Someone on Facebook said she didn’t believe that people who experience the phenomena that which gets labeled mental illness by psychiatry can be cured. I responded with some comments including these:
No one uses the word “cure” around here. Healing, though, happens. Transformation happens – absolutely. I know far too many of us now to doubt that at all. And many of those folks thrive and do not consider themselves ill.
The word cure is funny. When it comes to things of the spirit and emotions it’s simply not applicable. As if we might cure ourselves from being human.
See these posts for many different ways to consider healing and transformation:
- Drug free recovery from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc…
- Spiritual emergency: one way of interpreting activity of the psyche that is often labeled psychotic
- The Shamanic-like nature of consciousness
The conversation on Facebook made me think of a couple of things…
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