A Critique of the Genre of ‘Mental Health Writing’ | Part Two
Tristan Cross

Well said, despite your reservations about communicating effectively around the topic of mental health. As I was reading your well-composed analysis, I was reminded of the process of evolution: Approaching our fears, we become immersed in them (sorry for the third-person dynamic, you’re right to point that out!) and then, as we sit in the stew, we start to discern what the floating bits are, and which ones are disposable and/or essential. We become connoisseurs of our own disorder. Presumably, this allows us to evolve beyond it, in terms of changing brain networks and links. Am I pinning too much hope on self-evolution?

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