A controversial Canta magazine article on mental health has been slammed as "outrageous" by a leading mental health expert.Click through for the whole Stuff article.
The article, entitled Mental Illness and penned by a columnist named "Deborah", appeared on the Canterbury University's student magazine website on Thursday.
It has angered some readers.
The article is critical of television campaigns aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
It reads: "It is well-documented that there is a genetic precursor for many mental disorders. You don't want your kids to have the same problems you have, do you? Make sure you adopt, rather than making kids yourself. Predisposing children to mental disorders is just cruel."
Mental Health Foundation chief executive Judi Clements said parts of the article were "outrageous". "Without being po-faced, this is not something to trivialise."
Most responses had been angry. One said: "Oh give Deborah a break. People with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) have just as much right to speak out as anyone else. They can't help themselves."
It's particularly frustrating as when a student mag has awesome content, or even breaks a story, it never gets reported in the mainstream media.
As for the point (Not Our)Deborah is trying to make? Compassion: FAIL.