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As the speaker, I fully agree. In my talk, I refer to mental illness as a "skeleton in the closet" not because it should have been, but because, sadly, it was. The two cases I discuss are heartbreaking and no doubt treatment would be far different today.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM <jbonline1111@...> wrote:
I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness. For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness. We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.