The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia Was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to come and see in person ;extremely rare conditions, and the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ” hands on” experience . As well as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.
God I need to go here!!!!
(Source: spoookyscary, via elfboi)
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice. My dad was diagnosed with depression. He was so ashamed of it that he hid it from me and my brothers. A month later, he killed himself. The stigma that comes with mental illness made my Dad embarrassed to talk to his own kids about this problem because he felt like less of a man.
Erase the stigma. The more we talk about mental illness, the less likely it will end in suicide.
I can’t even express how much i love this, and I wish everyone at my school could see this. because I am so tired of being judged for something i can’t control.
this is simply amazing.
As a person suffering from sub-clinical depression and social anxiety, I agree with ending the stigma.
However, as a former smoker, I don’t have to imagine; people get blamed for their cancer all the time. (And before we get into stuff we can or cannot control, the part of addiction that makes it an addiction is the lack of control.)
People get blamed for all kinds of things that they have no control over, so this “imagine if” device isn’t going to work very well, especially on people that have internalized the system’s dismissal of their plight and/or the pseudo-self-empowerment of self-blame.
Imagine if someone who was blamed for getting cancer read this billboard. After all, they really should have known better than to work there.
(Source: losingthe-war, via bwansen)