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Re: how do YOU handle the mental illness question? IsoM

Posted by Phil on May 24, 2002, at 6:36:56

In reply to Re: how do YOU handle the mental illness question? terra miller, posted by IsoM on May 24, 2002, at 0:42:09

I like IsoM's response.

I don't think I've ever been asked that directly and my mood and how the question was asked would determine my answer.

1. I knew you liked me.
2. Run away screaming and waving my arms wildly.
3. I knew you were a brutha when I saw you
4. Did you just ask me if I had a mental illness or did I just hear it in my head?
5. No, I take 12 pills a day because they're pretty.
6. Yes
7. No
8. You tawkin to me?
9. Why, are you wanting to help?
10. I suffer from depression which is controlled by medication and therapy. I and 18,000,000 other Americans and many millions of people all over the world. Here are some 'friends' of mine:
Buzz Aldrin, astronaut
Shelley Beattie, athlete (bodybuilding, sailing), artist
Ned Beatty, actor
Maurice Benard, actor
Danny Bonaduce, radio personality, actor, writer
Robert Boorstin, writer, special assistant to Pres. Clinton, State Department
Art Buchwald, writer, humorist
Alohe Jean Burke (Ghafoor), musician, vocalist
Tim Burton, artist, movie director
Robert Campeau, financier (Canada)
Lisa Nicole Carson, actor
Dick Cavett, writer, media personality
C.E. Chaffin, writer, poet
Rosemary Clooney, singer
Garnet Coleman, legislator (Texas)
Francis Ford Coppola, director
Patricia Cornwell, writer
John Daly, athlete (golf)
Ray Davies, musician
Lenny Dee, musician
Eric Douglas, actor
Robert Downey, Jr., actor
Kitty Dukakis, former First Lady of Massachusetts
Patty Duke (Anna Duke Pearce), actor, writer
Thomas Eagleton, lawyer, former U.S. Senator
Margot Early, writer
Robert Evans, film producer
Carrie Fisher, writer, actor
Larry Flynt, magazine publisher
Connie Francis, actor, musician
Stephen Fry, actor, author, comedian
Kaye Gibbons, writer
Kit Gingrich, Newt's Mom
Stuart Goddard (Adam Ant), musician
Shecky Greene, comedian, actor
Linda Hamilton, actor
Kristin Hersh, musician
Jack Irons, musician
Kay Redfield Jamison, psychologist, writer
Daniel Johnston, musician
Margot Kidder, actor
Peter Nolan Lawrence, writer (England)
Rika Lesser, writer, translator
Bill Lichtenstein, producer (TV & radio)
Jay Marvin, radio personality, writer
Kevin McDonald, comedian, actor
Kristy McNichol, actor
Dimitri Mihalas, scientist
Kate Millett, writer, artist
John Mulheren, financier (U.S.)
Robert Munsch, writer
Ilie Nastase, athlete (tennis), politician
Tony Orlando, musician
Margo Orum, writer
Nicola Pagett, actor
Susan Panico (Susan Dime-Meenan), business executive
Jimmie Piersall, athlete (baseball), sports announcer
Charley Pride, musician
Mac Rebennack (Dr. John), musician
Jeannie C. Riley, musician
Lynn Rivers, U.S. Congress
Alys Robi, vocalist (Canada)
Axl Rose, musician
Francesco Scavullo, artist, photographer
Lori Schiller, writer, educator
Frances Sherwood, writer
Scott Simmie, writer, journalist
Earl Simmons (DMX), musician, actor
Alonzo Spellman, athlete (football)
Muffin Spencer-Devlin, athlete (pro golf)
Darryl Strawberry, athlete (baseball)
Ben Stiller, actor, comedian
Gordon Sumner (Sting), musician, composer
Lili Taylor, actor
Dimitrius Underwood, athlete (football)
Jean-Claude Van Damme, athlete (martial arts), actor
Mark Vonnegut, doctor, writer
Sol Wachtler, judge, writer
Tom Waits, musician, composer
Brian Wilson, musician, composer, arranger
Jonathan Winters, comedian, actor, writer, artist
Luther Wright, athlete (basketball)
Here's some people you may remember

