Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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  • Death metal scream-o (official genre: American metalcore) is not to everybody’s liking, and it can be difficult to listen to and understand. He’s wearing a t-shirt that says SHUT UP. Saying shut up is considered to be abusive and offensive but it also indicates intolerance and frustration.

    “Alive In The Lights”

    From the beginning I knew I was different. I embraced it, but you didn’t. Your normal life, 9-5, it’s just not for me. I need to feel alive!

    I won’t fall like the rest of them, they’ve come & gone with the wind. I hear the doubt in the back of your mind but still I’ll see this through to the end.

    Maybe if you paid more attention, asked more questions & actually listened you would see this is not just a dream, but a path I’ve chosen that means everything to me.

    Don’t you see the minds that have changed? Do you see the lives that have been saved? Don’t you care to see the difference I’ve made?

    Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don’t you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you & you might not approve but it’s real. This is the only thing that makes me feel.

    What more do I have to do to finally prove myself to you? What is it that you need to see to finally believe this is who I’m supposed to be?

    Most days I feel like your punching bag, but I will never let it hold me back. I just wish for once you knew how it felt to be brought down lower than everything else.

    Don’t you care to see the difference I’ve made? Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don’t you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you & you might not approve but it’s real. This is the only thing that makes me feel. This is who I am! This is my life. I come alive in the lights! I come alive in the lights.

    What will be written on your tombstone? You sat behind a desk. You had no backbone. What will be written on your tombstone? You sold your soul, grew old alone. Would you prefer that I become a lifeless, hollow shell such as yourself? Would you prefer that I give up my dreams & lose all hope just like everyone else?

    Don’t you see the lives that have been saved? Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don’t you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you & you might not approve but it’s real. This is the only thing that makes me feel.

  • It is possible that even police officers are under mind control. Imagine if “we don’t have time for this” is deemed to be nonsensical and probably some sort of severely mentally ill thing to say. Now imagine if that man is under mind control and he wasn’t the one who said what he said or directed his actions.

    There is a LOT of information here (will take a lot of time to read through and follow up, for those so interested).

    https://www.madinamerica.com/forums/topic/new-criteria-of-diagnosis-of-psychosis/

  • Hell on Earth, and it’s normalized.

    I don’t see “schizophrenia”. I see a domestic problem. Just a domestic problem. There was probably some normalized abuse and neglect happening in that family. I refuse to see “schizophrenia” or the brainwash mind control of “mental health” and “mental illness”.

    And we all know police in the United States cannot be trusted. Maybe the U.S. needs some guidance and counseling from Iran, in their diplomatic “peace talks” since Iran understands that this country is Hell in a handbag.

  • Oh yeah.

    I smoked my first cigarette when I was 8 years old. At the time, people smoked in grocery stores, theaters, hospitals and schools. People smoked everywhere and there were a whole lot of smokers.

    “Relative to the general population, individuals with severe psychotic disorders have increased risks for smoking (odds ratio, 4.6; 95% CI, 4.3-4.9),”

    So, ah… all natural born psychopaths?

    I think science is dishonest.

    Is the fact that I smoke cigarettes proof and evidence of psychopathy? Or, is it that I was born into a culture and society that was HEAVILY cultivated in cigarette smoking?

    Have you people ever visited the BATHROOMS and behind the bleachers of junior high schools? Lots of psychopathy happens in those places. Must be genetic.

  • I learned cocaine from the neighborhood boys who were around 10 years old. One of the parents was a dealer. The kid got hold of it and they all blew their faces out. Lots of blood. I ran and told and my brother got a serious ass kicking (though I don’t know why since my birth mother was a junkie herself).

    I learned heroin from a 13 year old girl.

    So which is it, drugs are cultural and societal or being a natural born psycho is?

  • I just don’t believe that some guy in the North Pole with a whole factory of elves to keep children in line giving them rewards or not, because his surveillance methods know whether they’ve been good or bad (and who decides the criterion?)

    All of that is symbolism. It just needs to be put in other words (translated). All that stuff REPRESENTS something. The symbolism is what something means.

    Because of my insanity (a genuine disease), I see both “santa claus” and “the easter bunny” as terribly mentally retarded ways of teaching kids about sex. And even adults haven’t figured it out yet. But then, I DO admit to insanity, so go figure!

    I had a terrible childhood. I’ve always, always, always HATED and loathed santa claus. I did when I was a kid and I still do today.

  • the ‘bad’ is being exagerated = amplified, magnified for the purpose of recognition / realization (and proper, right RESPONSE)

    the ‘rare’ circumstances are being overly focused upon = same thing, for the purpose of recognition / realization (and proper, right RESPONSE)

    In both of those things, something is NOT REGISTERING and thereby = no progress, stuck in the cyclical loop (aka “crazy”).

    we’re ‘stuck in the past.’ = if this is true, then acceptance is the first step. The next step is to swallow abilify. Just kidding! The next step is to GROW. And that takes work.

  • Recovery is valid. I’ve done it.

    I recovered myself mostly entirely on my own with intense “work”. In recovering myself, I *WAS* myself again, for the first time in a very very long time. I didn’t just “feel” like me again, I *WAS* me again.

    Unfortunately, I had another major trauma that DESTROYED that recovery and that person. I’m not “recovered” anymore.

    And in what I did, it couldn’t be called an integration or re-integration. What it was was an ACTUAL recovery. I found myself, I saved myself, I recovered myself, I *WAS* myself and then got wrecked.

    So much for that. Now that part of me is like a “ghost”.

  • I’ll support this by using myself as an example (again).

    I suppose it is true: I *do* have something the matter with my brain. But wait, is it really my brain? I might not ever know!

    I’m talking about a “sleep disorder” and another illness, which had me going to Boston Children’s Hospital (of all places!) nearly 30 years ago.

    My “sleep disorder” wasn’t diagnosed until I was 16 years old. The condition I had in early childhood was NOT properly diagnosed at Boston Children’s Hospital (and STILL is not properly diagnosed today!).

    I’ve been some sick since infancy. I ended up in psychiatry via the foster care system because of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE, NEGLECT & TRAUMA.

    THAT got medicalized and pathologized as some sort of fundamental brain disease. I never, EVER got ANY of the right, good “care” and “treatment” that I deserved (but I invite anyone to prove otherwise).

    >>> Even my cardiac condition is a nightmare and a headache <<<

    The instance of my "sleep disorder" is considered to be a NEUROLOGICAL condition. psychiatry would LIKE to make it such that:

    depression
    anxiety
    psychosis
    schizophrenia
    etc.

    are neurological conditions (aka brain disease).

    Worse yet, so-called sleep disorders are misdiagnosed for "psychiatric", "mental illness" conditions, which makes it MALPRACTICE.

    Look here at "Organic Basis" in *neuropsychiatry*

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropsychiatry#Organic_basis

    If my "sleep disorder" is neurological then I have to ask if it is DAMAGE since my maternal grandfather survived polio. He had narcolepsy and one of his daughters, my aunt, is legally blind. The particular sleep disorder that I have is attributed to BLIND people (although sighted people do have the RARE condition). If I am correct with my "guesses" then I was *BORN* with this particular condition.

    And the condition that Boston Children's Hospital did NOT diagnose correctly? Well, I was excessively salty and I had a really bad cough. They suspected cystic fibrosis. After weeks of testing (much of it was TRAUMATIC) I was diagnosed with bronchial asthma. Here's what's so interesting:

    I had SEVERE bronchial asthma for as long as I was a MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENT. When I moved out of state, the bronchial asthma suddenly disappeared. I used to have between three to five bouts PER YEAR, from childhood until mid 20's. Each episode lasted between two and three weeks. EXTREMELY painful condition. For the past ten years, I have had bronchitis maybe twice. The one thing I still DO have is excessive saltiness (same as I was when I was a small child). That isn’t psychiatric.

    I have these spasms and I get paralyzed and I twitch and I jolt and I have transfixed staring and my EYES have even been paralyzed and I even stop breathing. NONE OF THAT is “psychiatric”. NONE OF THAT is “mental illness” (although at one point, I did suspect catatonia).

    I can’t tell the difference anymore between which is genuine disease in my body and which is “tardive dyskinesia” INJURY from god-damned psych drugs. I think it is a HORRIFIC, BRUTAL combination of these things and more, such as malnutrition. I’ve known REAL starvation in my life. The human workers of “the state” were hell-bent and determined that I was hiding a cocaine habit. I’ve never touched that vile, loathesome drug in all my life! To have been nearly witch hunted for THEIR sick obsessions, falsely accused!, ALL THE WHILE I WAS ACTUALLY STARVING, just reinforces in my mind the REALITY of ABSOLUTE evil on this planet.

    Plain and simple.

    They are not likely to EVER come forward, admit THEIR errors, apologize and ask for my forgiveness. Isn’t that when I’m supposed to hear the endless laughter?

    I’ve been psych warded SEVEN TIMES in my life. The very last one WAS THE VERY LAST ONE. There will absolutely not ever be any other. While I was homeless, severely malnourished, skeletal and severely sleep deprived (with a life-long sleep disorder AND a cardiac condition) I was actually DYING IN THE STREET and got psych warded!!

    I needed a REAL hospital. I needed REAL medical attention and REAL care.

    Imagine THAT.

    psychiatry is a BRAIN CAGE. It is an OBSTRUCTION to GENUINE medical attention. It is an OBSESSION. A SICK one.

    And it is BRILLIANCE and EXCELLENCE to take from their own language and apply it directly right back to them. It is highly revelatory. I almost always apply things to reality and gee, when I do, it is AMAZING what is revealed, what crumbles and what is left standing!

    Enough of my “soul puking” and “crazy person rambling”. For as much as I’ve said there’s SO MUCH that I haven’t.

  • You are somebody whose comments I silently “follow” (pay attention to). I often have this “sense” but I can’t put it into words. It’s a good thing, not a bad thing. If you got banned, which is unthinkable, I’d start a protest!

