Those of us suffering through and fighting the symptoms of mental health just so we can be viewed as “normal” are marginalized and discriminated against everyday with outdated stigmas and heartless stereotypes.
Often times, the strength it takes to manage these symptoms dwarfs the mental capacity that “normal” folks expend daily within their implicit biases.
The same way many assume those with physical disabilities are not equal.
What is missing is awareness.
The intellectual awareness that within every person resides a soul yearning to be loved a validated.
To deny a soul it’s rights to eternal validation is what creates so much righteous indignation.
The longer the denial the higher chances that indignation turns to anger and then hate, followed by desperation and defeat.
We are stewards of each other
Let’s act like it.