Calling it “psychodiversity” rather than mental health reframes the debate
The language in mental health is a constantly evolving phenomenon which doesn’t hold true with the underlying concept. This problem has become worse since the political correctness movement grew in mental health.
I’m a person who is more interest in the concepts than the words which describe them but I’ve had to face the terminology problem which is a constant source of debate in the mental health activism movement. What’s the right word?
For example, if I were to use the term “schizophrenic” on a Mind or Rethink Facebook post I would always be criticised by others because the term doesn’t fit in with what the the supporters of the two leading mental health charities find acceptable. Their views on language are what’s believed by the big mental health charities and the national antistigma programme Tine to Change. In their logic "schizophrenic” is stigmatising language and is, according to the prevailing consensus, unacceptable in public mental health arenas.
What do others think of the term “psychodiversity” ? I think the author understates how disabling schizophrenia can be.