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To Treat or to Heal?

The Mental Health Imbroglio

The question that needs to be asked is, how many of those being treated for mental illness are recovering? Does the current treatment regimen help people with recovery, or is it only a “treatment” option with an entry and no exit point? Psychiatric professionals need to focus on recovery.

What could be a key question facing a society when it comes to mental health? Is it to identify people who are suffering for various reasons, medicate them and, keeping a medical view, invest in psychiatric infrastructure? Or is it to, like Mills (Rimke 2016: 4), take a social justice view, see the link between mental and emotional health/distress (private troubles) and social injustice (public issues)? The views taken in such policy decisions set priorities for further action.

Two Sides of Mental Health

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Updated On : 23rd Jun, 2020

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