1. We’ve been in an era in which mental health professionals assumed and insisted that every person who has gone through a horrendous experience must be emotionally traumatized. A few mental health professionals have only recently come to the realization that about eighty percent of people experiencing emotional trauma are so resilient they can overcome the experience without therapy or treatment. See: Gladwell, Malcolm. “Getting Over It.” The New Yorker, November 8, 2004, pp. 75– 79. Also see: Bonanno, George A. “Loss, Trauma, and Resilience: Have We Underestimated the Human Capacity to Thrive After Extremely Aversive Events?” American Psychologist, January, 2004, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 20–28.

2. “Mental illness” and “mental ...

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