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.
“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).”