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Make myself believe I have a mental illness… when I really don’t?

January 28, 2020


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  • Reply Laquivia Hand March 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for this video.

  • Reply FIELS March 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Can I fake not having a mental illness and then cure myself?

  • Reply Summer Dais March 19, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Munchausen's or factitious disorder are different from malingering. Munchausen's is done with the goal of being in the patient role. Malingerers goals are typically financial.

  • Reply Røxie March 21, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Tbh the first question and i do alot butttt i always say "you didnt even meet a psychiatrist for proper diagnosiss you dont have it !"

  • Reply Femke Elders March 28, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    A lot of the times I feel like I'm faking it. Like I'm faking having an eating disorder or depression. I say to myself like you're just overreacting. But how do I know if I'm faking it or not? How do I know if I just made this up or if it's real?

  • Reply HallOfAwkward March 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I heard once from a comedian that drafting a suicide note from someone that is not suicidal is just an autobiography. So that’s how I know whether or not I’m just making it up.

  • Reply Allie Katz March 31, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Hey Kati my friends overall have a lot of symptoms that could cause or be lots of mental health issues -ie depression, eating disorders, etc. What can I do to help? For food I always ask if they want to borrow $, or have some of mine, but they never bring lunch and I am super worried. Also what can I do to help myself to not worry so much about them?

  • Reply Mick Wilson April 2, 2018 at 2:26 am

    "Munchausen Syndrome" (say "moonk-howsen")

  • Reply Jaemi Skewes April 2, 2018 at 11:20 am

    no offense but seriously, she seems so aggressive and in your face, narcissistic and self assured

  • Reply fish April 7, 2018 at 2:10 am

    I know this is an old video but, as a kid i had suicidal thoughts and when I was in grade 6, i had a really hard time. After awhile, I forced myself to become depressed for 7 months. After half a year, I forced myself to be OCD, the to have social anxiety, and a smaller eating disorder.

  • Reply are ethhfd April 8, 2018 at 1:26 am

    My boogers are telling me that I must not allow diarrhea to exist in the world.

  • Reply Rachel Newstead April 10, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Subscribed. Thank you for this. "You're making up all your 'problems' for attention" and "you've talked yourself into believing you're X" are statements I heard all the time growing up. Which, of course, really proved detrimental later on, since it prevented me from seeking help when I really did have problems. Consequently, I didn't get the help until the problems led to a complete nervous breakdown.

  • Reply Maria V April 11, 2018 at 1:59 am

    I have had many family therapies before but all while an inpatient and I recommend if dealing with strict parents who might not understand mental illness it is safer to have family therapy while in the hospital.

  • Reply Elissa Loopmans April 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I am in multi family therapy for an eating disorder and it's really great. Multi family therapy is together with 4 or 5 other families. We do exercises together and eat lunch together. It has helped for myself but also a lot for my family because they understand my illness better now and that really helps in my recovery.

  • Reply Sir Austin April 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I can totally admit to this: Having mental illness or anxiety has kind of become a trend lately. People will jokingly say – oh that’s just my OCD when they aren’t really diagnosed.

  • Reply Randal Highben April 25, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Women can make themselves show signs and symptoms of bein pregnant even when they aren't just based of wanting to be pregnant really badly. The mind tricks the body into thinking it's pregnant. "You think therefore you are". I don't see why this can't be any other different.

  • Reply Mimiki203 April 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I hated family therapy. My mom's ex would go in, listen, then the moment the therapist left "how dare that f--ing c– tell me how to run my family. I'm the one paying all the bills blah blah blah" that sort if stuff. And he wondered why no one except his son liked him. So if you go to family therapy it only works if everyone is actually going to work on it

  • Reply Berserker May 2, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    so family therapy is basically moshing :'D

  • Reply Mina the fiddler June 4, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    interesting channel but somehow I don't get how you don't research stuff (such as Munchhausen's syndrome) before making a video?

  • Reply Tyrone Newcomb June 16, 2018 at 2:54 am

    I want my mom

  • Reply Tyrone Newcomb June 16, 2018 at 2:55 am

    I want my mom

  • Reply Muskan Budhiraja June 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    All the bright places

  • Reply Hallows Synnh June 18, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Can you make yourself believe you have no mental illnesses/disabilities like multiple anxiety disorders when you do and the same with medical diagnoses like fibromyalgia as an example. I state I don't but specialists n psychologists state that I do.

