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MENTAL ILLNESS MERCH PART 3

Jun 06, 2021
I really need to learn my lesson with filming on Mondays because they go to my a

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ments garden on Mondays so there will be some machine noises inside and outside this video, they officially waited as long as I could to film again that I have the flu. This last week I was alive was horrible but I still sound a little sick. It's been over a week since I started feeling symptoms, so I feel much better. It's just that I'm not one hundred percent yet, so let's go today. I'm going to do the third

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of a series of my most hated videos.
mental illness merch part 3
Probably not literally, really, but to this day there are some of my most viewed videos that are products of

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, part one and two. I'll link them both. here in the city next, if you haven't seen them yet, in this video there are some things that I'm going to show you. I'm a little bit in the gray area and it's not so black and white for me, so I'll talk about that and I want to hear the opinions of your guys in the comments who are basically

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ly ill. March. I see this going one of three ways.
mental illness merch part 3

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I had originally written it one of two ways and it's for humor or fashion, I'm not sure. Sometimes I get into humor like I understand that I don't support it and I think that's almost worse, but I don't understand that from a fashion perspective wearing it as an accessory now doesn't make sense to me and then the third. What I see is that this is also going the third way, you know, going for a cause and we're actually going to start with those because they're the ones I'm most insecure about, but I still have an opinion on them. but I'm not going to say that's like saying my opinion is a fact because it's not, it's just my opinion um and that goes with this whole video of course honestly I'd rather be called too sensitive than defend a shirt that says schizophrenia.
mental illness merch part 3
So if you want to say that I'm overly sensitive in these videos, that I'm overreacting to a lot of these things, that I have no sense of humor, in any way, here are some of the most common comments. that appears in those videos a lot of people like to call me SJ wtl in those videos I'm just an activist your mental health that's all it is for mental

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and I don't think these things these clothing items and accessories help with the stigma of mental illness and that's where I came from before we merged. I know the Sentra is already very long.
mental illness merch part 3
I want to talk about something that I'm going to make a whole video about, I think, but I want to address it in this video because a lot of people have been asking me how I feel about it and I admit I don't know. I don't have a firm opinion on this. I was very confused in my opinion when watching a video about it. and that's delicious kawaii, it basically means very cute in Japanese and it's when people in Japanese dress kawaii and the kawaii style but then they have grotesque elements like self-harm or suicidal tendencies, you know it's going to be a kawaii shirt and say, I want to die, the nooses are common things like that, I'll make a video next, in fact, if you want to watch it before the video I make, just so you're aware of what I've seen out there, one of the guys. in the video he says that he does this or sells this

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andise and stuff because they can't talk about it and in America we see mental health as important as physical health and in Japan they see mental illness as a weakness, that's why it's supposed that we shouldn't talk about it that way.
I don't want to sound hypocritical or anything, but I understand more where they're coming from compared to what I'm going to show you in this video, so the first couple of products that I'm going to show you are actually oh my gosh, there's a man, right, hello sir, it's doing like bug spray, oh my gosh, so I would take a little break there because the maintenance men were too loud, but at that time I ordered. a microphone, so I hope this never happens again. One more little disclaimer before I start this video because I took a poll on Twitter and I wasn't sure if I should name names and name the company or if I should block all comments from the company. information, but this information is easy to find, it's not hard to search for it, like you can just type like OCD tree t-shirt

