Something i see happen quite a bit in the mental health field is that a lot of people are seeking a quick fix and a way to alleviate their symptoms.
This is completely understandable, and might be needed in the short term. The problems i see arise, however, is that we are often doing this to detriment of looking at the deeper root causes as to why people are having these symptoms in the first place.
This is something that is called shifting the burden to the intervenor. This is related to disguising symptoms and alleviating or reducing them but not getting to the root problem. Many of these root issues are tied to events that have happened in our past.
Trauma-informed education is a field of thought that shifts the question from 'what's wrong with you' to 'what happened to you'. A book that came out recently addresses this shift in questioning - I recommend it: 'What happened to you?' by Bruce Perry. He also wrote The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, which is one of the most powerful books I've ever read!
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