Q&A: How do you know that you have a mental illness?

Question by : How do you know that you have a mental illness?
I think that i have a strong mental illness, but i could never ask someone such a question in person. This belief that I have a mental illness hinders me everyday, and i double think everything as if I had two separate personalities; The normal me, and the handicapped me. I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve never told anyone.

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Answer by Jeffrey
Do you think like Jeffrey Dahmer? if so yes you’re mentally ill.

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5 Comments so far »

  1. Vaxoco Kabana said,

    Wrote on February 15, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    you cant. you will always feel normal to you.

  2. Iron-Maiden said,

    Wrote on February 15, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    “If someone wasn’t mentally ill in some way, they would be mentally ill.”

  3. koolaidsmile619 said,

    Wrote on February 15, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    you know yourself better than anyone else and if you think you have a mental ilness you probably do best thing is to talk to a counclor youd be suprised how many people have a mental illness and are able to treat it and live normal lives

  4. kateg said,

    Wrote on February 15, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    Well, honestly, the saying has pretty much always been, if you question your mental state, you do not have a problem. People with mental illness most often do not know it. Now listen, everyone has alternate personalities. We behave one way with parents, another way with friends, another way in school, and another way with the opposite sex. And what you are talking about is aspects of your personality – it is quite normal to have two points of view, or to see other ways of doing things, and to rethink decisions you’ve made. Hon, you are normal, don’t question yourself. I’d like to offer simple examples of how that operates:
    Choosing a school to attend: This one offers a good program, exactly what I want, but it is farther from home and it is very expensive. And this school has good affordable tuition and is close to home, but it doesn’t offer all the classes I’m looking for. You will argue with yourself back and forth and could potentially not be able to make a decision because both sides make a good argument. And even when you do decide on a school, at the back of your mind you will wonder whether you made the right decision or not – and you may change your mind 4 or 5 times.

    Your brain has two sides, the right and left brain – and those two sides are diametrically opposed to each other. They work differently. One side is clinical, rational and practical. The other side is inventive, creative, and abstract. One side analyzes, the other side senses. One is linear, the other is random. Linear thoughts go from step a to step b to step c and continue in a line to make a decision. Random thoughts may take information and receive data from alternate sources or hearsay, but it won’t be an orderly process, it will be information gathered in a scavenger hunt type of method. These thoughts argue for winning their own way – and there is no absolute right answer. Both sides will present a decent argument for anything that comes up in your life. And both sides can be right in their own way. Choosing what is right for you is the biggest issue and understanding that you will always experience two sides to everything in life. This is life, this is normal. It is not a handicap that you alone have, it is a human experience we all have, some more or less than others. But if it is crippling you, then it’s time to learn what the challenges are. Know this, it is perfectly fine to double think things. We often don’t have all the information we need to make decisions – and that double-thinking is what gives us the additional information. In the future, I need you to embrace the differences, they have their value. Learn from what that gives you and don’t think it is hurting you. It is providing you information you wouldn’t already have, or might not think of asking. Embrace that other side, accept the information that it is giving you.

    Most of us lean to one side of the process – in other words, some of us tend to be more practical and logical, when others are more creative. There is no wrong, it is how we are made and how our brains operate. Learn a bit more so you understand. And in the future, try not to be hard on yourself, give yourself time, and accept the nuances that you, as a person, are.

  5. Cat Lady said,

    Wrote on February 15, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    You can go to a psychaitrist and he will examine you

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