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Your stigma, your words… can cost a life

This is so inspiring and written as if from my own heart ❤️

The Invisible F

Stigma (n) – “a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something” – Merriam Webster dictionary

By Andrew Horovitz Photo by Andrew Horovitz

It is outrightly distasteful and dishonourable to take pleasure out of someone else’s suffering.

It was with disbelief that I read news today of the Lad Bible’s apology for trying to publicly shame actor Wentworth Miller via a meme on his past weight gain.

Of course if you’ve seen the news, you’ll know that the Prison Break and Legends of Tomorrow star silenced his detractors with a fitting response.

“First and foremost, I was suicidal. This is a subject I’ve since written about, spoken about, shared about…But at the time I suffered in silence. As so many do…The extent of my struggle known to very, very few.”

What Miller was saying is true for so many people who live with mental health…

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I’m Cece Alexandra and I have Epilepsy. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed significantly. After studying and teaching Humanities and Literature for all of my adult life, I was bullied and lost my job a month before qualifying to become an English Teacher. Once you fail the Teacher Training course in England, you cannot ever retrain; I then became too sick to work because of my Epilepsy. I am now currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology with the University of Liverpool. My disability provokes me into raising awareness for invisible disabilities, which I also actively partake in with Epilepsy Action. Part of that awareness is to help fight against invisible disability discrimination - I believe that this behaviour is not cognitively unconscious; modern society is actively partaking in a hierarchy of disabilities and I believe that there is not enough psychological research to prove this. I am also clinically interested in Cultural Psychology - particularly Collectivist Culture, and wish to pursue this further in my academic career.

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