After you successfully relocate, there may be certain times you need to see a doctor or even go to the ER. I had one of those times recently. Since a mental health diagnosis is not given by using a scientific test, what they do is to go by buzzwords. Here are some of them. Please feel free to add your own to this list, those you have observed to be buzz words.
Any mention of guns or any weapons.
Any mention of wanting to kill another person, even in jest.
Any mention of the words “death” or “suicide,” even in jest.
Mention of a recent death in the family.
Mention that you recently were pregnant.
Mention that anyone in your family has a mental health diagnosis.
Words such as “sad,” “grieving,” etc.
Mention of anger about anything at all.
Mention of “upset” over anything at all.
Mention that a friend or relative “doesn’t care.”
Any mention that you “don’t care” about any aspect of your health.
Any mention of failing to “self-care.”
In other words, even if you are in excruciating pain, don’t show that you’re the least bit unhappy. Smile and act happy even if the nurses are clearly uneducated.
Sadly, we can’t be ourselves around these assholes anymore. We have to act upbeat. It’s the only way to keep from getting the dreaded MH diagnoses back on our records.
Many of us choose not to see medical professionals if at all possible.