TO THE PEOPLE DEFENDING THE PSYCHIATRIST POSTING ABOUT PATIENTS ON THEIR BLOG WITHOUT PERMISSION:
"it seems like they’re amused with their patients not mocking them"
"aw but there’s letters too how sweet"
this is not about the psychiatrist’s sense of humor. this is about the violation of privacy. this is about how they’re taking things said by patients in confidence — things said mostly by patients with psychosis, it seems — and posting them on the internet captioned “things my patients say at the mental hospital”
AND YES, THAT IS MOCKING, AND YES, THAT IS DEMEANING. HA HA LOOK AT THESE CRAZY PEOPLE AND THE CRAZY THINGS THEY DO, LOOK, THEY’RE IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL, THAT’S THE PUNCH LINE. ADORABLE.
we psychotic people cannot help our delusions and sometimes we cannot help the way we interact with the world, we are perceived as dangerous at worst and funny at best, we are one-dimensional supervillains and one-off punches about those homeless crazy people in sit coms
and guess what often goes hand-in-hand with psychosis?? paranoia
the insidious creeping fear that you’re being watched and everybody is out to get you and talking behind your back and that people are laughing at you and that shadows are going to get you and that every time you open up you become a laughingstock and less than less than less than
and guess who’s ill and shaking?? guess who’s second-guessing every decision she’s made to open up to a psychiatrist or counselor, guess who’s wondering how many times they went home and laughed to their spouses or friends about the crazy bipolar girl with the rapidfire speech and constant hand motions?? guess who once again feels betrayed by the neurotypical psychiatry community, and doused in a deluge of paranoia??
people think doctor-patient confidentiality exists to keep doctors from telling others about patients’ mental disorders, and it does. and that’s as far as our protection goes. people don’t give a FUCK if our docs talk about us as long as they don’t name names. but you know what?? that’s not enough for me. i’m scared and sick and all of you who are defending this vile douchebag are making it worse
we exist. we are not fucking jokes, we are not aides for your sense of humor. we EXIST. EVERY ONE OF THOSE PATIENTS IS A REAL PERSON, THEY ARE NOT A ONE-DIMENSIONAL JOKE FOR YOU. WE EXIST AND WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO TRUST THE PSYCHIATRY INDUSTRY, AN INDUSTRY THAT HAS PROVEN REPEATEDLY THAT IT EXISTS TO PERPETUATE ABUSE OF THE MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE IT CLAIMS TO PROTECT.
SO FUCK YOU.
I NEVER TALK ABOUT BEING PSYCHOTIC ON MY BLOG BECAUSE IT’S NOT A “SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE” MENTAL ILLNESS, BUT HERE I AM. YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD PSYCHO BITCH TELLING YOU TO KNOCK IT OFF, THX <333333333333333333333333333333333
and i understand if you don’t want to reblog this because it’s about violent ableism and you need your blog to be a safe space / you don’t want reclaimed slurs on your dash / any number of other reasons
but by all means if you have the desire to get the word out then do
i’m ready to fucking fight people on this