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New stigma trend

Have you been a victim? Or have you contributed to your own stigma?

by AvantGarde » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:05 pm

I just passed by this on a question-answer site:

"Should I break up with my bipolar?" was the question.

Seriously, claiming ownership over a person because they are diagnosed with a mental illness. It's too much. Apparently it isn't that uncommon, other people have seen it happen.
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by Found77 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:28 pm

I see it as labeling their loved one by their loved one's disorder, not so much as claiming ownership of their loved one. But who wants to be labeled by their disorder? I am not my disorder, I am so much more than that.

And how do I get a byline that appears at the bottom of my every post? I need instructions on how to do that. Help would be appreciated.
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by AvantGarde » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:35 pm

You're right, I'm too anti-relationships lately, my bad. :lol:

To add a sig you go to User Control Panel, there on the side ->
Then click Profile, on top.
Then Edit Signature on the other side <-

I barely slept so I'm having some difficulty with distinguishing left from right.
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by Mocha » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:26 pm

Found77 wrote: I am not my disorder, I am so much more than that.

Amen to that!.....
that's why I say I 'have' BP.........not I 'am' BP....... ;)
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