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A Man On A Mission: Give A True Count Of The Toll Of Mental Illness

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/02/19/467217069/a-man-on-a-mission-give-a-true-count-of-the-toll-of-mental-illness?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160219

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God knows mental illness has cost me a lot. I always think of this line from a song “I could cry for the time I wasted, but it would be a waste of time and tears”.

Even so, we’re priviledged compared to third world countries

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I often count my blessings. I know how we’re privileged compared to the poor in this world. I also think how much better our lives are than people’s lives were in the past. I think mental health treatment in the public sector was brutal.

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It varies country to country, some places are terrible to be born with a mental illness others not so much. But still, stigma and the way we live our lives matter so much on the toll it takes on our lives.

I have to quit smoking.

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This is a powerful article on the devastation of sz. I personally will probably die early because of the weight gain caused by the meds I have to take for sz. That’s a major bummer.I guess the solution is more research into early treatment of the diseases.

I just posted on this site about a funeral service I went to for a mentally ill man who died at 61. Also, a homeless person here in town I had befriended, died last winter in the town square. Probably he froze to death. I’m 74 and worried about becoming a stroke victim as I have HBP due perhaps to the AP’s I am taking. I rely on primary care to give me drugs and some talk therapy. I posted this year on Facebook about conditions in the world of mentally ill people-people with schizophrenia.
Thank you Minni for this article.

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