I am Bernice Gibbs. I am not a diagnosis. It is what I live with, not what I am.
I was once told " I am more than my label...I am Rose. A mother, a wife, and artist, a parent....."
Psychiatrisation can strip a person of their human rights. Let us have kindness and compassion instead!
Thank you. What is needed most is tender loving care
Understanding is required through mental ill health, focus on that as opposed to categorising our behaviour. I'm all for labelless living!!
We are all crazy in our own way: can we make do with a handful of labels? We'd need a label for everybody, and that's why we have names. Thanks, Julie, good to hear from you!
I was declared mad after brain damage so felt free to go my own way but seriously labels should only be a starting point not the end stop. And to be honest If you do nt turn a little bonkers in this crazy society I would really worry :-)
Every-one is more than any label they are given. labels can confine a person and a llabel can inhibit personal growth!
When we label, we exclude. When we label and exclude, we deny the humanity and dignity of each and every person.
Psychiatric Labels are only good for handles for the medical industry to hang their income calculations on. Stop the labeling and let us use the saved medicine money for natural, human, common sense approaches instead.
The systems are irrelevant, at times denigratory, totally medical profession centered and have become ridiiculously tortuous. Money for the writers eh? Like policies.
I don't like labels.