A reader commented on this blog this evening:
“So you are proud of having a psychological condition that you can’t control, for better or worse, without outside intervention (meds)? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard anyone be ‘proud’ of. Take pride in helping children’s education, or raising a sick animal, or coming out to your parents about your sexuality, or fighting for your country, or supporting fellow women who struggle with domestic violence…. but being ‘proud’ of a neurological imbalance in a brain that you have absolutely no say over whatsoever is completely stupid.”
Talking about shaming and stigmatizing mentally ill individuals!