"We've got all this hope in boxes... we need to let it out."
Psychiatry & Society
H. Steven Moffic, MD, discusses radical hope and how it influences politics, like action must go along with hope in order to enact change.
You can find the book he discussed, Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathan Lear, here.
To see the last video in this series, watch Will We Fill Our New Year Eve Glass: Half Full or Half Empty.
To see the latest in his column series, Psychiatry Views On The Daily News, see The Lehman Trilogy, Paper & Glue, and the Clinical Question: Does It Take One to Know One?
Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues relate to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM.