Mental illness is incredibly widespread and quite devastating in its consequenced.
it is a very delicate topic, it is confusing and frightening and has a lot of stigma attached to it which the inexperienced may not fully realize.
Fortunately people are finally beginning to acknowledge the phenomenon, and to propose solutions. For example, the recent campaign of Andrew Yang linked it to fear and anxiety over money.
The founders of this university always believed fear was the foundation of all mental distress, but were not sufficiently educated in the matter to be taken seriously by the establishment.
Ironically, the violent mental illess of their acquaintances precluded them from becoming further educated. This is one of the reasons they became more interested in phenomenology which linked mental illness to alienation whether from nature or of the kind described by Marx but proposed different solutions based on the organic processing of lived experience instead of the impositon of ideologies.
The structure of our university in its residences, economics and operational agreement has phenomenology at the core.
R D lainge was a Scottish pyschiatrist who approached mental illness from an existential point of view. Some of his theories fit well with the Universities Phenomenological method of education.
Significantly, he was interested in the Ashley book of Knots, which bears a striking resemblance to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, a favorite devotion of Pope Francis.