Price 1 Allison Price Mr. Burke English 101 14 November 2019 Is Your Health More Perfect Than Mine? Mental illness has been a stigma since the early 1800s. Disability dates back even farther. Both have brought confusion, fear, hate, misunderstanding, and pain among those involved with the illness and disability or loved ones seeing the effects as an outsider. Rosie Anaya’s “The Best Kept Secret on Campus” and Nancy Mairs’ “Disability” written work goes into depth with the irrelevant reasons people force the noise and questions under and why mental health should be spoken out loud. Both essays depict similarities and differences in purpose, structure, tone, sources of information, language, train of thought, experience, thesis, etc. Rosie Anaya’s “The Best Kept Secret on Campus” filled a purpose for a teenaged audience to reassure them that they are not alone and it is safe to speak to those both on and off campus. She strongly suggests that campus members learn more about mental health and how depression is strongly influenced by a young mind. With untreated mental illness comes isolation and manic states. It affects how we act and react to those around us, handles stress, relate to others, and make choices. Stigmas and discrimination can trap people in the cycle of illness and the situation is exasperated through the public media. Rosie Anaya stresses the importance and
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