Lets discuss it and not place stigma anywhere near it any longer but lets be serious the stigma just went up 100 fold because of 12-14-2012. So many Moms now think that if you have a mental illness of any kind, you are going to hurt their children. I know this because I’m a Mom, who took her kids to the bus stops today. Two different bus stops, two different types of Moms and all the same opinion. Of course none of them know I have a serious mental illness and I definitely won’t be talking with them about it now. And by the way the all decide to blame video games for what just happened in that school.
Wake up call people…video games DID NOT do this…untreated, no help out there, mental illness did.
Look recently I looked into getting help through my state for mental illness because I am in a crisis mode. After looking into it and realizing all the red tape I have to go through and still won’t get help I’ve decided it’s just in my best interest to seek help by paying 425 dollars an hour, YUP you heard that right; 425 dollars an hour to get help by myself. Talk about overwhelming.
It’s time to make a change…it’s time to start regulating doctors so payments do not have to be that high and people that are in crisis mode can get help and it’s time to deal with the bulshit red tape that we have to go through to get the much needed help.
That’s all I have…please…please…PLEASE make it possible to get help here in the USA for mental illness.
My thoughts will be with many this holiday season as they try to get though this time of the year.