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Dr. Jean M. Bradt, Bipolar Psychologist
Hire Prejudiced People
Consumersí Prejudice Problem
To fight the
prejudice that we consumers face, the US government has formed a
committee called the Elimination of Barriers Initiative (EBI),
made up of people who donít face the stigma, either (probably)
because they are not consumers or (unlikely) because they are not
telling anyone that they are. The EBI team is writing original
material to solve our prejudice problem for us. Should people who
donít face the stigma be paid good money to write anti-stigma
materials while creative, competent consumers struggle to get by?
Can they do the job well? For more information, see
Whole Story. Please send an email to Mr. Bush
and ask him to honor our right to actively participate in the
solution to our own prejudice problem. See
Story for the presidentís email address.
This column is
intended solely to educate and is not a substitute for personal
diagnosis or treatment. Many of the questions consumers ask Dr.
Bradt can only be adequately answered in person and by certified
health professionals. If you have a difficult problem, please seek
advice from your own doctor or mental-health professional. If you
have to choose between taking your own therapist's advice and Dr.
Bradt's advice, go with your own therapist.
Dr. Bradt will be
contributing one timely article per month about Bipolar Disorder and
will answer consumer's questions based on those articles.
Questions will be edited for space and clarity. It can take up to
three weeks for responses to be posted on Bipolar World.
Although Dr. Bradt will do her best, some questions sent
to her may not be answered due to volume, similarity, and
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