The Problem With the Mental Health Epidemic & Why We Are Doing it All Wrong

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She said it was a positive omen to keep me safe always.

I took the superstition seriously not because I believed in it per say but I believed in Betsy’s story.

The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this you keep them alive. — Robert Montgomery

Betsy overheard the conversation and excitedly interrupted with “I see ghosts but no one believes me!”.

Other times she saw her dead family walking around including her deceased mother and grandmother.

Know your truth even if they call you crazy.

It was her truth and she said so then so it is.

You’re not crazy. You are just wise.

Perhaps the proper medicine for someone who sees ghosts and has visions is not psychotherapy or medication but understanding and guidance.

The tribe sees this person as having special gifts.

Instead these gifted people are supported, hugged and mentored in a safe way that benefits the whole.

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ― Rumi

Perhaps we can learn to understand their world from a different lens.

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