It was not a surprise to me…….that this following post to my PTSD/Healing page did not receive many likes….compared to other posts.
It only affirms to me…….the need to write the post.
Mental health should not be an ‘excuse’, to be abusive.
There seems to be this wrong and deluded view, that no-one with PTSD, can be a nasty kind of person.
PTSD is a disorder, that as with many other disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Personality Disorders etc) ……..can and does co-occur with narcissism – far more than many realise, or want to accept/acknowledge .
‘Some’ people with PTSD…..use their diagnosis as an excuse to be angry and nasty to people…..and feel ‘entitled’ to do so and ‘blame’ their PTSD. Whilst making no real effort to manage their symptoms.
This happens and I see this attitude ….and I do not in any way support, or encourage this attitude.
Because in no way do I support, encourage or enable abusive behaviours to others.
No matter what caused the PTSD….. this does not entitle anyone to be nasty, mean or abusive.
We all need to take responsibility for our own symptoms and behaviours………learn to manage them…… learn how to appropriately manage irritability, anger etc.
Mental health, is not an ‘excuse’ to hurt and affect others.
These entitled, selfish behaviour attitudes, and not taking responsibility for actions……. is the attitude ‘abusers’ have….. and also contributes to mental health stigma.
This is why I have a website that I share for all – full of info that I researched and learned about, whilst taking responsibility for my mental health.