Self-Determination and Mental Health

Self-Determination and Mental Health

3 years ago 0

 Research has shown that self-determination is a powerful tool to decrease the risk of depression. A recent book by Linea and Cinda Johnson, Perfect Chaos, illustrates how important  self-determination is to navigate the mental health system and manage mental health conditions after diagnosis. Perfect Chaos tells the story of Linea’s struggle with bi-polar disorder and what she, her mother and family went through to triumph over the disease.  It speaks to the power of self-determination at every turn. The importance of close relationships, belief, persistence and creativity are evident throughout their story. For me, it was made even more powerful because Linea and Cinda are my friends.… Read more