...But She's Crazy

I have a crazy, wild idea — just bear with me and give it some thought because I need you guys involved to actually make it happen. (If you’re an impatient reader, feel free to skip the next couple explanatory paragraphs.)

Thanks to posts by and comment conversations with Pride In Madness and Sarah at bi[polar] curious, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the struggles of the mentally ill as a social class and the desperate need for a worldwide conversation about and realistic understanding of mental illness. As a class of individuals, we exist but are invisible, silent, much like homosexuals were until recently. We hide our illnesses out of fear of being defined by them by the people around us, who often have a diffuse, vague understanding of what living with a mental illness is all about. So we retreat into a closet of shame and…

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