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    Stop the Stigma and redefine the term "Mental" Illness.
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    MandyCake posted:
    Okay all. First NO ONE is CRAZY... Second, we all have a responsibility to educate, advocate, and be the change that we seek. It is time to use our voices and stop stigmatizing ourselves and allowing others to stigmatize us..

    In todays world, political correctiveness has been used to redefine Indians, now called Native Americans; Blacks are now AfroAmericans,
    So why not force Government to be politically correct in our illnesses?

    We are not "Mentally Ill," We are "Medically Ill." The mind is a part of the body, is it not? Isn't the mind then also affected biologically, chemically, physiologically and even genetically?

    By redefining us as "Medically Ill" we then become a whole in society and are no longer discriminated against. We would be granted the same benefits, "Health" care, and treatment that all of us are entititled to. We would stop the labeling, stop the stigma's, stop being treated as being seperate from society.

    Just my take on things...
    Bonnie
    All of the flowers, of all of our tomorrows, are found in the seeds of today. Plant them well, nurish them, nurture them, keep them safe and watch how beautifully they will bloom.

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    bubbles_bobble responded:
    In my hmo it is medically ill................and behavioral health not mentally ill.
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    MandyCake replied to bubbles_bobble's response:
    BB,

    I'd like to see this for all people.

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    Bonnie
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