LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Last year, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) officially declared ‘selfies’ as a mental disorder, calling it Selfitis, defined as the passive-aggressive urge to take a photo of one’s self and posting it on social media.
Today, the APA downgraded Selfitis to a potential life saver, thanks to a news camerawoman who took the time to snap a selfie and, in the process, save a life.
Dolores Gillham, a photographer for CBS2 and KCAL9, was taking a selfie when she heard a man cry our for help. As she took a second selfie, she heard another cry for help. She then contacted her TV station which in turn called for rescue help.
The rest is history. The driver of a car that plunged off the the Angeles Crest Highway was rescued by helicopter and taken to a nearby hospital where he is now recovering.
So the next time you’re driving through a national forest or enjoying the view at a ski resort, go ahead and take a selfie or two. You might end up saving a life.
And no one will think of you as having a mental disorder. Not even the APA!