Thank you so much for this article, and for your extremely helpful website. You’ve really captured the complexities of the issue, and presented it in a way that’s organized, and understandable. Regarding psychiatric drugs and the medical/ disease model, I just wanted to comment on that. Psychiatry and drug companies have been so successful, I believe, because they’ve nailed how the art of advertising works- take a complex issue (your web of causation illustration), over simplify it (you have a chemical imbalance) and offer and a simple solution (these drugs). Their advertising works. And when you are dealing with people who are struggling, or who have a friend or family member who is, from what I’ve seen going on out there, they don’t really want to hear it about how mental illness doesn’t exist, or about the evils of psychiatry. They want a solution. All of the truth telling and exposes in world, and much as I do see the value in that, aren’t necessarily going to help a person in the moment, in crisis, when there is no solution in its place, and people don’t know where else to turn to or what to do. Thank you for your very thorough explanations, and for offering solutions. Very helpful!