Mental Illness doesnt automatically make a person crazy. Having mental illnesses does not automatically make a person a bad parent of incapable of properly parenting a child. It does not automatically make one incapable of working. However, yes some are incapable of working. But that doesn't automatically make them bad parents.
The stigma on mental illnesses in this country needs to stop. It stops some people from getting the help they need and deserve. There is NOTHING wrong with having a mental illness. There is NOTHING wrong with asking for and getting help. It is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength. If you were in constant physical pain you would go to your doctor and get help. This is no different. Mental health is just as important.
Thanks to a fellow CMer posted in Mom Confessions
on Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:32 AM