Let’s not ‘medicalise and disorderise’ young people, let’s listen to them

From Mad in the Ireland: “I totally and utterly disagree with this idea that young people are less resilient, or getting less resilient, or experiencing more distress. We’ve spent 10 years asking and trying to develop a country where young people are more willing to speak about their vulnerabilities, to talk about emotions, and now they’re turning around and telling us all about their emotions, and we’re going. “Oh, my God! You’re all so sad!”, you know, “this is terrible!”. No, actually, this is a really good sign.”

This interview conducted by Dr Emma Farrell first appeared thinkful.ie and has been reposted with permission.

Read the full English interview here.

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