    John Mayer has been bugging me for a while tonight. I think it goes good here in “Non-Compliance in the New Year: The Power of ‘No'”

    ~ Waiting on The World to Change
    http://youtu.be/0IhUOCTXg_8

    *smiles*

  • “Perhaps in ignorance, yes, but intentionally?”

    You mean motives. Mmhmm, there are SOME people with less than healthy, sane, benevolent motives. Rationality itself dictates that such is true!

    Human Suffering has been renamed. It’s new name is “mental illness”. Some things should NOT be medicalized and pathologized, and I think THAT is probably the central message from those of us who hurt & suffer (and who need, want and deserve PROPER help). The next central message is: THE DRUGS HURT PEOPLE, NOT HELP!

    psychiatry is a DRUG delivery system. Diagnosis first, prescription second. I call that the form fitting of a psychiatric cage in one’s head. Or a brain box.

    Who is Virginia?

  • I resume.

    skybluesight on December 29, 2013 at 11:45 pm said:

    I made a final post in that thread to your “Evil Hypothesis” which you made not have read. If you want to continue to discuss that – please go back to that thread and if you have anything further to say you can post it there.

    skybluesight on December 30, 2013 at 3:46 am said:

    As I said I replied to you on the other thread where you inferred Adam Lanza as a child was “evil” and could not be transformed. If you wish to clarify or retract that please do on the “Sandy Hook” thread.

    I happen to have come across the Sandy Hook page tonight. Twice you’ve directed the conversation, telling me where to go. But I’ll be having this conversation right here, even if it means that I’m having it by myself.

    I made two comments and neither of them had anything to do with Adam Lanza.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/11/response-sandy-hook-report-2/

    According to you, I “inferred Adam Lanza as a child was “evil” and could not be transformed.”

    I said no such thing. In fact, I said absolutely nothing whatsoever about Adam Lanza, at all.

    You said “evil … is something created by humans”, which prompted my response: ” … I’m focusing STRICTLY on the fact of the matter, which is that evil exists and is real.” Those were my final words.

    You went on to say,

    So what you are saying is the 4 year old Adam is condemned by some supernatural thing called “evil” and incapable of emotional change and was ordained to be a mass murderer at age 20?
    So that means the 4 year old being just as evil as the 20 year old must be exterminated or incarcerated in maximum security?
    Or eternally punished? Whipped daily?

    Now here’s my response:

    “So what you’re saying is that 4 year old Adam is condemned… ”

    NO! YOU said that. Not me, YOU.

    I did not “inferred Adam Lanza as a child was “evil” and could not be transformed.”

    THOSE ARE *YOUR* THOUGHTS and you are trying to attribute them to ME.

    But they’re not mine, they’re YOURS.

    So, like I said. You twisted what Fred communicated and tried doing the same thing with me.

    This isn’t a charge of wrong-doing (which would be an obstruction and is counter-productive). It isn’t a conviction. It isn’t judgement and it isn’t even diagnosing. I’m clarifying and making no mistake.

  • AA,

    I was insulted by your comment but decided to give it some time. Time’s up.

    I am not the only person around here at madinamerica.com who mentions Scripture, GOD, Divinity, Spirituality and Religion.

    Although you said “we”, you meant me and I have not seen you ask anybody else to remain silent. I thought of some others and wondered how they would respond if you asked them to be quiet.

    Here is one of the oldest groups of community support for Justina Pelletier. Less than 2 months after her medical imprisonment began, A Miracle for Justina was “born”. This page has nearly 5K people.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Miracle-for-Justina/253343311469595?id=253343311469595&sk=info

    Just imagine if I would have responded to you and said, “Oh, okay. I’m sorry. You’re right.”

    Sinead established, above and beyond, that this matter is *quite* political, just as I have established that it is *quite* religious (for some of us).

    By Scripture, we are told that GOD places people in certain positions of authority and we are told that GOD is always superior to GOV.

    With so many Hearts and Minds invested in Justina Pelletier, I’d be surprised if the sky didn’t rumble on Friday if she is not released, with FULL custody returned to her Parents.

    In the day of Christ was Pontius Pilatus (PP). For Justina (whose name means Just, Righteous) we have Joseph Johnston (JJ). Anyone who is awake will recognize a Divine Orchestration when they see it (as I do).

    http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/justina

    ~ mjk

  • Are there any doctors or scientists or experts who can explain to people what it means to be in a state of shock?

    How is that condition diagnosed?

    Maybe: it never is and the treatment is actually the diagnosis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_trauma

    Is it possible that the treatment of shocking somebody is actually a FAILURE to identify and diagnose that a person is in a state of shock (and / or shattered in fractured pieces)?

  • Very, very triggering for me. Everything personal, all the resonance and response, explodes to the surface with no right place to dump it out, sort it, handle it, deal with it and do the work. No right place and no right co-workers.

    I’m not looking to make art with any of my ill. I’m always looking to make Justice.

    psychiatry and the mental system has a particular focus on “art therapy”. I’m still fuming furious mad over being handed crayons at 32 years old, draw a “therapeutic picture”.

  • Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges.

    – George Orwell

    But, has that happened yet?

    If you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t have anything to worry about

    There is a difference between privacy and secrecy.

    People go a bit insane and rabid when they smell privacy. They don’t know the difference between privacy and secrecy.

    Be careful if we want some PRIVACY in this world! They’ll witch hunt. They’ll torment and torture. Torture is the method used to extract information! Sometimes they PUT what they want to be there.

    Anonymity is becoming discouraged and disallowed. I got notice from Facebook that I MUST use my real name. YouTube is also trying to FORCE people to use their real name.

    Government is SO POSSESSIVE with information that it has been impossible to access my own information and records! There’s a difference between privacy (and “security”), and taking full ownership, possession and control. When they succeed, they call it “complete”.

    They’re restricting guns because they know the level of unfortunate JUSTIFIED hostility has peaked. They’re restricting guns because they know the end of the road where “kill, it’s such a friendly word, seems the only way for reaching out again” (Metallica, Sanitarium).

    When I want the NEWS I read music lyrics. Here’s a word from B.o.B called “The Watchers”

    “The Watchers”

    Yes, I feel the end, the end is close
    The same thing happened eons ago
    To know exactly you have to read up some more
    Everyday technology speeds up some more
    As is above, so is below
    Some feel the heat, yet some feel the cold
    We are the souls, yes we have been chose
    Some roll with angels and demons and ghosts
    But shh, hold up Bob, Don’t go there
    You know that they watching, they all see and stare
    But they can’t stop me, I’m already there
    And y’all ain’t seen shit but y’all already scared
    I’m gone, high like fructose, fructose
    You wanna know the truth, really, you don’t, you don’t
    It’ll blow ya out ya mind like a UFO, UFO
    I’m basically a resident of Pluto, Pluto
    You know, but you’ll probably be the same one hating
    Saying every rapper is in the freemasons
    While the cops giving out free mace to your face
    Now how do that taste? I’m outta my mind
    These video’s tellin’ ya’ll lies, bruh
    Tellin ya’ll, we holding evil hand signs bruh
    Last time I checked I’m from the eastside bruh
    So do your research and make ya own mind up
    ’cause us musicians have influence on the mic
    But they don’t like that so they conquer and divide
    Double-H N-D, hip hop never dies
    So shoot all you want, but we fly
    Because you know, no one man should have all that power
    Obviously cause it’s only one power
    But nevermind, y’all keep worshiping Towers
    While the clock keeps handing y’all hours
    But pucker up because the truth gets sour
    More sour than the sour diesel I devour
    Hear me by the hour, I give ya fifty vowels
    When I brain storm its like a shower
    So pull out your towels
    And don’t let ’em play you
    Do your own thing
    Fuck what they do
    And if you good at something make sure they pay you
    And if not then take a thank you
    Whether they praise you, or whether they hate you
    It’s all about the attention that they pay you
    Y’all on that grape drink
    Try this grape juice
    Shouts to Grand Hustle
    We got that break through
    And yes, it’s evident we better than the rest of these competitors
    Really there ain’t no-one else ahead of us
    Yeah I bust these verses off et cetera, et cetera
    Cause they watching y’all like the Federers, owww
    Kadoish, kadoish, kadoish, Adonai Tsebayoth
    It’s B.o.B and I’m out
    Peace!

    http://youtu.be/v4bo_UaKWWk

    Privacy is good. Secrecy implies sickness & criminality.

    The all-seeing eye of the triangle! Oh, but this world has two primary set of eyes: sexualize and criminalize.

    World under surveillance, “security” cameras, is an invasion of privacy in my eyes.

    Here’s some voyeurism. I wonder how many of these people DON’T know that there’s some person watching them on a live feed, right now.

    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/florida/miamiandthebeaches/?cam=miamibeach1

    If they have a problem with the fact that some stranger is watching them, there isn’t anything they can do about it except stay off the beach.

    earthcam.com is only one website of live feed cameras to view.

    To me, the world at large is an unapprehended criminal. It seems that a majority of people see government itself as THE criminal, with some people going “nuts” over some “new world order” government.

    George Orwell, big brother government, new world order, world under surveillance, webcam live feeds, mass psychosis, severe mental illness…

    It’s a sick world after all
    It’s a sick world after all
    It’s a sick world after all

    It’s a sick, sick world.

  • “Now Jimi Hendrix cured himself of introjection by going “Freak””

    Music, the great contribution to the world!

    Remember the 80’s in America? We lived in a sea of Madonna’s.

    EVERYBODY was Madonna! Madonna and Michael Jackson.

    Maybe introjection is just another word for conformity.

    Here’s a great line from L7

    “wake up and smell the coffee, or just say no to individuality”

    Pretend We’re Dead
    http://youtu.be/EfaaQ23NKXo

    Distinguished people stick out like a sore thumb. Some people become celebrities. Others become curiosities and oddities. Those who blend, some of them, do so to remain safe.

    In all pursuits is Know Thyself (which is not ego, but id). Id means Identity.

    The world is a masquerade party. Some people have their masks ripped off while others have a mask welded on them. Some are just plain defaced. There are demons whose faces are entire black, with no discernible eyes or nose or mouth. Divinity’s face is made entirely of light.

    Know Thyself (know who you truly are, your True Self).

    The movie NeverEnding Story shows how some people cannot face themselves in the mirror (they die at what they see). The movie’s main character, Atreyu, faces himself and finds that he sees Bastian (and he is allowed to pass through and continue on).

    Everybody has a True Self (id, identity). Unless there are those who don’t have an identity.

  • “Actually you can’t appropriate karma in any way, neither good nor bad.”

    Spiritual Laws CAN be Understood for what they are.

    Consider levitation: The Law that allows for levitation is NOT the breaking of the Law of Gravity. It is the utilization of the Law that allows levitation.

    Karma is NOT a murderer or punisher. Karma brings BLESSINGS. Karma does not take life or cause death.

    The Law of Forgiveness has no distortion, but Karma does.

    Humans wield Karma in the negative. They use it like a curse. That is human error.

  • “Two days ago a “chief personnel officer” of an Amsterdam mental health care institution was murdered in the street. … ”

    “Big deal, the guy got his Karma, no sympathy.”

    That looks like hatred to me. Hatred, brought to the surface.

    Now what?

    A lot of people have deep, thick, black coal hatred in them. It is a serious problem. Hatred is the road to death. Anagram of hated = death.

    Karma isn’t a murderer.

    Karma brings Blessings. It is HUMANS who distort Karma and make it seem like Karma is a weapon.

    There was a tip jar on the counter of the neighborhood coffee house. It had a label on it that said, Tips are Good Karma.

    Then some demonic hellion STOLE that tip jar (what, trying to teach people a lesson?!).

    That thief twisted and perverted Karma.

    I went for nearly a full year with no income in 2010. One day, so desperate, I decided to take what change I had and buy a scratch ticket. I had 90 cents and needed only a dime.

    On my way into the store, I asked a woman who sat in her car, pulled along side the building, if she could give me a dime. She did not hesitate and joyfully gave me a dime.

    I went into the store and bought a $1 scratch ticket. It paid me $40.00

    I went outside and handed that woman a dollar. I paid her back TEN TIMES what she gave me. She resisted but I had to insist! I said it’s Karma! Please, take the dollar! I told her what that dime was about and how it helped me. She accepted the dollar.

    PLEASE don’t use Karma as a weapon.

    Karma is NOT a “bitch”. That is human HATRED and human VIOLENCE talking.

  • It’s a continuation of a conversation with Stephen and Faith, on one of her blogs, that I never got back to (I got swept away by the news of Justina Pelletier’s situation).

  • I couldn’t write a play if my life depended on it. I’m 100% spontaneous, free flow and freeform. I’d make a great conductor or director though, boss people around and tell THEM how to build and shape stuff. It’s more like… YOU do it, here’s how. lol

    I’ve had thousands of awesome ideas but that’s about all I’m capable of. I’d need a lot of company to bring any of my ideas to life. So that makes me think of this:

    http://youtu.be/phOW-CZJWT0

  • “My life in society got worse and more miserable post cure – the worst it has ever been as I no longer fit in the mental health system nor the social system. It took years to create a new social identity.
    There was no way to tell who I was from looking at my external trappings.”

    Vitally important thing to say. Thank you for it.

  • “Until we find ourselves among those who see us, know us at our essence, and believe in us, once again.”

    This song comes up for me, IN me, in response to that line.

    (and this song always makes me think, “the doctor will SEE YOU now”)

    http://youtu.be/u9MAg9E5K3w

    (you don’t see me at all)

    I’ll never know what others SEE when they see me. And when I see myself I see nothing. I rarely see others anymore.

    It’s interesting because the Spirit world has been sending bats to the trees outside of my house! Of course, it means nothing and if I believe that it does mean something, that must be evidence and proof that I’m just crazy and some sort of severely mentally ill (brainwash).

    They’re just bats. They don’t mean anything.

    Well I couldn’t decide! Does it mean… bats are flying out of Hell or does it mean somebody is blind as a bat? And if so, who?! Hilarious.

    How DO people treat somebody who is “blind” and not seeing? Sometimes with this mental illness stuff, the problem is that some people see what others can’t and some people can’t see what others can! Crazy making.

    Bats. They sure have been out there, squeaking, and getting my attention.

    So then, I think of Dancer In The Dark (shocking, powerful and incredible movie)

    http://youtu.be/GW7p8L8hTuk

    (you can’t see, can you?)

    Oh well.

  • Here it is. BURNED in my mind.

    “And even though my current life, trust me, is very different than it was and for most people — and I do know that; I know that right now I am living, as challenging as it may seem, in a very blessed situation, because I have what most families don’t have, is tons of support all around, not just my mother but staff and administration. I have a Chief of Staff and a personal assistant, and everyone needs that; that’s what we need. (Laughter.) Everyone should have a Chief of Staff and a set of personal assistants. (Applause.)”

    http://www.momstowork.com/05/08/michelle-obama-on-work-life-balance/

  • “They made your parenting contingent on taking psych drugs? That is just awful.”

    They had me jumping through any and every hoop they threw at me (they’re FRAUD).

    It’s a really, really long, long, long story if I start telling it. And talking about it. It would take more than hours and more than days and more than weeks. And I’d get upset and angry. Oh, and if people can’t follow along and if they don’t understand then I’m really gonna get mad!

    Honestly, the amount of resources that it would take (people, time, space, money) is just TOO MUCH.

    This is how and why so many people like me *LOSE* so much. We can’t get ALL the right “help” that we need (and deserve).

    Help Wanted (can’t afford to pay ya, though). I have to dig out that Michelle Obama speech…

    It is all too complicated, isn’t it.

    So we just lose. And that’s the end of it. Over. Lives destroyed, lives lost. See ya in the next life time.

  • “He advises us to be careful, not to “rush in where angels fear to tread.””

    Do people ever wonder and consider if it is an actual Angel in their care?

    One cannot mention Angels and then deny their existence.

    Much as Victoria’s Secret would have us believe, Angels are not bra and underwear models.

    I wonder about his meaning. Angels, he says.

    Gregory Bateson, co-author of Angels Fear. I’m definitely going to have to read it!

    http://books.google.com/books/about/Angels_Fear.html?id=fjSEPwAACAAJ

  • I was given an ultimatum: take the psych drugs or never see my kids again.

    I said goodbye to my kids.

    The state terminated my parental rights and THEN TRIED SUING ME IN COURT FOR CHILD SUPPORT (which was aggravated assault and a few other charges like harassment and cruel and unusual punishment and torture). They’re EVIL and they’re SADISTIC.

    That is the reality.

    Anything court appointed comes from the state and works for the state and NO THANKS.

  • This is amazing, Sinead!

    (here comes the outpouring of Aquarius… )

    History is always alive! History is always with us and History never dies.

    http://www.psychohistory.com/originsofwar/08_infanticide.html

    Considering “psycho history”, anyone can easily see what constitutes horrific and monstrous child abuse. I can attest that what I’ve read is NOT all “ancient History”. Much and plenty does still exist in the world today.

    “the system” presents itself as some sort of great savior but too often THEY are also predators and abusers. We ALL know the horror stories. I “diagnose” the system as having their own insanity (aka “corruption”). Boys Town, a prime example, is a known (but denied) circuit of sexual predators.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Franklin_child_prostitution_ring_allegations

    It is not possible for an entity to “intake” and consume so much information about the evils in Humanity and NOT become sickened by it.

    The statistics on childhood sexual abuse are:

    1 in 5 girls
    1 in 20 boys

    (I do not know the accuracy of those statistics)

    The well-known statistics of the “traditional” family are:

    50% of heterosexual marriages end in divorce

    Is the family dysfunctional, and disharmonious, not what “the system” thrives on? Reunification is their word but so is adoption.

    It is known that there is an agenda to destroy the natural family (and religion) in order to cultivate and create immorality as the norm.

    Considering the prominence of atheism, and popular hatred of religion, I would say the agenda is well established. How about that Miley Circus, what a transformation in her! She has *millions* of followers, of all ages. She made a statement to “teach kids that sex is magical and cool!”.

    GOD does not like idolatry.

    This is when I stand with Iran in calling United States “The Great Satan America”.

    Iran Facts
    http://youtu.be/PCQFm7PjWb8

    THE FACT of all facts on the matter is that the United States has THE GREATEST nuclear capacity on the planet with 104 nuclear reactors! Iran has only one.

    http://www.euronuclear.org/1-information/map-worldwide.htm

    Just as I do NOT agree with American citizens in saying “wipe them off the face of the Earth”, I also DO NOT agree with Iranians saying the same about the United States. That is what constitutes “extremism” but LET IT BE KNOWN: Americans have ALSO said the same hostile hatred and intolerance against others in other parts of the world. I heard it myself, with my own two ears, for years. I did NOT appreciate it of Americans and I DO NOT appreciate it of Iranians.

    While I do NOT agree with everything Iran communicates, I DO agree with them in saying that America is a “terrorist state” that “sets fire to everything, everywhere”.

    What is being done in Justina and her family’s lives, and in the lives of others IS a horror, AND a terror, and has roused the anger of the people!

    Let’s put Justina and Miley side by side and ask which is more valued and “important” in American life.

    I love GOD Most High. I LOATHE satan. I’m a Living Witness of satan in its genuine physical form. satan is no “delusion” or creation of Human Beings. Neither is GOD Most High.

    GOV IS NOT GOD Most High!

    I am the only one I know who has accurately and correctly identified psychiatry as Earth’s antichrist.

