Crazy, Cancer & Chuckles

Last month Stephanie Bennett-Henry and I wrote something together that touches on Stigma. I was reluctant to post it for (get this) fear of offending people. How ridiculous is that? Pretty ridiculous considering the disgusting comments and jokes that people are making today, in regard to Sinead O’Connor.

I swear to God, some of you need to pass a test before using the Internet.

It’s May, which means it’s Mental Health Awareness month, and I tell you world, you fucking need it.

How funny would it be if I laughed as your daughter lay dying from cancer? What about your mother as she pukes up any strength she has left after dialysis? Maybe we could make a video that pokes fun at everyone who struggles to breathe in the middle of an asthma attack, bet we’d have a viral sensation on our hands there.

Your ignorance is showing, cover that shit up.

Stigma.

 

S&N illness

5 comments

  1. I saw this the other day, and thankfully I haven’t seen any comments about Sinead O’Connor (because otherwise I might just explode into flames) but HUZZAH for your directness and CONFOUND IT that such directness even needs to be uttered. Bravo.

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  2. I have Bipolar disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, and ADD. I cannot stress how much stigma there is today. I cannot be myself knowing that any thing I do or say can be misinterpreted. I have to wear a mask and force myself to be antisocial just to get by society each day. Reading this gives me inspiration and hope. I am glade that people are standing up and fighting for awareness. Before reading these two blogs I was thinking about how sad that even the LGBT community has more recognition and rights than the mental health community. I hope y’all write something about this issue. Keep making a difference as y’all have made a difference in my day today. Thank you.

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  3. There is nothing that you can do that is more powerful than help someone else. Someone struggling who really needs to see the light. I don’t really have the right words to express gratitude here. I do have hope. Thank you so much for being open and courageous. Hope. From a stranger, what a gift.

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