Mental illnesses do not define who we are

Posted by Roxie43 @roxie43, Mar 1, 2012

People that live with mental illnesses are not simply reduced to a diagnostic label found in a text book nor by people who have difficulties looking beyond the surface
Living with a mental illness does not automatically equally incompetence, a low IQ, poor boundaries, laziness, malingering, difficult, dishonest nor unworthy or undeserving of life’s wonderful and fulfilling achievements
It’s important for people living with mental illnesses to realize and be cognizant that the federal government provides funding resources so that states in the U.S. can provide much needed services that will enhance the lives of the people being discused.
Furthermore, if we did not exist, just as if diabetes, the facilities, the funding nor the jobs would exist
For years, I have been exposed to a way of thinking towards those living with mental illness that conflicts with my personal and academically influenced belief system.
For almost 2 decades, I have witnessed how human beings are reduced to pathology instead of individualism.
I am not defined, solely, on genetics nor a label and neither are reader’s.
I am a culmination of: my culture, belief system, experiences, accomplishments and yes some challenges
Interestingly, most of the human population are defined by a host of contributing factors ….not just one!
So, why does it appear that when it comes to mental illnesses some forget, whether intentional or not, that we are somehow incapable of contributing to every aspect of everyday living?
Einstein, former presidents, van gough, super stars and even professionals working in a variety of fields have been known to live with mental illnesses but are they famous for an illness or the contributions they have made to society? Contributions!
Yet, for the common person, it appears that more and more others have been trying to box us into one category and I fully disagree with these impossed categorical limitations = defining who we are!
Please, no matter where you are in life do not allow others to tell you who you are nor what you’re worth.
I, vividly recall when I graduated with an MSW a colleague telling me to my face “you were never meant to be a social worker”. I could not believe what I was hearing let alone feel so demoralized especially since I already had the job title because my colleagues with the same titles only had undergraduate degrees, where doing social work but I, the ill one, with an advanced degree was never meant? ????
I cannot respect people as such. They are a disappointment to human kind.
However, regardless of the sting and the sad reality that employer’s discriminate against us I stand firm!
I am worthy of everything I aspire to do and my illness does not, nor, will it ever define who I am and neither will an insensitive and biased person
We may not always feel great but we have names, careers, goals, relationships, and illnesses but this is representative of the human population.
Let’s not become immune to labels and always remember that no matter what the circumstances if we respect others we should expect the same.
In solidarity against stigma, oppression and discrimination :+)

@roxie43

Has anyone ever told you – I’ve known you for a longtime? When trying to imply that they somehow have a right to tell you who you are?
I’ve known “me” a lot longer and I know who I am better than anyone else.
Just an example of how people try to self impose their distorted and biased beliefs on another.
Rox

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Sad. Now I know y we see things on the news. People that have no control at home go 2 work 2 control others. Losers

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@roxie43

Has anyone ever told you – I’ve known you for a longtime? When trying to imply that they somehow have a right to tell you who you are?
I’ve known “me” a lot longer and I know who I am better than anyone else.
Just an example of how people try to self impose their distorted and biased beliefs on another.
Rox

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Sadly I think that they have control at home in some cases as well

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@roxie43

Has anyone ever told you – I’ve known you for a longtime? When trying to imply that they somehow have a right to tell you who you are?
I’ve known “me” a lot longer and I know who I am better than anyone else.
Just an example of how people try to self impose their distorted and biased beliefs on another.
Rox

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I agree with both of you. Some have no control at home and some feel the need to control the world.
I can only control myself and it’s sad that control and power issues impact others who are innocent.
Rox

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@roxie43

Has anyone ever told you – I’ve known you for a longtime? When trying to imply that they somehow have a right to tell you who you are?
I’ve known “me” a lot longer and I know who I am better than anyone else.
Just an example of how people try to self impose their distorted and biased beliefs on another.
Rox

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I don’t advocate for the things on the news. I’ve already lost so much and my freedom is important.
In time all will be worked out.
Rox

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@roxie43

Has anyone ever told you – I’ve known you for a longtime? When trying to imply that they somehow have a right to tell you who you are?
I’ve known “me” a lot longer and I know who I am better than anyone else.
Just an example of how people try to self impose their distorted and biased beliefs on another.
Rox

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it will be all worked out soon my dear friend x

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Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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HI Rox, defamation of character is when intentionally false statements are stated intended to damage a person’s reputation. Nige would have had grounds for this with his employer if he had been well enough to do so. Also talking about a person to another can be defaming to their character e.g. someone states something to the other that isn;t true, verballly or in print, and sets with the intention in mind to hurt someone. This is against the law and legal action can be taken out against the person for committing defamation. Do I personally feel that you have grounds for defamation yes I do. I feel that you could easily lodge a claim in the courts re civil in regards to your situation. Maybe even more than one Hope this helps my dear friend. Always here if you need me Piglitx0

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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Hi Piglit,
If does because they told the department of labor I had all these disciplinary issues and that’s a lie. The man was trying to negatively impact the investigation by making inappropriate comments about me.. I have this in writing from the agency. Very very helpful!
Thank you my friend.
Rox

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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That’s all you need sweetie to start the ball rolling. You need to speak to the people helping you with your case. They need to place this information in your file and then they will guide you down the correct channels to put this in place to take the required action on these low life people that you are constantly confronted by. Remember my dear friend our Karma saying well its about to come around.
Justice will prevail my dear friend and your voice is going to be heard like loud ringing bells. So proud of you Take care always here if you need me Hugs Piglit

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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It is very difficult to find a lawyer who will take a defamation case as the ‘proving of damages’ can be difficult and this is what the lawyers are paid through.

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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Oh just thought that maybe looking at a malpractice claim may be more productive.

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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Hi lizzie the defamation is in place and the documentation required is in wrting. I know that if my husband had been well enough that defamation could have been claimed through his employers against the person that was defaming him. It can all go into the one claim. Take care Piglit

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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My doctor are great I would never do that. Besides, the phone call was not returned. I have a lot of slanderous comments in writing as well that contradict my reference letters and annual appraisals.
Rox

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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Agree all the way!

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@roxie43

Hi Friends,
Can you give me examples of defamation of character?
Thanks
Roxie

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There is defintely no malpractice on your dr here they as you have stated rox are great. Piglit The defamation is on the people who defamed you and the documentation will be prove of this

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