Rainbow Model of Mental Illness Functioning

“High-functioning” often doesn’t reflect the complicated reality

Mental illness symptoms

Level of functioning

How diagnosis fits in

The rainbow model

Capturing complexity

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Author of 4 books — latest is A Brief History of Stigma | Mental health blogger | Former MH nurse | Living with depression | mentalhealthathome.org

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Ashley L. Peterson

Author of 4 books — latest is A Brief History of Stigma | Mental health blogger | Former MH nurse | Living with depression | mentalhealthathome.org