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Posts Tagged ‘stigma’

Everything Is Not Okay

“Just breathe. You’re okay.” No, I’m not okay. No, everything is not fine. And fuck you, it is not all just in my head. The pain in my chest, that is real. The dizziness and nausea, those are real. The vomit in the toilet, that’s real. The numbness of my lips and the sweat on…

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The Stigma Associated With Human Suffering and Mental Illness

Most Americans “catch” a mental illness at some point so there is no stigma for getting help. Ever heard of a little something called the DSM?  It stands for the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual cataloguing all the mental disorders for diagnosing mental illness and for insurance billing use.  The newest version came out in the…

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