Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or “OCD,” is a paradigm that is much more than simply insisting on having books on a bookshelf in a straight line.
It is a passion fueled by a habitual, compulsive behavior that the disabled party cannot halt until a problem is solved or a desired sum is achieved.
The disabled party’s stress-producing anxiety will not subside until the compulsion solves a problem believed to exist or produces a desired sum.
The stigma surrounding mental health will never improve in the hands of politicians who deploy it as a political catchphrase while speaking with their constituents. The stigma surrounding mental health and our society’s criminalization of it will only improve when those that suffer from it have the courage to walk into the light and show others they are no different than everyone else.
The question is always asked why did America’s mental health hospitals diminish during the twentieth century. It is possible that the politicians that preach mental health awareness realized they could convert an expense into revenue.
13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
Section 23 of Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Iowa
Legal Disclaimer: The smoking computer in this published post does not communicate a future violation of the Iowa Code or federal law by a disabled veteran suffering from a mental health disorder. The smoking laptop pictured in this published post represents aluminum and silicon struggling to keep pace with a carbon-based unit.