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The Metaphysics of Mental Illness

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Are we having the right discussion about mental illness or just scratching the surface?

When fashion designer Kate Spade reportedly took her own life on June 5th, and famed chef and host of Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain died reportedly in the same manner only three days later, the discussion around mental illness ramped up 1000 fold.

But are we asking the right questions when it comes to attempting to address this far too common phenomenon?

In this special episode of Conscious Commentary we take a deeper look at mental illness through a metaphysical lens.

What are the true origins of mental illness?

Is this an affliction designed to show us something about ourselves or a collective curse on humanity? Or something entirely different?

And most, importantly do we have the power to heal mental illness once and for all?

This is what we’re discussing in this special episode of Conscious Commentary!

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Relevant links from this episode

Interview – “Wetiko” and the Collective Psychosis of Humanity feat. Paul Levy

Interview – Mapping Shadow and the True Spiritual Path feat. Neil Kramer

Article – Nearly One in Five Americans Suffer from Mental Illness Each Year – Newsweek

Article – Suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says –

alexisheadshotv2Alexis Brooks is the founder and editor of, #1 best-selling author of Conscious Musings – Contemplations to Transform Life and Realize Potential and is the host of the popular Higher Journeys Radio program, presented in association with Conscious Life News.  Visit Alexis on FacebookTwitter and YouTube!


Alexis Brooks

Alexis Brooks is the editor-in-chief of Higher Journeys, an award-winning talk show host, #1 best-selling author, and international speaker covering metaphysics, spirituality and personal transformation. Her work explores consciousness, human potential, and the deeper characteristics of reality from a transcendental perspective and her approach to these subjects have been described by many as “clear and easy to understand” in covering an otherwise complex and esoteric subject matter. Alexis' mantra: If you dare explore the mystery, Universe will more than meet you half way!

1 Comment

  1. Michael Cavallaro
    June 28, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

    Beautiful pondering!

    There seems to be an assumption of mental illness being the cause for suicide. What if there are other reasons? What if some people commit suicide because they are on the verge of enlightenment and the mind has created a situation the individual misperceives and acts based on a tiredness of the soul?

    We are both the answer and the source of the suffering we perceive. Pain and suffering are not innate to the human condition, but they are currently common. Humans do not understand that pain and suffering are are a personal creation.


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