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Americans Support Tighter Restrictions On Gun Ownership For The Mentally Ill, Poll Shows

Americans Support Tighter Restrictions On Gun Ownership For The Mentally Ill, Poll Shows

Commented May 30, 2014 at 15:37:46 in Politics

“Please explain to readers what you mean by "the" mentally ill.”
Are We Torturing The Mentally Ill?

Are We Torturing The Mentally Ill?

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 20:38:39 in Crime

“What is your definition of "the" mentally ill? You view us a generic?”

heroine addict on Apr 5, 2014 at 13:53:23

“Not generic. But facing shared issues and shared discrimination. How many oppressed groups in history have been able to emerge from it without cooperation and critical mass?”
Are We Torturing The Mentally Ill?

Are We Torturing The Mentally Ill?

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 20:32:00 in Crime

“Are We Torturing The Mentally Ill?

You will first have to define for me "the" mentally ill. I am not tortured, I am part of a broad demographic, earning to the millions, holding every university degree, and every professional, white, and blue collar job.”

MaryLoveJustice Neal on Apr 4, 2014 at 23:53:53

“Congratulations, Harold Maio, on your ability to manage your illness and function well in society. We speak to the issues of people with severe mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe PTSD, etc.), many of whom comprise 1.25 million of the mentally ill people presently incarcerated in America's prisons and jails. Homelessness, imprisonment, and avoidable deaths are common among working class and indigent people with severe mental illness in 21st century USA.”
Depression And Me: Five Students Open Up About The Stigma Around Mental Health

Depression And Me: Five Students Open Up About The Stigma Around Mental Health

Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 01:35:43 in UK Universities & Education

“It is curious to me how easy it is to convince people that discrimination against them, is their "stigma."

No one's prejudice is my "stigma."”
Depressed Students Scared Into Silence By Mental Health Stigma At University

Depressed Students Scared Into Silence By Mental Health Stigma At University

Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 13:44:20 in UK Universities & Education

“Depressed Students Scared Into Silence By Mental Health Stigma At University
stigmatising attitudes

There is no was I would trust any survey declaring someone’s prejudice was my “stigma”.

There is no way would trust any publication lending them voice.

Harold A. Maio, retired Mental Health Editor

khmaio@earthlink.net
After Acquittal In Kelly Thomas Death, Sobs Fill The Courtroom

After Acquittal In Kelly Thomas Death, Sobs Fill The Courtroom

Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 12:45:55 in Los Angeles

“The officers were dismissed, are now former officers. We have not been told the grounds for their dismissal.

That the prosecution lost tells us more about the prosecuting attorneys than the outcome.

I have seen no protesst from mental health professionals, telling me a great deal about them.”

BlueLily216 on Jan 17, 2014 at 17:34:57

“From the audio I've heard it didn't sound like they were trying too terribly hard to convict them. Which, in my opinion, certainly says a lot about the D.A.!”
9 Famous Women Who Have Spoken Out About Therapy

9 Famous Women Who Have Spoken Out About Therapy

Commented Jul 31, 2013 at 22:08:52 in Women

“--- the stigma surrounding mental illness

Whenever that claim arises, run. It is a tool of prejudice, see rape/stigma if it is not clear to you.

Harold A. Maio”
Depression At University: Mental Health Stigma Stops Students Seeking Help

Depression At University: Mental Health Stigma Stops Students Seeking Help

Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 11:38:29 in UK Universities & Education

“Curious representation, "these people." We regularly earn degrees, hold positions that earn to the millions, every university degree, and every professional, blue and white collar job.

Harold A. Maio”
Depression At University: Mental Health Stigma Stops Students Seeking Help

Depression At University: Mental Health Stigma Stops Students Seeking Help

Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 11:36:28 in UK Universities & Education

“Never am I amused by a claim of “stigma”, nor ought you be. I call only too well the claim of the “stigma” of rape. Pleas do not be persuaded to employ either, no matter how “popular” the first is in the UK.
Stigma around mental health
Such clams continue from journalism, though they mostly have their roots n someone else.
some university leaders' approach to mental health is "ridiculous".
Most universities are responding sensitively. Like the rest of society, they have are changed.
due to stigma, or fear of stigma
Most students are reaching out for help, and most universities are accommodating their needs.
UK students faced a "barrage" of stigma.
I am not in the UK, but I sincerely doubt the statement.
the stigma had made them want to "give up on life".
That does not speak of the majority.
"The staff involved in support are incredibly dedicated and hardworking. They're some of the most compassionate and concerned people about welfare.”
I have also found them so, contradicting each of the above.

Harold A. Maio”
Youth Mental Illness: Stigma, Lack Of Awareness About Mental Health Have Huge Costs For Kids, Teens

Youth Mental Illness: Stigma, Lack Of Awareness About Mental Health Have Huge Costs For Kids, Teens

Commented May 11, 2013 at 19:22:38 in Canada Impact

“"Stigma"

You likely have no idea what the consequences of calling it "stigma" are, but women who found that term directed at themselves, the "stigma" of rape, can fully inform you.

Harold A. Maio”

Diane Hilary Cleator on May 11, 2013 at 20:00:15

“primarily WIMMINS problem rape . nothing to worry about . have a nice day .”
Ann Coulter Lashes Out At Republicans And Latinos Over Immigration Reform

Ann Coulter Lashes Out At Republicans And Latinos Over Immigration Reform

Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 09:54:34 in Latino Voices

“That she is an entertainer is obvious.”
Babybel Cheese Slogan Offends Mentally Ill, Leads To Boycott

Babybel Cheese Slogan Offends Mentally Ill, Leads To Boycott

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 21:28:00 in World

“if there was more education, negative campaigns like this wouldn't happen.

