Words Are Very Powerful – Bring Change 2 Mind

Words Are Very Powerful

Wondering what else you can do to help? Choose your words wisely: Learn about the impact your words can have on those with mental illnesses
  • When we say someone is “crazy” or “that’s totally mental” we’re perpetuating stereotypes.

  • Eliminate the phrase “suffers from mental illness”. Instead, choose, “lives with mental illness” or “is affected by mental illness”.

  • When we say a person is “schizophrenic,” we make their mental illness fully define their complete identity. Instead, be clear that this is a disease that individuals manage and live with, e.g. “he is living with schizophrenia”.

  • There are many phrases and terms; “crazy,” “nuts”, “psycho”, “schiz”, “retard” and “lunatic” that may seem insignificant, but really aren’t.

While there may be times when it is too challenging or simply not possible to politely correct someone else’s insensitive use of language, you can always watch your own.

We’re a non-profit organization working to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Start the conversation. End the stigma. Visit our website to learn more.

Source: bringchange2mind.org

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Motopony – Full Performance (Live on KEXP) – YouTube

http://KEXP.ORG presents Motopony performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 15, 2014. Songs: Get Down Come Up She Is Spirit Buffalo Medicine See…

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The day i heard Motopony live was the last I spent without their soulful music. I trust they deserve a listen from you, and I hope it to be as a beautiful experience for you that it is for me, and too few others. If you like what you hear, please, support them: http://www.motoponymusic.com/

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