Hammers Dad wrote:I didn't see the offending response to SS post, but I did read the original and wondered what it was doing in here.
I can understand he might have had some worry about possibly having an STD but his concerns were resolved after a few days...that is not a mental illness and should not be classed as such. Mental illness is not a 3 day wonder worrying about an issue, it is a lifetime of depression, anxiety, feelings of uselessness and can lead to serious repercussions.
I can understand his concerns, just not the reason why it was here.
one of Slacking's deleted post said that whatever happened led to anxiety and counseling, if i'm not mistaken.
regardless of how trivial something seems to us, it may affect other people in a different way.
telling us something on here may be a first step to open up a bit more.
of course if i come on here all "**** i just spilled me coffee! #sodepressed" you have all the right to tell me to do one, but otherwise i'd keep everything more relaxed. question someone's motive to post on here if you think it's needed, but maybe in a more constructive way.
also, it's not binary, you're not either one inch from suicide or completely sane. whilst i feel for all the guys on this thread (and elsewhere) who seem to be in a very bleak situation, i hope people with "milder" depression don't feel "unworthy" of posting on here.