Mental illness...the new leprosy.
Unfortunately, mental healthcare is still viewed by many in our society as Freudian based hogwash. This is not to bash the theories that resulted in a fervent effort by researchers to prove or disprove them, because we now have more and more evidence based treatments for mental illness and relationship struggles. Mental health care is now more and more evidence based. Most therapists seek out evidence based practices and therapy has been proven helpful in preventing violence; to the same level as those who do not suffer from mental illness.
Mary Bowles, PsyD, abd, LMFT
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