Remove their Mental Patient Halloween Costume and apologise for contributing to an already damaging stigma publicly.
  • Petitioned Andy Clark

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Andy Clark
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Jo Newbould

Remove their Mental Patient Halloween Costume and apologise for contributing to an already damaging stigma publicly.

    1. Lizzi Floyd
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      Lizzi Floyd

      Yeovil, United Kingdom

It is unfair to portray ill people in this way. You wouldn't portray someone with cancer as a Halloween costume, and some mental health problems have higher death rates than some cancers. Mental Health Patients are people too.

i personaly suffer from Borderline Personality disorder, I am a part of a group called Minds Like Ours who work to help those with mental health problems, as I want to help people whlie I recover

To:
Andy Clark, Asda
Jo Newbould, Asda
Remove their Mental Patient Halloween Costume and apologise for contributing to an already damaging stigma publicly.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Meaghan Coles MADISON, WI
      • 29 days ago

      This is wrong for so many reasons, this costume is. I used to suffer from a mental illness. I got meds that cured it, but I remember the days when I suffered from anxiety issues. I have friends who suffer from mental illnesses, and friends who have been successfully cured from them via meds who used to suffer. And, hey, guess what? I've had a close friend DIE from anxiety!!! She had anxiety worse than I did, and now she is DEAD because she was scared to live anymore. And, hey, guess what else? I'm a fan of a guy who recently died from depression: Robin Williams. My friend who passed away didn't want to murder others. Robin Williams was nice, too. When I suffered from moderate anxiety issues, I was still a good person. My friends who suffer are good people, my friends who used to suffer were still good people, and it's not nice to portray people with sicknesses as being mass murderers. Not everyone who is mentally ill is violent, and even most of the violent ones aren't so violent they wanna kill people. I once saw a video about a little girl with the angry kind of schizophrenia and the worst violence her illness made her do was hit people (because her meaniebutt hallucinations told her to). It's not nice to pick on sick people. It's not nice at all. God.

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    • George devanney CONSETT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      It is difficult to try and understand the mentality of people whe subscribe to this kind of thing. They don't know yet what life holds for them!

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    • Annette Dale SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Its the name of the costume not the costume. But my mum suffered a mild form of it.

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    • Rosie Burgess YEOVIL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is disgusting.

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    • Jo Herbert LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Because many of my friends suffer from mental illness' and suffer enough stigma as it is

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