  • Reply Ginkachi June 23, 2018 at 7:13 am

    i feel like i can relate to the first question. I feel like im pretending to have it and Kati said that its usually from personal gain but honestly, i dont want attention and i dont mind not getting any and i feel like maybe i am pretending it subconsciously. When i started feeling it i was really confused as to why i changed so much so i was actually pretty quick to talk to someone so that i could have an answer to why i was feeling like that. When she was asking me questions, i didnt really have any answers to them such as 'did anything big recently happen in your life' or 'why do you feel that way' so i pretty much lied throughout the session, told her it was maybe because of the atmosphere at home,eventhough I myself knew that its not true, so that i wouldent just be silent whenever she asked me a question i didnt have an answer to. I think because of that many people didnt believe me, i could just tell the by the way they reacted sometimes and that they would just ignore it after a while when i told them , because i was quick to tell people and that they didnt see anything wrong with me when i went for the first session. So i started believing them, and i was convinced that i was faking it, and it felt really painful.But it did seem believable to me because it wasnt everyday i was feeling it. It came and went whenever, today could be horrible and tomorrow could be good but then horrible again the next day. Sometimes it was even only for a week in a month. But part of me knows that i dont want any gain out of it although 70% of the time i think its fake and not real. So right now im reaaaallly confused.

  • Reply Athena July 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I believe the word your looking for was Hypochondriac.. People think they have certain illness but in reality they dont..

    munchausen is- people pretend to have an illness, they are aware that they dont yet they still act like they do.

    😊

  • Reply David Vivek July 26, 2018 at 3:06 am

    so u guys are saying that Iam mad?????? bad bitches .,,,,,,

  • Reply -Parachutes- July 26, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Not knowing what’s wrong with me is really hard. I was diagnosed as bipolar 2 and bpd but none of that feels real bc i have changed again and im completely different and not knowing what i have and how to be able to fix it gives me even more anxiety. I know i shouldn’t care about labels but this isn’t just about that. This is about knowing what’s wrong with me so that i can work on fixing it and learn how to cope. It just sucks because my brain will literally believe anything is wrong with me at this point, it just won’t stop

  • Reply Bill Nye The Science Guy July 27, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    God, I wish I could have a therapist. Whenever I get in trouble (usually for having bad grades), my mom looks through my phone and reads all of my messages and checks all of my apps. Not because she's concerned or anything, she just wants to find something so she can yell at me more. That means she's been through my chats where I talk about how sad I am all the time and my self-destructive thoughts. Of course, the fact that I'm not happy makes her angry and she takes away everything I like and tries to embarrass me in public (ie forcing me to wear dresses to school when I have confidence issues and anxiety about it.) She does this so I "have a real reason" to hate my life. This treatment from her has caused me to get into a bad habit that has already left scars on my thighs. I'm anxious all of the time, it's impossible for me to imagine my life past high school, and I will go weeks without leaving the house if someone doesn't force me out of social isolation. I can only really trust one person, I've known him for three years and I've never met him in person since we live so far apart. He's the closest thing I have ever experienced to a therapist. If I could get access to anything that I know for certain would kill me, I would be very likely use it. I probably belong in a psych ward, but nobody cares enough to help get me there.

  • Reply Preeti Sahu July 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Great channel

  • Reply Chris Keller August 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Your a beautiful woman

  • Reply Chris Keller August 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I really like your videos you calm me down when I feel mentally straind 👍 it feels like therapy

  • Reply cool dudette August 6, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Ummmmm I am confused

  • Reply Ruka Pyon August 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Hi, I would like to ask something and I needed a help. Someone I know has depression and bipolar disorder. So I have a knowledge about it and the symptoms of it. And right now, I'm struggling through something and I'm doing things a lot like her; crying non stop at night, impulse buying,over eating.So it made me searched online about depression,which also lead me to your vids about dysthymia, anxiety and etc.. And I think I have dysthymia and anxiety because its too accurate for me.. So is it possible that I'm just really struggling with life, but I'm not really struggling with mental illness but I'm just relating myself to her because I've seen all her episodes and its similar to me? Cause I've read that the brain is very powerful that you can get sick just by thinking that you have an illness… So is it possible that I'm just thinking I have one just because someone I knew have one?

