So reading on another thread about a BH that is unwell and had her condition loudly announced and people all moved made me sad, but its not uncommon.
Why do so many people have this idea of mentally ill people being utterly crazy? I know some of it is not understanding, but seriously what is it?
I spent time in a locked ward for PND after I had DD. It was no picnic, but it was where I needed to be to get better for DD, I was suicidal.
Half my family acted as though it was the end of the world, refused to come see me in hospital. If they felt uncomfortable coming onto the ward there was a room attached to it, nice and quiet where patients could spend time with family if the doctors felt it was safe. I was deemed safe enough, but they still wouldn't come, even after I came home, it was like I had the plague or something!
Because I have suffered with mental illness I don't really understand. Can someone enlighten me as to what the big stigma is.