Mental health stereotypes…

I just got an email ‘funny’ that has actually offended me a bit. It goes through all these call options for people calling a mental health hospital, making fun of all the various conditions from PMS to depression.

And then it ends with

This coming week is


National Mental Health Care
week.
You can do your part by remembering
to contact at least
one unstable person to show you care.

Contact an ‘unstable’ person to show you care?! How is the stigma towards mental health conditions going to change if people make fun of it like this. Grrr. If I didn’t fear compromising my job, I’d say something. And I fear compromising my job because of the stigma towards mental health conditions. Endless, stupid cycle.

Sometimes crazy actually means unwell… show some compassion people.

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