  • Reply spacii August 11, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Leave

  • Reply Jenna Delores August 14, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I don’t know if you already made a video on this, but I have a question and I don’t have any social media to ask this, but can you recommend a reliable self anxiety test? I think I have GAD, and I have taken every single test I’ve seen about it and they all say that I have a very high likelihood of having an anxiety disorder, but I want to be absolutely certain before going to a therapist.

  • Reply Jill Newton August 16, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Please excuse me if this not the right way to ask a question, but in my therapy I get appointments every two weeks. Other people have to wait a month between appointments. I feel guilty about this, but I am not sure can manage appointments three weeks or a month apart. Please advise about the usual amount of time between appointments
    Thank you.

  • Reply Autumn Lindsey August 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    I think my therapist thinks I'm faking my psychosis. I hear 8 voices, each with their own names and personalities. But every time I mention my voices to my therapist she asks me "are you SURE it's voices or is it just your thoughts?" And that question upsets me because it makes me feel like she doesn't believe me. And when I bring up my voices to my psychiatrist he doesn't take me seriously. So it makes me not want to get help because I feel like no one will believe me.

  • Reply avocado melt August 20, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    My mom brought me to a family therapist when I was younger. I didn’t like it. I felt like the therapist and my mom were teaming up against me.

  • Reply Tom Palmer August 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Either I am mentally ill, or the mental health authorities in Oklahoma are guilty of a stupendous example of gaslighting regarding my case. I've been hospitalized over twenty times. My hospitalizations were "voluntary", but that was because I was caught up in the process, and I didn't know I had recourse. Then when I became aware that I could ask for a commitment hearing, the decision went against me. But I don't know. Maybe they are really gaslighting me. Maybe I can get off my med's …..

  • Reply Sofie u August 26, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I feel like I’m faking my pure OCD, I started getting harmful thoughts about I’d say 1 year ago.., I didn’t know what it was until months later a documentary came up on YouTube which said “thinking the unthinkable” and I clicked on it and I felt like I finally had found out what it was. But after I saw that video I’ve been feeling like I just manipulate people and myself and it became too much so I told my psychiatrist. She said that she was sure that I had pure OCD, but I tried to tell her that I felt like I was manipulating people, and somehow manipulating people into thinking I have OCD by telling them that I think I am lying about everything (because people who actually lie about something wouldn’t say it out loud). Yes I know, super confusing. I’m just a mess right now, and I’m so scared… or at least I think I am… I’ve started to question everything and it feels like I am losing my mind.

  • Reply Taking the Fork August 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    My experience with family therapy was not good, our therapist who claimed to be knowledgeable about substance abuse allowed the alcoholic in our family to manipulate her and text her late at night. She never once mentioned the word Codependent, not even sure if shes familiar with the topic, now we are right where we started, parents found a new therapist, its 3 weeks in, I dont notice a big difference but maybe I need to give it more of a chance

  • Reply Shauni Lane August 30, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I feel like the first question wasn't quite explored. Obviously searching for help means you've noticed an issue that you want to explore. But, in the same way people can read into any horoscope or personality profile and think 'that's totally me!', I wouldn't be surprised if someone could accidentally convince themselves they have a mental illness. I mean, I've seen people get 'drunk' on orange juice… The mind is a powerful thing!

  • Reply Bella Gotcha August 31, 2018 at 9:19 am

    hi Kati… I have been told that my needs are very high and take people from their job….. so mental health providers won't give me a community support worker and now a therapist. I live in Nebraska. do u think this is because of stigma… laziness…or just plain out don't want to deal with you.

  • Reply kayla cloud September 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Ok so the first question rlly got me bc like at school I don’t eat breakfast or lunch and then I get home and I will just binge on food and after that I go to my room and start crying bc I feel that I am too fat and I always tell my self I am anorexic but now I feel like a faker and I feel that I am a wanna-be.

