This is a thorny one. I know what I want to say, but don't wish to offend anyone, and this is just my observation.
First off, I have suffered from depression for years, it comes and goes, and currently it's gone. I have the occasional bad day or days, but as I get older, it certainly gets a lot better. I haven't needed any medication for three years now, but admittedly I do drink a lot. I only mention this as proof of experience that I do understand the issues some people face.
I'm a member on a few different sites relating to our scene. I like diapers, age play, and also get a certain sexual thrill from wetting. Now I do understand that ADISC is a support site, is not a primarily sexual based site, and is PG13, so I guess that in itself is part of the answer to the question I want to ask.
That question is: Does anybody else notice the high amount or percentage of people on here that always post about their mental health issues?
It seems like any forum, any topic, any thread with more than a couple of replies, with the obvious exception of favourite paci/diaper type, will contain the terms depression, ADD, Aspergers, paranoia, breakdown or similar?
Please don't hate on me for asking, as I said, I understand we are a support site, but doesn't anybody just enjoy what we do for fun, just because they like it, and don't find it necessary to find a reason or excuse for it?
I understand the struggle of dealing with issues, but I don't need to lean on those issues to justify my desires or likes, nor to explain them to others.
It just seems at times that ADISC members are a lot more prone to talking about their issues at the drop of a hat. It's one thing to say "I need help with this as I struggle with ......" Or "As a result of stress I like to wear a diaper and suck a paci" but some seem to use their issues as maybe a self justification for everything they do that's related to our particular kink.
What I'm trying to say is meant to be taken as a positive. I'm trying (badly I feel) to say maybe instead of looking for a reason or an excuse for what you like, just embrace it instead! Don't feel guilty! Don't explain or excuse it! If you like your nappy, your bottle or paci, and your plushy, or your fur suit, or your opposite gender dressing, or wetting your pants, and your not hurting anybody else while doing it, then try embracing it rather than justifying it!
I feel so sorry for people that are suffering from mental health problems, but if being a baby for a while makes you feel better for a while, don't guilt out over it.
On other sites I'm a member on, which are more sexually based and less about support, the members seem happier. They do what they do because they enjoy it and like talking about it. They don't need to explain in every post or comment about how they're suffering from (...) and as a result it makes them like this. They just enjoy what they do with an open mind.
Let the flaming begin....