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2609, RE: At the breaking point...
Posted by Nettrice, Tue Dec-30-03 03:12 AM
>Do you think support systems
>are more readily available in
>other countries?

Perhaps but I think the issue (lack of acceptance, support, etc.) is far more widespread because mental illness is viewed as weakness or as evil (bad spirits). It wasn't too long ago that I read that some folks still practice exorcisms and what not. It's like mental illness is something that is done to us, not a disease or something that can be cured.

The brain is the one organ that is still mostly a mystery to people.