There’s No “Them” Here, There’s Just Us

Reverend Barbara Stevens

People with mental illness are often ostracized from “polite” society. We may think of “them,” the ones who are different.  Yet most of us, whether in our own lives or the lives of those we love, have been touched by mental illness and the challenges that can go with it:  addiction, poverty, homelessness, shame, and loneliness.  How can we recognize our common humanity and act as if “there’s just us”?