What do you say when you’ve ran out of words to describe what is going on? Limited by a language yet this mind we have displays a different adage. Can’t understand it, can’t make our way around it. Can new words be created in a bid to have responses? Or are we just destined to be babbling complete nonsense?
Lets all get together, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenics and Medics. All Mental Illnesses invited to discuss and describe it, how our arsenal of vocabulary is just not broad enough to fight it.
So we are merely a host for our ailments? I just don’t buy it. As Alan Watts explained above, see it as 2 entities being one. Not separate from each other. We are always in a great need to separate ourselves from things rather than just getting on with it and experiencing what it is. We try to take the ‘I’ out of experience. Embrace what you are, you are you. Who dares to have the audacity and label, ostracise, brand and belittle people because of the way they are. You are not a stereotype.
Then there’s disrespect and a lack of understanding, or maybe it’s just ignorance and apathy, I don’t know, don’t care 🤷🏽 that means you have to act as though you don’t have a mental illness. That’s the really, really difficult part.
They say it is equal opportunities for all in the UK. You tell someone at a job interview you’re Bipolar and you’ve not got a chance in getting the job. The welfare state is not working for Mentally Ill people. You aren’t having a week off with a poorly tummy like Karen in the office. If you are lucky enough to be in work, you can have episodes anytime. I’ve had 6 months off in the last 2 years over two episodes. You receive SSP of around the equivalent of £10 per day.