Coming to Terms With Mental Health Labels

Do people have mental health illnesses, diseases, disorders, or conditions?

John Kruse MD, PhD
Wise & Well
Published in
9 min readNov 27, 2023

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With permission from the photographer and blogger, Kate St. John, birdsOutsideMyWindow.org

Formerly, social stigma and personal shame clipped the wings of many who wanted to discuss their mental health experiences. Now people flock to the internet to share stories of living with mental health conditions. But what terms should reporters, therapists, doctors…

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John Kruse MD, PhD
Wise & Well

Psychiatrist, neuroscientist, father of twins, marathon runner, in Hawaii. 100+ ADHD & mental health videos https://www.youtube.com/@dr.johnkruse6708