Thich Naht Hanh On Creating Mental Health

Posted on May 19, 2011

“Restoring mental health does not mean simply adjusting individuals to the modern world of rapid economic growth. The world is ill, and adapting to an ill environment cannot bring real mental health. Psychiatric Treatment requires environmental change and psychiatrists must participate in efforts to change the environment, but that is only half the task. The other half is help individuals be themselves, not by helping them adapt to an ill environment, but by providing them the strength to change it. To tranquilize them is not the Way.” ~ Thich Naht Hanh

Thank you, Carolyn for sharing these words of wisdom.