    The antichrist is a GOD LIKE entity that DENIES spirit and DENIES people the ultimate salvation! Magic pills, anyone?

    They do not call the DSM “psychiatry’s bible” for no reason.

    Psyche by definition means SPIRIT. There is confusion where psyche sometimes means “soul” but the correct meaning is spirit. Psyche and Spirit are synonymous terms.

    Psyche is NOT a disease of the mind.

    Here is a new book, published in November:

    http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/david-dunbar/yhwh-elohim-the-coming-destruction-of-israel/paperback/product-21286303.html

    In this book, we are told that GOD Most High is going to take action against those who have created this “MK Ultra” mind war and will destroy the existent government on Earth.

    The author is not alone in his perception / beliefs.

    Spiritual war and mind war are the same thing.

    psychiatry is a brainwash and mind control system (very much evident in my own life).

    The driving force in this “medical” domination of Earth is actually not monetary.

    It has less to do with insurances & money and is more about TECHNOLOGY (physical, mechanical technology AND information technology). THAT is what is driving this medical domination.

    Case in point: technology *to print human organs* has been developed and created (video available at TedTalks, YouTube).

    Here is another case in point: Australian Researchers Use Stem Cells to Develop a ‘Mini’ Kidney

    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5317/20131216/australian-researchers-use-stem-cells-develop-kidney.htm

    They in their labs creating those formulas to prescribe the kids (and others) is *technology* and it actually CAN be seen as a form of infanticide. What is the name of the little girl who was PRESCRIBED TO DEATH?

    I do not speak about their true intentions, or even their awareness or ignorance. Those things, I do not know. I only know the end result of their actions.

    To conclude, a brief on insanity:

    Ah, the Mother Land! I hear pedophilia is a serious problem over there in the UK (though, where is it not?). That is insanity. Insanity is a genuine disease and it is a sexual disease. satan is the so-called “god of sexual immorality”. Insanity manifests in a multitude of ways. Insanity can come by two ways: sexual indulgence and sexual deprivation. The consequences of insanity are insidious, where all life systems become taint and symptomatic.

    William Reich and Nicola Tesla are two excellent examples of insanity (one by indulgence, the other by celibacy).

    The root cause of cannibalism is none other than sexual immorality (which is insanity). Jeffery Dahmer is the proof and evidence of that. He was killed in prison.

    I look forward to GOD’S intervention. We should all know by now that GOD brings to destruction that which rightfully must be destroyed. Which buildings were struck on 9/11? I, for one, will forever see that day as Divinity.

    What do the people say?!

    WAKE UP, AMERICA! But now Americans call it MURICA!

    That’s my Aquarian “flood and dump” for the day. I could go on endlessly but I’ve already been working on this for nearly 24 hours. It’s exhausting.

    Happy New Year, department of social services!

  • What really, really offended me about Simona was how it was OKAY for HER to be concerned about Justina’s symptoms but NOT OKAY for her own mother to be concerned:

    “Bujoreanu noted that Justina appeared to be more impaired when her mother was around. During an examination that Monday afternoon, when Justina stuttered and struggled to articulate simple words such as cracker, Bujoreanu wrote, “mother was reacting at the bedside, making statements such as ‘See, what is that?’ or ‘Why is this happening?’””

    Would Simona ever have noticed it if Linda didn’t point it out to her?

    What if Linda never noticed it, would she be charged with neglect?

    But she DID notice it and ASKED what it was. In asking, she got criminalized in response.

    WOW.

  • “this excrement called treatment robs him of any chance at gaining independence and living a worthy life.”

    Keyword: LIVING

    Life is for the living! The rest of us are committed to SUFFERING and SERVICE. Some, like me, we are the LIVING DEAD.

    What constitutes living will probably be very different answers from everybody. But think of Justina: who can say she’s LIVING? I can’t.

    Nobody LIVES in a hospital. Nobody LIVES in a jail or prison. At that point, the person is DRIVEN INSIDE where THERE becomes the place to “live”.

    But when these people DESTROY THE INSIDE, we are trapped alive in a living HELL where we only SUFFER. My inside is an inescapable HELL. I scream, cry and beg unending.

    I USED TO have inner-light. I never needed to “seek enlightenment” because I always HAD inner-light (and mental elevation, higher mental dimensions). When my inner-light was destroyed, now is dead and BLACKER THAN BLACK, the response from the spiritual world was that I was going through a “dark night of the soul”.

    I do not agree with them and I do not believe that.

    I think my BRAIN has suffered and endured massive, catastrophic harm and damage. BRAIN DAMAGE. People should see me twitch and spasm and convulse! I become paralyzed with transfixed starting and my body so rigid that I feel like a STATUE. How the HELL is this any sort of improvement? Tardive dyskinesia!

    What DOES happen on the inside of people when they have such a strong urge to kill themselves (or others) after taking these SICK PSYCH DRUGS?

    I’m SOUL PUKING again. My INSIDES come pouring out. No privacy for me. No boundaries. DESTROYED LONG, LONG AGO.

    Such a tragedy and often, I beg for my own death and I have done so IN PUBLIC.

    But free-will “euthanasia” is NOT ALLOWED.

    I have the worst, most consequential “justified” hatred, anger and intolerance of the EXTREMELY DECEPTIVE “house of help”.

    It is more like the HOUSE OF HELL, damn YOU psychiatry. I LOATHE you forever and ever more. I am the ONLY person I know who calls YOU the ANTICHRIST.

    ect is Hell horror itself.

    MY proper place is IN THE GROUND, the dirt that I’m craving. Except, my body must be BURNED for all the disease in my soul!

    Face the thing that should not be…
    http://youtu.be/2pnS_7YsYzM

  • effexor xr was designed to “erase memories”.

    HOW LAZY OF YOU, Humanity!! LAZY!

    Traumatic events need to be fully PROCESSED, not neglected or KILLED. To be disturbed is because of the NEGLECT, the LACK OF processing, where the WOUND JUST LINGERS in the never ending sick cyclical loop (“crazy”).

    HOW LAZY OF YOU. Incompetent and cowardly.

    Every time I told and talked about certain traumas, I was ALWAYS met with IGNORANCE & INCOMPETENCE. Even sick, sadistic PUNISHMENT for even having these “problems” to begin with! Blame and scapegoat!

    You want to KILL memory, which is to kill the mind and kill the brain, simply because of YOUR INCOMPETENCE.

    Life is full of terror and horror and the most harrowing, sick evil things that people do to each other. You can’t face it. You can’t handle it. You can only ignore it, deny it, cover it up, bury it or try to kill it. LAZY COWARDS!

    Some HORROR stories are too overwhelming to handle or deal with ALONE so we go looking for this “help”. The “help” can be WORSE THAN THE ORIGINAL TRAUMAS.

    Is it not clear to see that this is p-p-p-provoking me?

    effexor xr – destroyed my memory, gave me brain zaps and finally some neuroleptic seizure.

    HELL YOU!

    You MANGLED & DESTROYED MY BRAIN & MIND.

    NOTHING erases traumatic memories. You can only DESTROY THE BRAIN & MIND.

    “the researchers tested subjects’ memories after being asked to recall disturbing stories and then administered ECT.”

    MURDER!

  • Justina was born prematurely. She had surgery for congenital band. Justina has also had a stroke (according to a member of a Facebook group community).

    Congenital bands cause 3 % of all intestinal obstruction and almost always lead to small bowel obstruction.

    I’ve read that Justina “continues to require medical intervention for bowel movements.” That is present tense and people have to remember that Justina has LIVED WITH DOCTORS for nearly a year.

    If she is LIVING WITH DOCTORS, why does she still require medical intervention for bowel movements?

    Is somatoform CONGENITAL?

  • skybluesight on December 30, 2013 at 3:46 am said:

    ” This is not about “Fred”, it is about you,”

    I will speak for myself. -mjk”

    Yes, but you are still using “Fred to channel it. I have a same kind of opinion about him as to you in some way. Oh the Horror!
    And therefore if it is similar in any way it has to be invalid or discounted

    I would say I was very much “on base” otherwise why would you be so angry? Why would you even care?

    “And please stop trying to mind read me, thinking you know what when you just don’t.”

    I haven’t got a clue what that means except that probably is a result of my being accurate in my opinions.
    A have a good solution for you – if you think someone is trying to guess about you (whatever it is you are talking about) , just tell them openly and then no one needs to “mind read” you.
    I am all in favour of anyone “mind reading” me , I encourage it to maximize communication – if they are wrong I will let them know my disagreement.

    ================================
    In your last post you didn’t copy the posts where that author showed his obvious anger with derogatory words etc.

    Yes, I used my own words, if someone tells me a narrative I am free to make my own sense out of it – what a person says is not “truth” , it is only what they say is “truth” – my “twisted” is the same “twisted” as your narrative or Fred’s “twisted” narrative. People are free to choose which “twisted” narrative they understand best.

    Also – (as part of the trivial spurious arguments here) – if someone walks out yelling something, it is different than standing one’ ground with eye contact while yelling something.
    etc etc – the rest of this argument is just as trivial and spurious to which I mean it is as if an angry person is looking around for a club or a weapon to attack someone.
    ….
    —————————
    “What the frig are you talking about?

    There has been no discussion anywhere around here about a five year old or the condemnation of one. MJK”

    “Frig” huh? Your motivational color is showing . A big QED on that.

    As I said I replied to you on the other thread where you inferred Adam Lanza as a child was “evil” and could not be transformed. If you wish to clarify or retract that please do on the “Sandy Hook” thread.


    If you want to understand my view of transformative growth processes you can read my blog.

    http://skybluelue.blogspot.com/

    ..
    So what I thought from the very first was correct – you were scalp hunting – it’s not like I (wearily) haven’t seen it before.
    And the more one scratches or responses in any way the more anger and persecutory attacks occur.

