Anonymous said: What does neurotypical mean?
because wanting to killing yourself is exciting and fun!!!!!!
Yeah this is actually what it means when people with mental health issues criticize the romanticization of mental illness. It’s like when you see people who are all “look at all these great writers with fucked up brains, how cool is that. bet you wish your brain was fucked up too”
rather than using them as examples of how aneurotypical people can still achieve their dreams.
Or there is the whole “would you actually want to be cured? what if you are a different person?” I’d gladly be a different person to stop the pain.
ok but like i am LITERALLY mentally ill so can yo ustop reblogging this and saying im romanticizing mental illness i MAD e this response when i was upset about my brain issues. someone asked me what neurotypical meant and the first fucking thoguht i had was “well they’re normal” and i knew that that was my internalized ableism so i went with the second thought i have which pokes fun at neurotypical people because it is what i do to cop e stop sotps otp
Also being neuroatypical doesn’t automatically mean being mentally ill??? I am autistic, and I have also struggled with depression, anxiety, and self-harm tendencies in the past. Being depressed and anxious, and hurting myself were not positive things, and if I were to relapse, I would seek help, because I want to be healthy. I would not, however, ever want to give up being autistic, because that is fundamental to who I am. I make jokes about allistic and neurotypical people, because those people frequently express a desire to eradicate people like me. They see me as an inconvenience, and as a problem to be solved, as opposed to a person to be respected. I consider depression and anxiety to be things that have happened to me—perhaps in part because of being repeatedly misdiagnosed and misunderstood due to being on the autism spectrum: they are afflictions that have made it harder for me to enjoy the experience of being me. That is not the same thing as me being neuroatypical, which is something I have always and will always be, and therefore something that I have to take pride in for my own survival. I mean, perhaps the term is being used more broadly than previously, but I’ve never even heard of it being applied to depression before now. And honestly, if you’re going to apply it in a way that erases neurodivergence as a positive thing, I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that usage.