thehedrick: I am Schizophrenic. Understanding Mental Illness in the Wake of the Newtown, CT Tragedy →

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thehedrick:

I am schizophrenic. Or rather, I have schizophrenia.

I’ve been told many times by mental health professionals and peers in my situation over my years of recovery that I should not identify myself as the illness. I see their point.

I am still a human being; I still contribute to society and…

In response to recent articles on mental illness, Tumblr user thehedrick wrote about his experiences. “Frankly, I’m more than bothered that the only time mental health comes up in public discourse is in the midst of a horrible tragedy,” he writes. A great post. Worth the read.

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