The Perks of Mental Illness

The Perks of Mental Illness

(3.5m)   by amanduh

Comedy Monologues   (49453 Views 7 Comments)

Good evening; my name is Amanda and I am mentally I'll-yep life's great-you?

Before beginning I should mention the obvious; now that you know of my illness it would be completely inappropriate to laugh at anything I say...I'll sue your ass. Wait a minute...feel free to laugh..I could use the money.

Let me tell you a little secret about people with mental illness that you might not know; we know that a lot of what we say and do is fucked...absolutely fucked....we just can't help ourselves.

Let me give you an example. When I was in graduate school in the psychology program nonetheless I developed a fear of socks that came from anywhere but the third aisle at Dollarama. I was absolutely convinced that unless I was wearing what I eventually deemed my "magical study socks" that I could not do any work. Even more crazy was the fact that I stored my study socks in an automobile trash bin that I had attached to my desk chair. Now remember...Master's in Psychology.

In the words of my brother "phobias are fucked". Let me assure you though that mental illness is not as horrid as it may seem. Even mental illness has its perks. I try to look at my glass of booze as half full. For beginners, people with MHI's get the best drugs-I know this because I sell half the shit I'm on. Second...thanks to stigma and discrimination and all the motherfuckers out there who think that people with mental health issues are stupid and unable to help themselves, I can commit any number of crimes and get away with them. All I have to say is "I'm fucked in the head me couldn't help myself."

I could go on but I don't want to brag or make you jealous or anything.

Thanks for coming out tonight and laughing at me. I'll see you after the show to get your contact info so I can sue all of your asses.

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Author's Message

In this script my aim is to poke fun at my experiences with mental illness and to shed light on the unforeseeable perks of mental illness.

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Submitted by mcrawley58 on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:09
Love it. Want to use this is my Intro to theater class.
Submitted by Arissa Alaine (not verified) on Sun, 11/08/2015 - 17:02
I love this monologue! I have a quick question; is there a full script associated with it? and if so may I have access to it? I would like to use this for my acting class but need to do some acting research and will need the whole script. Thank you! Arissa
Submitted by chelsea (not verified) on Sat, 11/21/2015 - 19:45
Is this the full script or is there another one if there is i was wondering if i could have access to it for my HSC drama work maybe. Thank you!
Submitted by Christina (not verified) on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 01:00
This is a great monologue that I can relate to. May I use it for an audition for my HS Play?
Submitted by leemck24 on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:42
This monologue is so great. Do you mind if I use it for an audition monologue I have to do? I've tried to private message the Author but it is not letting me.
Submitted by firepower on Sat, 05/07/2016 - 23:48
Yo this is amazaballs and I wanna use it for my drama piece. I haven't studied anything at all and I have to memorise an entire monologue for tommorow... Whoops...
Submitted by mollypaige00 on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 02:26
Hi! I am a Junior in a high school in Florida. I actively participate the Thespian society and would like to perform this monologue. May I please have the full script to present?

3.5m Comedy Monologues - The Perks of Mental Illness