Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How Mad Are You?

Just a quick drop-in today. I watched a programme yesterday (see the link at the bottom of the page), which made me think. I like that - I like that an essentially useless thing, can be useful.

The programme is essentially an experiment, with 5 'normal' participants and 5 'mentally ill' participants.

It challenges 3 mental health professionals - and the contestants themselves - to decide who among them has suffered or does suffer from a mental illness, and who is just plain 'normal'.

Already the professionals have spotted one man with OCD, but they wrongly assumed one woman had no mental health issues.

It makes me wonder - if you saw me in a crowd, would you know that I'm 'crazy'?



http://www.bbc.co.uk/headroom/newsandevents/programmes/horizon_hmay.shtml

2 comments:

Awareness said...

Absolutely crazy beautiful! Shine on! Shine on!

What a bizarre tv show!

Niki said...

:) there's a big campaign in England right now about employing people who are mentally ill - I think the show is trying to prove that even a seasoned professional sometimes can't tell the difference.