Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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  • There’s a third powerful institution that benefits hugely from the current ‘diagnose and medicate’ approach to mental health problems – governments. Although they are pressured to spend billions of dollars on mental health services, it suits governments to have distress labelled as mental disorders – pathologies located within unfortunate individuals – rather than result of pathogenic government policies that foster inequality. And governments can pretend to be really caring by funding anti-stigma campaigns too!