Yes it would be very cool, I would use the term mental disability however when describing your friend.
We often forget the people less fortunate than the rest of us, people who suffer from a variety of disorders and handicaps that most of us never have to deal with in our daily lives.
Have any of you ever taken the time to volunteer to help a disabled person, to go and visit them during the holidays when no one else would, to go on an outing with them and see the joy that they have for the simplest amount of human interaction.
I have, and it will touch your heart in ways that you never knew, and to see the happiness that you can bring to these beautiful people will change your life forever...
Yes that would be so cool. My mom works with people who have both mental and physical disorders. Just mental disorders though would be cool. I would like to read it. I think you should pursue this idea if you really want to make a statement to people that there is more behind mental disorders.
Yes, that would be very cool. Comment on my answer and talk to me! I have a very interesting mental condition that I won't shut up about and you can help me get the words out so I don't feel like I need to tell everyone. Lol.
But please don't classify people as having mental "disorders." It hurts them. Call it a "condition."
I dont understand why everyone is saying it would be cool just off top... Have you asked your friend and their family if it would be okay since im sure you plan to write based of your experiences with that person... I find it is offensive to use your friend as some live specimen to journal about. I mean do you even have a reason you're doing so! And im not some random person speaking from no stand point, Im a nurse and I had a younger brother whom has recently passed within the past year God rest his soul... So I have a lot of experience in dealing with this subject and the first thing you need to remember is that they are still human just like you and I, so respect that! Whether they can follow your question or not asking for permission... You should still ask the friend themselves and if they are not competent to make their own decision you need to ask the family. If they give you permission than be respectful at all times in doing so... Dont treat them like some freak experiment because they didnt ask for their disorder and you should realize how blessed you are for being born without a disorder and what you should learn is how blessed you are and it should shed light on the things in life people take for granted everyday that most people dont even realize!