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Fear of Mental Illness

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3:06 am
January 31, 2011


Loretta

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I've been doing a lot of surveys online (I have always enjoyed surveys of all kinds) and several lately have covered the topic of mental illness.  One thing that has struck me is how many ask questions about would you want someone living next door to you or dating your daughter who has undergone therapy or counseling. It has me wondering.  Have we advanced any, or do most of us still want to help, as long as whoever doesn't work with us, etc.

6:28 am
January 31, 2011


purplesaber

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As a person that does have a mental illness, I'm not afraid of being a sounding board to people that have it. There are a few that I am a bit terrified of, but in general, I can relate to those that have it. Unfortunately, there are many people that understand it. I have bipolar and get depressed a lot. It is frustrating when somebody tells you, "Cheer up" or "Just get over it." I mean, if we could choose to be happy, I think we would. Why would anyone choose to be depressed?

Anyway, getting a bit off-topic. I'm not really afraid of talking to anyone with problems such as these. In fact, I've thought about becoming somewhat of a mentor–not sure if that's the right word–to those that have mental illnesses.

9:35 am
January 31, 2011


Rhyannon

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I don't think the world has come as far as everyone thinks when it comes to mental health. Even with all of the celebrities that have come forward and the commercials about depression and other issues people still have a general opinion that they seem to look down on people that have gone to counseling or have mental health issues. I think we are heading in the right direction but we have a long way to go.

12:02 pm
January 31, 2011


purplesaber

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You are right. Especially with depression. I am glad that they have more awareness programs and there have been some commercials speaking about the seriousness of the condition (although they ARE medication commercials.)


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