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andising.
I don't know when you find it, so I think most of you voted to expose them. I don't. I want to do it in a way that is malicious or with bad intentions or something like that. I don't buy anything, so I want to promote hate towards these people, like not go and be a small army and try to attack these people. are these brands, it's not going to do anything and you're just going to make us look very, very bad, so please don't do that, just be respectful of everything and everyone involved in this video, so the first part of March we're going to To talk about it, I feel really conflicted about showing these things because they are so well-intentioned and I feel horrible for calling them out a little bit, but let me pass so we can have some space here to show you this. article of clothing here this is a merchandise for this person and I don't know who he is.
I hadn't heard of her before, but she had made this merchandise for her followers. She says it's her first. business collaboration with Kidd Bell that benefits Nami communicates that Nami is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, so I appreciate that I think it's really awesome that she's benefiting a great organization, so beyond the t-shirt, I just want to enter a little in the title. first and then we'll get to the t-shirt and my thoughts on it so she says she's dealt with an anxiety disorder for over 10 years but one thing she said was again it's not my place to comment on this because if If anyone feels this way they have every right to feel this way about their own mental illness.
I'm not sitting here saying that's wrong because it's her life, it's her experience, but she says here that not only is she in a place where she lives with her anxiety but she also loves it, she says it's part of me, not all of it. it's with me and then there were some responses in the comments from people questioning this merch and you know, she was saying she loves her anxiety and I just can't understand why. Again you wouldn't say she has no right to feel that way in any way, but I personally don't love mine, it's an illness, a seasonal affective disorder and if she could live without it she would one hundred percent.
I really am not. in that place where I feel like it has made me a stronger person, but let's go back to the t-shirt, okay anxiety queen, that's what the t-shirt says, my problem with putting this on a piece of clothing and making it marketable for you is that people not everyone who buys this is going to have anxiety some people are going to buy this just because you made it because they admire you and they love you so they're going to buy it because it's yours so do you see where that can? create a problem, it's not a product that's appropriate for everyone and I don't think people are going to respect that, oh if I don't have anxiety I probably shouldn't buy it, that's not going to happen so we'll come.
Let's get back to that in a second and a few more comments on that, but I just want to move on to the next brand, which is that they created these necklaces and many of you have heard of this company, respect them and think they do it very well. stuff for mental health awareness communities, so it's awesome again. I had never heard of them but they created these necklaces to help raise money to bring change to mine and it's not just that they are raising some money, all the profits from these necklaces. I will remember the change.
I've worked with them in the past, not sponsored by them, but I once did a panel with them in San Francisco, speaking in front of some high school students and it was amazing, it changed my life, so I was. I'm conflicted about this, especially since all the profits are not just like she benefits from it, but all the profits go towards creating a mindset change in an amazing organization, so I was very confused about this because I don't I understand. I didn't understand the need for these necklaces and they sold out as they sold all of these and I saw some comments saying that they feel empowered to wear them around the neck and it's not so much the necklaces themselves that I have a problem with. the mental illnesses they chose, of course, anxiety and depression are the most common mental illnesses, which is probably why they chose those disorders over any other, but they are also easily the most romantic and glamorous exploited mental illnesses out there and that's why I feel like that. don't help because although the race for money is amazing, I don't see how these necklaces, you know, mental illness written in a pretty gold font, are going to lessen the stigma.
I don't know about you, but if I see someone wearing something like this I'm not going to walk up to them and ask them about it. I know some people say something like, oh, this is to start a dialogue and for a Serb to raise awareness. I don't feel comfortable approaching strangers and asking them, oh you see you have depression, you have depression, is that, you have that, it seems like these collaborations are just okay and romanticized and, you know, really supported when their mental illnesses are very common. and as stigmatized as other mental illnesses, you know, anxiety and depression are the most widely accepted mental illnesses, right?
