I'm 92% Mentally Ill

You thought this was a repost didn't you?

Chapter 1

Oops, It's a Rant. You Should Read It

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.


Includes:

-Anxiety disorders

People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or nervousness, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the person's response is not appropriate for the situation, if the person cannot control the response, or if the anxiety interferes with normal functioning. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

-Mood disorders

These disorders, also called affective disorders, involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. The most common mood disorders are depression, mania, and bipolar disorder.


-Psychotic disorders

Psychotic disorders involve distorted awareness and thinking. Two of the most common symptoms of psychotic disorders are hallucinations -- the experience of images or sounds that are not real, such as hearing voices -- and delusions, which are false beliefs that the ill person accepts as true, despite evidence to the contrary. Schizophrenia is an example of a psychotic disorder.

-Eating disorders

Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are the most common eating disorders.

-Impulse Control and Addiction disorders

People with impulse control disorders are unable to resist urges, or impulses, to perform acts that could be harmful to themselves or others. Pyromania (starting fires), kleptomania (stealing), and compulsive gambling are examples of impulse control disorders. Alcohol and drugs are common objects of addictions. Often, people with these disorders become so involved with the objects of their addiction that they begin to ignore responsibilities and relationships.

-Personality disorders

People with personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person andor cause problems in work, school, or social relationships. In addition, the person's patterns of thinking and behavior significantly differ from the expectations of society and are so rigid that they interfere with the person's normal functioning. Examples include antisocial personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and paranoid personality disorder./


-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People with OCD are plagued by constant thoughts or fears that cause them to perform certain rituals or routines. The disturbing thoughts are called obsessions, and the rituals are called compulsions. An example is a person with an unreasonable fear of germs who constantly washes his or her hands.

-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a condition that can develop following a traumatic and-or terrifying event, such as a sixual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. People with PTSD often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event, and tend to be emotionally numb.

-Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder occurs when a person develops emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to a stressful event or situation. The stressors may include natural disasters, such as an earthquake or tornado; events or crises, such as a car accident or the diagnosis of a major illness; or interpersonal problems, such as a divorce, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or a problem with substance abuse. Adjustment disorder usually begins within three months of the event or situation and ends within six months after the stressor stops or is eliminated.

-Dissociative disorders

People with these disorders suffer severe disturbances or changes in memory, consciousness, identity, and general awareness of themselves and their surroundings. These disorders usually are associated with overwhelming stress, which may be the result of traumatic events, accidents, or disasters that may be experienced or witnessed by the individual. Dissociative identity disorder, formerly called multiple personality disorder, or "split personality," and depersonalization disorder are examples of dissociative disorders.

-Factitious disorders

Factitious disorders are conditions in which physical andor emotional symptoms are created in order to place the individual in the role of a patient or a person in need of help./

-Somatoform disorders

A person with a somatoform disorder, formerly known as psychosomatic disorder, experiences physical symptoms of an illness, even though a doctor can find no medical cause for the symptoms.

-Tic disorders

People with tic disorders make sounds or display body movements that are repeated, quick, sudden, andor uncontrollable. (Sounds that are made involuntarily are called vocal tics.) Tourette's syndrome is an example of a tic disorder./


Other diseases or conditions, including various sleep-related problems and many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, are sometimes classified as mental illnesses, because they involve the brain.

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-types-illness?page=2


Did you read all that? If so good, keep going. If not, go back and read it. Now that's the definition and examples of being mentally ill (you also need a professional diagnosis).


Now below I am going to show you examples of things that don't validate being mentally ill. Because none of these are with mental illness.

[] You have screamed at an inanimate object for "hurting" you.

[] You have ran into a glass/screen door.

[] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle.

[] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.

[] You have run into a tree/bush.

[] You have been called a blonde.

[] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.

[] You just tried to lick your elbow.

[] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.

[] You just sang them to make sure.

[] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.

[] You have choked on your own spit.

[] You have seen the Matrix and STILL don't get it. (yikes) 0.o

[] You type with three fingers or less.

[] You have accidentally caught something on fire.

[] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.

[] You have caught yourself drooling.

[] You have fallen asleep in class.

[] Sometimes you just stop thinking.

[] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.

[] People often shake their heads and walk away from you.

[] You are often told to use your 'inside voice'.

[] You use your fingers to do simple maths.

[] You have eaten a bug accidentally.

[] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important.

[] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it.

[] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.

[] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say, will happen, if you don't.

[] You break a lot of things.

[] You tilt your head when you're confused.

[] You have fallen out of your chair before.

[] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling.

[] The word "um" is used frequently.

[] You don't know what "um" means.

[] You say "what" and "huh" a lot.

[] You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.


Seem familiar? Right, as someone who has a professionally diagnosed mental disorder, this seriously pisses me off. Hi, even if I didn't have PTSD and recently diagnosed borderline OCD (I also have dyslexia and ADHD, but those are learning disorders and aren't relevant right now), I would still do some of these things [my score was 92% (you take the number of checks you got (23) and multiply it by 4)]. None of them have anything to do with my two mental illnesses.


You have screamed at an inanimate object for "hurting" you.

This is one of mine, and I think a lot of people, mentally ill or not, have done this. This isn't a sign of mental illness.

You have ran into a glass/screen door.

I have also done this. This isn't a warning flag for mentally ill. It's being unaware and/or clumsy.

