WATCH: Woman Who Poured Drain Cleaner In Her Own Eyes Because She Identifies As Blind.

Mockarena, Co-Founder

Apparently, this video is from a couple years ago, but it was new to me, and I saw it last night and completely freaked out about it because WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL.

You guys, this chick has a disorder called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). And it’s this completely wacked out belief that a perfectly healthy able-bodied person has that they should actually be disabled. I wrote before about a dude who used a power tool to try to cut off his own arm so he could be the amputee he’d always dreamed of being. Hannah wrote about the woman in the video below when her story first was publicized right here.

The part of the story that freaks me out the most is that a PSYCHOLOGIST helped this chick become blind by pouring drain cleaner in her eyeballs. A psychologist who was supposed to be treating her mental disorder actually helped her carry out her vision (no pun intended) of becoming blind.

Who am I kidding.  SO MUCH PUN INTENDED.


As Hannah said in her post a couple years ago:

I have zero tolerance for this. Zero. Maybe it’s because I grew up watching my youngest sister struggle with her disability. She’d give ANYTHING to walk and talk and feed herself and function like everyone else. It ticks me off to see people take their fully functioning, healthy bodies for granted.

It IS a choice. She CHOSE to act on that wacky desire, and the doctor CHOSE to help her.

I totally agree. As the mom to a severely disabled son, I have no tolerance for this either.

I’m not pretending I have the answer to BIID. It’s obviously as f*cked up a disorder as a disorder can be. But causing a permanent physical disability is as crazy as the disorder itself. I know the expert in the video above is saying that creating the disability actually can significantly improve the mental health of the suffering patient, but you guys – THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY. This is beyond insane.