Okay so I have two instructors that seem to have pretty big biases about
mental illnesses. Here is some of the things that they have said.
(on talking to hospitalized patients with mental illness) "It's like talking to someone from Mars." (Aparrently she said this because she thought you have to relate to them differently. And then she later said "They are not like us." When she said this she looked everyone in the room directly in the eyes. When she looked at me I felt like she might somehow know, but of course she doesn't.
I believe I posted about some of the above comments earlier. However, a second instructor said something that really got to me.
The instructor just declared "None of you are mentally ill. If you were mentally ill you would not be functioning well enough to be in the program."
This comment really got to me. I kind of feel like meeting with the instructor and telling her that I have a mental illness. And then telling her that I am functioning just fine, and point out that I got an A on her last test. Of course I don't think I would really want this kind of instructor to know. I feel like I should report these comments to someone in the school. Although I kind of feel afraid to say anything. I don't want the instructors to find out that I said anything, and that I have a mental illness. Maybe I could just write it on the annonymous course eval at the end of the semester.