Mothra wrote:I'm so tired of people using the "mental illness is like diabetes or cancer" argument. That analogy is not true.
Mothra, I'm a certified practitioner of traditional and alternative healing arts since over 20 years now.
Before anything manifests on a physical level there was ignorance, disharmony and suffering in the mind and "soul",= "wrong thinking", hate, fear, depression, a lack of harmony, mindfulness, depletion of strenght and abuse of the body and mind with all that entails. And it may stem from previous lives.
It would lead too far to share the complete experience, it's stuff for books.
But ill is ill.
A mentally ill person suffers just as much if not more than a physically ill person.
All illness is suffering, no matter if the level is physical or immaterial, more: Body and mind are mirrors of each other.
To disconnect them is insane, to miss their interconnectedness ignorant.
So, my approach is holistic.
Whether it is a disharmony manifesting in the body or in the mind -it springs from the same root. In the largest meaning of the word it is ignorance of what will cause suffering.
And that root is the game I pursuit.
And it may be a person's karma to be sickly..
If you need suttas, let me know.