• We Need To Stop Using These Ableist Expressions About Mental Health

    6 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    By now, we all know now that we shouldn't use the r-word. That's mostly, finally, sunk into America's brain, or at least if a celebrity used it, they'd be somewhat publicly shamed for it, so that counts. Unfortunately, when we bring up other ableist expressions about mental health , no one cares. In “Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry can sing, “Someone call the doctor/Got a case of love bipolar.” Everyone has ADHD moments. We're all “so OCD.”
    Newsflash: she shouldn't, everyone doesn't, and we're not.
    When we use words this way, we equate mental health with moral failings, or at least diminish the...
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