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Friday, July 18, 2014

Mental Illness: What You See / What You Don't See

Dear GOogler,

"This video is only 2 minutes long, yet tells the story that is so familiar to many of us. And if it’s not something you’ll experience directly, you’ll definitely know someone who does.

Even though this video was directed at Canadians, it’s equally true of Americans. Except in America, 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. So in a family of 4, that means one of you will get it. In a group of 4 friends, one of you will get it.
We need to stop thinking as mental illness only impacting “other people.” It impacts us all, and this video says that much more eloquently than most people can. That’s why I’m so passionate and write so frequently on the kinds of things that could impact anyone ever diagnosed with a mental illness — such as taking away some of your basic Constitutional rights. Simply because of a diagnosis.

Let’s help stop the discrimination. Let’s help stop the prejudice. And let’s help stop the stigma."

--Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine.

Thanks for sharing and resharing, GOoglers.
With agape,


birman143 said...

Thank you for finally putting my thoughts into words and bringing attention to the stigma, the "label" that most of us have to carry due to the ignorancr of our peers, the police, doctors, therapists et al. Protocol regarding mental illness has to change, which could ultimately save lives. Bless All.

David Mondelice said...

Thanks for your wonderfully weaved words and their sentiment on mental illness, and the need to transcend the stigma, and promote/provide more state/federal funding for mental health, which could save lives. God bless you, family, and friends.
With agape,

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