July 16, 2016

Review of Marbles by Ellen Forney

This book is a great thing to hand to someone who tells someone with mental illness to just feel better. It is also good for people with mental illness(ess) to show that the journey to getting better is not easy and will have pitfalls even for the people who are the most self-actualized in getting to the right place, even if it takes ten years to do so.

It is also interesting as s policy document, since it shines a light in how expensive it is to suffer from mental illness, and should show that we need a safety net somewhere to help people who suffer - but sadly, we still trivialize the suffering of the ill to the point that their pathologies are applied to those we disagree with. “Crazy” should fade from the discourse as other words have.