EXPERT OUTS HERSELF. Thank you Marsha Linehan.
Many of us in the field are wounded warriers. Sadly, most training suggests therapists keep their wounds secret. I don’t agree.
The more we understand that most of us are crazy in one way or another or at one time or another the better for all of us.
My preferred definition of “nuts” or “crazy” or “insane” or whatever other label gets attached to someone who seems different enough to meet the criteria for being called mentally ill revolves around kindness versus cruelty.
Wouldn’t the world be better if we labeled cruelty to self or other as insanity and locked the cruelist up not for punishment but to protect ourselves and others. Hope you agree.