The Triple Crown of Mental Illness

Her thoughts are racing like the Kentucky Derby. 

It’s a lovely day for racing: storms seem to be brewing, but these clouds are perfectly replicating the training conditions these colts run under.

We’ll be able to witness their full potential, unhindered by glares from sunshine and heated conditions.

It’s Anxiety in the lead, Depression in a close second…

Paranoia comes two lengths behind, but his jockey seems to be too distracted with other riders to pull ahead.

Ladies and gentlemen, this should be a day for surprising wins. Anxiety and Depression are neck and neck, with a dark horse coming from behind…

It’s Disassociation!

He takes the lead fearlessly, letting the ones left behind to choke on his dust.

Depression’s rider seems to be pulling back… He’s been known to err on the side of caution, but this looks like… My stars, he’s giving up!

Disassociation keeps his comfortable lead, while Anxiety and Paranoia battle it out for second place.

Our last two riders of the day, Panic and Slump, are bringing up the pack here.

Panic has been keeping a jostling trot, I think his rider has really been challenged this year with keeping a steady pace… You can see the whites of his eyes, the foam around the bridle, absolutely true to his name. Panic has been the definition of wild card this year.

On the contrary, Slump has kept a steady slower pace, you can see how his rider has consistently taken the outer arcs in high-pressure situations. This will probably be Slump’s last race before he’s put out to pasture, although he has sired a front-running colt, Citalopram.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are heading into the final lap now, we’ll cut the commentary and get back to the race.

It’s Slump for sixth, then Panic, Depression in fifth, cut off by Paranoia, battling neck-and-neck, still, with Anxiety. Disassociation’s in the lead by three lengths, four…

It’s the last quarter, the final length, and it’s Disassociation through and through!

It’s been a rough year for his jockey, who has a reputation for often losing his train of thought, even mid-race.

And now the trophy will be presented on Neuron Field…

 

 

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