Hierarchical and contiguous ideals of mental health

It is extremely routine and regular, common sense even, there is a hierarchy of structure when it comes to mental health.

I am challenging that notion.

I prefer the object oriented type of relation of contiguity. Indeed there are structures by which we can know of a mental health situation, but it doesn’t mean that everything needs to be treated as though the cause is always physical, that is, that while we talk about social components, systemic Components, even psychological aspects, everything must reduce to a physical or biological cause.

I reject that reductionism.

This does not mean that I reject that there is indeed a biological component to mental health. Indeed, one thing I think that the hierarchical medical model does not contend with well, Does not offer us any options at all, is that indeed there are some mental health issues, say, such as brain injury, schizophrenia or bipolar perhaps, which indeed do you have significant physical biological components, but as well, some mental health issues have a primary cause in the social sphere, or only the psychological sphere, such that the biological component becomes secondary, and not always foundational.

Mine is thus a philosophical concession. Because the medical model, as I argue in my recently published paper, the medical model has no philosophy on reality. It is generally philosophically unsubstantiated and indeed generally treats philosophy as a second or even third order way into knowledge.

So, I am actually considering the full wealth of knowledge that is available to our thinking minds here and understanding with that open mind that the medical model is biased in its presentation and I feel as well often contributing more to the problem of mental disease or unease then it is helping it.

We As mental health practitioners, but our clients as wellneed to be able to work together, as he is so fashionable, with equity for what knowledge actually is, as opposed to constantly having to live under the shadow of the medical model and refer all intelligence to a fundamental biological cause that medical science will one day discover.

Is hierarchical model of mental health is a disservice in our moment.

Author: landzek

My name is Lance Kair, a philosopher, a counselor and a musician who is being questioned.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Chrysalis

"For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern" -- William Blake

Note To My White Self

The reflections of a white man confronting his personal privilege and racism.

The Orthosphere

Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists - Joseph de Maistre

Object Relations

"A Word of Substance"

Random thoughts

Random musings about everything.

Wise & Shine

A community for writers & readers

A New Vision for Mental Health

New and interesting things are happening in mental healthcare – find out about them here and help shape a new vision for mental health

Mental Health 101

Author/Writer @ Thought Catalog, LiberoMagazine, Invisible illness&TotallyADD peer supporter trainee I blog to bring awareness to mental health issues

Secrets of Mental Health

The Choice is Yours!

RTS -Mental health

Facing The Challenges of Mental Health


To live is to battle with trolls in the vaults of heart and brain. To write; this is to sit in judgment over one's Self. Henrik Ibsen

Mind Beauty Simplicity

living with less gave me more to live for

Olivia Lucie Blake

Musings of a Millennial. Life, The World and Everything In Between.

Damon Ashworth Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Mental Health @ Home

A safe place to talk openly about mental health & illness

The Absurd

piles of dog-eared books, fountain pens, poetry, romance and despair, existential crisis, anarchy, rebellion


Want some motivation,this is the place


Bio-Blogger is an excellent source for collaborations and to explore your businesses & talents.


Just another glitch in the matrix

Filosofa's Word

Cogito Ergo Sum

Climate of Sophistry

Climate science is sophistry...i.e., BS.

Tallbloke's Talkshop

Cutting edge science you can dice with

a joyful life

happiness joy love kindness peace

The Twisting Tail

the world turns on a word

Mytika Speak

Where Logic and Feeling Unite

Notes from Camelid Country

A travel blog from Bolivia to Belgium via Berlin

Heroes Not Zombies

becoming not being.......

Emotional Shadows

where all emotions are cared for!

Soulsoothinsounds's Blog

For those awakening divine humans

Peacock Poetry

by Sam Allen

Union Homestead

An urban homesteading family move to the country; still a story of trial and error...a lot of error!

The adopted ones blog

Two adoptees - one vocal the other not so much...

Conversations on finding and loving who I am

Let's have an open conversation about life.


Change your thoughts and transform your life

Tips from Sharvi

Tips to make your daily life easier!

mulyale mutisya

what the eyes have seen, ears have heard, being has experienced and what the Spirit has felt.


One minute info blogs escaping the faith trap


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk


Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!


Tales, Thoughts + Tribulations of a Free Spirit in Suburbia

%d bloggers like this: