“Letter to the Editor: Guns and Mental Illness”

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The president and president-elect of the American Psychological Association penned a letter to the New York Times calling on “Congress and other policy makers to address these factors with interventions supported by evidence rather than avoiding them by scapegoating the mentally ill.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. After 30+ years in the mental health system, I am well accustom to being talked about in the third person. It is extremely off putting, but more so, it’s the tone… as though your are something someone stepped on and trod through the house. This is how I feel every time the question of gun control is raised. Even in this case, where I want to see this letter as a step forward, I simply don’t trust the APA. The fact that there’s no profit behind this act makes me feel like I am being taken advantage of.

    • “After 30+ years in the mental health system, I am well accustom to being talked about in the third person. It is extremely off putting, but more so, it’s the tone… as though you are something someone stepped on and trod through the house.”

      As an aside, thank you for this. Couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but yes, this is disturbing. I’d noticed this and have thought to myself how I could never do this intentionally to be demeaning and it just seems so rude and ill-mannered in general. Like telling secrets about someone but out loud because their feelings aren’t part of the equation, here. Totally stigmatizing projection in action, imo.

      And yes, it’s purely the dynamic of a toxic system, to make others feel like shit, on purpose or merely without any regard whatsoever. Thank you for pointing this up, I think it’s a valuable piece of the puzzle.

    • I was only discussed in the third person, behind my back by a psychologist, the people who wanted me gaslighted by that psychologist, psychiatrists, and mainstream doctors whose goal was to brainwash my husband so he’d believe in their invalid DSM disorders. And in these doctors’ medical records themselves. My “mental health professionals” were stellar at being completely hypocritical liars, pretending to want to help me, to my face.

      But according the the “third person” defamation in my medical records, I’m “irrelevant to reality,” “w/o work, content, and talent,” and my entire life is a “credible fictional story.” Although, my medical records also claim my former pastor “thought she was the second coming of Jesus Christ,” my psychiatrist concluded I was “insightful,” and thought “voices of God talk through her to other people.” A social worker also claimed, after I’d been whacked out of my mind on a hypnotic drug by doctors wanting to cover up prior iatrogenesis that, “a man, Jesus spoke through her” and warned the social worker she was orchestrating the attempted murder of me, by medically unnecessarily shipping me a long distance to VR Kuchipudi. A doctor who, ironically, has now been arrested by the FBI for having lots of patients medically unnecessarily shipped to himself, “snowing” patients, and preforming unneeded surgeries for profit. Google his name for the FBI arrest warrant.

      I will say, I did think I was dealing with a “spiritual” issue initially, but this theory of mine was dismissed by all these medical “professionals” initially, and my concerns were claimed to be “bipolar” instead. However, their own eventual claims in their medical records do seem to imply I may have been correct initially, it seems.

      I agree with Alex, we’re dealing with the “dynamic[s] of a toxic system, to make others feel like shit, on purpose or merely without any regard whatsoever.” Actually, in my case, so psych “professionals” could profit off of covering up easily recognized iatrogenesis and the medical evidence of the sexual abuse of my child for my ex-religion.

      I hope the psychologists finally distance themselves from the psychiatrists, rather than continue to actively collude to defame people with the scientifically invalid DSM psychiatric mental illnesses, and ship them off to the psychiatrists to be tranquilized and tortured with the psychiatric drugs, for unethical reasons.

      Since the medical evidence does seem to be coming in proving that, currently, neither the psychiatrists nor psychologists have any valid “cures.”

      Let’s hope the psychiatric and psychological industries no longer both believe religiously in the DSM “chemical imbalance theories” and the psychiatric industry’s ‘drugs cure all life’s concerns’ delusional theology. So at least people can in the future pay for “talk therapy,” to actually discuss their real life concerns, which doesn’t immediately result in an invalid DSM stigmatization, shipment to a psychiatrist, and massive tranquilization and psychiatric anticholinergic intoxication poisonings.

      I guess it’s good the leaders of the APA are theoretically realizing the stupidity of their sins of the past several decades. Let’s hope the lemmings within that industry realize this means their minions must actually repent, and make proper amends, to the people they’ve harmed now.

      But, I doubt these lemmings will realize this is necessary for forgiveness.