As we enter World Mental Health Day, I highly recommend this blog. It provides another vision of what culturally informed ideas of mental illness can be, and in this case, ideas that are more hopeful than those we have in the United States.
What does a world look like where mental health is treated with as much urgency, compassion and care as heart health or breast health?
What does a world look like where no matter what your income, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, education, or legal status you could access affordable and excellent mental health care?
What does a world look like where there is no shame or stigma in naming out loud the daily and personal and corporate realities of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, or other mood, brain and behavioral challenges?
What does it take to make such a world possible?
On October 10, we are invited to observe World Mental Health Day, and ask these questions as a global community, knowing that each one of us in our small ways can be part of the big changes that we wish to see in the…
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