Approximately 1 in 4 Americans will face mental health issues in their lifetime. Unfortunately, people are not very knowledgeable about this issue. There is still stigma all over the place including the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump has appointed Steve Bannon, the chairman of the extremist right-wing website, Breitbart, to be his Chief Strategist.
— David Samples (@NatureGuy101) November 15, 2016
The man that said these things also said that the cure for mental health issues is to “spank your children more.”
This just proves that he doesn’t have a clue about mental health issues and how they affect people. He obviously doesn’t understand the pain of mental illness.
This moron is feeding into the stereotype that mental illnesses are just flaws in character. Some people think that having issues mean they are just a weak person and they just need to get over it.
Bannon obviously has zero compassion for a quarter of the population. This ignorant, hateful bastard needs to join us in 2016.
Trust me. As someone who deals with mental health issues, I wish that I could just “get over it.” Having these issues AND having to deal with stigma is insanely difficult.
It can make us feel very bad about ourselves. Think about that the next time you open your extremist mouth, asshole!
Featured image via Twitter.