Til now that is.
Shame, shame, SHAME.
Shame on you Dr. Phil.
Insane people “suck on rocks and bark at the moon”. Really? Really?
I expect more from you, we all do. A psychologist – you are supposed to be a “respected leader” of the mental health field. You are giving in to the stigma that hurts and even kills millions of people and you sound like someone who didn’t know there’s a difference between Bipolar disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Do you know that many women who suffer from a Postpartum Mood Disorder (PPMD), usually refuse to get help because of statements like that? They don’t want to be associated with people “like that”.
Do you know how many people with depression don’t get the help they need because they don’t want to be associated with a psychiatrist? Do you know how many kill themselves because of that?
Do you know how many people suffer from a mental illness; that sit alone in their homes because they are afraid of people like you?
“suck on rocks and bark at the moon”
My heart is crying out – for those who yet do not have the voice to say:
I AM NOT A MONSTER.
I AM HURTING.
I JUST WANT TO BE LOVED.
PLEASE SEE ME.
I NEVER CHANGED, PLEASE STILL LOVE ME.
Everyday people make the wrong judgements, everyday people slip up and don’t think before talking – and the stigma continues. I want to ask you Dr. Phil; what am I gonna tell my kids when they get older and notice their mommy is different? What will I tell them when people comment horrendous things about me in front my kids?
What will I tell them?
I don’t agree with my fellow mental health advocate; but I do understand where she is coming from. It is horrendous that you have said those words and it saddens my heart to its core; but I do hope it helps to end the stigma.
Oh wait, Brian Williams – You too?
I thought reporters were supposed to be neutral. Just report what happens, let us the people make the decisions. Do you realize how damaging those words you said are?
I suffer from mental illness, my grandfather suffered from a mental illness, some of my friends suffer from a mental illness – that does NOT make us monsters.
Just because THAT monster says he is sick doesn’t mean anything; and if he is sick? He is FAR from the face of mental illness.
STOP adding to the stigma Brian Williams. Just stick to what you know, the news.
By the way, this is the face of mental illness: