• self diagnosis does NOT contribute to mental illness stigma.
  • self diagnosis is NOT the same thing as ableism
  • self diagnosis does NOT make your institutional diagnosis less valid
  • your diagnosis is NOT a club where you get to police who is allowed to be a member

The bottom line is: mental illness does not only exist within the institution of psychiatry. If you have a diagnosis from a psychiatrist, that is a privilege.

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