The Myth Of “Normal” – A CRAZYWISE Film Interview With Gabor Maté

Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous people often contradicts Western views about a mental health crisis. The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what we can learn from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive, transformative experience. Physician Dr. Gabor Mate began his interview by addressing the ‘myth of normal’ that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits. Dr. Mate mentions that he doesn’t see a division, but a continuum where mental distress, of some degree, is present in all of us. He explains how mental distress and pathology are largely a result of a materialist culture that “idealizes individualism and ignores our emotional needs”.  Take a peak at the CrazyWise trailer below.  The film is set to release in winter of 2016.

CRAZYWISE – Extended Trailer from Phil Borges on Vimeo.

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