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from Odyssey

Labeling: Mental illness is definitely something labeled in society. Sometimes people refer to individuals with mental illness as being "mentally retarded" or "psycho." People may label these individuals as "less of a person" than a person without a mental illness. These labels go on and on, like things such as "crazy", "mad", "stupid", etc. People may also consider these individuals as a danger to society if they are not medicated, hospitalized, or are in public without proper supervision.

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Yep. I hate it because I want to be as productive as others my age and actually be proud of accomplishing something major yet my body has other ideas...

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STIGMA erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down!

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from The Mighty

Quote from Lyss Trayers that says, "You're going to carry this illness for the rest of your life. So you can either wallow in the weight of that, or you can fight for your only life and make it a good story."

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Curious. How much of this is our definition of insanity, our perception, rather than actual illness? Couldn't our tendency to be dependent on cultural norms be considered a mental illness, an inability to think for ourselves?

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