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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 03:10 PM
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27. has anyone you loved died as a result of untreated mental illness?
your arrogant name calling "self-pity" doesn't offend me as much as your attitude does.

No one is calling for a memorial day for those who are effected by mental illness- What the OP said was honest, and not "self-pitying" . You responded to it with an agenda that seeks to LEGITIMIZE using "mental illness" as a personal SLUR- Did the OP ask that the mods police threads, or simply point out the fact that calling someone you don't like, or don't agree with "mentally ill" is destructive and just plain WRONG?

What need do you have to defend this? My need to rail against it, is very personal, and very real. I've lived- first hand, the experience of one who HAS lost a loved one as a result of their being unable accept the fact that their brain didn't function properly without the aid of medicines that had finally been developed to help them live. I'm not wallowing in self pity- OR living in denial. The stigma that continues to linger around mental illnesses, and the state of denial that much of our society has about it being a question of "pulling yourself together" or "growing a thicker skin"- is only helped by your odd defense of this prejudice.

Maybe you haven't come to a place where you understand the reality that mental illness is NOT something one chooses to have- ?

When someone says "that's so GAY! do you think that's an acceptable way of dis ing others? They may have changed the word homosexual to "gay" but it's still referring to the same thing- it's an attempt to belittle/condemn/marginalize someone by labeling them as ________ . and it does harm.

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