I’m reblogging this for Graham in support of people suffering a Mental Illness. They are trying to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.
Real people, Real faces. Hugs and goodnight from Oz. Paula xxx
I’ve been pretty busy lately with one thing or another, but something I really wanted to get a post out about is Faces of Mental Illness.
I’ve been working with Laura SQ from Mrs Bipolarity & Laura P. Schulman from Bipolar For Life, on creating the real faces of mental illness. Initially it was in reaction to Brian Williams’ stigmatising negative comments on mental illness. He stated of Ariel Castro, who held three Cleveland women captive for a decade was the face of mental illness. So, here we have an NBC Anchorman claiming this repugnant man is the face for people who suffer from all manner of mental illnesses. Such comments from a public figure can only do harm to any organisations out there trying to educate people & reduce the stigma around mental health.
As mentioned, this was originally what prompted the two Laura’s & I to start…
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