This video eloquently describes what happens in our brains as we experience things that happen to us. How our reactions are a normal response to an abnormal situation. Dr Haley Peckham describes how our mental health system creates 2 choices. 1) Where we have a diagnosis and can feel that our struggles are validated and we are not responsible, or with no diagnosis, are not validated and we are left just feeling there is something wrong with us. She presents another option that is somewhere in the middle that can promote compassion for everyone’s struggles as a result of the way life has shaped us.