Why call me crazy

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There is such a stigma on mental illness and it drives me insane. I feel like I constantly have to hide the fact that something is wrong  with my brain because everyone will treat me like I am crazy. But why? I honestly don’t understand why people are so quick to judge us with a mental illness.

Now don’t get me wrong. I know that a lot of people who have had a mental illness have done bad things. Or at least they plead insanity when they go to trial. Like the guy who shot up a church…he claimed insanity instead of the fact that he was a racist A**hole. Seriously. he was an a**hole. It was very wrong what he did.

I could rant about idiots like that forever. I don’t understand why people are so racist. But guys like this who do stupid crap and then blame it on a mental illness give us who really suffer a bad name. Seriously. This is why we are called crazy….or at least part of the reason. I mean these type of people are why we are seen as being scary. It is crazy.

My brain is sick. But that doesn’t make me any more dangerous than someone with Diabetes or a heart condition. My brain is sick but I am not crazy enough to hurt others. My brain is sick but i’m not a danger to society. My brain is sick but I am not crazy. My brain is sick just like your asthma. My brain is sick just like your arthritis. My brain is sick…so stop stigmatizing me.

Break The Stigma

 

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2 replies »

  1. The more we continue to blog about it and talk about it the more the stigma will fall. Just like anything else more awareness and transparency needs to take place. Not just something we can get over. It is like diabetes as you said. Something that needs attention. Great post.

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