The Stigmatization of Children, Youth and Health Problems

As soon as you got any “bigger” health problem,, you’re basically in trouble, not only by the things you’re facing by your condition, but actually the opinion is far harder…
Today it is better to be some picture perfect child, young person or adult, as otherwise, you will be looked down upon by others…
The silly of it is the fact no one is picture perfect, everyone who seem this way, it is just an act…

Myself, I have epilepsy, it always has been a problem, basically because I have to hide it every single day…
If you have epilepsy, you better have the version of seizures most know, tonic-clonic seizures, even while it probably is horrible to have them, people at least understand it…
I don’t, I have 2 types of seizures, ones most ever will rarely notice, atypical absence seizures, and much more obvious ones, atonic seizures.
Most around me will know, friends and family, and yet, I am in actual fact not open about it at all.

Yes, very often it is better to not tell people then to actually tell people there is something “wrong” with you, as while it is not really wrong, people will see you as actual wrong…
And in too many ways that is stupid, fact is that I should be open about it, as otherwise bad things could in fact happen, and yet by the stigma people create, I wouldn’t even want to do so.
Yet, that is not even all, as I have to take medication because of my condition, and the only thing you will think of when doing so, is how people will react, as too often it is not nice…
Still, it actually gets worse by the fact adults should protect children and youth who are in these situations, yet most often they will just join in the bullying that happens if you have any health problem.

It is an obvious problem, adults bullying children and youth over health problems, and it happens very often.
The silly fact is that it happens even at schools, teachers who will bully or just treat children and youth differently because they don’t are the same according to the teacher’s eyes.
Ending up in many children and youth getting into depression and even committing suicide, with the actual cause being teachers…
As if the life isn’t hard enough if you have any health problem, if you are a child or youth, you will get the added horror called school.
While school should be the place of education, and getting to a bright and happy future, it is in many ways an hell on earth, and to a huge amount of children and youth, the most dreaded thing of the day.
It is actually also one of the biggest reasons of children and youth dropping out of schools, being bullied at school…
While most parents try to look at the reasons and quite often get blamed when a child drops out of school, it is almost always the school that is the actual problem.
And that is problematic, yet, far too often still ignored, and you can get this happening even without any health condition.

The crazy thing is that children and youth are far too often already in very troubled situations, we get thrown the troubles of school on top of it, and if you got a health problem, it only gets unbearable.
And eventually, it never actually stops, instead of searching for solutions, it all gets stigmata dropped upon it, it is a disgrace to ever openly talk about these problems…
No, instead the problems continue and continue, and as noted for far too long now, suicide ratings at children and youth are only increasing and increasing, and adults basically keep searching for the problem, while it always has been right in front of them.
All children and youth are stigmatized in ways, we are all an disgrace to a part of the adult society, and as the years go on, it seems to only get worse and worse.
Instead of us being seen for who we are, which always is different, we are rather seen as ways of campaigns to help adults, while all this time, our problems, the things we really would like to be solved, they are overlooked, not important enough, as basically, we are not important enough to adults, even while they think they are showing this by certain statements…

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  1. Playtimetoyunboxing

    Read your article and were so touched by your story and yet so happy you prove to be a strong person and in the same time, through all this you try to help other unfortunate children How beautiful❗️

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