“Have we gone so far that the actual definition of mental illness has been lost and it has been sort of retconned to mean different?”
“Hauntingly beautiful,” “ride the lightning,” and even famous quotes like “we’re all mad here” are often used to positively describe mental illness. It’s the “every cloud has a silver lining” mentality.
But is it true? Does mental illness have a positive side that is used to create things like incredible art and great literature? In this episode, our hosts push back against the idea that mental illness is anything other than an awful disease that doesn’t contribute to a better life — but keeps us from living our best ones.
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