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Some of you probably think I am militant in the way I address issues regarding the mentally ill. I often write about the use of discriminatory language, the inappropriate use of words, and jokes. I frequently address issues of treatment that I think are deplorable like prisons and the streets.

If you are wondering if I have a sense of humor, I do. I laugh every day. I just don’t laugh at the expense of others, their conditions, or their pain.

I am not as serious as I may appear here though. I think tough things need to be hit hard, and hit often for people to want to change them. Change is never easy, it is a slow process, and people who are passionate about the issues keep putting pressure on those issues over time.

I write about the slow but necessary route of change on my blog at Psych Central today. I hope you will read it.