Archives for September, 2011

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Mental Health as Self Denial


The mental health system aims to help us build stronger and happier selves. But is this the proper goal?

Exploring how family shapes us, learning to adjust thoughts to build confidence, and even mindfulness techniques that foster comfort with sensations are all directed at us as individuals. True, the family is a collective, thoughts occur in a social context, and mindfulness can reveal the unity of the cosmos. But mental health clinics emphasize...
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Mental Health in a Global Age


We will never achieve complete and lasting mental health in isolation. We might attain greater acceptance and spiritual grounding, but in a global human family true wellbeing depends on more than our own individual minds. It is also supported, or undermined, by the state of humanity and life on earth. As long as the world is torn by chaos and injustice, our mental states will remain uneasy no matter how comfortable our...
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