Vomit in a bun was how MacDonald hamburgers were once described many decades ago and they haven't.changed. The power of advertising constantly amazes me.. I mean, how can you compare a traditional aussie hamburger from the local take away with the plastic job from that company..?
Still, the populous recently voted in a government which is about to clobber them over the head - perhaps there is an inherent suicidal element to the species..?
With regards to Vanessa's comment, it is not about protecting fools from their own actions but more about protecting the rest of us from the consequences! - Tom Watson
Thanks for sharing your story Adam.
I have severe generalised anxiety disorder and it can be crippling.
I believe the more people talk, the better. I sometimes feel like I am the only one that feels the way I do. There are lots of people suffering in silence and by telling people about your experiences may help someone in need :) - Rachel Retro
I am guilty of sending around worthy petitions, (how can I refuse Amnesty International). I must also confess I gave $50 this morning to help buy rainforest in Sumatra (I checked it out as best I could). And I have enjoyed bashing the Liberals. I have had to make the assumption that this is the new way to share info and garner interest for causes. You just have to pick and choose. - Pam Harrison
Adam, sincere thanks for sharing your story. I too shared my mental illness story 12 months ago. I gained so much from telling my story, and I realised that by keeping it a secret for most of my life I had been contributing to the stigma. I wish you well dear Adam, please be kind to yourself. - Louisa
Thank you very much Adam for sharing your story. Very thankful for your honesty and openness, but most of all, very thankful for you. - Travis Butler
Even more typo's - I give up :)
Please forgive my woeful grammar and spelling.
I promise not to use my phone again in making posts. lol. - Lorraine
I understand that statements such "rape is never the fault of the victim" may seem redundant from a privileged university-educated media-savvy position.
For others it's not redundant.
Some victims have remained silent about being raped because of the shame they still feel or the lack of family/community support.
Seeing statements affirming they are not at fault, repeatedly on Facebook, may give them the courage to speak out or seek help. - Sarah
It's people writing, talking and sharing their experiences with others which will ultimately help change perceptions about mental illness. Thank you for sharing yours.
Bianca xx - bigwords
I agree re the cancer thing, as if I don't dislike it. Or asking to 'like' a disabled child - I mean?! But Helen - re other causes it is great to enlist people to tell Pyneocchio off! In fact I do think the quick online reaction/petition had an impact on his Gonski flip.
I already think some of my (very small number of FB) friends have defriended me as I do like to share political info or GetUp campaigns etc
So I'm going to slightly disagree on that - it's nice to be counted (and let politicians and bureacrats and even charities know that we are keeping an eye out on their moves).
If it's something that matters I'm happy to click for eg. News Ltd has to get over their hang-up about the ABC's 10 hours a week of political coverage (which they laughlingly call left-wing!). There could be great damage done if there are cuts to hundreds and hundreds of hours of comedy, children's shows, JJJ, sport, drama, music, science, health, rural issues ... - Norelle
Thank you for writing this Adam. Your courage and ability to share will help so many and be one of the steps to having Bipolar - and all mental/emotional health issues - normalised and understood in our society. In no way should you feel guilt or shame....only gratitude perhaps for the good people you have to support you - including the Black Dog Institute. - julia