The following images recently captured show the abhorrent state of minds of people who suffer from mental illness.
The pictures, taken inside “The Camp,” as it is called in New York City, show the extent to which some Americans are truly suffering from emotional and/or mental illnesses that are sometimes difficult to treat.
As illustrated below, progress is being made, but there is still much work to be done.
For example, this patient suffers from a lifelong complex she inherited from her grandmother. There is no cure to this strange malady that creates an alternative reality for the subject, sometimes lasting long into adult life, as shown here with “Maggie” who believes she is the is the “Goddess of maraschino cherries.”
In this photo, “Zsa Zsa” as they call her, suffers from an anxiety disorder that makes her feel compelled to wear the same color every day and she only eats gluten-free spaghetti:
“Bernie,” as we call him, seen here, was left at a bus stop at the age of ten and he never really recovered. Bernie is new at the Camp, but we hear he gets along favorably with the other patIents, except for the constant nagging for spare tokens and telling people “I’m watching you.”
“Fran”, as we like to call her, thinks she is a bird. It started one day when she was attacked by birds at a local park. She never recovered.
One of our more progressive patients, “Angelica,” has made great progress. She suffers from a rare disorder that makes her want to imitate house furniture. She still likes to don a light fixture once in a white, but at least she stopped dressing up like a couch:
Charles and Gwen, twins at birth, believe they live in a make-believe world with hobbits, which they rule over, but not really:
“Annastasia” thinks she her real father is a peacock and only had to be institutionalized because she kept running up to strangers and screaming at them: She is relatively new at the camp, but is showing great progress:
Heinz and Hunts are also recently admitted, both suffer from taking too much hallucinogens and both have never recovered after one trip that involved them taking on the role of Ketchup and Mustard.
And finally, our oldest patient “Rose”. She has an acute illness that began to appear after 1997 after attending the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, where she likes to “bloom,” when in public; She has never been the same since.
It is a tragedy that so many adults suffer from mental illness, but we feel that support, love and kindness is the best approach for a treating these otherwise normal people.
And while we can all have sympathy for these people, we can also find comfort in knowing as long as they are monitored, they can do no real harm. It’s best to just play along so as to not confuse them.