My 12-year old son told me recently that he believes that mental illness is everywhere. He cited the characters from Winnie the Pooh, claiming each main character suffers from at least one personality disorder. He gave me the lowdown:
Winnie the Pooh: eating disorder
And what about Christopher Robin? Well, apparently he suffers from delusions. After all, he believes his stuffed animals are carrying on conversations with themselves and with him.
My boy is not taking credit for this evaluation, as he thinks he heard it somewhere. But it’s a very clever synopsis. And it’s nice to know that, even in the world of fictional children’s literature, we are not alone.