here’s a thing if you still don’t think mental illness discrimination is institutional.
i went home from college on a medical leave for my depression last year. we were told that the insurance company would reimburse us for a portion of the semester’s tuition.
when we got the letter, it turns out they’ll repay 60% for a medical leave… and 30% for one due to a psychiatric condition.
i hate it when
there’s like a feeling in your gut that something is very wrong and the feeling is so strong that it makes you feel physically ill but the problem is that there’s actually nothing wrong so you don’t know what to do
and the feeling just doesn’t go away
OH MY GOD OTHER PEOPLE GET THIS
what if you have a soul mate and thats what happens
when theyre in trouble
You mean anxiety disorder?
Walking Man is an upcoming documentary from filmmakers Josh Salzberg (Step Brothers, This is 40) and Eric Norwine (Funny or Die). The film will focus on Eric’s father, Mark, who has struggled with bipolar disorder for much of his life. To raise awareness and increase knowledge about mental illness, Mark will be walking across his home state of Missouri by way of the Katy Trail, along the way talking to friends, family, experts, and advocates about the experience of mental illness. His walk will start on April 25, 2013 in Kansas City and will end on May 11, 2013 in St. Louis with a candlelight vigil to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness.
The filmmaking team is funding the project via a Kickstarter campaign, with $22,000 of their total budget of $82,000 raised so far. This is enough to cover their initial Missouri shooting costs, but they still need to meet their full budget goal in order to get the film made!
Doing something improperly does not mean you are “retarded” because “retarded” is not an insult, it’s a way of being.
Liking things done in a specific way does not make you “OCD” because OCD isn’t about liking things a certain way. It’s about being so overcome with anxiety that you feel like you have to do things a certain way in order to avoid horrible consequences, despite knowing it makes no sense. It’s an illness.
In other words, co-workers, don’t use words that aren’t insults as insults. Instead, try “stupid,” “particular,” or even “a total shit head.” Those are entirely preferable.
A few regards,
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice. My dad was diagnosed with depression. He was so ashamed of it that he hid it from me and my brothers. A month later, he killed himself. The stigma that comes with mental illness made my Dad embarrassed to talk to his own kids about this problem because he felt like less of a man.
Erase the stigma. The more we talk about mental illness, the less likely it will end in suicide.
I can’t even express how much i love this, and I wish everyone at my school could see this. because I am so tired of being judged for something i can’t control.