  • Reply GoldenStripe 12 September 15, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I think I have schizophrenia and I thought the way I thought was normal until.. I was a school and my friend sayed "…at least you don't have schizophrenia" and i didn't know what That was so then I searched it up when I got home and I related a lot to it and so I looked up do I have schizophrenia and so researched that for a long time and I think I have it… I felt like I was all alone…. but there's actually people that think just like me …..but now I feel weird because I thought that was normal and now I'm beginning to think I'm just plain crazy.. can you help me? And i want to see a psychologist but my family is VERY unsupportive and for anything else they think Im "delusional" and think im "making things up just to get attention." And im not….so please advice me what to do, because If I do have it I want to be diagnosed but I can't because I'm only 13 and I can't go to the doctors by myself obviously and I'm too scared ask my mom to take me because how unsupportive she and my family is..

  • Reply donttestmeillcryatyou September 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Thank u so much I have been searching for so long now some answers as to am I actually going through something or did I make it up? This help to slowly understand what's happening to me thank you!

  • Reply Kay Nicole September 22, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Ocd can make you think a lot of things smh

  • Reply George Robins September 24, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I used to think I had BD. Turns out I actually have PTSD

  • Reply Nguyen Tran September 27, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Oh my god, this. 3 years late but not too late. I've been avoiding treatment just because I think I tricked myself with all the bombast info about mental illness I read. I came to terms with myself 6 months ago and started to get diagnosed and treated

  • Reply Hudaef Cares? September 28, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I'm always half and half about almost anything. I half don't believe I'm depressed, half believe I'm depressed, and half mock myself for being/thinking I'm depressed. Ugh.
    (I know my fractions are wrong. Shh!! XD)

  • Reply HotGlueLadyyyy September 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Why would wanna make themselves believe they have a mental illness…

  • Reply cubic dust September 29, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I hate family therapy.

  • Reply hiba September 29, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    i actually don't know if i really have anxiety or not. my heart beats so fast, sometimes i feel like if i can't breathe, im scared that i'm not good enough, that people won't like me, or sometimes i'm scared about what bad things could happen, i bote my nails or my lips so much and i realise it until they start to hurt me or bleeding, i have breakdowns sometimes. i finally thought that it was time to tell my mom about it, and she was like you're still young to feel this type of stuff (i'm 13 btw) you're just making yourself think you're anxious while you're not. so now that's really disturbing me and at this point i don't know what i really am!

  • Reply Tessa Logan October 1, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Yes you can,but if u got u got it,

  • Reply Mama Bunny October 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Why do doctors ignore your symptoms if you have a mental illness. I have postural orthostatic tachycardia Syndrome but my cardiologist believes I have more than just that. But when I go to other doctors for further testing and as soon as they see I have panic attacks and depression/ mental illnesses they say there’s nothing wrong with me it’s all in my head and it’s just anxiety.

  • Reply Kosara October 5, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Hey Kati i have been diagnosed with hypochondria, could you make a video about it?

  • Reply 0000song0000 October 14, 2018 at 5:21 am

    I will say it. Years ago i thought i was Aspie. I was at school talking about how crappy public education was/is. Being in a public school, the school managers started to push me (emotionally) and i ended up having an epilepsy-like stroke 20 minutes long. Then it was quite clear I had something. (Doctors say its GAD & MDD, i am really not sure)

  • Reply Seán Dark October 14, 2018 at 7:48 am

    idc if this is irrelevant , you're the therapist i'd like to visit just because of how you speak and how adorable you are .

  • Reply Kaden Wesley October 16, 2018 at 3:20 am

    I’ve suggested family therapy for my family bc my family is so dysfunctional and I can see it, it’s just a huge cycle of shit talk and pent up drama and distrust.

  • Reply soil the stillborn October 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I would imediatly think she was a therapist in public even if i never met her, because of the hair and style they are pretty much all the same, not hating thats actually a compliment, because it shows that she is serious about her work, which is wonderful.

  • Reply Eric Jensen October 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Munchausen's is now referred to as a "factitious disorder"

  • Reply naomi phillips November 5, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    How can i contact kati morton, because i have some questions but i dont really want totalk to my own therapist about it

  • Reply Eliza Sala November 15, 2018 at 7:21 am

    I feel like I have aspd….

  • Reply Elizabeth Cox November 25, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    can a person with mental illness become an adoptive parent? If so what type of adoption would a person like me be successful in. I am working toward self sufficient living and building a support system but really want to become a mom. can you please suggest a route to go through?

  • Reply Elizabeth Cox November 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    please contact me via email?

