‘Mental Health’, Extreme States and Shamans

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From holisticelephants: “When I look at what I know about the contexts for the extreme ‘mental health’ behaviours, and what I learn from listening to or reading 1st-hand experiencers’ accounts, just like a shaman I think we can learn the following:

  • we are being restricted into economically useful but socially not-always-useful nuclear families with little outside monitoring of what happens
  • our families are busy and driven by the economic system we live in, and have little spare time
  • if our nuclear family are not supportive then there are few others who care, unless they are paid
  • our lives are filled with strangers who have no obligations or responsibility for us outside of the contracts we have (the paid carers go home when the money stops)
  • we are governed by societal rules we did not make but we are still punished when we err
  • our society is built (economically and socially) on the idea that we are all self-contained individuals who can choose our own life options
  • our society is built on the idea that every individual is responsible for what happens to them and can be blamed for anything going wrong (implicitly or explicitly blamed)
  • we are being forced into life activities which are ‘marketable’ for employment but which we would never choose otherwise
  • we are forced to survive in bureaucratic systems that are too complex to navigate
  • other life options we might do are blocked off because of societal limits on opportunities (the gross inequalities of modern societies)
  • other life options we might do are blocked off because all life options require money or some other capital
  • when traumatic events occur, the responses are not monitored by others
  • when traumatic events occur, we no longer have close social connections who can help us, we need to arrange paid care
  • we live in a competitive world because our economic system is based on this, which increases the bullying and lack of real social connection

So for me, every time I talk to people or read accounts of people in ‘extremes states’ arising from ‘extreme distress’, these are the community/society messages I can contextualize . . .

The extreme ‘symptoms’ in our modern age are trying to tell us about these other sorts of modern issues and problems which we need to solve as a society or community before ‘mental health’ issues will go away. Before society blows up like a volcano, we need to listen to people in extreme distress and learn from their stories.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. “if our nuclear family are not supportive then there are few others who care, unless they are paid.” But destroying the nuclear families, and destroying marriages, is the job of the “mental health” workers. I know that from personal experience.

    “we are governed by societal rules we did not make but we are still punished when we err.” God forbid anyone stand against the never ending wars, which were started by 9/11/2001, because we knew back then that the wrong banking families were in charge of America, since we knew “all wars are bankers’ wars.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4

    The “mental health” workers tend to believe those of us with “insight,” that they don’t have, are all “mentally ill.”

    “our society is built (economically and socially) on the idea that we are all self-contained individuals who can choose our own life options

    “our society is built on the idea that every individual is responsible for what happens to them and can be blamed for anything going wrong (implicitly or explicitly blamed)”

    I’m pretty certain those are the beliefs of the medical community, particularly the “mental health” industry, more so than the majority of Americans. My experience has been that most Americans – with the exclusion of the “mental health” and social workers – are good people, who want to work together to bring about a better society for our children.

    “we are being forced into life activities which are ‘marketable’ for employment but which we would never choose otherwise.”

    And those of us who could afford not to do that, and chose instead to visually document history, hopefully for the art history books some day. We were attacked long ago, by the so called “mental health” industry, greedy religious leaders, and their so called “non-profit” hospitals. And the “mental health” industry is still trying to steal from us, via – most recently – a BS “art manager” / classic thievery contract.

    “when traumatic events occur, the responses are not monitored by others.” According to my “mental health” workers, all those of us who were legitimately distressed, and stand against the never ending wars started by 9/11/2001, are “mentally ill.” I believe that’s called “political abuse of psychiatry.”

    “we live in a competitive world because our economic system is based on this, which increases the bullying and lack of real social connection”

    But this is all imposed upon us by the criminal globalist banksters, not the small, ethical American banking families, that had helped to make America great. And the globalist banksters’ control of the, greed only inspired, medical and religious industries.

    “The extreme ‘symptoms’ in our modern age are trying to tell us about these other sorts of modern issues and problems which we need to solve as a society or community before ‘mental health’ issues will go away.”

    But our society needs to garner insight into the reality that the “‘mental health’ issues” will not “go away,” until more understand that the antidepressants and ADHD drugs create the “bipolar” symptoms.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    And the antipsychotics / neuroleptics can create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. Plus, they can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    In other words, the entire “mental health” industry is based upon scientific fraud and lies. Which was confessed to, for good reason, by the former head of the National Institute of Mental Health, over seven years ago.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml

    Our society’s “mental health” issues will not go away, until the scientific fraud, lies, and staggering amount of iatrogenic harm of the “mental health” industry are understood by a larger percent of the public; and, hopefully, some day, all Americans, and the world.

    Shame on those “mental health” workers who know nothing about the common adverse effects of the drugs you force onto innocent others. In my family’s case, to cover up the abuse of my child for an unethical ELCA pastor, his pedophile “soul mates,” and the criminal systemic child abuse covering bishops of his religion.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=xI01AlxH1uAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    But covering up child abuse and rape is the number one actual societal function of our criminal “mental health” industries today, and historically.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/04/heal-for-life/
    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo

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