October is Mental Illness Awareness Month, to the chagrin of most who suffer from this stigmatized illness. No, we don’t see the sincerity of it all, but thanks for the effort to the few who really do care on behalf of most mentally ill people of this country (as you already know you are a rarity, especially within the Oregon mental health provider system).
This issue is just not talked about much, and why? If it’s such a common ailment (one in five are affected) why do we go to so much trouble avoiding seeking help at all cost? Stigma, yes it’s true. You will face stigma. From personal experience, I had a tough bout with depression, and needed two emotional support animals to get me thru when my bird of 16 yrs died in a low point of my life. Doctors documented I was allergic to cats and dogs after extensive allergy testing, so outdoor pets were necessary. Dwarf goats are allowed in my town, yet my former neighbors saw my medical need as an opportunity to attack me. Paula Clark was working for a mental health agency (KBBH) at the time of her attack (her husband, a state employee Bob helped), and the Klamath Basin Behavioral Health director Stan Gilbert allowed her to continue with her attacks for five solid years by turning a blind eye after he had been informed.
MIA Group or Mental Illness Advocacy Group is here to say:
Website coming, Social Media coming, but initially, we will remain focused on our state of origin which is Oregon, one of the bluest states in the Nation. Why are WE on the bottom of 50 states for funding for mental health Governor Brown? The government is cutting more funding as homeless lines freeways, and people take their own lives as if it’s the end of the world (and it is for most of them left stranded)?
KATE BROWN WE CAN’T BREATHE!!! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION HERE!
More coming, but we need your story too. Please contact email@example.com your phone number must be included, no conversation without it. All attempts at bullying will be made public.
Governor Kate Brown this issue cannot not be ignored, we are in crisis.
HELP US! OREGON HAS FAILED THOSE AFFLICTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS!
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