What do you see when you picture someone with a mental illness?
Is it that homeless man on the bus that smells like piss and mumbles to himself? A teen in skinny jeans with a prescription? I want to know what kind of person you envision and then where you believe this image is coming from. The media? Personal experience? Someone you know?
I worked in a mental health center for the past few years and the one thing the mentally ill have in common is a particular look in their eyes; sometimes lost and sad, sometimes angry, often confused. All of this depending on what their particular diagnosis is.
No, I don't get my mental image from the media, but personal experience from working in the MHC office. I saw so many lost and lonely people, I just wished I could fix it--bit often it isn't fixable.
I see a human being same as any other my vision comes from personal experience as I have mental illness though the media dose portray the mentally ill to be homeless or with skinny jeans and a prescription I don't see people like that. There are many people who have mental illness and they look like just like any one else. I have been hospitalized and seen average looking people who have mental illness and they look just like so called normal people.
I see human beings
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