The Frustrations of a Mental Health Advocate

saveNo one would say that they don’t care about the mentally ill, I don’t think.  However, it has been proven over and over again that many don’t care at all.  I am not going to go through the proof because those of us who are advocates know the hardships those with mental illness goes through and the lack of education and strong stigma still attached to it.

The Congress, the President, the news outlets, our friends, family members, and even our fellow church members  would never tell it to our faces that they don’t care about us, but they don’t. It is not their fault as education is key.

Write to your Congressman today. Talk to the media or your religious leader.  Educate them and help to erase the stigma.

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2 thoughts on “The Frustrations of a Mental Health Advocate

  1. Very true … I think that if people are not directly affected by something then they are not interested. There are simply too many other things going on in the world and in their world. Great idea! Katie x

  2. Pingback: Ways to Advocate for the Mentally Ill | Bipolar Bandit

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