Tagged: thomas szasz

Limbo’s Greatest Hits: #6

There has been a lot of careless banter lately about the mental health of various American politicians and their supporters. From Donald Trump to Joe Biden, and from “Trump Derangement Syndrome” to “progressivism is a mental illness,” opportunists of the left and right, including even some professional psychologists on both sides, have taken to exploiting the language of mental health, or rather mental...

The Myths of Mental Illness: A Thomas Szasz Appreciation (Part One)

  The most humbling honor of being a teacher — I mean a teacher, not just a salaried “education worker” — is earning the trust of variously perplexed, abnormal souls who have intuited that they need some extraordinary help with their self-understanding or their relationship to the world around them, and have come to believe that you might be able to provide that...