in intersectional feminism
(Part 1 of about a million)
We ignore early symptoms of mental disorders.
Since my parents are both educators, I hear a lot about what happens in the education system down here. I also have some of my own experiences and the experiences of close friends that I use for reference.
I would automatically distrust any statistics produced by the government of this island regarding mental health, so I’m going to address this issue without hard data because no hard data is trustworthy far less “unbiased”.
In school, there are many cases of high achieving students “going mad” either before exams or during the middle of the semester. These students sometimes let out blood-curdling screams heard through out the school. Sometimes they “speak in tongues” or engage in behaviors otherwise deemed “off”. There are many other instances of acting out that get students labeled as crazy.