10 Reasons Why You Need To Stop Stigmatizing People With Mental Illness

What a great blog! I’ve been meaning to take a look at this for weeks now, and am glad I took the time to do so! It might take you about 10 minutes to read, but it would be a really great use of your time. If you also blog or tweet then please, please, please share this with as many of your friends and followers as possible and lets all do our bit to #EndTheStigma!

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I normally post online about Muppets, coffee, musicals and cats, (not Cats the musical, the furry-animal-kind) but recently all I’ve been posting about is the Kenneth Cole billboard that links mental illness and gun violence. Why? #1 Because it perpetuates mental illness stigma. #2 The effects of that stigma are devastating.

Yes, I am now on a tireless quest to get people to understand why the billboard basically ate my soul when I saw it. CRUNCH! Don’t worry- I recovered my soul, undamaged. Souls are really durable.

I posted a blog critiquing the billboard on Facebook which was mostly ignored.. (got maybe 2 likes) I’ve had friends say, “What’s wrong with the billboard again?” I got 318 likes on another post.. but that one was about my hair. :/

Believe me, I miss my tweets about Kermit and the keyboard cat, too, but for now I need to focus…

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