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Mental Health as a Management Strategy

January 27, 2013


I was pleased to see Elyn R. Sak’s article in the New York Times today.  Her story opens a new dialogue about mental illness.  Instead of cultivating “patient” status and transforming people into fractions of who they could otherwise be, treatment for serious mental illness should focus on the management of symptoms.  In this way the exact symptoms of mental illness can become sources of strength if not talent.


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