Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
7 May 2021
6:55 am

Mental health issues only seems funny on social media memes

Marizka Coetzer

Not understanding mental health issues sucks even more, not only for the person suffering from the symptoms, but also for those around them.

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Come ride with me on the crazy train, it is fun they said. Sadly, the ride to insanity is only fun until you go 2007 Britney Spears crazy and shave your head and attack the paparazzi with an umbrella. Bipolar, anxiety, or any other form of mental health only seems funny on memes shared on social media until you know someone who suffers from it or, better yet, if you fight the demon yourself. At a very young age, I realised I was different and at times wondered if I may be a “genius” because of all the brilliant ideas...