Mental Health Awareness and Domestic Abuse

Dear Parents,

And I mean this, dear parents, what costumes are your kids craving this Halloween? What outfits can you think of that your child may wear during the festivities? I hate to say this, but some people will dress up as an aspect of mental illness. Perhaps your child wants to dress as a clown, or those psychologically malformed killers. Well, that isn’t appropriate. Let me explain why.

The facts and scientific figures speak for themselves. All the people with mental illness want is to be loved and treated with respect and dignity. People with mental illness are not crazy, they have a real disease that affects their judgment such as substance abuse problems or they have had traumatic events occur such as the death of a loved one. Grief can cloud the judgments of everybody who experiences it. Mental health is not a costume you can wear and there are no true ways to simulate it, except when cops are trained to deal with the most severe cases of schizoid symptoms such as hallucinations. These are real symptoms of a disease, and these hallucinations are often conflicting with reality we understand such as God and Jesus declaring war. That’s what happened to one man who fell out of his apartment because of hallucinations. And those hallucinations led him to almost kill himself. This is why treatment should be welcomed for people who need it. I question the need for medications because I’ve had to play catch up with relationships and conflict resolution due to the verbal and emotional abuse I offered at the hands of my family, including coverups. Victims of domestic abuse should also not be portrayed in costumes this Halloween because abuse is a choice that someone makes to do harm on another. And it’s not the victim’s fault.

What are appropriate costume ideas? I’ve done this topic previously, but here are some things you can try: dress as a favorite celebrity, excluding the Donald. Try dressing up as a judge, a lawyer, or a certain occupation whether it be concrete or spiritual such as a nun. Try an imaginary character such as a princess or a pirate. You can also dress up as food. There are endless possibilities this Halloween, but here’s a costume that is much cheaper than the ones you’ll find at Party City.

You’ll first need to print out stuff, so grab a printer and all your spam emails for the month. Next, with some scotch tape, tape all the printouts around your waste, face up on each page. No stacking. Next, after creating this weird shirt or skirt, take a piece of masking tape, then pen the word “inbox” on it, then place it right in the middle of your forehead. Voila, you’ve got the cheapest Halloween costume on the block, and it should start a conversation at the same time as look terrifying. You are the Spam Monster. Credit should be given to Lisa Molderman and Timmy V. Who Des to host a radio show at Florida’s 1071 a1a. There you have it.

Author: denverqueen

My name is Beth. I'm blind from birth and enjoy the blogging atmosphere. I am a creative person, a musician, a writer, etc. This is me. Take it or leave it.

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