I was surprised watching television, specifically, Gran Hermano VIP in Telecinco. The declarations of Los Chunguitos have scandalized me: “I’d rather have a misshapen son than a gay son”.
The proportion of people who suffer now or in future a mental disorder reaches 25% of the population, according to World Health Organization. Necessarily, among so many people, a wide variety of circumstances can be found.
We, the people with mental disorders, are tired that every time a person acts in a violent or irrational way it is attributed to a mental illness.
Freedom is difficult when you see yourself as a slave who deserves your situation. And it is difficult to release the stigma when you consider yourself inferior to others or a lesser person.
I’m writing this article thinking about friends and other people who are committed to our group, who often and inadvertently use words or expressions that create the stigma and the discrimination that we, people with a mental disorder, must suffer.