Thanks for the Kellogg history. Very interesting. Also keep in mind that while their is no doubt that lifestyle and environment have a huge effect on mental health , there is also a biological and genetic component that plays a big role and requires appropriate medication and other therapies to control

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Sure! The Kellogg history is really interesting :-)

Yes! I totally agree that sometimes medication can be a useful tool (although meds blunt feelings, so lifestyle/environment/mindset changes are needed in tandem with meds to address the root cause). Genes certainly play a role too, particularly epigenetics, how genes interact with their environment.

I listened to an excellent podcast the other day that challenged some of my conceptions about mental illness. The guest is a professor, author, and therapist, but most importantly, she is someone who overcame immense obstacles in her personal life. I think you'll really like it!


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