Recently I read some about mental illness because of my culture project. In the two weeks of observation, I found the public's deep prejudice of mental patients, even my teacher.
The public perception of mental patients, is rational and negative. When i am discussing the project with my teacher, i mentioned the distance between mental patients and the public, and his first response was “ a psychiatric hospital and the city should have a certain distance and it is inevitable." The involved cause which lead to this phenomenon, is very far-reaching. such as, Mental illness is a disease, Disease is the need to treat, The best environment for treatment is not the the city, Mental patients kill the children, Mental illness are violent, Stay away from violent...
These centuries-old prejudices appear to became the public's common sense. The face of this powerful social attitudes, I am a bit helpless, like against rationalism and capitalism. I am not opposed to the existence of prejudice, but I think the exclusion is not good. And most of us did not get along with them. The people who have a classmate with triad background and haven't opposing positions with triad, can understand that those children are more or less being over labeled.