    My seventh opinion is the same as my sixth which is the same as my first. On both this and the subject of Evil. You can hate it, dislike it , try to proclaim it as invalid , or twisted, or discount it or say it is off base, argue irrationally and persecutorily about trivia, hold your breath until you turn blue, scream and lie on the floor and pound it but my opinion remains the same.
    ..
    Maybe someday you can just accept it and calmly agree to disagree, and then you might get used to it and then maybe you might even get some benefit from it.
    Who knows? One can dream.
    ..
    The horse is more than dead now , it is dismembered. You have successfully wasted my time on absolutely nothing except to give you and outlet for your emotional distress. I’m sorry I can’t waste any more of my time on these unproductive things.

    skybluesight,

    Truly, you know nothing about what I think of Adam Lanza. Please STOP putting words in people’s mouths, twisting things they say and thinking you know what when you DON’T.

    I will say it again: I don’t like the way you responded to Fred. While you’re trying to make this exchange between us about me, in reality, this is about only one thing: YOU.

    Here is one of your comments from July and it is *YOU* who has anger issues. You consistently pick out this “anger” in others. And I’m asking you to STOP DOING THAT to people.

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/07/the-blame-game/#comment-27074

    Nobody has invited to you dissect them, examine them, analyze them, diagnose them. Please knock it off.

  • skybluesight wrote,

    “That’s not how I read it, for someone to yell he must have provoked them , and the ludicrous “offer” itself was a provocation and an act of anger. And I read his whole narrative as he was and is angry even before he read the article.”

    This is Fred’s entire original comment:

    Fred Abbe on December 27, 2013 at 12:18 am said:

    Within the last ten years I read an article in the Coos Bay World about an elderly couple that phoned the North Bend police dept. and requested them to help get their son in his early 40′s to a mental hospital where he could get help because he had stopped taking his meds. They said he was in the attic of their house and wouldn’t come out . Six police officers arrived at the house. They yelled into attic for the man to come out. He did not. They then decided to pepper spray into the attic. The man came out .The police tasered him. He pulled the taser probes out of his chest and ran to the garage. He stood at one end of the garage with his hands down at his side a knife in one hand an ax in the other. Six police officers in the garage pistols drawn and pointed at the man. They told him to drop his knife and axe . He did not .They all fired on him. He was hit 28 times and dead. The paper said the parents were distraught and that there was supposed to be an inquiry.

    Being a psychiatric survivor I thought had I been involved the man would still be alive today. l called the reporter who wrote the article. He was a 25 year old family man. I said I have one main question to ask him .” Why even if they were afraid of the man didn’t the police, considering there were 6 of them didn’t they shoot him in the leg “? The reporter said, “I wondered the exact same thing but you don’t ask the police questions like that.” I asked ” why not.” He said ,” I have a wife and child ,If I asked that question the police would no longer talk to me in the future and the newspaper would no longer employ me if I lost access to the police.”

    I decided to go talk to the North Bend police. I was trying to get them to call me any time of day or night if they had to go out on a call to take someone to a psych hospital.I told them I wouldn’t charge them and I could communicate with people that had mental emotional problems. The dispatcher took my name and phone number.Meanwhile a nearby police officer over hearing me voice my concerns with her hands on her hips near her gun yelled out at me “You weren’t there you don’t know what happened.” I yelled back at her as I moved toward the door “I know one thing ,if I were there the man would still be alive.” They never called me.

    A year ago I tried to call the paper to get a copy of the original story and to find out about what happened with the inquiry. No record was found at the paper and nothing on the internet could I find about this event. I live on the oregon coast 30 miles away.

    skybluesight, you keep picking out the anger of Fred but I think the only angry (and provoked one) is yourself.

    And again, you actually DID twist what Fred communicated.

    Fred: “Meanwhile a nearby police officer over hearing me voice my concerns with her hands on her hips near her gun yelled out at me “You weren’t there you don’t know what happened.” I yelled back at her as I moved toward the door “I know one thing ,if I were there the man would still be alive.” They never called me.””.

    skybluesight: “So the guy walked into a cop shop said he could do their job better than they could , offered as qualifications he was an ex-psychiatric patient and angrily yelled at them -walking out avoided their response.”

    Fred never said he “could do their job better than they could”. Those are YOUR words.

    Fred did not “angrily yell at them – walking out avoided their response”.

    Fred was yelled at FIRST. He “yelled back at her as I moved toward the door “I know one thing ,if I were there the man would still be alive.” They never called me.”

    He did not “avoid their response”, as YOU say.

    You twisted what he said, skybluesight. And please stop trying to mind read me, thinking you know what when you just don’t.

    ~ mjk

  • skybluesight,

    ” This is not about “Fred”, it is about you,”

    I will speak for myself.

    For me, this is about the way you responded to Fred. As an observer who is familiar with your style, I simply did not appreciate the way you responded to Fred.

    This is what did not sit well with me:

    ““Just looking for justice” heh the “injustice” appears entirely to be in you pre-existing anger. So you scoured the newspapers for stories about the police , found one and harassed the police (whoever answered the phone it seems) with verbal abuse.”

    As I said, you did the same thing with me (picking out your “diagnosis” of my “anger”). You were off base with me and I see it again in your comments to Fred.

    And I really just don’t like it.

  • Who are THE GROWN CHILDREN, the products of this great child welfare intervention club?

    How does the club impact the lives of wards of the state?

    I’m 37 years old and I still consider myself to be a ward of the state (government property). I have “disabled” status, housing through the “mental” system, social security cash allowance and a medicare card. I was a foster kid in Massachusetts (there was no “help”, I was psychiatrized) and I will “never see the light of day” (says a thing in my head, which constantly informs me). I’m one of those people who believe in “voice to skull”, “remote neural processing” technologies (synthetic telepathy). I think it is a government operation and that certain individuals are selected for the sinister “program”.

    I used to go to Boston Children’s Hospital when I was a kid. I HATED it (and was not diagnosed correctly). I learned a few things about blood while I was there. Kids are amazingly smart. Super, super smart.

    Is Justina an experiment? Did she meet their criteria?

    I look at this and get a bit of a chill:

    “Permanency

    Examine the importance of stabilizing permanency for cross over youth and learn the array of services that will increase their success after their cases closes in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. In other words ensure every decision made regarding treatment of crossover youth prioritized for permanency considerations.”

    http://jbcc.harvard.edu/basic-page/new-england-regional-convening-intersection-child-welfare-and-juvenile-justice

    So WHO ARE THE PRODUCTS of these great interventions and services?

    My brother is not a failure of “the system”. He is a “criminal” by design. And I can prove it.

    My brother is the “criminal”, I am the “sick retard” and my older brother is the shining Super Star, living the American Dream. Only two of us were foster kids and part of the system. Guess which ones.

  • Anger: is it possible that what you see, or think you see, in others is actually what is true in yourself?

    Do you have a knack for picking out anger in people? If so, how is that helpful?

    I remember you did this with me, too. We were discussing evil where you denied it’s existence and then “charged” me with “anger” for insisting that evil is a matter of fact and does truly exist.

    I believe Fred’s sincerity in having offered to accompany and assist the police on their “mental case” calls. I believe Fred when he says that he was met with scolding hostility in having made his offer.

    I believe Fred is being scolded by you, reprimanded?, and I don’t understand what about Fred is provoking you the way that it is.

  • Just another attempt to show some of the causes of what makes severe mental illness.

    Abuse, abuse, abuse!!

    Mental illness most CERTAINLY DOES exist. There’s no real “help” and there’s no real JUSTICE.

  • gas lighting

    http://youtu.be/V_p5labx_1Y

    I found out about this movie in 2006 while doing research about what was “wrong” with me. I was becoming more and more crazy and unstable and completely NUTS. I was a wacko and absolutely CRAZY.

    So I researched like crazy. When I found that movie I went EVEN MORE NUTS & CRAZY because my husband’s name is Greg and his first wife’s name is Paula.

    The two main characters in that movie are Greg and Paula.

    Crazy isn’t even the word for it.

    Greg is in prison now. The state brainwashed my kids and turned them against me. They all think their mother is severely mentally ill.

    Greg still sees his kids. They visit him in prison.

    I haven’t seen my kids in 5 years. The state of NY just made me CRAZY by sending MY kids to go visit my birth mother and brother, the two people that I went into foster care to get away from (and they’re both worse than Greg). NY sent MY kids to my abusers and of course, it made me CRAZY! Those who have no idea what’s going on would look at my CRAZY behavior over the past few days and would think that I was having a “bipolar” episode.

    Everything has a basis in REALITY.

    There is no real Justice in this world.

  • It’s a Mad Libs! Don’t blame me, you started it. 😛

    Since the publication of DSM-III in 1980, biomedical research has demonstrated that mental health problems are ENGINEERED. Indeed, it has become an NIMH mantra to describe mental disorders as DELUSIONAL. Advances in neuroimaging and other cutting-edge biomedical technologies have revolutionized our understanding of the brain, thereby CONFUSING and leading to OBSESSION. Mental health outcomes in the United States have SUCCEEDED alongside NIMH’s support of biomedical theories and treatments in preference to evidence-based psychosocial approaches. To illustrate, dramatic increases in the use of antidepressant, antipsychotic, and stimulant medications have witnessed an ATROCITY in the prevalence of Americans on federal disability for the mental disorders these medications treat. Mental health stigma has WON as Americans have come to adopt our position that mental health problems are biologically-based brain diseases. One mental disorder listed in DSM-IV, Rett’s Disorder, has even been conclusively shown to have a biological cause8. As a result, Rett’s Disorder has been SOLD.