You don't get looked at so strangely with these mental illnesses anymore because of all the awareness, which is great, we are massively reducing the stigma with depression and anxiety, that's amazing. A lot of people are coming forward with their stories, but if they're going to go there with this merch, I'm not talking about the queen of anxiety, she suffers from anxiety, it wouldn't make sense for her to have a t-shirt, this is the Queen of Schizophrenia. but why not with other brands if they are trying to raise awareness why not with other mental illnesses why not with schizophrenia in a necklace or borderline personality disorder it is because they are very stigmatized and are not considered normal or accepted in society. society if you say schizophrenia Queen you sound more ridiculous than if you said anxiety Queen and there is a reason for that, that is where we are in society right now and I am very proud that we have come this far with some of these disorders but we need to move forward with other things as well and that's why I feel like these exploit those mental illnesses and romanticize them and that's why they're so widely accepted now, why not put an end to the romanticization of mental illness or why not put any another thing? moving forward just an anxiety queen sounds cool like she's a queen because i have anxiety so let's talk a little about fashion , I'll finish with those because the ones I've talked about in my last few videos don't make sense to me and there's a garbage truck I shouldn't film today.
I'm just going to move on, so I thought someone sent me this. I'm very confused why that's a good thing. Why would you put paranoia and anxiety as breath in your hair? What are you telling the world? What are you saying you're paranoid? and anxiety I don't understand, do you want people to come up to you and ask you about it? It's like an open invitation or what are you trying to do to spread awareness about it? I really don't know if that's nice, how was the anxiety? an accessory Sorry if you experienced that and paranoia, but what's that like?
Why is it aesthetic? Why is it a look? Because it is cute? A lot of people sent me this pin. I think it's a pin. Yes, anxiety pins are now available again. doing anxiety and accessory and why is it just anxiety you would never see this pin with something like schizophrenia on it BPD you wouldn't see that I'm sorry anxiety looks like I mean even if it's depression I think people would question it more but since you say anxiety speaks volumes and it's the most romantic mental illness, it's also the most common, so I get it, it's the most relatable.
Personally, I don't see how it becomes a cute accessory or how this empowers you and how it strengthens you. survive your anxiety I don't understand if you feel that way if you feel like this is something that you would represent and wear publicly on your backpack or whatever please let me know what your intentions would be with this and not just because it's a cute pin because it's a pin cute I don't want that excuse that I always like it because it's cute why would you wear this? What would be your intention to use something like this as an accessory?
This is something that really confused me. and it probably made me the angriest I've been in a long time, I even posted on my Instagram story, which I've been doing way over seven times lately. Altman Instagram, so I'll just name the brand of the antisocial social club they dated. What I never liked was his name. I never liked the sweatshirt a lot of people wear, but you can be antisocial without having the personality disorder. I get it, it's an adjective, but they came out with their spring line and someone had sent it to me and I was.
I was so taken aback. I thought: Is this real? Is this shirt here? Schizophrenia, how funny. No, I'm not going to eat my words because remember what I said. I would bestrange if someone put schizophrenia on a t-shirt or a borderline personality. mess on a shirtIsn't that strange? I don't understand what their intentions were when they were sitting around brainstorming ideas for their new spring line. What were they thinking? Who came up with this and everyone else said it's a great idea, let's say schizophrenia. on just the word on a shirt nothing about it just the word schizophrenia because schizophrenia is cool right it's a cool disease maybe depression and anxiety aren't the only ones that are romanticized anymore but this confuses me some people They defended her saying that this is I'm going to start raising awareness.
Sorry no. I've had several people come up to me and tell me I have schizophrenia and I could never wear that and they said it's because they can't show their illness. Schizophrenia is still so stigmatized that some. people can't even go to work, they can't tell their bosses that they have it because of their symptoms, people look at you differently when you tell them you have schizophrenia, so for someone to just walk around in it or a shirt seems so distasteful there are so many other people who can't be afraid to say they have it publicly or we make a quote from someone who I had been dealing with who I believe sent me this originally and had told me about their experience and I asked him specifically which is your opinion on the t-shirt and why you don't think it is to raise awareness.
What is your opinion on this? Because they experience schizophrenia. The company's marketing and distribution of these garments is aimed at an audience that is specifically for evergreen trends.21 Urban Antisocial clothing suppliers, etc., are all in the industry to perpetuate fast fashion and its investments always They will align themselves with that ideology. There is no intention for a t-shirt with schizophrenia attached to it to start a dialogue because if that were the intention, the financial gains from that decision to make said merchandise would be in support of people suffering and living with said mental illness. We know that schizophrenia is historically described as a hysterical person who most often commits crimes under the influence of voices and until we see evidence of media characters and representations.
