Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Comments by Cindy

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  • The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act is a travesty. I sought help, got labeled bipolar, took meds that made me worse over 15 years, and lost friends. Fortunately, I met people, not in the medical field, that educated me and helped me learn that I could heal from the traumatic abuse years ago and symptoms that occurred without meds. After trying 8 different counselors I found one that is helping me heal, feel again and live. I am labeled bipolar for life, yet I did not do anything illegal or wrong. I am stigmatized and now with the Act I will be assumed violent and guilty. I wish I had never sought help then I would not be labeled bipolar and would not have to endure being stigmatized and now scrutinized by the HFMHCA. I know someone who has threatened three people’s lives, hit his now ex-wife, done some illegal things and has not been to a medical facility and therefore, has not been labeled anything. He has been to jail for a day or two, but with no label he will not be stigmatized like I am for the rest of my life. I feel that I should be able to get rid of my label for seeking help. Why am I consider ill when I am healing, learning and growing from my trauma and symptoms. How can I erase my bipolar label?