Posted on June 2, 2015 by Webtypo
This May 12, 2015 video uploaded by the GlarnerGroup, talks about why words matter when not only discussing mental illnesses, but also when talking to or about those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
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Posted on April 15, 2015 by Webtypo
This April 13, 2015 article on the Momastary website offer encouragement to those of us who struggle to live in a world that often rejects us unless we agree to let the world change us to fit into their mold.
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Posted on February 23, 2015 by Webtypo
This December 29, 2014 NBC News article raises the question of whether or not words can hurt.
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Posted on November 24, 2014 by Webtypo
This November 22, 2014 Providence Journal article talks about why person first language is important to all of us, and the dangers of referring to someone by their illness as opposed to referring to them as a person.
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Posted on September 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This September 23, 2014 article found on The Guardian website caught my attention because of how it conveyed comments commonly heard not only by people with Bipolar, but often times could be heard by people with any type of mental illness. I know that some of the items struck a chord with me because when people find out I have an Anxiety disorder, it’s not uncommon for me to hear “I get nervous sometimes too” which is really just a spin of the section where the writer talks about we all get moody. So I would suggest that as you read this, look at it not just as advice on how to approach a person with Bipolar, but really tips on how to talk to anyone with any mental illness, or even any type of disability.
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