    Despite these developments, reliance on the DSM diagnostic system is limiting our progress. Now that DSM-5 has been published, it is clear that DSM diagnoses are SEXY. Mental disorders are diagnosed based solely on symptoms, and objective laboratory measures for DSM diagnoses do not exist. In the rest of medicine, symptom-based diagnosis is not credible and has been largely replaced by diagnosis based on objective laboratory tests. Our declaration that DSM diagnoses lack validity because they cannot be diagnosed with objective tests has been previously asserted by SAINTS. Given that the DSM system provides the foundation for nearly all mental health diagnosis, billing, coercive treatment, forensics, and research in the United States, its lack of validity is a serious problem for CHILDREN. The fact that DSM diagnoses do not have established biomarkers IS HILARIOUS.

    Patients with mental disorders deserve better. That’s why NIMH has launched the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project. We are committed to BRAINS. Unfortunately, decades of biomedical research based on the DSM diagnostic system have not allowed scientists to COPULATE. Consequently, INSANITY. Although science has not advanced to the point where a neuroscience-based classification is possible, we must nevertheless proceed as if genetics and neuroscience will someday inform diagnosis17. Therefore, the RDoC initiative will support research designed to achieve the failed goal of DSM-5: “translat[ing] basic and clinical neuroscience research relating brain structure, brain function, and behavior into a classification of psychiatric disorders based on etiology and pathophysiology18.”

    RDoC is a necessary first step toward precision medicine in which assessment of “molecular signatures, neuroimaging patterns, [and] inflammatory biomarkers”19 may lead to “cures” for brain diseases like depression and anxiety20. Understanding the true nature of mental health problems like depression will require contributions from many sources, such as OVARIES. Given that we estimated the arrival of “biodiagnosis” and “treatment of core pathology” in 201522, the need to uncover the biological causes of mental disorders is urgent if we are to retain our credibility.

    The NIMH is optimistic that additional decades of biomedical research following the RDoC project will PROFIT & BANKRUPT. Our confidence is based on the track record of biomedical research in the modern DSM era, which demonstrates that we are LOST on the verge of transformative breakthroughs that might revolutionize mental health treatment. Under the leadership of biological psychiatrist Thomas Insel, the NIMH is committed to a future in which all patients with mental disorders undergo expensive biological testing administered by psychiatrists in medical settings to facilitate the use of personalized biological treatments provided by psychiatrists.

    The RDoC initiative is symbolic of the NIMH’s commitment to disproportionately support biomedical research over evidence-based psychosocial approaches like cognitive-behavioral therapy that are often at least as effective as medications in the short-term and more effective in the long-term, have no adverse biological effects, are less expensive, and are strongly preferred by patients. Psychological scientists are encouraged to submit grant proposals for the RDoC initiative, provided that their research is intended to demonstrate the biological underpinnings of psychological processes in order to facilitate the “power of biology to identify illnesses (Page 2) linked to pathophysiology” and “the development of more specific [biological] treatments17 .” Psychologists interested in having their research supported by NIMH in the current funding climate must understand that YOU WILL BE RICH! We leave it to the profession of clinical psychology to deal with the consequences of our virtual requirement that psychological scientists must conduct neuroscience research if they wish to be supported by the NIMH.

    Although three decades of NIMH biomedical research funded by billions of taxpayer dollars have failed to discover reliable biomarkers or produce safer and more effective biological treatments, we are optimistic that additional decades of biomedical research will validate our faith in this approach. Indeed, we have just allocated $40 million in 2014 to the BRAIN initiative, which focuses on “advancing our technological capabilities for understanding how circuits of interacting neurons function to create behavior, with the ultimate goal of improving our scientific foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorder26”. The NIMH looks forward to a future in which advances in biomedical research lead to biological tests and cures for brain diseases. In the meantime, we ask that individuals with mental health problems who have difficulty accessing safe, effective, and affordable interventions wait patiently while neuroscientists go about their work.

  • FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH:

    Former Children’s Hospital Doctor Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges
    November 4, 2013 11:10 AM

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/11/04/childrens-hospital-doctor-pleads-guilty-to-child-porn-charges/

    BOSTON (CBS) — A pediatric endocrinologist from Children’s Hospital has pleaded guilty to three counts of owning child pornography.

    Dr. Richard Keller faces more than six years in prison, at his sentencing in February.

    In September 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Keller purchased and ordered over 50 DVDs of child pornography online.

    Investigators also found more than 500 photographs and between 60 – 100 DVDs inside Keller’s home.

    He’s been placed on administrative leave from Children’s Hospital.

    He also served as Medical Director at Phillips Academy for 19 years and taught classes at Harvard.

  • Hi Lia,

    I was captivated by your story. It looked to me like you had “birthed” yourself and that part of who you truly are is, a prosecutor. Self-discovery.

    I wonder if you could teach / mentor someone who is studying to be a prosecutor. I think they would learn a lot from you. Or, since you’re a talented writer, maybe you could write the prosecutor’s book. I’m just so fascinated. I think the prosecutor part of you is rich and gifted and talented. I fail to see any sort of disease at all. I hope you are not offended by my words ~ I mean only praises. I think you’re amazing.

    Thanks for sharing your story 🙂

    ~ mjk

  • Fred was calm and not angry. It was after someone yelled at him that the person got the same response in return,

    “I decided to go talk to the North Bend police. I was trying to get them to call me any time of day or night if they had to go out on a call to take someone to a psych hospital.I told them I wouldn’t charge them and I could communicate with people that had mental emotional problems. The dispatcher took my name and phone number.Meanwhile a nearby police officer over hearing me voice my concerns with her hands on her hips near her gun yelled out at me “You weren’t there you don’t know what happened.” I yelled back at her as I moved toward the door “I know one thing ,if I were there the man would still be alive.” They never called me.”

  • Yeah, those lawsuits aren’t REAL Justice. They’re just business transactions.

    The way I think of it is, they BORROW money from whatever sources that bulk them up in profits and when it’s time to payback they get “sued”. I see it ONLY as business transactions. I mean, some new “leader” in / of psychiatry gonna apologize to only certain people, not everybody, and I’m supposed to think and feel WHAT, when looking for Justice?

    Justice? Yeah, SHOW US. Lawsuits and illegitimate apologies aren’t enough.

    Oh, then there’s that new legal action. Some new bill. How much of those monetary recoveries are going to fund the new bill? That money stays IN GOVERNMENT POWER since it is just BUSINESS, not JUSTICE.

  • “I also lived in foster care, and sometimes its better than the alternative, plain and simple.”

    My time in foster care was Hell, just exactly as it is for my oldest daughter (who was BORN in foster care). I went from one frying pan to another!! My girls would be with me now if only I would have OBEYED the doctors and took the psych drugs like they wanted me to. But at that point in my life, with almost 20 years of psychiatry’s brainwash and mind control and drugging, part of what got me into the situation was realization that PSYCHIATRY WAS ABSOLUTE JUNK. I had some sort of neuroleptic seizure just before my three kids were stolen from me. STOLEN.

    Foster care is a HELL because the entire SYSTEM is a HELL. They DON’T do right! Any idea how many “CPS reform” groups there are out there? Families that DO want “help” DON’T GET IT. We get PSYCHIATRY.

    What is ever so particular about Justina Pelletier is that she was born with congenital band (for which she had surgery). The doctor said it’s mitochondrial disease. You have to remember, she has DETERIORATED while LIVING WITH DOCTORS for nearly a year. How DOES that happen?

    “As to you’re response to the above comments. You offer a plug for Glen Beck, and applaud your commenters for bringing in “right” perspectives, ostensibly including their calls for “kicking teeth in” and “ghetto justice.” ”

    Ted has not “applauded” Copy_cat or myself so you must have misread something.

    “I’m a survivor myself, and I can relate to the rage, but I really think stuff like this is hurting “our” cause.”

    Stuff like what?

  • “In what way do you consider the difference between mental illness or mental health as equivalents to brainwashing and mind control?”

    I call psychiatry this planet’s antichrist…

    and that is just the start of an endless discussion about what constitutes brainwash and mind control.

    Ever hear the story of a man who went to a doctor, explained his situation, and left the doctor’s office with a prescription for his wife / son / boss?

    I think it isn’t too much of a joke. It communicates something.

    I wonder if anybody has ever detailed what sort of suffering, struggling challenges and issues people with MENTAL HEALTH face in this world and what suffering, struggling challenges and issues people with MENTAL ILLNESS face in this world.

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

    What exactly is he communicating in that message?

    Is he not suggesting that the seeming, so-called mentally ill of the world might actually be mentally healthy in a very sick world?

    Does anyone ever see a person in crisis and recognize mental HEALTH in that person or is it always believed that crisis = mental illness?

    So who knows, maybe you were correct to begin with: “Since law enforcement officers are often the first responders to volatile mental health situations,”

    And what if such a person IS mentally HEALTHY and nobody recognizes it and they keep calling health… illness?

    See my reasons for questioning? I think MENTAL HEALTH / MENTAL ILLNESS one great big screwy BRAINWASH & MIND CONTROL system (and causing a lot of Hell for a lot of people).

    What is the diagnosis for somebody who has both mental health AND mental illness at the same time?! That ISN’T a joke, not in the least bit.

  • My perspective is unique and this is a good opportunity for me to express my concerns.

    Too many times I have heard from people in society, “marriage is an unnatural social construct” and ideas that heterosexual marriage is some “patriarchal oppression” meant to deprive people of rights, freedom and happiness. It gets worse. People laugh at, make fun of and mock heterosexual marriage, calling those who intend to marry “fools”, saying that “everybody cheats” and then those ideas are backed up by making reference to the well-known statistic of “50% of marriages end in divorce”.

    In that, people have expressed an absolute LACK of Faith in marriage and almost a hatred of it. I see heterosexual marriage as nearly destroyed. No respect, no Faith and no integrity. Diminished value.

    But woe to anyone who might dare to oppose gay / homosexual marriage! I challenge anyone to say something that doesn’t accept or favor gay marriage. You WILL get your proverbial ass kicked.

