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It seems like another way to stigmatize mentally ill people by attempting to leverage their plight to benefit others. Maybe those treating mental health issues should just focus on fixing the illness, rather than attempting to turn them into "good people." It's the idea that mental illnesses will improve by doing good deeds that bothers me because it turns it implicitly into a moral issue. People can be pretty awful despite being helped. It seems just as likely that they'll worsen one's mental illness than improve it. That's been my experience, anyway.

There are plenty of people without anxiety disorders who aren't doing much to help others. If I wanted to be coaxed into doing good deeds, there are plenty of other people out there who will do that for free.
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