A Missing Piece of the Mental Health Puzzle:
Mental health is a topic that is both front and center these days. It is a pervasive problem that affects everyone on some level and thus needs to stay at the forefront. But in addition, I am suggesting a slight, yet very important, shift of focus.
Many associate “mental illness” with extreme emotional suffering and “mental wellness” with emotional flourishing. This, however, is a very black-and-white understanding of mental health. I envision them both on either end of a spectrum, with a whole lot of middle ground (grey area) in between. Read more