Labels – Your choice to wear it.  via The Lithium Chronicles

Nicole Lyons


People, you gotta love ’em.

I posted this on TLC after someone asked about avoidance as a personality trait. It’s from this somewhat helpful website Out of The Fog. Anyway, a few people shared it and posted about “labels” and it got me a little fired up.

Mental Illness isn’t just mental illness, in case you didn’t know, there are lots of different disorders, conditions, diseases, traits, characteristics, and so on. You picking up what I’m putting down?

Agreed, labels suck, but do you all understand why we have names for disorders and traits? Do you understand that mental illness is a real thing and that there are different kinds? And those “labels” are used to identify mental illness and symptoms as well as to function to help find the best possible treatment? By giving a name to relevant occurring characteristics that help determine an illness, we are able to…

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