From Mad in Sweden: What is a human being? To understand mental illness, we first need to understand what a person really is. But we do, you might be thinking now? Science has a pretty good grasp of how the body and brain work, right? Psychologists help people who feel bad and doctors prescribe medicine for broken brains with a lack of one or the other neurotransmitter. We have treatment programs for addicts and psychiatric clinics for the depressed. That’s good right?
Absolutely, all of that is great for those who are helped. Far from all of them will be, however.