Even then, why isn't there a social stigma attached with people taking medication for them? Why, if I have an arthritic knee, does nobody think of me as having a character flaw for taking pain medication "for the rest of my life"?
If you're trying to suggest that my position is that these conditions are 100% beyond the control/influence of the person and therefore the person should be no responsibility or be free of any and all judgment, I'd suggest you'd be putting words in my mouth.
My point is that mental disorders are treated by our society as reflections of people's character/worth in a way that most other medical conditions simply are not. They are seen as a failure, a weakness, in a way that simply is not applied to other conditions. One does not need to characterize mental conditions as completely, 100% biologically determined for this clearly differential approach to be deemed unfair and destructive.
Yes, people have a responsibility to tend to their health and people who are clearly neglectful of their health will almost assuredly continue to be the subject of social judgment. This is not my complaint. My complaint is that when people choose to do the responsible thing regarding their mental health, they are often seen in the opposite light. If I were going to physical therapy for my knee, I wouldn't be judged by people the way I am when I tell them I'm going to see my psychiatrist.