Laughing at Mental Illness (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

My colleague and friend Dr. X had an interesting take on a video that is circulating. I don’t need to see it. He is spot on… again. Do yourself a favor and check out his blog.

Recently a top ten blog featured a video of a delusional woman.  It was posted for laughs.  The video was picked up by a number of liberal and progressive bloggers who are also presenting it for amusement.  I won’t link to the video because I want no part in giving the clip wider play.

Some well-meaning bloggers may not understand that this is a mentally ill women who has no control over her paranoid beliefs.  Some commenters did express sadness for the woman, but it was disappointing to see that some who can otherwise be quite sensitive to bigotry and bullying of any kind felt she was a fair target for derision.  I offered a brief explanation and expressed concern about using the clip for entertainment.  The woman in the video has no control over what is happening to her mind.  And she is someone’s daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and/or friend.

If you ask me, posting this video isn’t very progressive.

 

Laughing at Mental Illness (Dr. X’s Free Associations).

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One Response to Laughing at Mental Illness (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

  1. Pingback: Laughing at Mental Illness (Dr. X’s Free Associations) (via Joseph A. DePinto, LCSW) « Trustbuster? Bust this!

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