EP 20: Is Mental Illness an Excuse for Poor Behavior?

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Jul 30, 201824m
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EP 20: Is Mental Illness an Excuse for Poor Behavior?
Jul 30 '1824m
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Living with mental illness often means you make many mistakes, especially when it comes to how you treat the people around you. Some people believe that, because they were symptomatic, no apology is needed. But is that actually true? Is not taking responsibility for the negative aspects of our disorders empowering. . . or not? Listen in!

Highlights From ‘Mental Illness is NOT an Excuse’ Episode

[1:30] Our first ever listener project!

[3:00] Is mental illness an excuse?

[4:25] Gabe’s story of apologizing after being diagnosed.

[7:15] Michelle’s story of flippin’ out when she was off the meds.

[8:00] Are people who don’t take responsibility for their mental illness empowered?

[11:45] Does our illness control us?

[15:00] If we do something wrong from a symptom of mental illness, do we have to apologize?

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