I just got told that I don’t have the right to feel depressed because I’m a man, and then got told to apologise for feeling this way because it is “annoying”. I have suffered from PTSD since I was a young child, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 13 and ASPD at 18. It honestly infuriated me when she said it. I got called pathetic and got told I don’t have the right to feel like this. If only they knew the struggles I go through every single day, maybe they’d understand… But as a man, I am never asked how I’m feeling, nor does anyone care. It doesn’t matter to them. I’m sick of having to mask my emotions simply because of my gender. I can’t wait for the day that people accept that men feel things too, and that it doesn’t make them weak, but I’m afraid it won’t happen in my lifetime. We, as a society are so far from men being treated equally. Anyway I just needed to get this off my chest.
EDIT: Wow I posted this hoping maybe 1 or 2 people would comment so I could have someone to talk to about it but this is really blowing up! I’m so glad so many people actually care and can relate. Thanks for the support Reddit, you guys are awesome