Well tell your wife she is appreciated. That's gotta be a super harsh and difficult job.Identifying an ignorant statement is not censorship. Making jokes regarding mental health is not the voice of conservatism. While you and I, and many other members here likely vote quite similarly, don't mistake that for an echo chamber.
As much as you post, you will invariably find yourself in a minority again on a topic...being in a group of relatively like-minded individuals, you shouldn't take offense to a differing of opinions. Take it as an opportunity to think more deeply on your stance.
I haven't seen anyone looking for an apology, but you might want to consider why you have so many posts in this thread attempting to explain why you think it is funny.
Have a good one.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not in the mental health industry, but my wife is a provider. I get a front row seat to the burden that mental health professionals bear. She is a Developmental Psychologist. On any given day she may have to deliver the news to a parent that their toddler is almost certainly going to need intensive care for the rest of their life; she may develop a intervention plan that will likely determine if a child will become a productive member of society, or potentially require some form of care for much of their life; or she is working with a young child that has been physically abused since the age of four; or possibly a young girl who is self mutilating and near suicide due to childhood sexual abuse.
She is superwoman. I don't know how she does it. She is shouldering the burden of not only her life, but all of the lives she encounters in her work day. That is a lot for anyone. So to think they may need their own support system whether professional or not, it's not a surprise...no more than a Dentist seeking another Dentist for dental work as opposed to trying to do it in the mirror.
I'm not gonna apologize. It was a joke. Never have nor will I ever bash someone with a mental illness. I'v had a close friend who has ADHD my whole life. I'v had to come to his defense more than once while in school. Never regretted it. Don't place yourself on some pedestal claiming to be perfect. We've all said and done things we wish we hadn't. This insignificant thread I started isn't one of them. Long gone are the days you can joke at all I guess. Hell if a movie like Forest Gump or Rain Man were too come out now, it'd be ridiculed for making fun of people with a mental illness.
You can't be a badass and a bunny at the same time pal.
You have a good one too.