Internationally Recognized Psychotherapist, Theorist, Educator, and Author, Marilyn Murray describes the difference between mental and emotional health.
Michelle King Robson: Traditionally therapy you know psychological trauma, abuse whatever the case it would be its always had the stigma attached with it, and what we're seeing and empower more and more is that depression and mental health and things of that nature are really at the forefront of our site. I mean it's always one of the top five conditions that we see every single day that people are looking for information on.
Dr. Marilyn Murray: And what I would hope that you would, that I would encourage you to do is to also add the term emotional health.
Michelle King Robson: Yes.
Dr. Marilyn Murray: Because what I feel is now as I've trained therapists all over this country and internationally I had actually -- I teach doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist all social workers all kinds of clinicians and clergy, and I have students from 35 countries.
Michelle King Robson: Well, you are doing that in Russia right?
Dr. Marilyn Murray: Yeah in Russia, and I will talk about that in just a minute. But one of things I do is I asked them how many of you work with people who are actually psychotic about 5%? And the rest of us are not mental health professionals with people with damaged minds were emotional healthcare professionals.
Michelle King Robson: It's so interesting.
Dr. Marilyn Murray: Yeah and so I for years have campaigned to change the name of our field to the emotional healthcare industry. Somebody who is a psychiatrist or psych nurse yes is a mental health, but for the rest of us are about working with people who have damaged emotions, not damaged minds, and so I think that it's really important to understand that because when people are much more apt to seek help when they realize that's what it's about.
Michelle King Robson: Exactly.
Dr. Marilyn Murray: And also like on my new book is talks about how to become a healthy balanced person and our focus is more not so much just on how to deal with trauma and abuse, but how to move beyond trauma and abuse into becoming a healthy balanced person. And so what I love about your site and all the work that you're doing is that you are giving many people many resources and things on how to be a healthy balanced person.