It’s a funny world, it seems once a few people decided to be offended, social media is swung into action to make it seem like a moral outrage, most who are responding haven’t seen the item or the listing for the item but because they have seen it trending on a social media site, they get behind like the brainless baa baaing sheep they are (no offence meant to rams/ewes or tups, don’t want to cause any more outrage).
Don’t see what the issue is, yes it’s not very tactful, but why are characters in little britain seen ok to laugh at, when they are depicting pretty much the same thing.Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
A bit of reality here: Mental health stigma is not something that the “professionally offended” have invented. It is real, and one of the effects is that people who really, really should get professional help don’t seek it because of the stigma. Sometimes this leads to them killing themselves. Sometimes this leads to them killing others. Sometimes it ‘just’ leads to them having a much crapper life than they might otherwise have done if they’s had better support at the right time.
And that effects us all, if only because it’s a heck of a lot more expensive for the taxpayer when someone doesn’t get a timely, outpatient intervention and that leads ultimately to them being sectioned for months or even years. Secure mental health units are very expensive.
Challenging anything that stigmatises mental health problems is, imo, absolutely the right thing to do.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I am both a do-gooder and non-commissioned officer in the PC Brigade, but I am completely unfussed about this. Perhaps it’s my history of mental illness giving me some perspective? 😉
edlong – Member
A bit of reality here: Mental health stigma is not something that the “professionally offended” have invented.
True, it is a real problem- just, not one that’s affected by fancy dress costumes.Posted 4 years ago
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