You have jumped out of a moving vehicle.

Again done this. But it was going like 5 miles per hour but still done it. Okay has nothing to do with most mental illnesses. And defiantly not with the two I have.

You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.

Another one I've done. And hasn't everybody? Join the human club? Not a mentally ill thing.

You have run into a tree/bush.

This is exactly like running into a glass or screen door, and yes I've done it too. And no, it has nothing to do with mental illness.

You have been called a blonde.

Please tell me how this is even close to a mental illness. I need to know.

You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.

It's not.

You just tried to lick your elbow.

That's gullibility, not mentally ill.

You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.

That's ignorance of that particular fact. Being mentally ill doesn't mean you are automatically stupid or ignorant.

You just sang them to make sure

That's curiosity.

You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.

That's clumsiness. And if dancers and athletes do that, and they do incredible things with their bodies...it's a human trait. Not mentally ill.

You have choked on your own spit.

Wow so mentally ill. Not.

You have seen the Matrix and STILL don't get it.

Some people just don't get certain stuff. What if it was "you have sat through math class and still don't get it". That's not being mentally ill it means you don't understand a single particular fact.

You type with three fingers or less.

The person could have a physical handicap or more likely was never taught how to actually type. Not mental illness.

You have accidentally caught something on fire.

I also have done this one, with me and my cooking (it's not for the faint of heart). And even people who are perfectly mentally healthy do it. Ever roast marshmallows and accidentally get it to close to the flames? Not a factor of being mentally ill. Setting stuff on fire on purpose, yes, that can be a warning sign. But this? No.

You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.

Again, nothing to do with mental illness! It's unawareness/clumsiness.

You have caught yourself drooling.

Hey heads up, all humans drool.

You have fallen asleep in class.

That's fatigue. Or boredom. Or fatigue and boredom. Not mental illness.

Sometimes you just stop thinking.

Well medically and scientifically your brain never stops working and thinking unless you die. Though considering the rest of this crap on it I assume that's not the case. And yes, everybody has "stopped thinking" at some point. Even the most intelligent. It's called a blonde moment or a lapse. Not a freaking sign of mental illness.

Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.

This is absentmindedness/forgetfulness or as I said above, a lapse. Not mental illness.

People often shake their heads and walk away from you.

That might just be frustration, disbelief, annoyance, etc. with you as a human being! It doesn't mean you are "mentally ill".

You are often told to use your 'inside voice'.

That is just having a loud voice/being able to project! It could be linked to confidence! Not mental illness.

You use your fingers to do simple maths.

How is this even close to being mentally ill. I do this sometimes. I never learned the 9 multiplication table because I knew a finger trick for it! And that's simple math. This has nothing to do with mental illness.

You have eaten a bug accidentally.

News flash! We all have done that! There is a legal amount of bugs allowed in our food (and it is not zero). I bet none of us want to eat bugs right? But we do, every single day.

You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important.

That's procrastination.

You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it.

That's being unaware and can happen to anybody.

You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.

See above.

You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say, will happen, if you don't.

That's being a gullible fool.

You break a lot of things.

That's being a klutz, not mentally ill.

You tilt your head when you're confused.

How is this even relevant to being mentally ill?

You have fallen out of your chair before.

Being a klutz and/or unaware.

When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling.

Okay, maybe this could be relevant to OCD. Wow we found one! But it only works for OCD.

The word "um" is used frequently.

Film yourself talking one day. All day. EVERYBODY USES THAT WORD AND WE DON"T EVEN CONSCIOUSLY PICK UP ON IT!

You don't know what "um" means.

Which "um"? Unit of Measurement? The expression of doubt, uncertainty, and hesitation? This has nothing to do with being mentally ill.

You say "what" and "huh" a lot.

What? How is this a relevancy to being mentally ill? Believe it or not, you aren't dumb if you have one.

You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.

That's either laziness, not a lot of time, or bad math skills.


So there is 36 of these "criteria" and only one actually is a good criteria point for a (very specific) mental illness. And 36x4 is 144. You can't be over 100% in mental illness.


Now here are all of mine I checked off. The one in bold is the one that is relevant to PTSD or OCD, the two mental illness I have.

1. You have screamed at an inanimate object for "hurting" you.
2. You have ran into a glass/screen door.
3. You have jumped out of a moving vehicle.
4. You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.
5. You have run into a tree/bush.
6. You have been called a blonde.
7. You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.
8. You have choked on your own spit.
9. You have accidentally caught something on fire.
10. You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.
11. You have caught yourself drooling.
12. You have fallen asleep in class.
13. Sometimes you just stop thinking.
14. Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.
15. You are often told to use your 'inside voice'.
16. You use your fingers to do simple maths.
17. You have eaten a bug accidentally.
18. You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it.
19. You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.
20. You tilt your head when you're confused.
21. You have fallen out of your chair before.
22. When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling.
23. The word "um" is used frequently.

ONLY TWO ARE RELEVANT. And falling out of my chair was because of PTSD. A triggering event happened that reminded of me of the trauma I went through and terrified me (enough to give a flashback back to the reason why I was terrified). But I've also fallen out of my chair for non-PTSD reasons. And a lot more often than the PTSD-attacks.


Yes this might just be for fun, but it's very insensitive and annoying. And since they're are gullible idiots, some will believe it. If you don't like my complaining, my rant, my rules. There is the virtual and metaphorical door.

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