Considering how prevalent mental illness is, why do so few bloggers talk about it?

The aim of this blog is to write about my experience with mental illness, developments in my life as well as issues in the field of mental health all the while keeping a feminist framework.

I hope you can take something from this blog, whatever that may be.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Do you suffer from a mental illness?

I know I do. I suffer.

I know some people like more empowering terms ('living with mental illness', an idea I found on here) but I am not in a place in my life where I can speak of it in these ways.
Bringing my knowledge of feminism and anti-sexual violence activism I know some people have begun identifying as 'sexual assault survivors' to remove the lack of agency implied by 'victim'. I myself have chosen to use the word 'victim' because I want to emphasize the fact that it is a crime: in a crime there is a perpetrator and a victim, and I was the victim of sexual assault. But of course everyone is different. It is important to find the words to describe yourself/experience that feel right for you.

Back to 'living with' vs 'suffering from' discussion, I hope that one day I will be more accepting of my disorder(s) so i can work WITH them not against them. But where I am now is very far from that goal.

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  1. How ya doing? Looks great! As your monitor I just want to make sure you're doing ok. Let me know if you need anything.