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Day 30: Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

I really need y’all to just stop it.

Everybody who does a horrible thing doesn’t necessarily have a mental illness. The overwhelming majority of us are just people trying to survive in a world that both hates and fears us. The stigma people put on us when they say things like “racism is a mental illness” or they say anyone who does a horrible thing has [insert mental illness here] contributes to that hate and fear. That hate and fear gets us abused and killed on a daily basis.

Think before you speak. We deal with enough stigma and scorn as it is, we don’t need you piling on us.

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