Re: Improving mental health services in England
Mental illness is emotional sensitivity to life’s pervasive pain and pitfalls. This sensitivity is a mixed blessing, because it predisposes to both illness and insight. Sensitive people often have crucial, creative insights that shouldn’t be diagnosed or dismissed. So let’s listen, learn, comfort, and support, but not stigmatize, ostracize, marginalize, or hospitalize. Sensitivity is creativity, not negativity.
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