Language is important because of it we build thought and choose to see and talk about ourselves in one way or another. And we build from the language, both individually (I talk about myself according to how I perceive myself and others will perceive me as they see and hear me), as on a collective level
(Català) Hola a tothom. Sóc Alfonso. Els informes diuen que pateixo un trastorn mental del tipus esquizoafectiu.
I’m reading in La Vanguardia, in the salmon leaves, the personal problems – drugs, delinquency, diseases … – of actors and actresses of Hollywood who, despite these, have triumphed in their careers. There are those who live or have lived with a mental illness.
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.