There Is No More Shame In Having Mental Illness Than Having Tonsilltis

Fighting for a Future

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The problem we have with talking about mental health is that we still don’t think of it as an equal priority with physical health. This is wrong not simply because it leads to less money being spent on mental health service provision by governments, but also because it fails to see that the whole idea of mental health shouldn’t be an isolated one.

As a species, we love to divide things up. We draw a straight line in a map between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans while the water remains oblivious. We also draw a line between the mental and physical and base our entire system of healthcare on that false division.

Once upon a time, the medical world detailed the makings of the human body by saying there were four distinct humours. Every single health complaint could be explained as an excess or deficiency of one of four distinct…

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

4 thoughts on “There Is No More Shame In Having Mental Illness Than Having Tonsilltis”

  1. I like the point that if the brain is isolated from the body and considered,alone, subject to our will, the failure to control it brings shame. We would not be ashamed if we failed to control how fast our hair grows or our heart beats.

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