BananaBread wrote:Zombie_Kitten wrote:I know it's probably really mean of me to say this, but I don't think she actually has anxiety issues. I think that if she deals with any mental affliction at all, it's borderline personality disorder or multiple personality disorder. I've dealt with anxiety for the majority of my life, and have been in and out of psychiatrists' and psychologists' offices for years. I've been around a LOT of anxietous people, and Bunny doesn't show the signs of having any type of anxiety in my opinion. She claims to have "major social anxiety", but she walks around in attention-grabbing, semi-slutty ensembles and does videos in public while yelling at the camera. I think she pretends to have anxiety as an excuse for not having a real job/real life, and also because all the hipster girls think it's cool to have mental disorders. ("I'm just so messed up and weird!") Sorry for the mini-rant, but I can't stand it when people fake having mental disorders. They're a very real problem for many people, and should never be thrown around lightly.
Is it possible to have just a slight anxiety? Because I think she is making the anxiety thing bigger than it actually is just to get more views. As a lot of people here said, it's cool amongst teenagers to be not normal as everyone else, to be weird and have some mental problems (of course, most of the time, they are just imagining and making up these problems).
I agree with you both. Rachel's sense of style and trends are tumblr based. Tumblr is full of posts related to mental illness and self harm, so of course she's going to see it and hook on to the "trend". She knows her fan base is full of people talking about it. Therefore, they can relate to Rachel in a way that they can't with others in their life if she says she has it as well. If she does have anxiety she uses it to her advantage and really has no wish to get professional help. Her use of "having a mini panic attack", "doctors told me I have 'high anxiety", and plenty other statements just make it all look self diagnosed and fake. I also do not agree with the swamp family trying to give eachother advice. Something can be said to trigger that person even further into depression or whatever they are going through. Supporting eachother is one thing. I'm all for people making friends online, but when you join this "family" and take their "advice" something is bound to go sour because they aren't qualified individuals.