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[Content Note: Self-harm; disablism; war.]"When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can't handle it."—Donald Trump, speaking to a veterans' group in Virginia today.At Shareblue: We have, culturally, created and maintained stigma against disclosing mental illness and stigma against seeking treatment.
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[Content Note: Disablism; carcerality.]356,368: The number of people with severe mental illness who were imprisoned in the US in 2012. (And, personally, I'm guessing that number is an underestimate.)The state of mental health servic...

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