From Ft Wm, Inv & Tor CC

'Parity' is a strategic project driven by the principle that mental health is neurological (brain) health

The strategy behind Parity is to mount a flank-attack on mental health stigma by establishing the principle that both good and bad mental health are somatic phenomena.


Parity+ is Parity socialised

'Parity Plus' extends the parity principle from the first-person singular to the first-person plural. It's well-worth keeping this guiding principle in mind, because this transition results in some otherwise-unexpected inversions.

Loosely paraphrasing the Parity Principle as that "mental health is built on physical heath" turns a truth into a half-truth. What got lost there is that, for instance, depressed people find it much harder to will themselves to exercise - because depressed people, especially clinically depressed people, find it harder to will themselves to do virtually anything except to stay in bed. It turns out that, because of this cyclical pattern of causation between the so-called mental and the so-called physical, the move from 'Me' to 'We' has surprising implications for the Parity principle. There is no alternative but to go over these in low gear.