Hypertension, liver failure, stroke, heart attack, suicide, diabetes, these are all very typical things that kill not just everyone but those with mental illness are more subject to than the rest. Look it up!!! Why in the world would we get treated like a bunch of liars and whiners over our illness. Most people with mental illness are born that way. Yes, it is passed on through family genes and is a real problem. Recent studies dome by reputable health organizations have shown that mental illness can be tested and diagnosed through MRI machines thus proving its legitimacy. So again I go back to why do we get treated like outcasts of society.
Yes I have bipolar disorder, hypertension, insomnia, and non diagnosed paranoia as well as very close to diabetes. The high blood pressure and diabetes have been brought on by my medications. The sad fact of the matter is my insurance doesn't cover my mental health treatments. Why? I mean, I pay for the insurance and hardly ever get to use it. I never get a cold or haven't had the flu in 20 years. So then tell me what good is it to pay for something you don't use. It would be cheaper for me to pay the $75 dollars a year for a checkup physical than to pay the $100 dollars a month for the insurance. I'm already paying for my psych meds and doctor visits anyway. I don't know just a rant I guess.