“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
Mark Lukach writes a poignant piece on how mental illness continues to change his relationship with his wife. He explores varying approaches to mental illness, from medication and hospitalization, to the Mad Pride movement, which reclaims the word mad as “a positive identifier instead of a slur.”
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We all have biases. Our biases have come from skewed media messages, personal experiences, or perhaps from the generation before us, that left their own prejudices unchallenged and then passed them along. Having biases doesn’t mean that we are inherently bad people
I’m a 6-foot-8, 270-pound black man suffering from anxiety disorder, and I have legitimate reasons for concern.