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“Lets Talk About It. Mental Illness”

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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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“‘She’s OCD!’ ‘He’s Schizo!’ How Misused Health Lingo Can Harm”

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This December 29, 2014 NBC News article raises the question of whether or not words can hurt.

“It’s time to stop calling them alcoholics and addicts”

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This July 21, 2014 TimesOnline Editorial piece talks about person first language as it pertains to people with substance abuse disorders.

English: Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 22, 2005) &nda...

English: Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 22, 2005) – Sailors discuss the Navy Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program at the 3rd annual USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Health Fair. The health fair gave Yokosuka Sailors an opportunity to learn about making healthy lifestyle choices and it also educated them on fitness resources at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Tucker M. Yates (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

“Adult ADHD is Not a Gift?”

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 4, 2013 blog post on the Healthy Place ADHD blog talks about the difference between an “ADHD Adult” and an “Adult with ADHD” the post also includes a video from an outside source that describes this from a slightly different angle yet still brings the point home.

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