Archive for 'Stigma'
The matter of the mentally ill is a bullet fired very close to home. The simple-minded think that marking us with our own special yellow stars solves the problem of Newtown.
This is a peeve I’ve had for a long time. I can understand the reasoning, but I don’t like the additional implications. Due to the media, folklore, and other cancers of popular culture, the phrase “mental patient” acquired some bad connotations. Some people didn’t want to be labeled with it because they had been wrongly [...]
“Madman” is right-wing political correctness for white male terrorist.
I’ve gotten in trouble for this before — taken to task not only in the comments section of this blog, but also on Twitter. But what needs to be said needs to be said. Batman is teaching people awful things about mental illness, things that are not true. Take The Joker for instance. How many [...]
If John F. Kennedy could get us through the Cuban Missile Crisis with the threat of migraines hanging over him, this issue should be dead, cremated, shot into space, and buried in a black hole.
Stand up for your right to be human and to contribute to this society of ours.
We who live with mental illness periodically put up with this kind of dirty trickery. I have been subjected to it, but not on the level that Beckie is being made to experience.
The first big secret divulged to me and a select group of others was that the rumor that Peter Ashenden had been fired by DBSA after embezzling most of its assets1 was not true.2 DBSA had worked itself into the red due to optimistic budgeting based on the assumption that the pharmaceuticals industry would continue [...]
A friend of mine who is a mental health professional in Germany and I often watch a certain social media site for signs of distress among the denizens. Recently, I dropped her a note about one fellow who struck me as being on the proverbial roller coaster. She shuddered when she checked him out and [...]
Just what did Rand want to do with all the people who didn’t measure up to her “heroic” ideal?
I have a hockey mask in my closet1 When I get mad, I murder. 2 Ups and downs are normal. 3 I am worthless, best ignored,4 and just like the rest of my ilk. 5 It’s all in my head, it’s all in my head. 6 Just wait it out and it will all go [...]
Guilt is the mainstay of some of us who struggle with bipolar disorder. I saw my mind disintegrate during the nineties.