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    Work Discrimination

    Having severe #PanicAttacks at work - coworkers and boss ignore me, act as if I’m not there, treating me like a toddler that’s throwing a tantrum. Expected to run entire dept w/o prior experience, little training, 5 mos in, not the job discussed in interview. Today coworker said “I have no sympathy for you” when I said “I’m having a panic attack” - it lasted 5 hours. Worst one yet! #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Discrimination #alienated #Unappreciated


    Time for change

    In society the Criminal Justice system, recovery programs and mental health services are not supporting or respecting our rights ! They say that they treat us with respect and dignity but the fact Is they don't and never will! if we don't start speaking up and fight to be seen then we allowing the world to think that it's ok to put us down, define us as people who can not function successfully in our society.

    I wi never let anyone tell me who I am and what I can and can not do. In Broward county schools ,mental health services,recovery programs,courts and police are the problem. They dont have any idea how to help us because they dont listen to you or care . Over the past 7 years I have experienced discrimination, hate, and disrespect from the police, the medical services and the court system. It has been years of PTSD and fear for my life and my safety. I have been asked to prove that I was a teacher and that has worked for Westchester department of community mental health, homeless out reach, alternative to incarceration . They think that because I asked for support to get me to the hopstal when i new i wouldnt go if it was left up to me and I was concerned about my mental health makes me incompetent or incapable of living a productive life. I am smart ,intelligent ,and very passionate about making sure that I and all of us never have to be seen as anything less then who we are

    I am asking all of you to please help me out I want to make sure that our rights are being respected by everyone.

    If you have every experienced discrimination or hate ,disrespect and mistreatment at from those who are supposed to be helping us and making sure that our rights are enforced tell me about it! I want to share our stories with others to show the real facts from those who have experienced these


    If we speak up and speak out we can make the world see the truth!

    #equality #Discrimination #Speak up #bethe Changet the world needs

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    IF US Supreme Court Overturns Roe, The US Is IN Violation of International Charter on Human Rights

    In 2018, the United Nations Human Rights council clarified that the obligation of the International Declaration of Human Rights includes the right to access to abortion services. In fact even further guidance suggests that not doing so is a violation of various treaties that have been signed internationally that are legally binding. Treaties regarding women's rights and equality all explicitly and inherently include this fundamental right in the very nature of their existence and all signatories (of which the United States is one on many of such international treaties) are legally bound to this obligation.

    Further guidance released by the United Nations states "Human rights bodies have provided clear guidance on the need to decriminalize abortion. Ensuring access to these services in accordance with human rights standards is part of State obligations to eliminate discrimination against women and to ensure women’s right to health as well as other fundamental human rights."

    In addition, General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the

    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the

    right to life states in section 8 that "Although States parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary

    terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant. Thus, restrictions on the

    ability of women or girls to seek abortion must not, inter alia, jeopardize their lives, subject them to physical or mental pain or suffering which violates article 7, discriminate against

    them or arbitrarily interfere with their privacy. States parties must provide safe, legal and effective access to abortion where the life and health of the pregnant woman or girl is at

    risk, and where carrying a pregnancy to term would cause the pregnant woman or girl substantial pain or suffering, most notably where the pregnancy is the result of rape or

    incest or is not viable. [8] In addition, States parties may not regulate pregnancy or abortion in all other cases in a manner that runs contrary to their duty to ensure that women and girls

    do not have to undertake unsafe abortions, and they should revise their abortion laws accordingly. [9] For example, they should not take measures such as criminalizing pregnancies by unmarried women or apply criminal sanctions against women and girls undergoing abortion [10] or against medical service providers assisting them in doing so, since taking such measures compel women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion. States parties should not introduce new barriers and should remove existing barriers [11] that deny effective access by women and girls to safe and legal abortion [12], including barriers caused as a result of the exercise of conscientious objection by individual medical

    providers. [13] States parties should also effectively protect the lives of women and girls against the mental and physical health risks associated with unsafe abortions. In particular,

    they should ensure access for women and men, and, especially, girls and boys, [14] to quality and evidence-based information and education about sexual and reproductive health [15] and to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, [16] and prevent the stigmatization of women and girls seeking abortion.[17] States parties should ensure the

    availability of, and effective access to, quality prenatal and post-abortion health care for women and girls, [18] in all circumstances, and on a confidential basis. [19]"

    Unrestricted access to abortion is a human right and the moment the court finalizes this, they become internationally illegitimate criminals.

