Intended for healthcare professionals


Children are being failed by substandard mental health services

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 27 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3641

What is mental illness?

Mental illness is sensitivity with frightful insights. Troubled with demons and fears, but bubbling with dreams and ideas, sensitivity enlightens us with creative insights. So let’s listen, learn, solace, and support, but not stigmatize, marginalize, ostracize, or hospitalize. Sensitivity is creativity, not negativity.

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 August 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA