Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#082: Stop Calling It “Mental Health!”

In The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz episode 082, I take a hard look at why we need to stop using the terms “mental health” and “mental illness.”

#052: The Madness of Mental Health Diagnosis

Possibility Podcast host Mel Schwartz describes how the American Psychological Association’s Diagnosis and Statistical Manual is inherently flawed, and proposes a different, more realistic approach to treatment.

Don’t Call Me A Shrink

The Myth of Objectivity When people ask me what I do for a living, I typically respond that I practice psychotherapy. I often hear the… Continue reading Don’t Call Me A Shrink

The pathologizing of a culture

A young woman in her mid-twenties recently came in for her first visit with me.  Three months earlier she had experienced her first bout of… Continue reading The pathologizing of a culture