OK., you have identifed the problem- education. What is the next step? Change education, especially higher education that change can take place.”
Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit Singer, Talks Bipolar Disorder

Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit Singer, Talks Bipolar Disorder

Commented Aug 6, 2012 at 07:48:23 in Entertainment

“---hope he will join Glenn Close and BringChange2Mind.org to help "erase" the stigma of mental illness.

Each of the above have one requirement: Promoting "stigma." One cannot be "against", what one does not promote.It is but a clever word game.

Harold A. Maio”

Thomson Jaffe on Aug 6, 2012 at 13:01:44

“Yes! Whether he joined the movement or not, I think the Bring Change 2 Mind organization will eventually do more for mental illness than any other person or group has done so far.

People really don't understand what living with a mental illness is like and I hope that some day, I will be able to tell people that I have bipolar disorder without them looking at me like I'm a wild animal.

I applaud Glenn Close for her actions.”

YouAreJokingRight on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:24:13

“Maybe someday, but it sounds like he needs to work on himself a bit before he can help others.”
Should You Date Someone With a Mental Illness?

Should You Date Someone With a Mental Illness?

Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 12:59:30 in UK Lifestyle

“Should I? Depends entirely on the individual, how serious the illness is, any number of factors.”
Freeing the Media's Coverage of Incarceration and the Mentally Ill

Freeing the Media's Coverage of Incarceration and the Mentally Ill

Commented May 5, 2014 at 22:53:03 in Media

“---When the papers of record write and opine about mental illness, they invariably focus on incarceration. In so doing, they often reinforce stereotypes about the mentally ill by propagating the notion that a significant percentage of those with mental disorders commit crimes.

I experience no such claim, and I follow mental health reporting every day..”
The Stigma Of Mental Health Cost This 23-Year-Old His Life

The Stigma Of Mental Health Cost This 23-Year-Old His Life

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 22:06:31 in Canada Living

“Why call it "stigma?" That term is directed by victimizers. Call it accurately, prejudice and discrimination.”
Don't Take Away the Joy of Cigarettes From the Mentally Ill

Don't Take Away the Joy of Cigarettes From the Mentally Ill

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 21:45:10 in Canada

“"the" mentally ill is irresponsible.

We are not generic and the vast majority do not smoke”

Laurencia on Apr 22, 2014 at 20:42:00

“Harold, people living with schizophrenia do smoke cigarettes at a much higher rate than the general population.The nicotine helps with focus and concentration and is calming.”
A Misfortune, Not a Crime

A Misfortune, Not a Crime

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 01:31:28 in Politics

“While this reversal came about as the result of good intentions, it has resulted in unintended consequences

There were no good intentions. Governor Reagan wanted their costs removed from his budget. The costs, fiscal and human did not end, they transferred..”
A Misfortune, Not a Crime

A Misfortune, Not a Crime

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 01:29:37 in Politics

“In the 1830s Dorothea Dix revolutionized the care of people with mental illness

Dorothea Dix stated very clearly she had failed in her quest.”
huffingtonpost entry

Mike Posner and Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 16:49:16 in Healthy Living

“There is less prejudice.

Words linger, however, which should long ago have passed.”

hp blogger Kyle McMahon on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:04:03

“Agreed.”
huffingtonpost entry

Mike Posner and Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 16:47:56 in Healthy Living

“----I've talked at length before on the stigma of mental health in the United States

I sincerely regret that you see someone's prejudice as your stigma. I do not see anyone's prejudice as my "stigma."”

hp blogger Kyle McMahon on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:04:50

“Hey Harold-

What I was saying was that, in the past I have talked about the stigma associated with mental health in the United States.

Hope that clears it up for you”
The Only Shame in Mental Illness Is the Shameful Lack of Understanding

The Only Shame in Mental Illness Is the Shameful Lack of Understanding

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 12:23:17 in Canada Living

“----Fear is still fuelling our response to "the" mentally ill

You do not know us then, We earn to the millions, hold every university degree, and every professional, white, and blue collar job.

Get to know us.”
Five Things People With Depression Can Do to Stop Being Stigmatized

Five Things People With Depression Can Do to Stop Being Stigmatized

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 09:49:33 in UK Lifestyle

“Five Things People With Depression Can Do to Stop Being Stigmatized

I’ll give you reason:

Stop calling it that. Stop self-victimizing and call it accurately, prejudice.”

hp blogger Danny Baker on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:39:53

“Not sure what you mean exactly, Harold?”
My Name is Sandra and I Suffer From Mental Illness

My Name is Sandra and I Suffer From Mental Illness

Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 20:06:30 in Canada Living

“---- my new label

What lies behind your use of the word "label?"

---the stigma

What lies behind your use of the word "stigma?"”
You Can Change Schizophrenia's Name, But the Stigma Will Be the Same

You Can Change Schizophrenia's Name, But the Stigma Will Be the Same

Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 20:05:21 in Canada Living

“Schizophrenia is an illness. Like most, it is an illness of degree. People with schizophrenia regularly earn doctoral degrees, and at the other end of the spectrum have little to no contact with reality as we know it.”
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