It is such a fine line. Language completely dictates understanding and needs to be respected as such. Terminology such as these diagnostic labels have a medical and scientific meaning attached to them in our society. Using them without clarification as to their true background is to reinforce the miseducation and misinformation plaguing the general population’s understanding It seems to me if there are articles on MIA discrediting the diagnostic tradition as being unscientific and frankly false, then the rest of the site should align with the same understanding. I believe a stand needs to be taken in one direction or the other. Being that this publication tends to take a de-stigmatizing stance about “mental illness,” I think MIA owes it to their readers to: 1. be more transparent. 2. continue to crack the stigma instead of reinforce it. Personally I believe that the term “mental illness” itself needs to be extinguished and replaced. Categorizing people as “mentally ill” is incredibly harmful and misleading in every respect. The implications are false. The only way to truly change perception is to take back the language. We must change the terminology into something less misleading, less stigmatizing, less reinforcing of misconception, and more indicative of its actual meaning. Thank you to Bob Whitaker for being so transparent as to include this article and open up this vital discussion.