    #Abortion #WomensHealth #humanrights #HealthCare #Law #Legal #UnitedNations #Sexuality #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #LGBTQ #Safety #Prochoice #freedom #rights #DisabilityRights #equality #SupremeCourt #Illegitimate #InternationalHealth #who #unitedstates #Us #Discrimination


    Treated Like a Child

    I'd like to share this. I'm not a college student, but I get treated like a child, talked down to, treated as "less than," etc. How about you?

    twitter.com/joinNJDC/status/1526725669660635139 #Disabled #MentalHealth #physicalhealth #Depression #EmotionalHealth #DisabilityEqualityIndex #equality #Discrimination #DisabilityRights


    I’m getting tired of fighting against people’s prejudice

    I’m non binary and the way I dress, plus the piercings and tattoos I choose to wear, the ones that help me express who I am, cause me a constant negative judgment from people.
    I’m a teacher and the places where I work won’t allow me any opportunities because of this, regardless of the positive feedback I’ve received for the last four years
    At the beginning I stood up and spoke about it to my boss, but now I feel like I’m doomed to deal with it and just accept that, as long as I look like this, I’ll have to accept that treatment.
    #Anxiety #nonbinary #Discrimination #Prejudice #Tattoos #piercings

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    Connecting the dots to triggering situations #triggers #Anxiety #HSP #Gaslighting #scapegoat #Discrimination #CPTSD

    I attempted some banking last week which I’ve been procrastinating about.

    I’m realizing I was not procrastinating to just avoid.

    I’m just not knowledgeable, confident or comfortable about finances. This lack of confidence is because I easily get confused and overwhelmed with the financial industry’s system and jargon. (The cynic in me even somewhat believes that this is completely intentional to keep the majority of the population confused and uneducated to be more easily manipulated.)

    So I have a small inheritance which I did not have the knowledge of my options. I asked family for suggestions. First mistake as not one of them helped. So months went by with me not taking any action at all.

    Luckily I connected with a friend who by happenstance was in the process of gaining her financial advising certification. In passing I took the risk to share my lack comfort & knowledge & feeling paralyzed to even face my finances head on.

    I have to mention the main and only reason I even took this risk was because this friend I reconnected with is a fellow HSP. On a completely intuitive level did we realize we had this in common. We related to many of the innate traits that come with being an HSP. She clarified what went wrong.

    I would have had a complete meltdown with the experience I had at the bank this Saturday. My fear of those I think of as authority figures who can easily intimidate me to the point I can lose all sense of autonomy that I know my own mind. The situation which spanned from 9:30am - 2pm had me so overwhelmed. Most was over the phone and approx 1.5hrs in person at the bank.

    As the miscommunications got so twisted and convoluted it slowly dawned on me that I was being treated with suspicion that I was doing something wrong. By the time I was dealing with the bank in person it was clearly becoming clear that I was being profiled and being discriminated against. They were systematically stalling and getting more and more cagey as to why my account was “under restrictions” I still do not know the whys other then someone at some point flagged my account.

    Growing up in an emotionally dysfunctional family of origin where till this day I’m systematically made the scapegoat and gaslighted against on a regular basis. Today it now so obvious as to why the multiple triggers from Saturday’s experiences pretty much paralleled much of my family’s regular dynamic.

    My opinion & concerns were being dismissed and based on whatever suspicions the bank associates were working with seemed I was tried and convicted of doing something wrong. I was again made the scapegoat who they had decided was somehow trying to do something illegal.

    I was tried and convicted all because in my ignorance of opening a new account at a new bank, where I wanted to keep my small inheritance separate until I gained enough knowledge to decide what I wanted to do with it. This is one example of being percecuted based on ignorance. My innner child was scared & intimidated.


    Why can't companies make commercials without deliberately insulting people?

