16-year-old Jimmy is standing outside of a house. His so-called friends are inside smoking pot, hooking up, and doing who knows what else. He picked up the phone and called me. What was done on our ten minute phone call changed the course of his teenage years
The Problem with a Problem-Centric Approach to Mental Health
If I tell a therapist that I had a “sad day,” does that mean that I am clinically depressed? If I’m going through a big life transition — new school, new job — and I mention that I’m nervous, does that mean I have an adjustment or anxiety disorder? These are common conclusions drawn by professionals who feel compelled to identify a problem where, sometimes, no real problem exists. When it comes to health —especially mental health — the way we view, diagnose and treat it is backwards.
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