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When it comes to mental health, the best strategy can be to have no strategy

It is easy to get sucked into treatment plans and strategies, to be seduced by some new model promising a cure in only a few sessions. But life just isn’t like that

By Anna Blundy   August 2018
I recalled the words of my old seminar leader: “All we can do is listen and try to understand.”

I recalled the words of my old seminar leader: “All we can do is listen and try to understand.”

“I think they’re trying to send me a message,” the patient said, certainly trying to send me one. He was panicky, hadn’t slept for a long time, felt watched and told me it was like living in wartime and hiding something, but he wasn’t sure what. The enemy was approaching, the punishment…

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