Great discussion and article. As an ex-psychiatric patient in my teens and twenties, currently working as a therapist in a Christian counseling center of a large protestant church, I find this article and discussion very uplifting. Uplifting because, it’s good to see my faith represented in the mix of religious ideas expressed in MIA. Also uplifting because, it re-energizes my desire to offer my clients (as well as graduate interns I supervise) something better than the DSM answers to struggles that are by-and-large struggles of the soul. Few things have helped me more than Robert Whitaker’s ( and his colleagues/contributors) dedicated work to bring hope and healing to those who have found psychiatry to be inadequate for healing of the soul.