Mental illness doesn’t excuse treating people badly — Hattie Gladwell — Metro News

Illustration of a person removing a 'sad' mask

An excellent piece on the damage caused by conflating bad behaviour with mental ill health.

Conflating mental illness with cruelty adds to the stigma of mental illness…

Excusing horrible behaviour for a mental disorder makes it seem as though being horrible is the norm for people with mental illness. And that’s not okay.

Via Jennifer Jones

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