I apologise I can't read long posts at the moment - just wanted to say "Hiya Rasselas - Great to see you again!!!"
"How do you spell LOVE" said Piglet.
"You don't spell it, you feel it" said Pooh
Where do normal behaviours and emotions end and abnormal ones begin? Is there a definite dividing line or is there a finely graded continuum shading gradually from 'normal behaviours and emotions' to neurosis to full blown psychosis and all points in between?
If it's a gradual continuum then knowing where to let be or where to intervene/pathologise is a complex and inexact science.
Should nothing be done in that situation or should the best be done with what is available?
Yet inside there is this perpetual nagging doubt;
the feeling we are possessed by a 'subtle lack of togetherness''.
If we really want to say what helps in mental health, there’s a straightforward mantra and it goes like this:
“Some people find medication helpful. Some people find therapy helpful. Some people find medication and therapy helpful. Some people don’t find either helpful.”