What is the difference between injury and illness? Could it boil down to who is doing it and who is being done in? Who is the referee? Is the rule book written in Farsi or Swahili?
Local factors make several public health issues relevant to the mental injury or illness question.
In fact, there are too many factors to know for sure if a problem is an illness or injury.
Pollution Causes Illness or Injury
Industrial pollution. People are literally being poisoned by industrial operators. Rachel Carson gives a pretty good rundown of this in her book, “Silent