    Ultimately, for me, a new perspective was formed: heterosexual marriage is clearly and certainly wrong. Gay marriage is right.

    It’s just one point of view, in the many that I hold, about marriage and personal intimate relationships.

    What I eventually came to rest upon is this: homosexual people have the right to *DIVORCE* just like heterosexual people do. I’m not looking at marriage anymore. I’m looking at divorce.

    I’m pretty angry at societal hatred and disrespect of heterosexual faithless CHEATING FOOLS. For me, it isn’t about homosexual people. It is about heterosexual catastrophe. How many children have to suffer broken families, single parent families, MULTIPLE step-families and foster families because of the severe dysfunction of intimate personal relationships?

    And another thing that irks me is how much attention homosexuality gets. I’ve grown nearly intolerant because it is so DOMINANT, constant and inescapable. And I know for a fact that there are people who have been BULLIED into BEING gay when they’re not. I’ve seen SO MANY references that suggest homosexuality is the “majority” now, which is just CONFORMITY. If it’s cool and popular to be gay, how many people are nearly forced into making that SOCIAL choice?

    I wear a GAY PRIDE tattoo. I’m not “against” homosexuality in the least. I’m just seriously pissed off about the DESTRUCTION of heterosexual marriage and *dysfunctional relationships* of any sort, unkind.

    May homosexual people enjoy 50% divorce rates, just like foolish heterosexuals. Sigh…

  • re: Someone Else on December 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Bin Laden is on a list of GENIUSES, isn’t that interesting?

    Osama Bin Laden (Saudi) Islamicist

    http://www.dorothyrowe.com.au/articles/item/196-100-living-geniuses-oct-07

    I see 9/11 as DIVINITY. I see it as a literal “wake up” call, meant to rouse Gods.

    rouse (rouz)
    v.
    v.tr.
    1. To arouse from slumber, apathy, or depression.
    2. To excite, as to anger or action; stir up. See Synonyms at provoke.
    v.intr.
    1. To awaken.
    2. To become active.

    We ALL (ALL is MUSLIM, by the way – Allah means ALL) seem to have personal stories about how we experienced that day, and how we relate to it.

    Meet Betty Ong, who was my neighbor in Andover, Massachusetts. She and her boyfriend Rob had the middle apartment of the row house we lived in.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Ong

    http://www.bettyong.org/BettyOng.htm

    I also have had very disappointing experiences with some religious “officials”, which filled me with horror (I expected competency). I must say that I did have one Blessed experience with some other people. Due to homelessness, I hadn’t showered or bathed for a full month. I asked social services MANY TIMES for “resources” and was told NO.

    It took A LOT of courage but I finally decided to go to a Church rectory and ask. They were GOOD to me – without hesitation, they took me in to let me shower.

    I will never forget.

    I know you’ve been through some real Hell, just like me and SO many other people (if not all of us).

    This is what the pope said today:

    Pope Francis Offers Hopeful Christmas Day Message

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict around the globe.

    Francis delivered the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (Latin for “to the city and to the world”) speech from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to 70,000 cheering tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining all those hoping “for a better world.”

    We are a MASSIVE mass body of life.

    Over 321 million people in America, and over 7 billion people on this planet.

    I think about that a whole lot.

    “for a better world” … for who? Because I’m counting OVER 7 BILLION PEOPLE.

    Oh, and sexual abuse? When people acknowledge INSANITY (which is a sexual disease) then we might be able to do something about it. Cheers, to 7+ billion people.

  • In all seriousness, I think these people need some COUNSELING & GUIDANCE as to HOW to be responsible for what they’ve done. They are enormously guilty and we all know it (they do and so do we).

    I am QUITE VERY serious.

    They need to be encouraged to admit errors, GRAVE errors. I am absolutely NOT at all satisfied by Dinesh Bhugra, MD’s call ” …for psychiatry to apologize for its past treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, and, more generally, to women.”

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/11/incoming-president-world-psychiatric-association-time-rethink-psychiatry/

    I am BLASPHEMED by the absolute lack of a call for an apology to the POOR & IMPOVERISHED people, the disadvantaged, the uneducated, the unsupported, the overburdened, the EXPLOITED people who are of EVERY age, EVERY color, EVERY gender and EVERY sexual orientation and ANY other criteria you can think of.

    How DARE you apologize to specific people when you need to be apologizing TO EVERYBODY.

    HELLO? HEAR me.

    These people NEED to be ENCOURAGED to REPENT.

    In order for that to happen, we have to RELENT on the CHARGES and CHARGING. That is an ENERGY that perpetuates and maintains the situation. We need to ALTER THE CURRENT, THE FLOW, OF ENERGY.

    They must be called to REPENT and RELINQUISH THEIR DEATH GRIP.

    An offer for an apology, well TRY AGAIN. I’m ENCOURAGING you, it isn’t a taunt or ridicule.

    I’m ENCOURAGING YOU, apologize again. And do it LOUDLY, and CLEAR AS DAY. And apologize to EVERYONE.

    And let people HEAR. And let us PROGRESS.

    You have to HEEL (stop) to HEAL.

    And they do NOT know how to STOP, though I have already shown and told how, and it really comes down to a matter of WILL. FREE will and GOOD will, the WILL to do good, the WILL to do RIGHT. And that can ONLY happen by FREE WILL — NOT BY CHARGE OF LAW.

    I’m obviously STRESSSSSSED (evident by my CAPITALIST TYPING). Here on Christmas day, my own family ripped to shreds, my entire life has been a Hell and a War. I’m spending my day today with THE INTERNET (which is THE “new world”), MAD in America, Facebook and SUPPORTERS OF THE PELLETIER FAMILY. Happy JESUS CHRIST day.

    2014 is beginning TODAY. So, let’s change the flow of ENERGY, support the EVOLUTION and mental and emotional GROWTH of Humanity, in the RIGHT direction.

    FOR *ALL*

    In the Name of GOD Most High,

    ~ mjk

  • “since the psychiatrists have that “disease” that claims you’re mentally ill, merely if you claim you’re not.”

    Social control!

    Erin Pizzey, who pioneered the shelter for battered women movement in 1971, famously stated many decades ago: “Any country that has tried to create a political solution to human problems has ended up with concentration camps and gulags.”

  • It’s just a wave I’m currently riding (biorhythm). My intellect and awareness have been simultaneously peak (100%). I looked ahead to my upcoming birthday where I will *potentially* be fully incapacitated in every way except intuition, which will be at maximum. That ought to be fun (not).

    http://www.biorhythmonline.com/

    “These are illusions fabricated by highly limited and narrow perceptions, from minds that have yet to be awakened. Demanding that we all accept linearity and duality is asking everyone to stay asleep to what life and the mind are all about.”

    The box syndrome!

    I blame TV (electromagnetic box). The other electromagnetic boxes are microwaves and computers. I sometimes think of Earth as having been boxed in, literally, atmospherically, as a result of harnessing electricity (poling & wiring of the planet) and creating these electromagnetic boxes. I formed this idea many years ago after studying my birth chart, which is painfully busy, and has in it a very distinct square (box) configuration.

    This “box syndrome”, as I call it, I think it was prophesied. People have been so fixated on triangles but I’m mostly fixated on boxes (and interestingly, I studied the birth charts of my kids, and some others, all born in the 90’s, where the charts were extremely neat and full of triangles). Sacred geometry is becoming a popular interest.

    “Expanding awareness–that is, personal growth and evolution–does require explorations of these dimensions.”

    I have a mental “expansion” method. It’s really simple and anyone can do it.

    It requires stillness in an environment where one feels comfortable and familiar. No distractions or interruptions.

    I start with my most immediate location and work my way out, in every increment, from nearest to furthest:

    I’m in my living room.
    I live on ___________ Ave.
    I live in ___________ (name of neighborhood, if it applies)
    I live in (city or town)
    I live in (county)
    I live in (state)
    I live in (region)
    I live in (country)
    I live in (continent)
    I live in (hemisphere)
    I live on Earth
    I live in the Milky Way galaxy

    Now my mind has reached the Universe.

    Anybody can do this and I wouldn’t doubt, in this world today, that everyone is already at least global thinkers. I can’t and don’t claim “intellectual property” because I think this “method” is plain nature and not the least bit unique. Still, if one mediates and goes through this process they will literally travel – mentally.

    My mind goes so far that I have a full understanding of Eternity (which is the life cycle of the Universe) and Nothingness (from which the Universe does indeed “explode” into existence).

    One of my favorite sayings,

    Nothing is real
    Nothing exists
    Nothing is something
    and it exists

    When I took the abuse (and negative charge) out of it, I found that I truly am a MENTAL person. Sigh…

    Thanks, Alex. Here’s to looking forward to Humanity’s future of waking up and Understanding. I’ve got great hopes for 2020 (“perfect vision”, Justice and Balance).

    ~ mjk

  • “Likely, but this might not always be the case.”

    Correct.

    Life cannot be totally controlled. What will be will be. There is always risk and chance (danger) and no amount of security measures can ever make each one and all always so safe.

    This is one of my favorite examples of what *should* be a safe place (and a “safe” person) but in this instance is the most dangerous. What interests me so much about this video is how the woman recognizes the danger she’s in and she’s trying to escape.

    http://youtu.be/hxgNKNEtk18

    The bus stop woman might someday be bludgeoned to death or might maim someone’s face with a brick. Should there be a mission to get every such person off the street and locked away in their cage or box, so no crime or tragedy can ever occur?

    As I type this, police and ambulance pass by the house and their sirens always get my attention. We live in a sick and dangerous world (constant pursuit of Safety and Health). Coercion, force, violence, disease, disorder…

    It’s all an endless conversation.

  • “I wanted to delve in to the mind of such a person, wanted to know and understand her ideas and beliefs.”

    She’s probably loaded with knowledge of Hell (terrors and horrors, and worse).

