Have you ever been diagnosed with an illness? You wake up feeling puny, make an appointment to see your doctor and $35 and a few prescriptions later, you know what you have and if you don’t feel better in 7-10 days, come back for a recheck.
Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness? You probably have many more hoops to jump through and a much higher deductible for your out of network psychiatrist (are there any in-network ones??). Medication may or may not be able to help you deal and it takes much longer than 7-10 days to see how your medication might help you or months of counseling before you even start to pick away at the issues your face daily.
I have a diagnosis I feel unworthy of, I do not even like to claim it for fear of the stigma attached.