    #Disability #Discrimination #Ableism #TV #CommunicationDisorders The problem of ableist and/or otherwise inappropriate tv commercials has been getting to me again lately. Some of them are blatantly offensive/rude ones, others are utterly inappropriate ones for the cultural and social messages socitey claims to want to promote in this day and age. Including about physical health!

    These days there are several of them that are getting to me. It seems like companies are incapable of making commercials without deliberately trying to insult part of the population. For example, the pistachios one, where they are making fun of the turtle for being "too sensitive", and then talking to him as if he is deaf or intellectually impaired. Or the "International Delights" one, where they insult people for liking their coffee with "only cream and sugar." By loudly proclaiming that "Boring!" As if there is a "right way", and a "wrong way" to drink coffee (and assuming one drinks it at all).

    I don't understand why in this day and age, when we are theoretically, as a society (or several of them, actually) trying to accept and embrace diversity, companies seem so opposed, or unable to make commercials without intentionally trying to insult other people! I'm sure it is possible to make the claim "our product is wonderful, and you need it" without saying "you're an idiot if you don't have/use it." !!!

    ... and then there are the ones that glorify inappropriate, even dangerous activities, such as multitasking during dangerous activities like mowing the lawn or parachuting, or etc. And what are they multitasking at? Shopping on Amazon!! Yes, I realize this is intended to be humorous, or at least I hope it is! But, at the same time, in this time and place so many of us in North America find ourselves, where so many people are apparently incapable of any kind of critical thinking, and accept whatever they are told, without applying common sense or fact-checking, it seems highly inappropriate to glorify shopping on a mobile device while doing activities that require one's full attention for safety, and basic self-preservation! Especially given how many people probably really do have ther faces glued to their phones for unimportant reasons when they need to have them focused on their external environment! (Say, when crossing a busy street, or walking on a sidewalk where there are other people who won't take kindly to being walked into!)

    Other, more recent examples come from Skip the Dishes, which are suggesting that people should order take out so that they can watch the Olympics, rather than cook homemade (likely much healthier!) food!! The deliberately insulting tone of voice used to say "soup" to identify the contents of a person's blender is apparent even to me, with my difficulty reading nonverbal communication!

    Deriding people who have learned to cook during the pandemic, and have decided they prefer real food seems like a poor message to be promoting.


    How many people on here are from other countries?

    I want to know about the mental health systems in other places. I want to know how the hospital staff treat people. I am in the United States and have had some horrible experiences. I guess I am just curious what it’s like in other places. I have read some about it but it isn’t the same as personal stories…here at least I feel like there is this underbelly of the American mental health system with a lot of bad things happening that you only see if you live it. For those of you overseas or who have been overseas—what have your experiences been like? #Stigma #Discrimination #Trauma #InstitutionalAbuse #international


    revenge or justice? #Discrimination #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder

    i wrote a post on how i got fired from my job that i used to be a patient at twice, 4 years ago. i thought they were great but they aren’t, come to find out they talk badly about all patients and laugh at them, even go so far as to say they are lying about their symptoms. i would say the name of the hospital because they are a disgrace, but when i got fired i called a lawyer and the first one that i called took my case on contingency. i was mistreated, taken advantage of, treated differently than my coworkers, and retaliated against. i got an email from my lawyer today saying that they are finishing up my claims against the company and the liable managers. i didn’t even do this for the money, i did it because the whole situation was messed up. i was able to get unemployment bc the state of ohio rules that i was fired without just cause. i want them to get the repercussions of their blatant discrimination bc of my mental illness and more specifically my managers retaliation towards me. i wonder if the only reason i am suing them is because i am borderline and have narcissistic qualities. i have watched so many videos saying narcissists love litigation, but this is my first lawsuit and i have a strong case; i don’t think i’m being narcissistic. i always think i am being narcissistic when i stand up for myself, i am scared of being one bc. was terrorized by one for so long. i wonder if this situation is brought on by narcissism that i am not self aware of or bc i am right. it’s hard. i feel empowered and like i am doing a good thing, especially because other employees too have been cruelly treated and they don’t stand up to it. i have always had a bold personality and i have never ever been afraid to stand up for myself, no matter who it is. clearly, since i am suing a whole entire company and my managers haha. i think that i am getting justice for myself and others and i don’t think there is a better feeling. 😊