The Medical Model – Written Tuesday 23rd March 2021 (Aged 46)

The Medical Model

what if –
mental illness –
is not an illness
just life experience
and trauma
what if –
it was only an illness
so that –
society can, ‘other’ people
and medicate them
what if –
mental illness –
was not an illness
but a perfectly –
understandable reaction –
to traumatic life events
what if it was the norms
and not, ‘different’
what if –
the medical model
abandoned, ‘disease and cure’
what if –
it recognised the past and future
what if –
mental illness –
is not an illness
and maybe it accepted people
for what they are
with this idea
surely they could travel far?




James Garratt – Tuesday 23rd March 2021


More poems at
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More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2021 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2021/

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