Conversations with Customer Service re: Children’s Mental Patient Halloween Costumes

Out of a Great Need

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~ Woodrow Wilson
I’ve had a number of conversations (phone, email and chat) with people who work in customer service while addressing the “Gone Mental” children’s costume and the “Cell Block Psycho” children’s costume (I begin my conversations addressing the children’s costumes then move the conversation to the abundance of adult costumes that stigmatize brain illnesses).

According to NAMI, “approximately 20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year. For ages 8 to 15, the estimate is 13 percent.”  As you may well imagine, in speaking with a great number of customer service agents…

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