mentally ill people can be confusing and belligerent and unfriendly and ungrateful and violent and not want to be medicated and STILL be entirely fucking deserving of your help and support lmao you don’t just get to handpick the nice ones
Also be wary of people who use their mental illness as an excuse to be abusive.
This is HUGE. As a person with mental illness, I cannot stress enough how using it as a crutch and an excuse to be a jerk is unhelpful and damaging in so many ways. If you are deliberately AWARE of how you are, there is no excuse for that. I used to be a lot like that. It’s easy to fall back onto something like a mental illness because life hasn’t been fair to me and it’s been hard. But then I looked at the bigger picture, life isn’t fair and I can wallow in self pity and anger and hurt, or I can do my best and try to educate and help others who need it.
So with the above post, I don’t agree that you innately deserve help especially if you’re being awful especially on an individual basis. Yeah I want to help everyone with these issues, but to the people who act this way, they need to learn to grow up.