But what if we could have that momentum behind fighting the stigma of mental illness. We have a month in the fall. We even have a day designated for those of us with bipolar. What if we could do something to stop all the ignorance surrounding our disorders?
I don’t just live with bipolar disorder. I live very closely with obsessive compulsive disorder and let’s add in a great big dose of anxiety disorder. It can be a trip.
What if everyone who is going to see Star Wars instead saw a live TED talk regarding mental illness or a This is my Brave show? What if we could demonstrate what it is like to live as we do? It would be a whole new world.
I am not dissing the movie. I am actually taking my boyfriend tomorrow for his birthday, but I just wanted to put things into perspective. How much energy and thought is exerted into a single movie and what if, instead, we could use that attention to educate people about mental illness?
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