This past weekend I read the book 'Reality Therapy' by William Glasser, M.D., a psychiatrist. The book was written in the 60's. I imagine it was quite controversial at the time, and still is today. It posits that essentially, there is no such thing as mental illness.That all (so called) mental illness is a lack of responsibility (this sounds harsher than is explained in the book) and that with proper guidance, through a care provider who is truly connected to the patient, issues can be overcome and the patient can assume their place in family & society, leading meaningful lives.

While I don't agree with the book in its entirety, I did find it very intriguing and worth learning more about. I think the implications for preventative care, of say youth, & at risk youth, for example, could be quite profound.

It is possible that it could be useful for other populations as well, once stabilized, including PTSD.

I look forward to reading the latest versions of this work and will report back. If anyone is familiar with it already, and would like to share, I would be very interested to know what your experience has been!

Here is a link to Dr. Glasser's website and the Choice Theory page: