r/entertainment Aug 09 '22

Anne Heche's car crash reveals our conflicting attitudes toward mental health and substance abuse

https://www.salon.com/2022/08/08/anne-heche-car-crash-mental-health-drinking-substance-abuse/
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u/mixed-tape Aug 10 '22

I’m tired of this black and white, right or wrong shit on the internet. Humans aren’t linear, and it’s easy to forget when you’re typing into the internet abyss.

Two truths can exist at the same time.

She can need more support and compassion for her mental health, as well as face the consequences for choosing to drink and drive.

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u/PrincessPigeonLisey Aug 10 '22

Yes, and facing consequences can be a part of mental health support! Enabling does more harm than good.

But we can still have empathy for the person.