“I hurt myself today – to see if I still feel. I focused on the pain, the only thing that’s real.” This is from a song written by Trent Reznor, the founder of the group Nine Inch Nails. A famous … Continue reading
Vad är egentligen psykisk ohälsa? Är det när man upptäcker att man mår psykiskt dåligt, eller har det varit en längre uppbyggnadsprocess som lett till att man till slut upplever psykisk ohälsa? Rimligtvis måste det senare vara fallet då saker … Continue reading
Today I read the headline of an article that said that “terrorism is not a psychological disease.” Ok, but it’s not a very healthy psyche that rests in someone able to commit these crimes on the other hand now is it? So what is the deal with wanting to use the word terrorism for certain forms of crimes? There has to be something driving this want instead of saying that it’s a mentally unstable person that is able to commit these crimes.
The funny thing, even though it’s anything but, is that when we hear about a crime being committed and we hear that it’s a terrorist attack there is something comforting in that even though that might sound contradicting, controversial and even wrong or absurd to your ears.
Some would say anxiety is a disease but I would say it’s not, it is a condition which means it is reversible. I am a living testimony of that. I was terrified of eating with others, even with close friends. I could get panic attacks but no one noticed because I was the master at showing a proper controlled face to the world, yet my inside was like a hurricane. I developed lots of skills to make sure no one noticed. I went to the toilet, I went to get some water, and some times I just left to let the steam out of the system.