‘People are nuts’. That was a maxim of my dear mother. She was the kindest, most loving person I know. She meant no ill will by that designation. In fact, there was wisdom in it. In his new book, ‘Nobody’s Normal’, Roy Richard Grinker, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University, reveals the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma. What might help is the realization that we all have emotional and psychological issues, some more severe than others. Perhaps then we can provide more resources to unlock the complexities of the brain, which dwarf any other organ. In the process, let’s work to make treatment more available and assure comparability with physical diseases of the body. Listen in to this important discussion.