A Germany toy company decided that they were going to make stuffed animals that are, patients for home therapy. Meaning stuffed animals with mental illnesses.
Now I am not quite sure how to feel about this, a close family member of mine suffers from a mental illness, and after searching the toy makers website, I cannot see if they are trying to make fun of those with mental illness, or trying to make those feel like they are not alone.
~*Dub the turtle suffers from severe depression. His shell is removable.*~
~*Sly the snake suffers from paranoid hallucinations. He thinks that his tail is an imaginary partner in which he talks to.*~
~*Dolly the sheep suffers from multiple personality disorder. She thinks she is a wolf. She is able to be turned inside out which makes her into a wolf.*~
~*Kroko the crocodile suffers from delusional aquaphobia, aka afraid of water. His pillow is only attached by velcro, so it is removable.*~
~*Lilo the hippo suffers from, what I can gather, obsessive compulsive disorder. He tries to solve puzzles, and comes complete with a wooden puzzle.*~
Each animal comes with a personalized medical history and a treatment plan. They retail for $38.00.
Here is their lovely website: Mental Illness Stuffed Animals
Feedback would be great on this. What are you feelings towards the idea of having mentally ill stuffed animals?