Not insane and not unique

Someone in the linked-in NAMI group left this comment about this piece on Carl Jung’s Red Book in reference to Carl Jung having been psychotic:

“Absolutely insane. And yet very unique; and very Carl Jung.”

my response to her was this:

“Not insane, not unique, but instead exactly how recovery works for a lot of folks…healing and transformation happen when one stays conscious and moves through the chaos. The opposite of what psychiatry allows for.”

I posted the above part of this post on Facebook first.  It was a popular post. You can read or add to the comments here.

More on healing from what gets called psychosis from Beyond Meds:

All forms of psychosis (“bipolar” and “schizophrenia” and psychosis NOS, etc) have been known to transform this way given the chance.  For a much longer list of such articles and stories and information:  Psychosis recovery: stories, information and resources

Inside the Red Book
Inside the Red Book



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