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What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

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“It’s no secret there’s a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It’s a shameful statistic when one in four people have been touched by some form of mental illness.
Experts say that part of the problem when it comes to criticizing someone’s mental health is a lack of empathy and knowledge about the ailments. Yet, despite the staggering evidence and rhetoric aimed at helping people understand, many people still don’t get that being diagnosed with a mental illness isn’t something that’s in their control — just like having the flu, or food poisoning, or cancer isn’t in their control.
In an effort to reframe the conversation, artist Robot Hugs created a comic that displays what it would be like if we discussed physical illnesses in the same way we do mental illnesses. Take a look at the graphic below.”

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

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15 Facts About Left-Handers Like Me

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Today is International Left-Handers Day, and I stand here before the world with my left fist clenched and raised high, proud and unashamed to declare that I am a member of one of history’s most persecuted minorities. Unlike you fake “left-wingers,” I am a “leftist” in the purest sense of the word. I ask you not to judge, but to embrace, to accept, and to quit designing the whole fucking world so that it’s difficult for us to write with a pen without getting ink all over our hands.

Here are fifteen things you need to know about us before our left hook comes swinging at you and catches you off-guard:

1. Our condition is genetic.

About 10% of the population is left-handed, and the overwhelming evidence suggests this is due to genetic causes. (I only found one citation that claims otherwise.) Geneticists…

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Be Like Bacon – Francis Bacon (Knowledge is Power)

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