  • Reply Tenisha Rhinehart November 27, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Kind of crazy that this was uploaded just a couple weeks before the whole Gypsy and Dee Dee murder thing.

  • Reply Oldskool Driver November 27, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I heard a story about a criminal that pretended to have a mental illness to avoid court and jail. After some time in a state mental hospital he stopped pretending to be crazy, in order to be released. But the doctors and state responded with "well, now, if you're suddenly claiming you were pretending to be mentally ill to avoid jail, that means you really are a devious and conniving psychopath and need to remain locked up under doctors care forever."

  • Reply Benjamin Ross November 30, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I would love to see a video about how sexual assault/abuse/harassment can affect your mental health.

  • Reply 2Siders Gaming December 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I feel like this goes through the mind of every single person with a mental illness. It’s like an anxiety symptom

  • Reply missrosepetal December 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Please, do a video on hypochondria! Love your videos btw. You are awesome!

  • Reply Whisper December 9, 2018 at 7:08 am

    My mind was all over the place I finally got myself out of this black hole I put myself in. My situation started off when my mom was constantly gone for work, I became sad, I didn't want to do much but sit there and watch YouTube or sleep. Over time I thought I had depression (I'm trying my hardest to remember since this whole thing has been going on for a while) I was always down in the dumps besides when I was at school. In school I could laugh, make jokes and mess around sometimes during the day I would get sad for no reason but that was quickly replaced since my friends and I are always messing around. As soon as I left that place I would go back to being down this went on for a while until my mom started coming home much more and I gradually got better but the thing is for some reason I wanted it I wanted depression. That probably sounds bad to you but for me my reasons behind it was maybe people would care about me more and pay attention to me I can't really remember anymore from that but skip to a month or so? I don't know I started to think I was crazy not because of the depression thing but because I would get bad thoughts these thoughts consisted of me hurting or killing someone I know they would just pop up and I was scared I would do it sometimes it was me hurting myself. I would have panic attacks over this, this would go on for a little while then the depression train rolled back around and hit me. Now at this point my mind was filled with thoughts about me being a attention seeker and everything that pretty much means the same thing I wanted it but I didn't the funny thing is when I tried talking to people about it I would shut down I couldn't let them know they would figure out I was Faking it I did feel sad though I felt lazy I would get mad easier self harm thoughts came around but it was all for Attention it had to be there's no way I'm depressed I convinced myself I was I went to my school councilor to see if I could talk once in a while with her she said yes but I never visited her because I felt better everything was better I no longer think about it but in the present right now I'm confused I really am during that time I was always looking up depression symptoms I matched them it convinced my mind that I had it I would constantly look at depressing things. At this moment writing this my mind is blank on how I feel if I'm still convinced or if I still want it.

  • Reply Bob Mccain December 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    The syndrome you were referring too is Munchausen by proxy

  • Reply Aysenur Akay December 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I do that all the time

  • Reply Amy Gn January 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Well in case of Munschausen syndrom there is actually no gain for the patient, that's one of the condition of this syndrom, people fake or convince themselves that they have an illness, but they don't gain anything directly by it, maybe besides feeling accomplished. When there's any money involved in it, well then it's just actually… manipulation !

  • Reply Raquel Corcos January 9, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Dear Kati, Is it possible to convince yourself that you don't have depression when you really do, and if so how do I know for sure whether there is really something wrong with me?

  • Reply heather January 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    i exaggerated my anxiety symptoms to my doctor, i dont know if its because i want attention, but i think i made my anxiety worse by exaggerating it all the time, because i stopped “faking” and the anxiety has been horrible at random times

  • Reply Jessica M February 9, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Your channel’s Amazing! ❤️

  • Reply Calpsotoma February 23, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hypochondria and Munchausen syndrome

  • Reply Charles February 27, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    This is so relatable. Whenever I read those descriptions of personality disorders, I’m like « oh no! That’s me! » and then my therapist is always like « no, you still don’t have a personality disorder. Just depression and anxiety ». I think it’s a combination of not being an expert in these things, so it’s easy to give myself a pop diagnosis, and then my depression voice trying to convince myself I’m a bad person, exaggerating my flaws or catastrophising my possibly annoying behaviors.

  • Reply FadingCalypso March 1, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Yes, yes you can because I do it all the time.

