Recently, I was interacting with a post from a well known company on social media.
The post took a shot at persons with schizophrenia.
It was up for about 30 minutes (at the most), because I publicly called them out!
In that time, there were dozens of “shares,” plus a comment by someone who didn’t see anything “wrong” with the post, which had a laugh at persons living with schizophrenia.
It is ignorant and shitty for people to use schizophrenia in a way that demoralizes those who have the disease.
And, since many people who deal with schizophrenia (and other severe mental illnesses) are just “not in the right head space” to challenge these things properly, they often make it through unchecked!
Also, I read a post on the Mighty by someone who calls themselves a “schizophrenia entrepreneur!”
I am definitely not sure what that means, and I am quite certain that the author believes themselves to be doing well and on the recovery path.
Maybe the statement was just them being light-hearted about a serious subject, but people don’t generally name their mental illness in association with entrepreneurship, or do they?
Have you seen any examples anywhere lately, ranging from people dissing on mental illness to people who have mental illness doing their damndest to be well?