One day is not enough time to cover what needs to be said and made known about a condition.
Sometimes a condition gets an awareness week, or even an awareness month. But when you get right down to it, what good does that really do? People will go right back to forgetting all about it when it’s over.
Why can’t the awareness days for what we care about and what we are suffering with be every day?
Why does it feel like “one day or nothing!”, like we have a magical 24 hours that we are allowed to crawl out from our caves and mingle with society and they glance at us and listen because they feel they should, but once that allotted day is over, you are no longer allowed to speak on the subject and they find you self-indulgent.
My mental health conditions are part of my daily life. People who have a cold are seemingly free to discuss their illness and how bad it is that particular day. Why can’t we do the same with other conditions, whether they be mental or physical? That would be a concrete step to normalizing the language around mental health issues.