Hello world. Please comment.
November 17, 2010 at 8:01 am (Edit)
I could write a book….but suffice it to say, to the day she died, my mother never even told her best friend that I had had a breakdown and was on medication, my sister said I couldn’t possibly be a Christian and be mentally ill, people at church have told me that they actually walked across pews to avoid talking with me when I was sick, and, even though I’m off all medications but Klonopin and seeing a therapist only every three or four months “just to keep in touch”, I can’t go anywhere or meet anyone new without feeling as if I’m wearing a sign saying “Mentally Ill” around my neck. My attitude about people with emotional problems? God bless them…and I pray that they have a really good connection with HIm. It (and the love of my family) is the only thing that kept me alive.
Question: aside from the obvious nausea and anger that stigma and prejudice bring on, what do you have to say? Please tell me your story.
- Glenn Close on mental illness: Say it loud (danapress.typepad.com)
- Glenn Close: Fighting To Destigmatize ‘Mentally Ill’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Glenn Close reminds us that one in four families is touched by mental illness (4-hnews.blogspot.com)