This article was originally published in Profectus Magazine

Americans are increasingly concerned about mental health. In recent decades, there has been a push for people to think and talk more about their psychological vulnerabilities and struggles. While this approach has yielded some positive results, it is also contributing to the very problem it seeks to solve. As we become increasingly fixated on reducing psychological distress, we are witnessing a paradoxical decline in mental wellbeing. This presents a challenge: How can we support people suffering from mental illness without perpetuating a culture obsessed with mental health?