Episode 4: The complexities of mental health

Episode 5 · March 29th, 2018 · 41 mins 57 secs

About this Episode

Mental health affects millions of people – 1 in 5 Americans according to some estimates, with half of them not receiving any treatment. Part of the problem might be that we see the mind as orderly and contained, when really the mind seems to be characterized by disorder. Some indigenous cultures view 'insane' as synonymous with shamanic capabilities. Kids are medicated because they can't sit in class, even though stillness is antithetical to the imaginative, dynamic, reactive world children inhabit.

In this episode, Frank and Babak talk to their friend and comrade Leijia about personal experiences of mental health, and how considerations of mental health can increase our collective capacity.

Closing Poem:
We All Conspire by Mario Benedetti

Reference links:
We are all very anxious

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