Just what is mental illness?

So what is mental illness about? Is it what we are often led to believe: illness requiring medication? Or is it an effect or consequence, arising of culture, beliefs and ways of thinking?

The increasing numbers of young people experiencing emotional distress in 'developed' cultures whilst not in others suggests its something we need to cross examine some more...

Lots of material to consider in this article.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/01/08/does-mental-illness-truly-exist-as-western-medicine-has-us-believing/

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