Stigma

We are what we make of ourselves.  And our disease is what we present it to be. If you behave badly and use your mental illness as an excuse, you are helping to propel the stigma of mental illness forward.  If I only know one person with BPD and that person makes bad decision after […]

Build Up, Put Down

Calling the weather “Bi-polar” is akin to calling a situation gay or retarded. No, hear me. Weather is not a sentient being.  It does not have feelings or moods.  So saying its behavior is “bi-polar” and meaning it as a put down or a sign of craziness, is demeaning to those who have bi-polar, or […]

Should You Read This

You’re right, it is only 30 something degrees outside.  But I don’t feel the cold.  What I do feel is formal shoes tearing my feet apart.  I have bad feet, just as I have bad joints, and a misfiring brain.  So I do not feel the cold, but I feel the way my work shoes […]

So Much Heat

In the days that have followed the school shooting, so much has been thrown around, fueled by anger. The anti-gun people, the mental health system needs fixed people, the don’t blame the mentally ill people. Everyone has something to yell about. While I don’t have a single thing I want to take back, I do […]

TURN OFF THE NEWS…….

This is what Morgan Freeman has to say about the shooting on Friday.  He has it so very right. (Edit: turns out it isn’t Mr Freeman. All very right.) “You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why. It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and […]



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