A subject that seems to be taboo is psychological and emotional illness.
If an individual has a physical illness or handicap we are quick to demonstrate concern and understanding.
The world lacks understanding and compassion for mental and emotional illness. Too few of us realize that there are individuals who have suffered emotional and mental illness; which have contributed to the world in a way that centuries after their work is still preserved. An artist such as Van Gogh is the perfect example.
It appears that who we choose to associate with reflects our own comprehension of what we are.
When it’s someone less than ideal we feel less than ideal through our association with him or her.
I wonder if we’re angry at their imperfections or are those we see in our self.
There is a lack of understanding or compassion.
We as a nation have made psychological and mental illness into something to be ashamed of. So many folks suffer many forms of psychological and mental illness but remain quiet, suffering alone to avoid being tagged.
People appear to believe they will need to identify with perfect minds, faces, bodies, and psychological and emotional well being.
Television and theater have captured our minds and ideas of how we should be.
We are afraid to understand who we really are.
No behaving for me anymore; personally I’m all set to walk off stage, and just be true to myself.
To qualify for any sort of government assistance, welfare, disability, housing, each man or woman is carefully screened and needs evidence of their situation.
Welfare has become a slave labor program,since the employers that hire individuals on welfare or exempt from paying min wage and also get a tax break.
Anyone that works should be qualified for min wage based on our min .wage law,that is equal pay of min wage,regardless of race,handicap or nationality.
Our government breaks that law and enables others to do so when hiring individuals who receive welfare .
To receive any type of disability be prepared for a long hard battle.
Your private medical records aren’t enough.
You’re sent to the doctors that are hired by SS, and in their opinion you’re capable of working.Going to court takes years and more than 1 time for disabled to receive funds.
These needy people who have no way of transport have endles appointments to go to for screening.
They can’t always rely on family or friends.
When you are in need you feel very alone and ashamed,sometime too embarrassed to ask for support.
Perhaps that’s the cause of some suicides.
For those who believe that individuals can automatically receive money from the government don’t know how well people are screened.
Than when you eventually receive disability,it’s about $574.00 a month.
Imagine living on that and imagine not having any way of transportation.
Individuals on government assistance live in proverty or below proverty level.Those who live on low income are ashamed because of society’s lack of acceptance people who get government assistance .People that receive government assistance do so because of need often at the cost of their self respect, self esteem, pride and dignity.