To my dearest,
I believe the definition of what society understands sane to be is distorted. Because I have Bipolar Disorder, I am automatically considered crazy or insane, which is untrue.
The stigma is so great associating the “norm” with Jane is almost an oxymoron. Jane is known to be a general name, widespread and associated with acceptance.
I always wondered why unidentified women were titled “Jane Doe”. From my understanding,
Although much has changed in recent years, the stigma lingers with ignorance.
As an African American, I can say we are the most to deny “Mental Health” as a real issue; let alone a disease. Of course, this is from our history, but the number of young people dying cannot be ignored.
It is bad enough we are dying by our own, but authority figures as well. I can only speak for myself and the life I fight to keep every day.