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Kansas to take vote from Mentally Ill
hope7951 posted:
This November citizens of Kansas will vote to take away voting rights from "mentally ill". How can this happen in America?
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hope7951 responded:
I'm always concerned when there is a vote about the rights of those deemed "mentally ill". Lots of people either don't care or are not educated. I worry when I go to get a driver's licence update and am asked if I am "mentally ill" or take meds that might render me "dangerous" on the road.

With all the publicity about discrimination and bullying of LGBT people, it seems the last sigma is that given to those with a "mental illness". We face tremendous stigma if we "come clean" about our illness no matter what stage we may be in.
shania09 replied to hope7951's response:
I agree with u 100%. Its bad enough that some mentally ill people have family that looks at u with fear at times, or some familys will pretend that they do not exist. It is nobody concern whio is ill or not. Or just the one time that person had to go to the ER because they had an un DX mental illness and tried to commit suicide or they might have been manic, and got caught by the police, or a caring family member took them in. They got put on the right combo of meds, hasn't had a problem since. Just one time, and they have the possablity of the right to vote taken away. Ex convicts have their right to vote taken away because of the choice they made to break the law. Is society telling us that the mentally ill are no better then the ex convicts??? This issue if voted thru, would set back every progress that might have been by a menatlly ill person, and that is not fair.

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