Mental Illness — I’ve Never Liked That Term. Should We Call It Something Else?

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I don’t know about you, but the phrase ‘mental illness’ has never sat right with me, and I don’t really know why, exactly. It just feels…wrong, somehow. Like it’s something that you’ll recover from, like a cold.

Also it has a kind of unnecessarily negative vibe, too. The name itself has a sort of stigma to it. At least that’s my…

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Caitlin McColl

Caitlin McColl

I write about mental health, the future, grief & loss, mindfulness, general life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. 🇨🇦