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When it comes to dealing with mental illness, there’s a medical model that says there’s a problem in the brain and a social model that says the real problem is with societal factors that produce brain-altering results.

No matter how you see it, millions of our neighbors and their families are facing mental illness.

This is your invitation to just listen.

What you’re about to hear is raw, and we realize you may not agree, but the hope is the more we all listen, the closer we may get to understanding each other.

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