By Hannah – “Mental Illness” Systems Subvert Personal Responsibility and Morality

Personal Responsibility

Often, we hear that some people believe “mental illness” is just an excuse for bad behavior. Well-meaning advocates say that attitudes such as these are one reason why we need more mental health “literacy.

Mental illnesses, we are told, are biological conditions for which the “sufferer” has no moral culpability, as capricious as diabetes or heart disease.

A more enlightened attitude to those exhibiting behaviors that are disturbing is to view them as biologically ill and in need of treatment, rather than human beings making the wrong choices.

Mental Illness Excused Us from Personal Responsibility

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