Mental Illness and Comments

I wanted to share this because I go through this a lot. The original post is here.

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As a writer, i adore comments, and i treasure all of them. I do my best to respond to them, as quickly as i can. But as a mentally ill prrson, sometimes it's overwhelming -- especially when the comment is really long, and i end up putting it off because im depressed or anxious. Is there a cut off to replying to a comment, in your opinion? If i wait too long, should i just not answer at all? I just feel embarrassed and rude after a while...
threshie:

ao3commentoftheday:

I have the same issues and I also feel guilty and anxious about replying, but speaking as someone who has replied over 6 months later on more than one occasion, if anyone minds I’ve never heard about it. 

I generally apologize for my lateness within my reply (even if I’m replying to the same person multiple times - I feel that bad), and if they do reply back they tell me not to worry about it. 

I’ve also put it out on my personal blog that I’m sorry I’m so late replying and people are generally speaking really understanding about it. 

Do your best. It’s all you can do. Don’t feel guilty for not doing more. ❤

2 comments:

  1. Do whatever is right for you at the time. People will understand. Or the people who matter will.

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    1. I find that most people don't understand. A lot of people say that they would never be mean to an autistic person or a person with mental illness, but when they have to deal with actual people who have autism or mental illness, they are quite ready to chide or ridicule said person.
      I've been accused of being "attention seeking," "selfish," "childish," and "self-centered" more times than I care to remember.

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