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let's talk about mental illness

this is a space to discuss the stigma mentally ill people face (particularly those with psychosis/schizospectrum disorders, PDs, bipolar disorder, and others often shut out of the usual discourse on illness); to provide resources for mentally ill people; and other things related to mental illness.

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"Don’t be defined by your condition" often seems to mean "pretend your condition doesn’t shape your life or else".

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self diagnosis is valid

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destroy the notion that someone’s mental health is what makes them evil.

destroy the notion that mental illnesses make bad people.

destroy the notion that you can’t be an outright awful person without being mentally ill.

destroy the notion that neurotypical people can do no harm.

destroy ableism.

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please remember that seeing disabled people as inspirations just for being disabled is not a compliment, it reduces us to props to be used to help abled people and strips us of our humanity

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I don’t think people talk about mental illness a lot, but they need to know it’s OK to talk about how they are feeling. People are afraid of telling the truth because they think it’s going to hurt everyone around them. I’ve kept so much inside that I’ve literally lost it. I wish more people would get help when they feel like they need it— not just to look to medicine, but to the support of others. - Michael Angelakos (via deergoths)

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personality disorders are either stigmatized to hell and back, not believed in, or people arent aware of their existence

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for the record, yes it is ableist to go on about how Bad People are sociopaths/psychopaths, for a few reasons

  • have you ever noticed how people tend to use psychopathic/psychotic (usually followed by killer, bitch, nutjob, etc) synonymously? yeah, that’s not an accident. the image of the psychopath is supposed to invoke Scary Crazy People. hopefully i don’t need to explain why this is ableist
  • psychopathy doesn’t even exist in a clinical context. it is literally an invention of the criminal justice system. we don’t like the criminal justice system, remember?
  • the idea of sociopaths/psychopaths is that Bad People are just aberrations, people who are somehow “sick” and “twisted” and who inflict harm on others because of ambiguous “mental problems”. this is obviously false; most often, the people we call sociopaths/psychopaths are people who are behaving exactly as systems of oppression want them to behave. violence against women is not an individual problem; police brutality is definitely not an individual problem. the concept of sociopathy/psychopathy deliberately shifts the blame away from institutions and onto individuals. it’s liberal as hell
  • people with blunted affect and/or reduced affective empathy aren’t fucking evil. jesus christ. you know these are actual symptoms of a lot of psychotic/personality disorders, right. you know that people with psychotic/personality disorders are extremely likely to be SUBJECT to violence and abuse, right


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Chronically ill people face ableism, you don;t get to conveniently forget this to talk about how mentally ill people are treated

"Imagine if all people with illnesses were treated like-"


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I’m not ableist! I just happen to think my opinion on a disability I don’t have is just as important as the opinion of someone who actually has said disability!!! - Someone who is clearly ableist.

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Do not use the term “war flashbacks” when referring to an embarrassing memory. Its not funny. PTSD is not funny. Stop 

Stop mocking PTSD

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