Remember – “This Is Your Brain on Drugs or the Rachael Leigh Brain on Heroin?”
You may not remember the PSA for the: “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” campaign. I remember these Public Service Announcements from 1980′s. I think due to the simplicity and effectiveness of the message…they got me to try drugs (It’s a joke people).
The PSA “shows a man (played by John Roselius) in a starkly furnished apartment who asks if there is anyone out there who still doesn’t understand the dangers of drug abuse. He holds up an egg and says, “This is your brain,” before picking up a frying pan and adding, “This is drugs.” He then cracks open the egg, fries the contents, and says, “This is your brain on drugs.” Finally he looks up at the camera and asks, “Any questions?”
Original Rachael Leigh Cook Brain on Drugs
The eggs of PSA made Time magazines 2013 top ten list of all time PSA but nothing is more shocking and more powerful then Times “#1 OMG L@@K OUT!”
I will not add it to this post since it’s about teen texting. If you watch that video beware, it is gruesome and powerful. It will make you never want to drive and text again.
Do PSA’s Work?
This Mental Health Humor cartoon is part of the Over-Medicated.com series.
Mental Health Humor cartoon: Over-Medicated.com
Medication Bottle: Why? Why do I ignore the prescription drug warning labels?
Caption: Don’t drink, don’t drive, don’t go out at night next to a cliff…
In my last mental Health Humor cartoon, we talked about a serious subject of “Mass Killings Let’s Talk About The Elephant In The Room”.
One thing I left out was how deeply sorry and grief-stricken I am over these senseless deaths! It’s easy to forget that when you blog about data, you are, in fact, talking about victims of heinous crimes and deaths from mass killings. My goal was to present the data and the cartoon in a way that would make readers think in a way to improve the understanding that not all mentally Ill people are to be feared!…by talking about that elephant in the room: “Mental illness.”