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07-09-2014, 02:18 PM (This post was last modified: 07-09-2014 02:24 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: how long have you been sober?
(07-09-2014 02:09 PM)LastPoet Wrote:  If you think that I was trying to demean your hardship, think again Girly. I also had mental issues and had no trouble with that expression. Hell, people can also call me crazy if they want, won't make a dent.

Nope, don't think that at all. Just pointing out how casual language can stigmatize some serious shit. Just finished my required annual suicide prevention training where that was emphasized. "Neurotransmitter imbalances" is a clinical description of a recognized health problem, "mental issues" is something else entirely.

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07-09-2014, 02:21 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:14 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  Hopefully, he will grow from the experience, and not continue down the path he was on...

Well all ya need for an aerial piggy is a catapult so...

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07-09-2014, 02:26 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:21 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 02:14 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  Hopefully, he will grow from the experience, and not continue down the path he was on...

Well all ya need for an aerial piggy is a catapult so...

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07-09-2014, 02:29 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:21 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 02:14 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  Hopefully, he will grow from the experience, and not continue down the path he was on...

Well all ya need for an aerial piggy is a catapult so...




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07-09-2014, 02:34 PM
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haha girlyman ^^ Hug

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07-09-2014, 02:38 PM
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As WC is so wonderfully banned I suggest we all pause for a moment of silent prayer & admin glorification. ..


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07-09-2014, 02:44 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:18 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Nope, don't think that at all. Just pointing out how casual language can stigmatize some serious shit. Just finished my required annual suicide prevention training where that was emphasized. "Neurotransmitter imbalances" is a clinical description of a recognized health problem, "mental issues" is something else entirely.

I used that expression as a generic term since I don't know your back story. English isn't my first language, so forgive me for the lack of proper words. My whole point was other anyway, so I apologise if I harmed someone's sensibilities.
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07-09-2014, 03:00 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:44 PM)LastPoet Wrote:  ... so I apologise if I harmed someone's sensibilities.

Not Girly's sensibilities (not clear he has any). Blush Just trying to make a broader point to destigmatize "mental issues" in general. For example, if you ever find yourself in a position where you need to apply for a security clearance and they ask you if there any heath conditions they should be aware of "neurotransmitter imbalance corrected by an increase in dopamine" raises far fewer eyebrows than "mental issues". That's the gist of what I'm saying.

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07-09-2014, 03:07 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:38 PM)WitchSabrina Wrote:  As WC is so wonderfully banned I suggest we all pause for a moment of silent prayer




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07-09-2014, 03:13 PM
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(07-09-2014 02:29 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 02:21 PM)morondog Wrote:  Well all ya need for an aerial piggy is a catapult so...




This video was the first thing that came to mind when I saw piggy catapult. Thumbsup
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