Stuart Adamson, 1958-2001, musician
Chris Antley, 1967-2001, athlete
Diane Arbus, 1923-1971, photographer
Samuel Barber, 1910-1981, classical composer
Samuel Becket, 1906-1989, writer
Menachem Begin, 1913-1992, Prime Minister (Israel), Nobel Laureate
Tommy Boyce, 1939-1994, musician, composer
Clara Bow, 1905-1965, actor
Cheyenne Brando, 1970-1995, actor
Richard Brautigan, d. 1984, writer
Donald Cammell, 1934-1996, movie director, screenwriter
Truman Capote, 1924-1984, writer
Paddy Chayefsky, 1923-1981, writer, movie director
Lawton Chiles, 1930-1998, senator, governor (Florida)
Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, Prime Minister (U.K.)
Kurt Cobain, 1967-1994, musician
Tyrus Cobb, 1886-1961, athlete
Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, U.S. president
Dennis Crosby, 1935-1991, actor
John Denver, 1943-1997, musician, composer, writer
Terence Donovan, 1936-1996, photographer
Michael Dorris, 1945-1997, writer
James Farmer, 1920-1999, civil rights activist
Philo T. Farnsworth, 1906-1971, inventor of electronic television
Andre Franquin, 1924-1997, cartoonist
Michel Foucault, 1926-1984, writer, philosopher
Judy Garland, 1922-1969, singer, actor
Stan Getz, 1927-1991, musician
Arshille Gorky, 1904-1948, artist
Philip Guston, 1913-1980, artist
Hampton Hawes, 1928-1977, musician
Lillian Hellman, 1905-1984, writer
Ernest Hemingway, 1898-1961, writer
Margaux Hemingway, 1955-1996, actor, model
Audrey Hepburn, 1929-1993, actor
Herman Hesse, 1877-1962, writer
Edward Hopper, 1882-1967, artist
Eugene Izzi, 1954-1996, writer
William James, 1842-1910, philosopher, writer
Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, U.S. president
Franz Kafka, 1883-1924, writer
Danny Kaye, 1913-1986, actor, comedian
William Kurelek, 1927-1977, artist
Primo Levi, d. 1987, chemist, writer
Ross Lockridge, Jr., 1914-1948, writer
Jack London, 1876-1916, writer
Malcolm Lowry, 1909-1957, writer
J. Anthony Lukas, 1933-1997, writer
Salvador Luria, 1912-1991, geneticist, Nobel Laureate
Susannah McCorkle, 1946-2001, vocalist, writer
Peter McWilliams, 1949-2000, writer, activist
Robert Merrill, 1924-1998, musician, lyricist
Carmen Miranda, 1909-1955, dancer, actor
Claude Monet, 1840-1926, artist
Thelonious Monk, 1917-1982, musician
Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, actor, singer
Vaslov Nijinksy, 1889-1959, dancer, choreographer
Richard M. Nixon, 1913-1994, U.S. president
Laurence Olivier, 1907-1989, actor
Eugene O'Neill, 1888-1953, writer
Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918, poet, soldier
Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, writer, poet
George S. Patton, 1885-1945, General (U.S. military)
Walker Percy, 1916-1990, writer
Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, writer
Jackson Pollock, 1912-1956, artist
Cole Porter, 1891-1964, composer
Freddie Prinze, 1955-1977, comedian, actor
Norman Rockwell, 1894-1978, artist
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, First Lady
Amelia Rosselli, 1930-1996, poet
Mark Rothko, 1903-1970, artist
Gabrielle Roy, 1909-1983, writer
May Sarton, 1913-1995, poet, diarist, novelist
Ronnie Scott, d. 1996, musician
David O. Selznick, 1902-1965, film producer, director
Anne Sexton, 1928-1974, poet
Charles Schulz, 1922-2000, artist, cartoonist
Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906-1975, musician
Diana Spencer, 1961-1997, Princess of Wales
Dusty Springfield, 1939-1999, vocalist
Gene Tierney, 1920-1991, actor
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, artist
Spencer Tracy, 1900-1967, actor
Vivian Vance, 1909-1979, actor
Tennessee Williams, 1911-1983, writer
William Carlos Williams, 1883-1963, physician, writer, poet
Bill Wilson, 1895-1971, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Hugo Wolf, 1860-1903, composer
Ed Wood, 1925-1978, movie director
Natalie Wood, 1938-1981, actor
Tammy Wynette, 1942-1998, musician, vocalist
Faron Young, 1932-1996, musician
Robert Young, 1907-1998, actor




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