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First I need to share on how sad I am that in 2011 we are still fighting over how illnesses should be managed. I somehow remember back in biology that the brain was the main functioning part of our body, yet for some reason it has been divided up in sections on how we should receive care and what titles we have given to describe our physical malfunctions.
I must ask everyone to think about the last time they had a meltdown at work when either a boss or fellow employee created a hostile environment. I even remember working decades in a customer service position when customers screamed at me because they were unhappy about their product or service. I do not know of any job where someone hasn't be traumatized by bad behaviors that have gone unspoken. Most working americans today suffer from high levels of strees, depression and major anxiety disorders they are to afraid to have dealt with. Most managers in charge today might not even pass a drug test. Is it fair to focus on only one aspect of the entire human beings worth?
When is trauma ever going to be seen for what it is. When are other human beings going to stop bullying those who have conditions they have no control over?
What do you call a rape victim when they now suffer from mental health issues? Do you still wish to call them demented, or delusional?
We as a human race must RISE above these LABELS that do not define who we are or what we are capable of doing. I was so hoping as a kid that by this time we would be flying around in cars to get to our apartments like the Jetsons did on TV. Instead we are even more inidated with Hate, Biases, Fear and the need to be King of the Hill.
I was verbally threatened by my boss and was unable to do much about it because I was not in charge. I am calling forth on this submission those folks who have been traumatized by work envirnments or those who are currently being traumatized by their jobs. Lets see truth for what it really is, We are truly all responsible for our brothers and sisters and one day maybe we can work closer together to bridge the information gap that exists today in hopes of helping one another get well instead of getting worse. Heck the inmates I work with treat me much better sometimes then my fellow workers did when I was in the retail environment.
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