"No one brings dinner when your daughter is an addict"


This is a really great comparison of how we treat physical and mental illness very differently in our society. Even with the ever-increasing understanding of the very real biological and physiological aspects of addiction and mental illness, there is still a strong separation from more traditional/'medical' disease.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2013/11/families_dealing_with_mental_illness_need_support_too.single.html

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