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"Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions."
"I have been cut in two."
"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."
"Mental illness is no myth, as some have claimed. It is a disturbance in our sense of possession of a stable inner self that survives its personae."
"During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?"
"[Madness] is the jail we could all end up in. And we know it. And watch our step. For a lifetime. We behave. A fantastic and entire system of social control, by the threat of example as effective over the general population as detention centers in dictatorships, the image of the madhouse floats through every mind for the course of its lifetime."
"The feeling of being valuable - 'I am a valuable person'- is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline."
M. Scott Peck
"Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell."