Today I’m going to talk about language. I’m a huge fan of person-first language. I think it’s important that personhood is not erased by disabilities, like when you say “a schizophrenic,” “the mentally ill,” “borderlines,” “a drug addict,” “psychotic,” or
May is Mental Health (Not Illness) Month
by Amanda Kearney-Smith May is mental health awareness month, a whole month dedicated to raising awareness and breaking down stigma. So why do I keep seeing headlines like this….. “How to Get the Mentally Ill Out of Jail and Off the
What did you call me?
“If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought” –George Orwell By Savannah Christie, CMWN Intern When I meet new people I don’t introduce myself and say “Hi, I’m Savannah and I am depressed,” so please don’t call me that.