MHI: How Can We Understand the Mental Health Problem?

In a 2016 Lancet Global Health study, suicide was found to be the leading cause of deaths among young people in India. In the following year, India …

MHI: How Can We Understand India’s Mental Health Problem?

——The Medical Model of mental health should be supportive rather than authoritarian. A part rather than the criterion.

Counseling and Philosophy

Counselors are not the scientists. The scientists are the psychologists, neurologists, social workers and psychiatrists. These latter tend to defer to the numbers into the Givens with Little question.

The counselors are the ones that acknowledge science can at best account for only a small portion of the human experience and why anyone may behave in the way that they do. 

It is plain despite the faith in science that psychiatry and such would invest in the scientific/medical model of mental health, that while the bones and organs can fit into such a organ->problem->symptom scheme of disease, the mind and mental issues do not fit simply into such a model of brain. That anything which has to do with the psyche, mind and health must necessarily concern philosophical foundations of knowledge, and not merely scientific appearances.