It almost seems that what happened in AZ has only reinforced the negative stigma of those who have mental health issues.
I think that we need to stop this decline. We need to use this issue to raise more awareness--a postive awareness--for mental health issues.
We need to reinforce the idea that it is OK to seek help. It is OK to let others know of your disorder. It is ok to use medications for your conditions.
Not all people with mental health issues are criminals--Not all criminals have mental health issues.
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Answer by knagsmom at 10:57 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
The problem is convincing a person who has a sick mind or a disconnection in their processing system that they ARE NOT well and need treatment. If your reasoning and logic center is broken, it is hard to be reasoned with. Many mentally ill people do not believe that they are ill, instead they think everyone ELSE has problems. Many do not WANT help, which drives family members and support systems away, especially if the patient is an adult. Mental illness is as tough on families as it is on the affected.
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