I think the most dangerous and potentially harmful inaccuracy of society’s portrayal of mental illness is that it implies that mentally ill people act “randomly” or do things “for no reason.”
There’s this idea, and I see it everywhere, that sanity is binary – you’re either sane, or you’re insane, and the switch can just flip one day and suddenly you’re claiming to be the King of Hungary.
That’s not how mental illness works.
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As a werewolf who believes in treating human beings with basic decency, I don’t feel like I should have to explain this.
However, there seems to be an unfilled niche for people willing to explain this particular issue patiently and politely, so I’ll attempt to do so. For the benefit of people reading this, I would like to provide a CONTENT WARNING for the following topics: racism, racial slurs, racial caricature, homophobia, transphobia, discussion of genitals and, of course, these dumb attack helicopter jokes.
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