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The Resiliency Advantage by Al Siebert

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Preface A Head Start on Resiliency

Have you ever been some place and sensed that something wasn’t quite right? I felt that way when I was close to completing my graduate program in clinical psychology. I had a nagging feeling that something was off, but couldn’t quite grasp what it was.

Then the answer came to me—like in a cartoon when a light bulb turns on over someone’s head. I’d been told over and over that I was going into the mental health profession, but I’d never been given any classes on mental health. I suddenly realized that clinical psychology and psychiatry were not mental health professions; they were mental illness professions.1

I saw, for example, that the National Institute of Mental Health had no information available ...

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