The attitudes out there are extremely bad. Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp case isn’t helping.

I have noticed that since the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp case has been aired the attitudes surrounding mental illness has got ten times worse. I have noticed a building stigma since the details of this case went public. It has started a conversation but it is counterproductive. People used to be prejudice at a quiet low level. These types of people are now quite bold when airing their prejudice views. The attitude being displayed against people who have bpd since Amber Heard’s actions were disclosed in the court case has been worse than before. On a personal note regarding this blog. I have been informed that talking about my trauma is a problem for others. That wasn’t even along the lines of being triggering which is understandable. Instead, these views were more along the lines of the trauma talk being moaning etc. I am so sorry that my trauma irritates people. I am sure that if they were the ones who went through the things then they would see things clearer. It is due to all the deniers and the ones ignoring the stuff going on in our system that vulnerable adults are continuing to go through the same types of trauma at the hands of those who are supposed to provide support and care for those people. Johnny Depp is supposedly on the autistic spectrum and with Amber Heard having untreated bpd, it is no surprise that their relationship was extremely rocky and sometimes abusive. Those dynamics are tough to cope with for any none famous couple. That doesn’t give viewers of this case to carry the stigma out of the court room into every day life. Those of us who are labelled already get enough hassle without the fall out from this case. If you don’t understand what it is like to live with a condition then don’t discuss it because watching a case on television still doesn’t mean you know enough to potentially spread information fuelling more stigma.

Author: Diary of a Painfully Shy Introvert

A blog written by a female diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome but suspected PDA in more recent years. Musings of a Trainee Battleaxe was created to not only create awareness of the PDA part of the spectrum; but also to educate the public hopefully creating understanding in order to stop future generations being let down and labelled negatively. Disclaimer: There may be parts of this blog which viewers may find upsetting as it contains accounts of real life events which have been quite traumatic. However, it is all to help create a sense of understanding and combat the fear surrounding all aspects of mental illness and Pathological Avoidance Syndrome (a very little understood part of the autistic spectrum).

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