We must speak the truth about human life

From Mad in Norway: Talking about mental health as something limited, something private and individual, and through a medicalized view, is diminishing and alienating for most of us. Diagnostic focus is a dead end. Diagnoses are about deficiencies and illness, what you can’t do, not what you can do. A focus on diagnosis closes off life’s possibilities and the resources we have within us and around us. We must dare to talk about what it is like to be human. Speak the truth about life: the rich, fluid, messy and multifaceted.

Read the original Norwegian article here and the English translation here