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Meet Tazz Norris, who wants to 'give stigma a bad name' ...Read the full article

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  1. R. M. from Regina, Canada writes: Humour, especially self-deprecating humor, can be and is often very therapeutic for the person themselves and others. There is a powerful message being delivered by the bipolar Buddha.......congrats......reading and seeing the video associated with this article and the entire series has given me courage to address my challenges more directly and I hope courageously. Thanks!
  2. Harold A. Maio from Ft Myers FL, United States Outlying writes: Give stigma a bad name

    It is a bad name. I do not employ it, but instead the more accurate ignorance.

    It is an alley prejudice, pretense, somehow adopted by educated people. This transferrence from alley to ivy is of particualr interest, for generally we expect the reverse, for education to replace alley ignorance with knowledge.

    Harold A. Maio
    Advisory Board
    American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
    Board Member
    Partners in Crisis
    Former Consulting Editor
    Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
    Boston University
    Language Consultant
    UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration
    of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
    8955 Forest St
    Ft Myers FL 33907
  3. heather . from Canada writes: This is super. The more people talk openly about mental illness, the easier it will be for people to seek help and overcome their own illnesses. It will also help loved ones understand how to help. This can only make the world a better place.
  4. Jack Sprat from Moose Jaw, Canada writes: I think one thing that is needed to overcome people's narrow perception, knowledge and ignorance is for more individuals that are employed in a variety of professions to come forth and reveal that they have mental illness. There is a belief held by too many that individuals with mental illness cannot hold more challenging jobs, or even keep employment at all.
  5. Duncan McCockenue from Canada writes: Wow Harold... this forum's an odd place for posting your resume... and home address?
  6. Paul G from Canada writes: Good article but..... the idea that you can control Bipolar disease with "behavioral therapy" is a little like trying to control type 1 Diabetes with psychoanalysis. I think Tazz may be headed for more episodes.
  7. marjorella Canada from Canada writes: From someone that had a family that suffered from this mental disorder and unfortunatley was not able to beat it I commend anyone that can fight it in anyway possible. I commend him for helping to bring mental illness to the forefront and hopefully creating more public awareness.

    If the government could get their heads out of their butts and realize mental illness such as Bipolar and Schizophrenia are real maybe we can see them put some of their pay raises to the right place and fund facilities to help with the problem, which in my belief would assist in the drug problem.

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