I liked this idea – a celebration and claiming back of mental illness – but there’s a flip side. If it’s easier to war the label, is it easier to apply? And application can mean drugs (even forced prescription) and incarceration. Mental health can mean being in a system where you are not in control anymore. I am concerned that unlike disability or rainbow pride that the good sounding intentions of stigma reduction and visibility can lead to something else.
On this last day of CM week, I invite a look at this link: http://s4.zetaboards.com/Nikki_and_Helen/topic/10043872/1/ a post I started.
I think more maladjustment is needed.