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.”
Jul 11, 2013 at 11:36:28
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.
Aug 6, 2012 at 07:48:23
“---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.”
“---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..”
Feb 17, 2014 at 20:05:21
“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.”