A brief new article here about mental health providers who believe they never could suffer in the ways many of the people they serve experience, and how that belief limits the provider’s capacity for empathy and compassion.
In the 1970s, a prominent schizophrenia researcher named Dr. Loren Mosher noticed that the standard treatment in the hospital – medication, confinement – didn’t have good outcomes. People didn’t get better in the long term. So he launched an experiment, to try out pretty much the exact opposite of that treatment in the hospital. He called it Soteria.
This SOTRU short was produced in conjunction with our episode, The Hospital Always Wins. To listen to the entire episode, see pictures and more, visit our episode page :