-- Ahhh, and Blogger decided to eat the post's title, fun fun! Grrr. --
Most people who are mentally ill aren't in a good way. Not collectively. We treat our mentally ill poorly overall. Closing American mental hospitals was a rotten start to this century.
From NPR's review about The Great Pretender; the review concludes:
' The Great Pretender is an essential book, and a plea for the world to come to terms with the way we're treating some of our most vulnerable people. "We are all hanging on by a very thin thread," she writes, "and some of us won't survive our fall." '
She's right. :(
In 1992, I was in one of the last mental institutions that got closed: Clinton Valley Center in Pontiac, Michigan.