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    It absolutely appalls me that people who suffer from mental illness are put through such stringent requirements to prove rehabilitation. While I realize the plural of anecdote isn't data, my experience and those of others who've shared with me is that most of us who suffer and have to take medications in the long term want nothing more than to get on with our lives and be as productive as possible. It's incredibly difficult to do that when you're forced to answer questions about the process with the clear implication of being excluded if you don't give the "right" answers.

    I hope your battle with the state bar goes well and with as few complications as possible. In my opinion, popular media does us no favors with its consistent portrayal of people with mental illnesses (bipolar and schizophrenia in particular) as clear and present dangers to everyone around them.

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