I Repeat: Mental Illness IS Physical Illness

brain disorderPhysical illness: an illness that affects the physical body and its organs.

Mental illness: an illness that affects the brain.

The brain: a physical organ.

Therefore …

 

This has been a Jackie Lea Sommers Uses Logic PSA.

Image credit: Dierk Schaefer

 

 

9 thoughts on “I Repeat: Mental Illness IS Physical Illness

    • Thanks Alison! Sometimes I worry that I bore or offend half of my audience all the time– that those who read for the OCD parts are annoyed with the writing bits and vice versa. But all of it is ME, so I just plug away! 🙂 This message means a lot!

      • No I really appreciate both. I’ve learned so much about OCD and mental health in general. And even though the ways these things touch my life aren’t always perfectly aligned with what you are writing about it is so meaningful to have someone be so open and honest and encouraging about mental illness.

  1. Such a good explanation! Thank you! Just started reading your blog and have been going through the archives and it is great! Bookmarking lots of things to go back to.

  2. Pingback: Question & Dancer: OCD & Family, Romanticizing Mental Illness, and What to Expect in OCD Remission | JACKIE LEA SOMMERS

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