“It’s easier to say my tooth is aching than to say my heart is broken”
– C S Lewis
Fairy tales such as Cinderalla, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and more have painted a very grim picture for women, in which the lady is helpless, needs a saving and is dependent on either the family, or a prince to save the day for her. Have you, as a woman, been subjected to similar circumstances? Or have you, as a male child, been told to behave a certain way and save the world and show only your strong side?
The society expects us to behave in a certain way and that’s exactly what triggers most mental health illnesses – expectations.
Take a look at our 5 beloved cartoon characters who have suffered from mental health illnesses. And don’t be surprised if you can totally relate to them.
Character : Alice
From : Alice in Wonderland
Disorder : Schizophrenia (Misinterpreting reality)
Alice from Alice in Wonderland plainly experiences schizophrenia which is essentially a mental health illness in which you misinterpret reality. At a certain point, she even asks without holding back, "Have I gone mad?" Yes, sadly, Alice, you have. All through her excursion, Alice sees talking creatures and a hookah-smoking caterpillar. She envisions a beverage that makes you shrivel.
She additionally sees an upsetting feline who can grin and is tormented by the Queen of Hearts, who malignantly means to slash off Alice's head. Alice's dreams fabricate a mysterious world that shows her schizophrenic discernments.
Character : Ariel
From : Ariel, Little Mermaid
Disorder : Disposophobia (Hoarding)
Who doesn't cherish a Disney film? But believe it or not, as this sweet 16-year-old swam right into our souls, so did her emotional health. She suffered from Disposophobia, or hoarding, in simpler words.
In this mental health illness, the patient just hoards, no matter what their genuine worth. Have you seen the stuff that Ariel gathers? A decent measure of it can't even be utilized in the ocean. A candle? A can opener? Considering the misery of her passion of collecting things, there is a momentous measure of trouble she has while leaving behind the stored things.
Character : Minions
From : Despicable Me
Disorder : ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
We realize that the little, yellow things we dote on - the Minions from Despicable Me are particularly adorable, and one would keep them as pets if one could given their harmless, adorable shenanigans and continuously fooling around and getting inquisitive about everything around them?
They get quickly flustered by even whatever is routine. They are enthused about having some good times. They are energetic, and constantly fail to control themselves from following up on their motivations. This is proof that they show and keep up with the genuine spirit of a mental health illness called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
While our motive was far from demeaning your favourite cartoon characters, we aim at specifically bringing to notice that you could be experiencing mental health issues within or around you, and yet be completely ignorant about it.
We urge you to be attentive and acknowledge any emotional distress around you. Visit Xanadu Healthcare for more assistance.