Are the mentally ill actually ill?

Are the mentally ill actually ill or do they carry the projected harm done to them?

Is your nervous system short circuiting?

I feel like I’m on the verge of overheating, fire, and explosion. An electrical wire gone haywire. I get this recurrent thought that if I verge into this short circuit, I will forever be lost there. Like a death sentence or lifetime of insanity. I will explode if I feel out this short circuit.