" Most people are fairly adept at identifying their issues, and you may have the self-awareness to acknowledge the potential causes of your problems, but most of us don't dig deep enough. We spend so much time and energy mowing the stuff we can see that we miss the root, and, without addressing the root, the problem will come back - it might even spread!"
"Working in mental health is like painting a fence. You can't help but get a little on you." For Tucker, this translates as empathy. "It makes me a bit more insightful into how others think," he says.
"Mental health is like a tree with four branches. A branch for each important area of our lives: • Spiritual and cultural. • Physical. • Family and social and work."
"Mental health is not so neatly defined. Instead of a permanent state we reach after a hard slog, mental health is like one of the many trails I hiked this summer. If I stay on the trail, I don't get lost. If I veer off the trail a bit and hop back on, I rarely have a problem"
"Mental health is like the black step sister of the world, or whatever."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.