View Poll Results: Mental Health As a Country-wide Topic

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  • yes - we should openly discuss and confront this as a country

    46 83.64%
  • no - it should remain closeted and silent, like it's always been

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Thread: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    I hear people from the West Coast are far more opened about it. Not sure why, but it seems to be a lot easier to discuss it there.
    It depends the type of mental patient you are talking about..when Maggie Thatcher emptied the contents of the booby hatch into our laps in 1989...she forgot to omit the violent paranoid schizophrenics..

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    When will America recognize the 800 pound gorilla in the room? When will the focus of concern and attention be directed at the true issue here?

    Why is mental health still such a hush-hush topic? Something to be kept secret? Something to be be ashamed of or buried?

    How can something that effects so many still be thought of as unspeakable and embarrassing?

    Depression, anxiety, fear, anger, loneliness, hatred, and an overwhelming sense of hopelessness.

    These things need far more attention than our country currently give them.

    What will it take for people to open up about such things?

    How can we improve our understanding and knowledge about these conditions and not treat them as weaknesses or things to be ashamed of, but as things that can be overcome and helped through?

    If mental health had the same social stigma as cancer, would society be better off as a whole?
    Do you think mental health has no stigma? Seriouly? The mentally ill have the same rights as everyone else. The only freedom they lose is being unable to leave the hospital if they are dangerous to self or others.
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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    It depends the type of mental patient you are talking about..when Maggie Thatcher emptied the contents of the booby hatch into our laps in 1989...she forgot to omit the violent paranoid schizophrenics..
    I don't know what you're talking about once again, but I was speaking of the West Coast (USA).

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about once again, but I was speaking of the West Coast (USA).
    Oh right..sorry..obviously the rest of the world doesn't exist..I must just crawl away..

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Most Definitely. Regular, casual, and emergency services and facilities are generally terrible for most 'victims'. It will become a public issue more-so as mental illness happens to be statistically spreading. Many prominent journalists/anchors/mediapersons have come forward denoting their history and experience with illness and living normally and successfully.

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Oh right..sorry..obviously the rest of the world doesn't exist..I must just crawl away..
    The post you quoted was referencing the OP which is about the USA....and since I also noted that dragonfly was from the East Coast, I commented on the different atittudes I have seen with regards to discussing mental illness in the USA...so what does Thatcher has to do with that??? Please explain.

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    The post you quoted was referencing the OP which is about the USA....and since I also noted that dragonfly was from the East Coast, I commented on the different atittudes I have seen with regards to discussing mental illness in the USA...so what does Thatcher has to do with that??? Please explain.
    I actually can't be assed..with your silly avatar of Juliet Greco...

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I actually can't be assed..with your silly avatar of Juliet Greco...
    You're trolling, aren't you?

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    You're trolling, aren't you?

    No..I never troll Paris...I do not like your supercilious outlook on life...

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    Re: Mental Health - Isn't This The Real Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    No..I never troll Paris...I do not like your supercilious outlook on life...
    So what?

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