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Petitioning Time John Cloud and 2 others
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Time
John Cloud
CNN
Editor
Time Magazine

Apologize for the article "Redefining Crazy ..."

http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/03/redefining-crazy-the-bible-of-psychiatry-changes/?hpt=hp_t3
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
This definition was taken from the National Organization on Mental Illness website
http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=about_mental_illness
Time Magazine and CNN showed an lack of understanding and an amazing amount of ignorance in publishing the article with this title. Attitudes like this reinforce stigmas about Mental Illness.


Letter to
Time John Cloud
CNN
Editor Time Magazine
Apologize for the article "Redefining Crazy ..."