Society, Stigma

The Mentally Ill are Taking the Fall for Gun Violence.

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.

Bipolar, Depression, Society, Stigma

Stop Strengthening the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

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