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Should We Be Concerned with the Label, Bipolar Disorder?

Labels, labels, labels. There is an unending narrative on how bad labels are. We shouldn’t label people, we shouldn’t be judgmental. We should just accept people how they are. Contrary to that opinion, labels are pretty important, especially when it … Continue reading

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The War Against Mental Health Stigma

There are many days where a circumstance causes me to question if I’m nuts or if it’s everyone else. The war against stigma is one of those subjects. I would say that at least 50% of the discussion I read … Continue reading

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Stigma, The Power Of Words, And You

Calling it now- this will probably be one of my least popular posts. A recent conversation in my comments section is the inspiration behind this post. Thank you Jenny for jarring this particular thought process for me. Stigma is a … Continue reading

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Personal Empowerment Creates A Better Future For All

I do not have a very typical approach to how I view the world, mental illness, and making my way through it. A significant departure is the quest for reducing stigma and encouraging a better social understanding. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Stigma: Usually A Worthwhile Fight

I was recently sent an article arguing the “offensiveness” in linking certain patterns and beliefs to mental health. The subject was a paranoid schizophrenic painter by name of Martin Ramirez. A curator suggested certain symbolism in his art denoted a … Continue reading

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