Stigma and Sophie’s Choice Part 2 – NABPM / NaBloPoMo Day 7
Continuing from yesterday, I do think mental illness has a caste system. The disorders that are seen as less scary or less threatening to anyone but the person suffering are at the top. The farther down the scale you go, the more misunderstood the illnesses become. They culminate at the bottom of the list with the disorders that the general public think are dangerous. I think the list, (and granted, this isn’t all of them) looks sort of like this:
Have you seen other examples of persons who are great advocates for persons with the same mental illness they suffer from, but still stigmatizes others? I’d love to hear your thoughts.