Jun 30, 2010

I'm Not Gay, But My Boyfriend is!

I'm not gay, but my boyfriend is!

LOL. So now you see how funny and ridiculous you sound when trying to deny something that's obviously obvious. Lots of people nowadays live in denial. To some extent, everybody actually does it without realizing. I'm not talking about sexuality here. But rather about many other aspects in our live.

Don't ever underestimate the power of denying.

That's why the first step and also the basic principal of some support group like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is 'admitting that you have a problem'. Once you admitted, then the next steps would be much easier to implement.

This is also why we can see that most psychiatrists in Malaysia can't have a good business. Or at least not as good as those shrinks in developed countries like the US or UK.

But alhamdulillah, nowadays that the social stigma among Malaysians too, has slowly declined and disappeared. People no longer regard seeing a psychiatrist as something shameful or socially unacceptable today. Some even volunteer to help their friends who have the same problem.

This is a good news for people with slight psychiatric problems, like paranoia, schizophrenia & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) who indisputably DO exist among our community. But only if they are willing to admit to having a problem.

This is where we come in. People like this really need our support; either directly or indirectly; by NOT judging them unnecessarily.

Some people are so proud, they don't even wanna admit it because they regard their problem as something that would make them entitled to the word INSANE. That is to him, something disgraceful.

This is a suicide. It would make the treating process more difficult. Not to mention the higher risk of progressing to a chronic condition, which will be -of course- harder to deal with later on.


Other people, while being mentally healthy, deny being in love. As Susan Egan sings in Disney's Hercules OST, "At least out lout, i won't say i'm in love..."

Oh, don't be proud. It's OK you're in love (^_^)

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