Invisibilia: “The Problem with the Problem”


NPR’s Invisibilia podcast learns that approaching something as a problem can itself be the problem, and that a community-based approach to what we now call “mental illness” is – and, for centuries, has been – a very positive one.

From the Invisibilia website:

We are naturally drawn to finding solutions. But are there ever problems we shouldn’t try to solve? Lulu Miller visits a town in Belgium with a completely different approach to dealing with mental illness. Families in the town board people – strangers – with severe mental illnesses in their homes, sometimes for decades. And it works, because they are not looking to cure them.