Toy Animals with Mental disorders...

This may be a controversial post - German toymaker Paraplush has produced a line of stuffed toy animals that suffer from common mental illnesses. There is the Depressed Turtle, Hallucinating Snake, Hippo with OCD, Paranoid Crocodile and the Bipolar sheep.

While these aren't really for kids, but more like therapist aid based on their flash card game - it surely is an interesting concept. Would you purchase these to educate your kids on certain mental issues. You'd have to be caution not to mislead! Or are these disturbing as seen by the comments on another post.

Ok so what are thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'm new to your blog and I love it! Since nobody has really said much on the subject, I thought I'd share my thoughts. I have been diagnosed with OCD. Though I am sensitive when people make jokes about having OCD when they just like a clean kitchen, I don't find these offensive at all. I actually think they are rather charming and aren't meant to be hurtful or insensitive to those diagnosed with these mental issues. Someone on the alternate post asked if there were any other groups of disadvantaged persons they want to make fun of in a sarcastic tone. To be honest, I find being referred to as "disadvantaged" much more offensive than a harmless stuffed hippo. Thanks for the post!


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