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Drawing on the work of rhetorician Jim Corder and disability theorist Tobin Siebers, I analyze two rhetorical artifacts, each one exemplifying a different conception of what mental illness is and how people can best recover from it. These competing conceptions are the medical model and the social model. By examining artifacts that represent these models, I aim to show the rhetorical implications and real-world limitations of popular attitudes toward mental illness.

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