Catching Mental Illness by Proxy

Excerpt from my journal

By Annette Rey

To say they drive me crazy is not an untruth. Every member in my family has qualified as crazy at one time or another, temporarily or long term. What is the culprit? Putting genes and environment aside (that is fodder for a separate article), is it brain-killing-foods full of chemicals promised to “make a brighter future through poison”? Or perhaps it’s the newest street drug to avoid a brighter future. “Shoot this in your veins, you won’t need veins afterwards.” What about legal alcohol? “Forget the liver, remap your brain and forget how to function or be happy. We keep our promises!”