Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mental Illness

Natalie Brown
Mrs. Carter
English 9

In the article Mental Illness Sans Cliches, By Susan Brink talks about mental illnesses and famous people with them. In the TV show The Middle, the youngest character Brick, suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as OI. People with OI are short, and suffer from neurological features such as, seizures, hearing loss and communication hydrocephalus. In the show, every time Brick says a sentence he whispers the last word in the sentence. For example if he said "Can I go to the library?" he would whisper "library" and look down at the ground as he would say the word. Just because people have mental illnesses or diseases, doesn't mean they cant do what any other person can do, like having a job or playing sports.