I do understand the dismay between the usage of “mental illness” and “mental health.” It is not semantics because I have been making an effort to use them in their correct contexts (plus many organizations insist on us using the correct language). You are correct in assessing it as a “volatile mental illness situation” because that deals with individuals exhibiting diagnosable mental illness (oftentimes they have already been diagnosed). I would consider shifting your paradigm when it comes to understanding the definition of mental health however. In my context, it is simply bringing an individual affected by mental illness to a mental state where they can function socially and mentally on their own. In what way do you consider the difference between mental illness or mental health as equivalents to brainwashing and mind control?