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Dear Liz Kendal. An open letter about what “normal people” look like…

August 17, 2015

max j freeman

Liz Kendall The original tweet came from Jon swindon, @swindon81

Dear Liz Kendall,

It seems today, you made the following statement.

“Yes, we must support the disabled, but we must support ordinary people as well”.

Would you be so kind as to clarify who “we” are?

I am technically disabled, although I claim no benefits.  I have manic depression.  To be honest Liz, its really difficult to live with.  But I muddle through.  I pay taxes, and it gives me great pleasure to know, that those taxes support other people, who may, at some point, find themselves in a psychiatric institution, as I found myself, a couple of years ago.  

I count myself as part of the great “we”.  I also count myself as normal, as one in four of us will face a mental health challenge at some point in our lives.

Could you clarify, am I one of “them”…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2015 4:55 am

    I wonder if some moron/Tory will reply that being manic/depressive is a “lifestyle choice”


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