Aiken Area Progressive

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Tag: Mental Health

GOP-led US Senate begins the process of killing 30 million innocent American citizens and adding $10 trillion to the national debt

Washington, DC — The Republican majority is getting ready to kill millions of innocent Americans.

All Republicans, except for Kentucky’s Rand Paul, voted to use deem and pass to kill 30 million innocent Americans, many of whom have mental health conditions, autism or other disabilities; and more than double our national debt.

One eagle-eyed Twitter user noted that the repeal of Obamacare alone would add $10 trillion to the national debt. That stands at just under $5 trillion.

Not even Joe Manchin (DINO-W.Va.) joined the GOP in this.

The GOP voted down numerous Democratic amendments that would have made a repeal and replacement to Obamacare much more platable to the Democrats in the rural Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.

As the GOP showed this morning, they have deliberately chosen to ignore the will of the people. No matter what they do, this will cost them their Senate majority in 2018.

#MentalIllnessIceBreakers is a shameful hashtag that mocks mental illness


San Francisco — Just when you thought social media could not get any lower, it does.

Trending (disgracefully) right now, is an ableist hashtag that literally stigmatizes mental illness like no other health condition.

Here’s the embedded source:

This is very revolting and disgusting. Imagine if this hashtag was #BreastCancerIceBreakers, #ParkinsonsIceBreakers or even #AutismIceBreakers.

Would you still think the hashtag be funny or even acceptable?

This is just another reason why we need organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Blurt Foundation. Stigmatic hashtags like this one, even if done in jest, are very harmful to someone like me, who suffer from numerous mental illnesses (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and depression just to name a few).

I just pray that no one who are making jokes on the hashtag has someone close to them who suffer from a debilitating illness such as depression.

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