This is a good way of helping us understand that our civilization and way of life underscores and contributes to our collective mental illnesses. Embracing a wider view of mental health and illness will help us greatly in our pursuit of collective wellness and happiness.
By Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director of Underserved Populations; Access & Transitions at CAMH and CEO, Wellesley Institute
Imagine you are a parent who has to pick their child up from daycare. It closes at 6 pm and you have to pay a high fee for every minute you are late. You work 30 minutes away. You leave at 5:15 pm as usual, but you get stuck in traffic. There is no getting out of it. Every minute you sit there, you become more and more anxious and angry. You imagine how much it will cost, how annoyed the daycare staff will be, how embarrassed you will be and how your child will feel because they are the last one to be picked up.
Or imagine you are in a car on your way to work. You were going to be on time for your meeting but… traffic congestion. Your boss will be there on time but…
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