a Fairbairn enthusiast, John Sutherland, influenced R.D. Laing, who was immortalized in many plays and TV productions apparently. Very controversial views about mental illness apparently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._D._Laing “Laing never denied the existence of mental illness, but viewed it in a radically different light from his contemporaries. For Laing, mental illness could be a transformative episode whereby the process of undergoing mental distress was compared to a shamanic journey. The traveler could return from the journey with important insights, and may have become (in the views of Laing and his followers) a wiser and more grounded person as a result (Louis, B., 2006, Moving Beyond Prozac, DSM, and the New Psychiatry).”

a Fairbairn enthusiast, John Sutherland, influenced
R.D. Laing, who was immortalized in many plays and TV productions apparently. Very controversial views about mental illness apparently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._D._Laing

“Laing never denied the existence of mental illness, but viewed it in a radically different light from his contemporaries. For Laing, mental illness could be a transformative episode whereby the process of undergoing mental distress was compared to a shamanic journey. The traveler could return from the journey with important insights, and may have become (in the views of Laing and his followers) a wiser and more grounded person as a result (Louis, B., 2006, Moving Beyond Prozac, DSM, and the New Psychiatry).”

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