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Anonymous asked:

isnt doing that fake cross eye thing and thinking its funny is really ableist and not funny

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Yes -MO

“Spurred by whistle-blower complaints from Kaiser’s own mental health clinicians, an investigation by the state’s Department of Managed Health Care found the HMO guilty of serious and systemic violations of California law that put mental health patients at risk. The result: In June 2013, the DMHC levied a $4 million fine — the second-largest in the agency’s history — against Kaiser for forcing thousands of patients to endure illegally lengthy waits for care, falsifying patients’ appointment records, and violating the California Mental Health Parity Act, which requires HMOs to provide psychiatric services that are on par with their primary health services.”

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Anonymous asked:

do i (if i am abled) have a right to call out on someone using ableist terms (when they are also abled) ?

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Yes. In fact, you should at any chance you get. Call your fellow able people out so we don’t have to say 1,000 times a week how something is problematic. That’s how you can be a good ally. -MO

thecompanionsdoctor:

thecompanionsdoctor:

The thing that sucks about mental illness is that if you aren’t depressed enough, suicidal enough, bad enough, nobody cares. Nobody cares until you reach their standard, and that standard is when your problem is bad enough to effect them

The amount of people who can relate to this makes me equally incredibly sad and immensely angry

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ofools:

For a long time i have been aware that a good number of you have word like “psycho”, “insane”, “crazy” etc in your urls, and for a while i have quietly tagged and tried to keep them off my blog, and because of the sheer number of you, and the way they’re used, i do not at all believe…

depressioncomix:

More Peanuts, one of the first comics to tackle depression. Thank you Mr. Schultz.

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Anonymous asked:

I used to have a friend with bipolar disorder. We were really close but every time she had a low she would lash out. I tried really hard to be understanding, I gave her her space, and we talked about what I could improve on when she was feeling better. But it really took a toll on me and in the end she decided she hated me anyway. I'm sure she's got her side to the story but I don't want to ever be in that kind of relationship again. Is it wrong if I avoid other people with bpd in the future?

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It is, because not all people with bipolar disorder behave the same, have the same concerns, or interact with others in the same way. Bipolar disorder is merely a combination of a whole list of symptoms, which you don’t have to exhibit all of the symptoms to have the diagnosis.

Someone with bipolar might recluse when they are depressed and be really social when manic. Another person with the same diagnosis might lash out when they are depressed but be really nice when manic. Another might reach out for assistance a lot when depressed but lash out in frustration or anger when manic. Still another might be depressed or manic and it not affect how they interact with others at all.

Address each person as their own unique individual with their own life experiences and their own way of interacting with the world and you’ll be golden. -MO

DON’T FORGET TO SPREAD THE NEWS ABOUT EZELL FORD

poetic-floetry:

25 years old with mental complications ,that everyone was aware of in the area of Newtown was complying with LAPD and was held down and shot 3 times in the back.

Witness’s say officers screamed out “shoot him” before firing at him. HE WAS HELD DOWN AND NOT RESISTING AND THEY STILL SHOT HIM. This is not getting any coverage and could easily be swept under the rug. I’m on mobile so please if anyone can post pictures,links,etc feel free to add.

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fluoxequeen:

I hate how people don’t take ADHD seriously.

like, I’ve heard plenty of times “Adhd isn’t that bad you get so worked up but it’s not even doing anything you’re not dying, just ignore it”

What people don’t get though, is that Adhd DOES IN FACT affect every aspect of life.

And I think people with adhd have a good reason to get “worked up” but often times, Adhd doesn’t come to the party alone.