Are You Brave Enough to Stand Up for Them? In the aftermath of yet another senseless school shooting, the masses cry out. Not only is gun control one of the first discussion points, so is mental illness. Because, you know, (inject sarcasm) that’s the single most comprehensible explanation for anyone to commit such an atrocity! I have bipolar,… Read More The Mentally Ill are Taking the Fall for Gun Violence.
Glimmering smiles, Laughter cherished, Ardent love for humanity. Her presence enriched all, and yet… the Power, the Power of the inebriated and the reckless… Tragically ripped her away from this terrene world. In memory of Taylor Marie. Written in 2008, first published on Medium in 2018 Copyright © 2008 Alicia Rust
Mental health is no joke. You’re such a psycho. You’re so bipolar. What a schizo! begins to boil. They are meant to be hurtful due to the stigma that already surrounds them. However, using the terms in this way undermines the diagnoses of such conditions that many people struggle with. As John Slick says, this… Read More Stop Strengthening the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness