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Hope that society will be more compassionate toward mental illness

February 11, 2014
The Marietta Times

The term "mental illness" has been given such a negative connotation in our society that is has rendered those suffering to be labeled shameful and disgraceful. How is it that we can justify the strong desire to help those with physical injuries while ignoring and demeaning those suffering mentally? It is a strong belief of mine that there should never be an act of concealment or secrecy when dealing with the troublesome nature of mental illness. This lack of understanding and desire to uplift those in their darkest hours has led those suffering to participate in acts of violence against themselves and others.



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