Seeing lots of ableist and offensive language regarding mental illness right now.

I’m not usually sensitive about that stuff but the generalized statements about people with bipolar – as a person covered in mental illness, it’s hurting right now.

I’m going to go rest and try to lower my heart rate now, which is something many mentally ill people do when they are upset, because many of us do try to control ourselves, and make the effort to change when necessary, and do not make racist or bigoted statements because I cannot believe I have to say this * mental illness does not equal racist * and I shouldn’t be dead or in the garbage and fuck this shit. It’s upsetting to say, but sometimes part of being mentally ill involves lacking discernment and being impulsive. Not being racist. That’s different.


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