish I had been in that class. I do not like bullies, not at all.  I am highly skilled at "passing" but am hyper vigilant about the fact that I am very much not "normal". Bullies attempt to victimize people like me that are not passing and I find a way to make them regret it.

That guy could easily loose his job and is in violation of the law in the US and Canada.

Comment by Francisco on June 30, 2012 at 12:32pm

No, I've never been made fun.

Horrible teacher, you should kill her in your daydream lol.

Comment by LostSoul99 on June 30, 2012 at 12:10pm

Yeah I know what you mean Sarah, most people just don't get it and even if they do, they just don't bother to take it seriously. There are so many closed minded people. It's ridiculous.

Comment by Sarah on June 30, 2012 at 10:21am

This is so sad teachers should know better. I feel sorry for people with mental illness because people just straight away judge them and think they're freaks or something. Now when I've found out about MD, I think that's what people will think of me. Like I know this is normal but I told my mum I used to have imaginary friends when I was little, its just kinda came up in conversation and I thought she knew. She said to me that "you're weird" and now I don't ever want to tell her about MD because I know she'll think of me differently. I was considering telling her when I fist found out but I think its best not to tell her.

Comment by LostSoul99 on June 30, 2012 at 9:20am

Yeah exactly, Him just victimizing the girl just makes him look bad. Wow, I didn't know about this. Did Russian fans throw fruits at all of the countries or was there a specific country that they were aiming towards?

Comment by LostSoul99 on June 29, 2012 at 2:47am

I've never had panic attacks before but I do get really anxious pretty often. Thanks for sharing your story Emily. Yeah, what happened to people during wars were pretty brutal. I remember researching some war crimes during the world war two unit, and I remember feeling anxious and restless for the entire day. I also told two of my friends about MD. One of them took it seriously. The other one just told me I must be crazy for thinking daydreaming is a disorder. LOL, she said that everyone does it, just some more than others. But I guess I haven't told her how bad it is for me and that time I didn't even know about MD so I guess I didn't know myself if I had a disorder or whatever MD is.

Comment by Emily on June 28, 2012 at 9:24pm

Wow, what a terrible teacher, first of all. Be an adult/decent person! Ugh, people...

I'm pretty certain I have some form of anxiety (I'm no doctor :P) and MDD of course, but I'm pretty invisible around people. This being said, if I've had panic attacks in class, ex. when they're talking about disgusting things that happened to people (sicknesses) in history during wars or when we watched Speak and there was the rape scene. I can't move my arms, get lightheaded, and start hypervenalating (sp). People who care will notice. I've been lucky enough not to have cruel, "popular" people notice. I warn my friends about it, saying if something happens, watch out for me.


I told a "friend" about MD once. I told her it's like, a lot of serious daydreaming. She totally began mocking me. She began just staring out into space past/above me, mouth hanging open. With this same face she held up a hand and said, "Wait, wait, shhh, I'm daydreaming." I got PO. Like, she has no idea.

Anyway, I'm positive when I say it's been WAAAY worse for other people, such as your fellow classmate there. I hope things improve for her. I also understand why you got irritated. I feel people with disorders, even if they're different disorders, are like secret friends ^_^ I don't know, I'm rambling.

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