#103 Outed – ‘Mentally Ill For Attention’ 

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When you’re young (or Donald Trump) you do things for attention; kick, scream and whine. We want all eyes to be on us, and for a child you can understand why. We are born into a world where we have servants pandering to our every need. For about 10 years of your life you are a mini Cesar or a mini Cleopatra the 7th*. So it is no wonder you expect all the attention to be on you, its 10 years of habit.

So that accurately explains everyone’s childhood in every conceivable case, but what about adults? Well unsurprisingly in western societies, which value money over virtually everything else, people will do anything for attention. Including living in a jungle with strangers and doing demeaning challenges, to inserting a wine bottle into their vagina on live TV. This is all perfectly acceptable because it is ‘entertainment’.

What is not allowed however, is to express any mental health issues of any kind, this is attention seeking. Only the lowest of the low would dare to be depressed, anxious, bipolar, schizophrenic… and talk about it. What foul beasts we are*.

This kind of attitude perpetuates stigma. And if there’s one thing I hate in this world, it’s perpetuation. It just goes on and on. This kind of attitude forces people to be anonymous, and no one in society should be anonymous for such a reason. There is no shame in being ill in some way. Although if you have athletes foot, I smite you.

You maybe surprised to know that I am anonymous, my name is not Mindfump and I am not a pink fluffy brain. I’m a man; a 28-year-old man; a 28-year-old, mentally ill man called Paul. So it’s nice to finally meet you. I decided today, with zero grandeur, to switch my twitter profile from a pink fluffy brain to me. So I am out, it is official. Paul Green is mentally ill.

Although rather inconveniently if you’d read yesterday’s post you’d realise I’m actually in a sustained period of happiness. I always imagined I’d reveal all this in a tears fuelled moment of desperation surrounded by unknowing friends. When in reality I just changed my twitter picture and I’m actually feeling pretty good.

Anyone for an anticlimax?

Mindfump.

*who actually in real life had an affair would you believe. 

*This is not true, you are marvellous.

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119 Comments

  1. arya-deva-yoga

    So true! The poor little me. It just sometimes gets so out of hand drawing all attention. Having been on the path for a while it surely got a lot better but still there are judgements deeply imbeded in my subconscious and this tiny me wanting to get yet another massage. Great to hear from your experience with it!

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  2. ibizagoldgirl

    I was going to email you last week and realised that my email address is my name and I would have to open with Hi Mindfump or just Hey 👋🏽 (oh the informality) anyway please to meet you Paul, my name is Vannessa. I like reading, listening to podcasts and dreaming of ibiza. I also have depression, anxiety, occasional sleep deprivation induced schizophrenia and a reproductive system that has given up, but, despite the seemingly melancholy existence I love love love to smile

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    1. Mindfump

      Very nice to meet you Vannessa 🙂 You can email me anytime, especially now you can be formal 😛 a smile is worth a thousand drugs – I just made that up, I think that will make it into my ‘You Know What They Say… ‘ project.

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  3. lonelyliving

    Inspired that you are ready to put your name to your blog and your illness. I have just started my journey, ousting my demons. I have dealt with mental illness pretty much my entire life and I am still in a space where I am unsure of how to deal with it, or even talk about it. Starting my blog was my first step, I’ll just have to see where it takes me.

    You are so brave, and I will keep reading, so keep writing!

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