  • Reply Lex P March 12, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Oh I frequent thinspo sites 😬

  • Reply Claire Mansfield April 30, 2019 at 1:41 am

    The idea that I could talk myself into a mental illness is always plauging me. I have a lot of symptoms, but I also doubt them all the time. I've talked myself into thinking that my symptoms aren't real, and that I've talked myself into the mental illness, even though with logic, I really doubt that. Thanks for this video!

  • Reply Maria Anderson May 19, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    YOU ARE LEADER OF YOUR PEOPLE WISHING YOU WELL GOD BLESS S.D.G

  • Reply Have a magical day May 28, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Search up imposter syndrome, that’s when you invalidate your own experience. If I get better and my bipolar is under control, I am like, ‘maybe I was faking it, I don’t have bipolar disorder’ and then I quit my meds, it can go well for some days and maybe a week or two without an episode, suddenly mania comes and I land in the hospital. I have seriously done that twice. It is scary, even your mental illness can invalidate you.

  • Reply Dead Deal June 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I'm glad you added you could have two moms or two dads

  • Reply Feige Katarina July 3, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    It's called hypochondriac.

  • Reply Feige Katarina July 3, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Yeah, no offense, Kati Morton, family therapy doesn't work. Either that or the therapist we went to wasn't good….. at all. But then again it was doomed from the start. With us kids being trained not to share in conversations between dad and adult men.

  • Reply Marco Ortiz July 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    No one is an exception. Face the MIRROR!
    And thank the pyramid of society!
    I wish you all the best!😘

  • Reply Kay Nicole August 20, 2019 at 2:33 am

    The title is a mental illness 😭 which i totally have

  • Reply Jasmaine Grayson September 14, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I don’t understand what people mean by “feeling sorry for oneself.” Do people who say this assume that other people want to be in pain?

  • Reply Adam Vasconcellos October 2, 2019 at 12:27 am

    i thought everyone had a mental illness and i was ok.

  • Reply Andthatson periodT October 10, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Hi Katie! My names skylar and I’m 11. And I would like to share my story. So one day I was playing monopoly with my family. And I lost and I cried.( I’m a cry baby Lol.) so all of a sudden my head started painfully hearting so then I was googling you tube then on my feed, I saw this symptom thing and it stayed I had migraines. Btw it was a diagnosis test) and I got scared I could barely sleep and I woke up that morning. Then my heart started hurting. Like burning
    I got scared and cried and had an anxiety attack. So then I started seeing thing like heart attacking thing on my feed… and I couldn’t sleep that night so then today we went out for sushi and,y heart burns were fine til I got home. So I took some medicine, and now I’m watching you to see if I’m faking it..
    So umm how do I get over this?

  • Reply NICHOLAS REED October 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Kati, what mental illness do you suffer from? Be it acute or extremely pervasive… its all a spectrum right?

  • Reply Strange Pancake November 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    i really love how you said about family therapy and compered it to dance 😀

  • Reply Giovana Farias November 21, 2019 at 1:15 am

    I've AWAYS suspected that I have ADHD, but sometimes I feel like faking it, and that's what made me so afraid to go see a therapist, but I have just got diagnosed, and believe me you guys, if you and other people around you can notice it, and it really bothers you, it's probably true (go get that checked tho, just for sure)

  • Reply Ashyo Sings November 24, 2019 at 6:39 am

    I can tell your brain is wired completely differently, and honestly whatever that is, it makes your soul beautiful! Your morality is something we should ALL strive for <3

  • Reply ASHLEY FRAVEL December 20, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Somatic symptom disorder

  • Reply Haven Elkham December 30, 2019 at 6:22 am

    That first thing was really important for me hear/know. After being invalidated so many times, it's hard to stop constantly doubting my own symptoms and wondering whether I'm just making it up like whoever said.

  • Reply EchøFøx January 23, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Why am I watching this when I already have a mental illness lmao

  • Reply Mehmet Karaerik January 26, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Kati, the main point is to differentiate between belief and action and mowing that actions are not a part of your belief, of course your belief effects your actions but for the sake of orthogonality to give it a scientific perspective this is the assumption. In the society the main reason for mental illness is the belief system is corrupted. So if somebody wants to know the truth send me an email and I will help as much as I can

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