The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.

~Chinese Proverb~

Mental health month: Too many people are diagnosed, or are they?

May 19, 2012

The fact that almost any behavior outside normal (whatever that is) can be given a diagnosis is either appalling or ridiculous. So many having a diagnosis would not be as alarming except a plethora of people are being medicated, children included, in numbers that defy good sense.

Or, is all this mental health labeling serving a purpose? As a wake-up call it is aces.  When diagnosing and medicating becomes common, it makes good sense to take an honest look at the way we live. 

This is a stressful world for living things. It always has been. Neanderthals and hominids had their problems, but they were local, whereas ours are global. If you take a moment to list some of the things we have to tolerate, adjust to, or attempt to change, you do not have to wonder why people are seriously stressed.

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