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How to Turn Stigma about Mental Illness into Compassion

by Jill Suttie, syndicated from Greater Good

Stephen Hinshaw explores what it meant to be raised by a father with psychosis—and how that experience has informed his work as a psychologist.

What is it like to grow up in a household with a parent displaying serious mental illness?

Renowned psychologist Stephen Hinshaw knows firsthand. His father suffered major bouts of psychosis that kept him periodically hospitalized during Hinshaw’s childhood. Yet, the reasons for these absences were never explained to Hinshaw, until he turned 18 and his philosopher father started to divulge his lifetime of struggles (which included being (mis)diagnosed with schizophrenia for decades). Continue reading The Greater Good Online

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    Marsha Hammond PhD Licensed Psychologist Asheville

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    There’s much more mental illness in the world than is acknowledged. Witness POTUS. This being said, it’s next to impossible for me to have compassion for that human. Compassion for all the suffering he creates is possible if u can get past being afraid and angry. MVH PhD

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      SheVille Team

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      Thanks for your comment and for taking the time.

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