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I am writing each post based on my own experience. My experience is not a representation of what someone else experiences or their symptoms. My writing about medication is soley due to my medication treatment experience, many people do not treat their mental health condition with medication and I support any positively impactful method they choose to treat their condition.
When commenting, please keep your comment focused on the post or blog, respect each other and try to keep it positive. Down to Utopia reserves the right to remove a post if it is considered destructive to the positive environment.
Please try to use people-first language when commenting. What is people-first language? I am glad to tell you! People (or Person) First language is when you name the person first and the condition second in order to emphasize the person first instead of making the person or group the identity of their condition.
People-First: She is diagnosed with Diabetes.
Label: She is so Bipolar (you would say someone is so diabetes, so why would you say someone is so bipolar, plus when have you heard this said positively?).
People-First: She is diagnosed with Bipolar Type II. (people-first).
Not all disability communities use people-first language, but this blog prefers it for mental health. For more information on people-first language visit this site.