“There is always some madness in love. But there is also some reason in madness”
A recent article in the New York Times documented one woman's transformation of self and identity while living with bipolar I disorder. Her experience navigating through the mental health delivery system in the United States brings to light the culturally embedded beliefs about what it means to be mentally ill or mentally healthy. She discusses how losing her sense of identity and sense of self was overlooked in the treatment process. For many clinicians, mental and emotional challenges are considered medical problems to be treated soley by focusing on the symptoms of an illness rather than a client's lived experience.....