Failure: The Adult Baby
I read this article yesterday and found it very interesting, in a very sad sort of way. I'll let the author tell the story, but the bottom line is that I think on many levels our mental health professionals are failing us in this country. Whether it's...
...over-work on the part of mental health professionals
...the easy fix of medication
...a desire to not judge
...it all amounts to the same thing: we seem to be less mentally healthy as a society, despite advances in science a desire to be "compassionate".
To the latter point, I do think that sometimes we are compassionate in the wrong ways. As noted in the article, we allow someone to die a very slow death because that's easier than telling them a difficult truth. In the end, that's actually not all that compassionate.