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Glamorizing mental health issues has become a trend in recent times, thanks mostly to social media. It involves people portraying their mental health issues in a way that glorifies the condition, making it seem trendy or cool. 

This dangerous practice trivializes mental health problems. It also affects those who are truly suffering from these conditions.

The dangers of glamorizing mental health issues

Glamorizing mental health issues can cause those with mental health issues to feel like their issues are not as important as others who are glorifying their conditions. This can lead to a lack of self-worth, which can further exacerbate their mental health issues.

Moreover, it can lead to people not seeking proper treatment for their issues. Instead of seeking professional help, they may try to cope with their issues on their own. This can lead to further deterioration of their condition. This action can have long-lasting consequences, including a higher risk of suicide, which is a significant concern in our communities.

On the flip side, it can also lead to people feeling like they have to hide their mental health issues. They may worry about being seen as attention-seeking. This thinking can be problematic as it will prevent them from seeking help or reaching out for support. This can have devastating consequences.

Seeking professional help 

It is necessary to seek professional help if you are struggling with mental health issues. While it can be tempting to try to cope with these issues on your own, seeking professional help can make a significant difference. Mental health professionals can provide you with the tools and support you need to manage your condition. This can lead to a more positive outcome.

Furthermore, seeking professional help can also help you feel less alone. Mental health professionals can help you connect with others who are struggling with similar issues. This can provide you with a sense of community and support. This can be especially important if you feel like those around you do not understand what you are going through.


Glamorizing mental health issues is a dangerous practice that can have severe consequences. It can trivialize mental health problems and prevent individuals from seeking the help they need. It can also make those who are genuinely struggling to feel isolated and unsupported. 

If you are struggling with mental health issues, please seek professional help. Remember, you are not alone, and there is help available. 


Kerry Rudman

Kerry Rudman is the owner of Brain Harmonics and currently based in Johannesburg, she is passionate about this business, helping people, and results.  It took her years to find a modality that she could fully stand behind.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

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