Also, we as humans have the need to classify and attribute characteristics as identity, which can be wrong depends on the person. And an illness doesn’t define a person at all, my illness doesn’t define me. You don’t say a cancerous person, it’s a person with cancer.
The fight against stigma played a huge roll to leading people to understand that the illness is not the person and I believe that this kind of statement goes against that.
Labeling people for this illness is wrong in so many levels.
I was just thinking about this, because a friend refered to me as schizophrenic and I asked her if anything in my behaviour towards her pointed in that direction, she said no, so I asked her isn’t it better to say that I have schizophrenia instead of immediately attributing me an identity on which I have no identification.
Sorry for not agreeing but I think this was a very important step on the fight against stigma and this little cartoon just goes against that.