Consider the case of antidepressants.
If they were indeed as effective as we have been led to believe.
Depression should by now have become a minor issue in our society.
Instead, even as antidepressant use continues to increase, it has not made a dent in hospital admissions for depression.
Putting doctors and insurance companies in charge of fixing our problems.
And taking control of our fate out of our own hands.
It shouldn’t be our only preferred method of choice.
As we work to restore our mental health.
Lest we forget that our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another.
Plus, language gives us the power to change ourselves.
And others by communicating our experiences.
Helping us to define what we know, and finding a common sense of meaning.
We can change social conditions to create environments in which children and adults can feel safe and where they can thrive.