This is a clip from a longer segment (link below) which itself is merely a segment of a full-length documentary due out later this year – crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2014 to the tune of $87,001 from 623 backers, this doc has been several years in the making, and Gabor Mate is only one of more than 20 ‘experts‘ included in the film.
Dr. Gabor Mate is a Hungarian-born physician, living in Vancouver, B.C., who grew up and was educated in Canada. He began the interview by addressing the ‘myth of normal’ that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits. Dr. Mate mentions that he doesn’t see a division, but a continuum where mental distress, of some degree, is present in all of us. He explains how mental distress and pathology are largely a result of a materialist culture that “idealizes individualism and ignores our emotional needs”.
The full clip cannot be embedded here (sharing is not caring) so watch it here on Vimeo.