Ever since I learned of John Nash’s death last week I have been ranting about the distortion in the movie. I, however, did not put pen to paper. So thank you, Robert, for writing this. I first saw the movie as part of an evening study/support group for people who were working as peer supporters. Many of us were disturbed by the movie distortion but we certainly had a very memorable and enlightening discussion spurred on by this movie. One aspect of the movie that has nothing to do with medication but points to an essential ingredient for transformation is relationship. There is a real soul mate love story here. It was sad to lose Alicia and John Nash–I personally take some comfort that they left together. That may just be me romanticizing, but I won’t apologize for that. I do think that if we could move the system to use relationship that we would have a kinder and certainly more effective system. Another aspect has to do with the work. John Nash continued to do his work–paid, unpaid–it was who he was. And yes medication likely would have dulled that so thank goodness he just had the strength and creativity to keep doing his passion. So many others have lost hope because of the messages they have received. This conversation is so important. Again thanks for writing this.