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Naturyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 07:37 PM
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79. Excellent summary here
Edited on Tue May-13-08 07:38 PM by Naturyl
"Americans have to start treating Mental Illness like it is synonymous with "Possessed by Satan, thus unworthy of compassion, understanding and Proper Society". Because, it is from my personal experience that some of the people who rail so much against those in the MH community are the people who have some real and diagnosable issues of their own."

As a person with some diagnoses, I have some close first-hand experience with the sort of people who demonize mental illness. Ironically enough, in every case these people have diagnosable issues of their own, just as you suggest. But of course they will never know it, because there is "nothing wrong with them." All problems between them and the "mentally ill" (quoted because it's a term of contempt when used by them) are the fault of the evil crazy monsters, and they are blameless.

But, just for the record, Bobo is right and this is totally off-topic. Mental illness is not the issue regarding low-income housing and that false association is exactly Bobo's point.
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