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Head To Head Maudsley Debate

Has the Mental Health Act had its day?

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5248 (Published 16 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5248

What is Mental illness?

Mental illness is sensitivity and creativity. 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

16 November 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA