I bought a pedometer wristband the other day. Like many models, it is bulky, but I can take it on and off with relative ease. It has its uses and helps me gather better metrics about my health. I can track where I need to make changes in my life as well as see how far I’ve come in improving my life. Mental health diagnoses are similar except for one key detail: they cannot be put on and taken off at will. A diagnosis can change a person for the better or for the worse and there are no take backs. Too many that seek out diagnoses do not understand that core fact.