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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Pan View Post
    I view people as wounded not mentally ill.
    That almost sounds worse than being mentally ill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Pan View Post
    I view people as wounded not mentally ill.
    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    That almost sounds worse than being mentally ill.
    Yes, and generally it's accepted that it's more helpful to state the condition as something someone HAS instead of something someone IS. Like, instead of "She's mentally ill" or "She's bipolar," it's better to say, "She has a mental health condition" or "She suffers from bipolar disorder." Something about not framing the mental health condition as a defining part of a person.

    I was also happy to find out that I have a mental health condition, instead of just being weak and unable to deal with the realities of life. Also, once it was established that I have a certain disorder, my doctor was able to devise a treatment for it. Character weaknesses are not treatable - mental health conditions (mostly) are. And life without panic attacks is much better!
    Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.

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    Not all mental illnesses involve you thinking you're Jesus.
    For instance OCD isn't such a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Not all mental illnesses involve you thinking you're Jesus.
    For instance OCD isn't such a big deal.
    Hmmm... I would amend that to say "Most mental illnesses do not involve thinking you're Jesus"!
    Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Not all mental illnesses involve you thinking you're Jesus.
    For instance OCD isn't such a big deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    Hmmm... I would amend that to say "Most mental illnesses do not involve thinking you're Jesus"!
    Does this mean Jesus has a mental illness that made him think he was Jesus??

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    My point was that "mentally ill" is a bad label, since it contains both "thinking that you're Jesus, terminator, or the Pope" and less severe stuff.

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    Ey, nothing against the terminator ! Austrian english and german english are closely connected
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    Putting a label to the symptoms isn't a cure in itself. If subsequent treatments or therapy fails.. it does nothing in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99
    Yes, and generally it's accepted that it's more helpful to state the condition as something someone HAS instead of something someone IS. Like, instead of "She's mentally ill" or "She's bipolar," it's better to say, "She has a mental health condition" or "She suffers from bipolar disorder." Something about not framing the mental health condition as a defining part of a person.


    what i've personally decided from working a bit in the field, and from having a relative with some severe mental health issues, is that it's easiest for me to just say "she has (condition)." totally neutral.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    Does this mean Jesus has a mental illness that made him think he was Jesus??
    my brother has suggested this one too.

    imo, i like labels for my own usage (i know i have some assorted low-grade anxiety issues, like used to have panic attacks, for instance), but i tend to avoid sharing them with others unless they are medical or mental heath professionals, because the general population where i live is fairly idiotic with regards to mental health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    That almost sounds worse than being mentally ill.
    It's not.
    when they say you have bipolar, they stick label on you, and give you meds and dont treat you for the rest of your life.
    when someone says you've been hurt (=wounded), they can listen your life story and see where it went downhill, and all people are wounded to a degree...

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