With the advent of psychotropic agents over the last century, management of mental illness has changed dramatically. There has also been a great deal of revision of human rights law in psychiatric facilities especially in the United States. Regardless of whether one has serious mental illness or not, everyone must learn about it and become aware of its occurrence.
Stories of Mental Illness
Mental health and mental illness comprise a major public health problem across the globe.
Aspects of Mental Illness
It is when you are depressed
Because you are so stressed.
It is when you can’t go on
Think about your spawn.
It is when the voices tell you
They will control you too.
It is when you do drugs
That you lack a nice mug.
It is when no one understands
Doesn’t mean you are canned.
It is when your parent takes his own life
You can go on amid the strife.
It is when you cut your arm
Some hospital will lessen the harm.
And did you survive?
You are still alive.
It is when your mood swings
You need the doctor’s things.
And when they give you restraints
They’re no fun to acquaint.
They gave you medication
Because they found a justification.
It’s when a patient attacks you
Don’t blame you for feeling blue.
It is when you say you are ill
Life’s troubles may someday be nil.
It is when you advise others to get help
Doubt that you will yelp.
Treatment team sends you home
Now it is time to roam.
You return to work
That’s no longer murk.
Now that therapy is going well
Good to be back home—you can tell.
And the doctor’s visits are good
You knew you could.
Time to meet new people
Start where there’s always a steeple.
The whole country knows you?
You’ll help more than a few.
You have written a book
Tell the fans it’s worth a look.
In essence, you have made it to fame
Now they know it’s not a game.
You have kicked the habit
Now you don’t need to have it.
Ah, it’s because you have that insight
And you have developed that which is right.
It is when the seizures are gone
Now you know the show is on.
It is when sleep is good
You can still think of childhood.
It is when you don’t want a drink
That you pour it down the sink.
Now you give your testimony
This, in fact, is nothing phony.
You have seen medicine at work
And you tell others don’t shirk.
You brought someone to the doctor
Your move is bound to stop her.
And that is the story of one who got better
Read his or her book—actually a letter.
What is most important in the skit?
This is one—who never quit.
Michael Koger, Sr.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and one should not use it for diagnosis or treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact their physician for advice.