My mom made me lie again. This time on my driver’s licence application. I just wish I didn’t have to lie. I see all these movements to be proud of things, proud of fatness, proud of gayness, proud of your race. But I’ve never seen anyone say they’re proud to be schizophrenic… Actually, I’ve never…
I know this isn’t directly related, but I figured you might appreciate this talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_seeing_mental_illness.html
It’s from Elyn Saks, a PhD with Schizophrenia, talks about her experience and how we should
Portray [people with mental illness] sympathetically, and portray them in all the richness and depth of their experience as people, and not as diagnoses.