Mental Health Breakthroughs: Taking Risks to create a positive and fulfilling life

Researchers have long wondered how some people with severe Mental Health  problems can manage their issues and symptoms well enough to build meaningful and  successful lives.  A great example is the work that Dr.Elyn Saks is doing at Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics to study mental health and society. The Institute was funded by a $ 500,000 MacArthur Genius Grant.

I have blogged about Dr.Saks before on thewick and now her new work is adding to our hope that people living with severe Mental Illness know how to survive and prosper in creating meaningful lives that celebrate mental courage and personal perseverance. Despite battling schizophrenia and acute psychosis since she was a teenager, Saks is a nationally recognized scholar in mental health law, criminal law and the ethical dimensions of medical research.

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