Reality Is Scary, So We Create Our Own

What R.D. Laing's 'The Divided Self' can teach us about mental health and community online.

R.D. Laing was a Scottish psychiatrist who rose to prominence in the 1960s as the “anti-psychiatry” movement gained traction across the world. Laing rejected the label of anti-psychiatry, as he thought people seeking treatment for their mental health issues deserved help. But he was skeptical of many of the medical interventions—electroshock therapy, he…

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