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Responsibility for Mental Health

“We’ve got to make clear mental health is not a personal failing.”
- Hillary Clinton, quoted in Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal, Amy Chozick and Patrick Healy, NYT, Aug. 29, 2016


Presumably she meant mental illness is not a personal failing. But maybe people should be considered responsible for some sorts of mental unhealthiness. Rejecting responsibility for one's shortcomings might conceivably interfere with overcoming them.



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