I've recently had someone negatively judge me for having ABI. They said I have "life easy" as people "understand my recovery", "are there for me in my recovery" and "empathise as I have an "illness to the brain"". This person used my situation to to show that I have life easier unlike her, who has mental health issues and people are unaware how to cope with mental health.
I was stunned. I laughed as well but I was stunned and thought her outlook was rather fairytale.
The irony is mental health is said to occur 1:4 people worldwide everyday. Its so 'popular' (unsure of what other word to use) there is worldwide awareness, campaigns, support etc about mental health.
Unlike with Mental Health, there are no government campaigns, PR, etc about brain injury. There's little understanding or support from members of the public about brain injury.
This person didn't understand a lot of brain injury is invisible too.
I'm new to this and don't know how to change a title, so copied and pasted with a new title. Sorry for the annoyance.