I feel physically and mentally great! I have no physical pain in my body. I am able to move and stretch and function properly. Mentally I am capable, as well. I am able to make decisions as to my daily well being, my care, my own little world, inside my box (so to speak). I am physically and mentally functioning well. But why is it that I am still being regarded as an individual who is incapable of being a responsible adult – because I have a mental illness??
I have bipolar, so that deems me as incapable. I should not be typing on this computer. I should not be thinking in any rational terms. I should not be able to take my own medications, or to dress or feed myself. All of these things may stress me out and I may need to take a pill to be able to live my life. Right? I believe that I would be able to KNOW if I am having a hard time, or if I need a break – and I could share that if necessary.
So, if I had kidney stones over a month ago, this would mean that I cannot physically function now a month later? I’m asking?? I may need a pill, or need to take a break because of the FEAR of the pain being there (over a month later). Perhaps I had an autoimmune response in which I needed meds to recover. It is now over a month later and I’m still recovering, right?? Better yet, I am gay. I came out a month ago. Therefore, as long as I live, I should now be shamed and not trusted.
This is what discrimination and stigma feels like. Get it???
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