As long as schizophrenic people are normal, non-violent people, we cannot trust the intent of the merchandise that appropriates mental illness unless the specific campaign launches opposition to the stigma, which raises a good point because of the first two pieces of merchandise I talked about in the beginning of this video also counteracts what they're actually doing because what's the difference besides the funds raised? What's the difference between a fashion company that creates something that says depression and a jewelry company that creates something that says depression, but all the money goes to a cause, is there a difference?
Sadly, I suffer from an invisible illness that is not socially acceptable to talk openly about, but I see a trendy outfit with the word schizophrenia written on it without any other context to wear it boldly when I can. Not legitimately explaining my illness without making assumptions about me is painful. I wish I could wear my illness on my sleeve, but I've learned that my life is hindered more than helped by honesty, so thank you to that person for sharing his story. in your opinion on this shirt because I didn't want it to just come from me as someone who has not experienced schizophrenia, one of the most mocked mental illnesses is obsessive compulsive disorder OCD.
I hope I can't tell you how many of you have sent me merged all different making fun of or making light of or making fun of OCD these t-shirts say I have C it's like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be OCD, cat obsessive disorder, OCD is strong with this is a baby bodysuit this is a onesie for a child OCD obsessive coffee disorder anyway you get the point I really don't understand why but all this does is perpetuate the stereotypes that already exist around the disorder obsessive compulsive just because you have it doesn't mean you're completely organized that doesn't mean you're too clean doesn't make you I don't know I don't know I don't know I think it just doesn't help reduce the stigma and The stereotypes about OCD let's go over a couple more, but you know, they are made for humorous purposes that are just ridiculous.
I'm tired of talking about humorous ones, honestly, I'm glad we had a long dialogue about fashion and the cause. because these are just ridiculous right now and will probably never stop. I have PTSD, pretty talented, crazy sometimes, that's not funny. I have PTSD, President Trump's stress disorder, you know, it would be funny if it weren't for making fun of a mental illness, my wife. she's psychotic she puts the hot in psychotic make it funny but it's a bipolar shirt of the elements and says I'm periodically crazy you know I get the pun okay cute but to say I'm periodically crazy and I make fun of bipolar disorder.
I don't know any people who have bipolar disorder who wear this, it's not funny, it's depressed because it's trendy, it's cute and numbing, so what's really funny to me is that there is a website that makes custom t-shirts, you can order any t-shirt and usually something like this. my memes are ironic my depression is chronic very funny so they make clothes like this but then they also make this type of clothes it says that mental illness is not a joke amen I fight for that also stop romanticizing mental illness how cute that's a nice shirt right, why are they sold on the same website?
I'm so lost, oh yeah money, if you thought these were the only mental illnesses that were mocked and exploited like this, wait until I show you this one and let me tell you why. This is very important to point out because it will surprise most people and I don't understand why anyone would buy this and most people would look at it and say it's not right. I think that's how we should all be about other products. that's mocking, to be honest, here we go autism reading extra spicy and I think that goes along with the term mild autism high functioning autism many of you want me to make videos about autism and talk about it, I personally don't I don't have any experience nor much education about it, so I don't feel comfortable doing that.
I'm not sure who would use this. I have no idea who would think this is funny. Who thinks it's okay? It is also sold on the same website as you. I know it says mental illness, it's not a joke, stop romanticizing mental illness, why is this on the same website? I know what you're going to say. I can now see the comments. It's just clothes. You're overreacting. Stop being so sensitive again. I'd prefer. to be told those things and help raise awareness and hopefully open some people's eyes to how ridiculous this kind of stuff is and that it just doesn't make sense, it's never funny and it's not because I don't have a sense of humor, It's just that that's not fun to me, but nothing about mental illness is fun to me, so I really want to hear your opinion on all of this.
I know this was an extremely long and very wordy video. He just had a lot to say about it. It's because I have some of these things. I don't know how to feel about some things, obviously, they're just ridiculous and I throw them in there, but I want to hear your thoughts and it's okay for you to disagree with me. I know I just said I can. Seeing the comments and all that, it's fun. I don't care that I've never turned off my comments on any of these videos before because I and I love it, I love it, it's helped spread awareness, you know, spread beyond my audience at this point and I get comments from all over kind of people with different kinds of opinions and I love that kind of interaction anyway you don't have to agree with me you don't have to agree with me you know think my opinion is true or something because it's just my opinion.
I'm just here sharing it on my channel, my opinion on these things and hopefully showing you some things that I just don't agree with so leave your opinion hub below and yeah. I hope you enjoy it and I'll talk to you soon, bye.

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