Friday, January 2, 2009

Mental Illness

I want to help people understand that using derogatory terms for mental illness like you are so bipolar is NOT OK. It is the same as saying you are so Gay. Or referring to someones race it just not except able. People with any kind of mental illness can not help what they do or don't do. There is help for people and the first step is understanding and patience. My son gets his help through the Mental health clinic in are county and it is free along with his medication,. I also want people to understand when you are the care taker of some one who has a mental illness can be as tiring as someone who is terminal. You need to take time for you self and your relationship.


  1. Good luck with the new blog, Kathy. I hope it grows and helps others as well as your family.

    I think it's a great idea. :-)

  2. I have to tell you Kathy, I think you're absolutely right. I've been diagnosed as mentally ill (depression) for 2 years this Jan. 20. And it makes me sick to hear the word "bi-polar" thrown around like a child's toy, used every which way but what it was intended to be used for. Good luck with this blog, I'll be following...

    Jeremy Moses