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Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a

Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Any other illness, any other disease that we're faced with, there's sympath

Any other illness, any other disease that we're faced with, there's sympathy and understanding. We get help for those. With mental illness, our go-to is to categorize them as, 'Oh, they're crazy,' to belittle the problem.
Posted 2 months ago

Sometimes, patients with serious mental illness, just as with other serious

Sometimes, patients with serious mental illness, just as with other serious medical illnesses, require hospitalization. In the absence of available public or private hospital beds, there are few options.
Posted 2 months ago

Once you're labeled as mentally ill, and that's in your medical notes, then

Once you're labeled as mentally ill, and that's in your medical notes, then anything you say can be discounted as an artefact of your mental illness.
Posted 2 months ago

Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith se

Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
Posted 2 months ago

We were never supposed to live until 40. We were built to self-destruct at

We were never supposed to live until 40. We were built to self-destruct at 30, whether from cancer or mental illness. We're all going way beyond our expiration date.
Posted 2 months ago

The biggest advice I can give loved ones who are supporting someone navigat

The biggest advice I can give loved ones who are supporting someone navigating a newly diagnosed mental illness is patience, patience, and patience.
Posted 2 months ago

No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name

No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
Posted 2 months ago

I know I'm not a self-indulgent idiot; I also know I'm not the second comin

I know I'm not a self-indulgent idiot; I also know I'm not the second coming of Deepak Chopra. If I had believed either of those, or both, as some people do when they get famous, that's when the mental illness arrives.
Posted 2 months ago

It's my belief that, since the end of the Second World War, psychology has

It's my belief that, since the end of the Second World War, psychology has moved too far away from its original roots, which were to make the lives of all people more fulfilling and productive, and too much toward the important, but not all-important, are
Posted 2 months ago

As no one knew much about my mental illness, a lot of people had the attitu

As no one knew much about my mental illness, a lot of people had the attitude that I had the capability to 'kick it' and get better instantly. This was the most frustrating attitude for me.
Posted 2 months ago

Many empaths are diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, CFS

Many empaths are diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, CFS, lupus, and various autoimmune diseases, as well as psychological disorders such as agoraphobia, social anxiety, ADHD, depression, sensory processing disorder, among many others.
Posted 2 months ago

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