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Unpacking Our View of Mental Illness & How We Address It

Today in the U.S. it seems the predominant narrative available to make sense of much internal suffering is a scientific narrative, the belief that, much like diabetes or cancer, mental illness can be “found,” accurately identified through formal diagnostic procedures, and addressed through scientifically vetted treatments. Much as we colloquially understand diabetes to be an […]

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Siri Hustvedt, A Reflection On Acute Trauma

Below is a powerful and personal illustration by Siri Hustvedt, writing in The New York Times on February 20th, 2012 of the emotional impact of her automobile crash over ten years ago.  Her discussion about the interplay between the body and the mind as it relates to emotion and psychological health is important.  Sometimes in therapy and […]

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