(Closed) Maybe A Better Choice Of Words…

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I cringed when I saw that too (even though I did comment on color choice). I’m sure she didn’t mean to offend. It’s like people who casually toss around that they’re “so OCD” when, if you look at the DSM-IV, they’re not.

Post # 4
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think we can all use a friendly reminder from time to time to be aware of how we come across to others. Thanks! 🙂

Post # 5
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

thank you! I’m about a month away from my MSW, and this use of language always bothers me. English is a pretty remarkable language, with a lot of words in it- I wish people could find ways to describe things that weren’t hurtful to people who suffer from/experience mental illness.

And yay for person-first language, too!

Post # 7
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m happy your brought it up. I studied mental disorders and worked with people suffering from it and the misuse of terminology bothers me too.

Post # 8
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

No harm in a reminder from time to time. Thank you.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

@Birdie Love: i think in those cases, it would be more accurate if people said “I am so OCPD”   😉    

and i agree with the OPs post too as someone who works in the mental health field

Post # 10
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My mothers bi-polar, her fathers also bi-polar… I’m borderline… =( I hope it skips my son =( =( =(

I actually saw that post and thought it would be someone talking about actual bi polar disorder too… It’s always nice to have people to talk to (since my friends don’t understand it and my families not close). Oh well.

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