I’m not sure many therapists would agree with your assertion that we cannot cure mental illness. Aside from the chemical treatment of symptoms — which most would agree are not cures — there are the “talking therapies”, such as CBT and CAT, which practitioners with which I am acquanted would say enable people to understand and come to terms with the environmental factors that underpin the state of their mental health.

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