London Futurists – Mental Health

The future of mental health

How does one define mental health?

From a fundamentalist religious point of view, it means being able to hold a singular absolute truth above all evidence and question.

From a judicial perspective it is what a judge declares.

From a scientific point of view, it means holding all knowledge lightly (as probability functions), and being able to question any and all assumptions if it seems appropriate and necessary to do so.

From an evolutionary perspective, almost everything is a heuristic historically appropriate to some level of context.

Context is king.

We are fundamentally cooperative entities.

No surprise that many have difficulties in today’s competitive context, particularly when it is obviously not necessary, but is there for the benefit of a few at cost to the many.

If we want a scientific approach to mental health, then we must change the context.

It is not a matter of psychedelics, but of systems based in cooperation and fairness.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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