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To: neverdem

IMO, Mental illness is actually physical illness manifested in the brain and personality.


5 posted on 06/22/2011 5:50:45 PM PDT by tiki
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To: tiki
IMO, Mental illness is actually physical illness manifested in the brain and personality.

I struggled for years with my father's suicide. Dad wasn't obviously or overtly "mentally ill" but was suffering from depression, nobody else in the family knew to what extent.

I got a greater understanding and a degree of acceptance when I was confronted with such physical pain of my own that I preferred death. Not that I contemplated suicide but did indeed prefer to be dead rather than suffer any more. It hit me like a ton of bricks that there are people who suffer mentally to that extent.

I'm not justifying suicide but trying to better understanding it.

25 posted on 06/23/2011 8:31:54 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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