Are we really sick? Yes.
Theory Time: Peter Sedgwick's Psycho Politics and challenging notions of physical and mental illness.
Talking about mental health today means operating in a framework that we may not even be aware of: we talk about normal brains vs. chemically imbalanced brains, disordered thinking vs. healthy thinking, diagnoses, illnesses, etc., all as if these are facts.
The vast majority of our dialogue assumes that these dichotomies are real, or at least helpful in…