Why Mental Health Is a Human Right

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From The New Statesman: “In his 2017 and 2019 reports on mental health [to the United Nations], Puras outlined what he believes are systemic problems across the world: pathologisation, overmedicalisation, an overly dominant disease-oriented ‘biomedical model’, and high levels of coercion in psychiatric care. Puras hammered home his belief that a rights-based approach, which also addresses social determinants of mental health – such as inequality and social exclusion – would be better for the world’s wellbeing. ‘Inequality is a key obstacle to mental health globally,’ he wrote in 2019. ‘Many risk factors for poor mental health are closely associated with inequalities in the conditions of daily life. Many risk factors are also linked to the corrosive impact of seeing life as something unfair.'”

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9 COMMENTS

  1. “‘Inequality is a key obstacle to mental health globally,’ he wrote in 2019. ‘Many risk factors for poor mental health are closely associated with inequalities in the conditions of daily life. Many risk factors are also linked to the corrosive impact of seeing life as something unfair.’”

    The problem lies in the fact that the industries promoted by psychologists and psychiatrists are controlled by the globalist bankers, big Pharma lies, and the banksters’ fraud based monetary system. And according to a Lutheran psychologist, and banker’s child – who had hoped to steal all my work, story, and money – the globalist bankers want to “get all the money in the hands of just a few banking families.”

    So the scientific fraud based, primarily child abuse covering up, many psychologists and psychiatrists are actively working for people whose goal is to create inequality and unfair living situations, for the majority of people on this planet.

    For God’s sake, the globalist banksters’ goal is the “pedophile empire” in which we are all now living.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

    In other words, the “mental health” industry, and all their systemic child abuse covering up “mental health” minion, are on the wrong side. If their goal is to actually help people, as they claim. But they can’t do that, since they can’t EVER bill ANY insurance company for EVER helping ANY child abuse survivor EVER.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    And the “mental health treatments” don’t help people, especially those provided by big Pharma, they harm people. This reality should become obvious to the “mental health” workers at some point. I don’t know how long it will take, however, since the money the “mental health” industries worship is dependent upon their continued child abuse covering up and neurotoxic poisoning crimes.

    I, for one, don’t want to live in a “pedophile empire,” controlled by satanic globalist banksters, whose monetary system is based upon a fraudulent Ponzi scheme, and never ending wars. And the psychologists and psychiatrists whose goal it is to maintain this unequal and unjust “status quo” are stupid, IMHO.

  2. Aside from the reality that “mental health” is not making sense as a literal thing, like oldhead says, ie your mind can’t be ill or well anymore than it can be blue, green or rainbow colored save in a metaphorical sense since it is an abstraction, the idea of a right to “mental health” as in always feeling “well” doesn’t make sense to me. It’s like saying one has a right to be happy all of the time..and how is that even possible. I mean fine, great if you can manage it, but..well..anyone who thinks we can be happy all of the time clearly has not met my ex lol.

    Besides which, while we have a number of modern day systemic social problems that we should try to address, we have always had certain problems that no one can totally eradicate. We can’t get rid of grief, injuries, natural disasters etc…So how does it make sense that we have a right to be happy all of the time given these. Never mind that one’s mental state is constantly in flux. There is no end state called happiness that never leaves, there’s no utopia that has any solidity to it, it’s a mirage in the distance no one can ever reach. And psychiatry uses that mirage as an excuse to meddle in people’s lives.

    • Absolutely TAFL.
      A mirage.
      It is very solidified in their minds that there is a problem and that the problem is in “someone else”.

      Anyone knows that it is the most simplistic conclusion.
      I’m open to suggestions about myself, in a conversational style, from someone’s own personal biases AS LONG, as that observer understands full well that they have biases. However, I am not open to an authority, that was created out of bias.

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