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Mental Illness Quotes

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.

Author: Renata Adler

Profession: American Author

It is thus that the few rare lucid well-disposed people who have had to struggle on the earth find themselves at certain hours of the day or night in the depth of certain authentic and waking nightmare states, surrounded by the formidable suction, the formidable oppression of a kind of civic magic which will soon be seen appearing openly in social behavior.

Author: Antonin Artaud (1896-1948)

Profession: French Theater Producer, Actor, Theorist

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.

Author: R. D. Laing (1927-1989)

Profession: British Psychiatrist

There is no such ''condition'' as ''schizophrenia,'' but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.

Author: R. D. Laing (1927-1989)

Profession: British Psychiatrist

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

No further evidence is needed to show that ''mental illness'' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.

Author: Thomas Szasz (1920)

Profession: American Psychiatrist