    Some things people do not know they do not want to know. I call it black knowledge.

    O No Now Know

    Once we know something we cannot unknow it.

    We can be “guilty” of knowledge and knowledge CAN harm a person.

    This is why people want to shield and protect kids (and sometimes, adults) from “truths” and “knowing”, at least until they’re mature enough to tolerate and handle certain truths and realities about life, people and the world (“the way it is”).

    Knowledge can wreck a mind. Doorways and windows, of the mind, accessing mental spaces, mental dimensions… Heaven and Hell are both internal AND external conditions.

    When that woman closes her eyes to sleep, she might go to Heaven (inside) and there’s no knowing what that Heaven is for her. She might go to Hell and there’s no knowing what that Hell is for her. No knowing, unless she tells. She quite likely isn’t ever going to take somebody inside and show them around. But who knows, maybe there are a LOT of people already inside of her. Maybe she does take people in. Do they ever get out, though.

    And what if she isn’t even a resident inside of her own self? What if she resides inside of somebody else? I wonder who knows how to call a soul back into its own body. Or evict souls and spirits where they trespass. Maybe she’s a haunted house. Predators, parasites and vampires.

    I’d wonder about the things that never cross her mind…

    But all in all, what’s her lot in life? And why’s it gotta be shit and bricks? Whose plans and purposes does she serve, if not her own? Could be the shopkeeper’s.

  • You were something of a threat because you entered her space, uninvited.

    Should she have treated you as if you were an Angel or savior?

    Should she have been accepting of you? What would that look like, lunch at the corner diner? I’m not being sarcastic.

    You were intrigued but she had no interest in “entertaining” you, and why would she? I’m curious, what did you think or expect would happen? What would it look like if things went your way, instead of hers?

    I suppose it is difficult to think of yourself as a threat when you weren’t there to stab her to death or throw a net over her and drag her away somewhere. And likely, she knew that.

    Did you intend to become a regular contact for her? If she would have engaged you, would you have established some sort of “help” relationship? And if so, to what end? To get her into “treatment”? Some housing, medicine and TV service? Some friends at the local mental health services community, people who can relate to and identify with touching feces and talk about it in group?

    Please understand, I’m not being rude and you’re not being charged or faulted but it was truly naive of you to have approached her. “schizophrenia” didn’t make her chase you with a brick. YOU are what made her chase you with a brick. If you understand.

  • “How can these people be isolated or “treated” without any force whatsoever, especially when they believe that they are completely okay?”

    Don’t you see the woman as already isolated? In fact, she’s some sort of caste.

    “Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, ritual status in a hierarchy and customary social interaction and exclusion based on cultural notions of purity and pollution.” ~ wiki

    In her instance, she is exclusion and pollution and you don’t know the rules and the ways of the street (technically, you were in the wrong for making unsolicited contact with her. I understand why she was going to defend and protect herself – by throwing a brick at you).

    Treated? To what end, transformation? There are at least two instances of “treating” somebody. The first is relational and behavioral, the second is “medical” and “therapeutic”. When we treat people like shit and garbage we can effectively turn them into shit and garbage. At that point, being nice or respectful or kind is cruel.

    “When you live in the shit you become the shit.”

    A woman like that belongs to the Earth, not to the world.

  • “Since law enforcement officers are often the first responders to volatile mental health situations,”

    Mental HEALTH situations? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say “since law enforcement officers are often the first responders to volatile mental illness situations”?

    This is for anyone to respond to:

    Which is it, mental illness or mental health? These are two VERY different things.

    Brainwash and mind control is where I’m at.

  • Excellent!

    http://mitofamilies.blogspot.ca/2013/12/taking-active-stance-for-justina.html

    Monday, December 9, 2013
    Taking an active stance for Justina Pelletier!
    The director of MitoAction has decided to take a very active stance in helping Justina Pelletier. Cristiy Balcells has been on a panel for the Glen Beck radio show. She has written an article for The Blaze as well. Mrs. Balcells is working hard to help share education and alert the world to the Pelletier’s story.

    What can you and I do to assist MitoAction and the Pelletier family? SHARE this letter and chime in with LOADS of support. It would be the perfect time for us ALL to send respectful personal letters to Boston Children’s Hospital.

    The following was posted on FB by Cristy Balcells:

    Sent to the CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital:

    Mrs. Fenwick,

    As the executive director of a national mitochondrial disease advocacy organization and a patient advocate, I implore you to investigate the treatment of Justina Pelletier who is inpatient as a psychiatric patient at your hospital.

    Justina has been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease from one of the most well-respected physicians in the United States for mitochondrial medicine. She has a positive family history and her previous medical history has adequate documentation that the symptoms which she experiences are validated by laboratory and diagnostic testing.
    Upon admission to your hospital in April 2012, Justina’s mitochondrial disease diagnosis was disputed and she was diagnosed with somatoform disorder. Indeed, many patients with mitochondrial disorder are mistakenly diagnosed with a psychiatric condition such as somatoform disorder, especially since a hallmark characteristic of mitochondrial disease is symptoms in multiple organ systems with an unpredictable presentation.

    Please take a moment to review the following:

    Biopsychosoc Med. 2008 Feb 22;2:7. doi: 10.1186/1751-0759-2-7.

    Symptoms of somatization as a rapid screening tool for mitochondrial dysfunction in depression.
    Gardner A, Boles RG.
    Source:
    Division of Medical Genetics and the Saban Research Institute, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA.
    Abstract AIMS:

    Somatic symptomatology is common in depression, and is often attributed to the Freudian-inspired concept of “somatization”. While the same somatic symptoms and depression are common in mitochondrial disease, in cases with concurrent mood symptoms the diagnosis of a mitochondrial disorder and related therapy are typically delayed for many years. A short screening tool that can identify patients with depression at high risk for having underlying mitochondrial dysfunction is presented.
    METHODS:

    Six items of the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) were found to differentiate among 21 chronically-depressed Swedish subjects with low versus normal muscle ATP production rates. A screening tool consisting of the six KSP questions was validated in the relatives of American genetics clinic patients, including in 24 matrilineal relatives in families with maternally inherited mitochondrial disease and in 30 control relatives.
    RESULTS:

    Among the depressed Swedish patients, the screening tool was positive in 13/14 with low and 1/7 with normal mitochondrial function (P = 0.0003). Applied to the American relatives of patients, the screening tool was positive in 13/24 matrilineal relatives and in 1/30 control relatives (P = 2 x 10-5).
    CONCLUSION:

    Our preliminary data suggest that a small number of specific somatic-related questions can be constructed into a valid screening tool for cases at high risk for having a component of energy metabolism in their pathogenesis.
    As you are surely aware, the family in question has documentation that every test, every procedure and every medication was requested by a board-certified physician. In fact, Ms. Fenwick, I earnestly ask you to consider that the plight of this family is one faced by many families across the country when their disease is misunderstood.

    On behalf of the mitochondrial disease community, I am asking you to employ common sense and investigate the details surrounding this case. Upon doing so, you will find that since this child’s mitochondrial disease treatment regimen was removed in April of 2013, she has dramatically decompensated. The patient is weaker than she has ever been before. Further, despite being under the care of a team of physicians in your hospital for a number of months, she is not “better”. Despite being removed from the care of her attentive and loving family, her disease state has not “reversed” but has progressed.

    The lack of a guardian in litem to care for this child is equally distressing. This patient has experienced an absolute absence of a consistent adult whom she could trust and who could care for her. There are volumes of research on broken parental bonds and the tragic impact which they have on children of all ages, especially when the child is chronically ill.

    Ms. Fenwick, please know that the entire mitochondrial disease community is standing strong behind this family and that we are prepared to continue to take a public position to actively support this and ALL patients and families with mitochondrial disease. I am certainly available to you as a resource to help you understand the many complexities of this disease and the challenges which our patients face.

    Respectfully,
    Cristy Balcells RN MSN

    Cristy Balcells RN MSN, Exec Director
    Mitochondrial Disease Action Committee
    PO Box 51474
    Boston MA 02205
    http://www.MitoAction.org
    1-888-MITOACTION (888-648-6228

  • Excellent!

    http://mitofamilies.blogspot.ca/2013/12/taking-active-stance-for-justina.html

    Monday, December 9, 2013
    Taking an active stance for Justina Pelletier!
    The director of MitoAction has decided to take a very active stance in helping Justina Pelletier. Cristiy Balcells has been on a panel for the Glen Beck radio show. She has written an article for The Blaze as well. Mrs. Balcells is working hard to help share education and alert the world to the Pelletier’s story.

    What can you and I do to assist MitoAction and the Pelletier family? SHARE this letter and chime in with LOADS of support. It would be the perfect time for us ALL to send respectful personal letters to Boston Children’s Hospital.

    The following was posted on FB by Cristy Balcells:

    Sent to the CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital:

    Mrs. Fenwick,

    As the executive director of a national mitochondrial disease advocacy organization and a patient advocate, I implore you to investigate the treatment of Justina Pelletier who is inpatient as a psychiatric patient at your hospital.

    Justina has been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease from one of the most well-respected physicians in the United States for mitochondrial medicine. She has a positive family history and her previous medical history has adequate documentation that the symptoms which she experiences are validated by laboratory and diagnostic testing.
    Upon admission to your hospital in April 2012, Justina’s mitochondrial disease diagnosis was disputed and she was diagnosed with somatoform disorder. Indeed, many patients with mitochondrial disorder are mistakenly diagnosed with a psychiatric condition such as somatoform disorder, especially since a hallmark characteristic of mitochondrial disease is symptoms in multiple organ systems with an unpredictable presentation.

    Please take a moment to review the following:

    Biopsychosoc Med. 2008 Feb 22;2:7. doi: 10.1186/1751-0759-2-7.

    Symptoms of somatization as a rapid screening tool for mitochondrial dysfunction in depression.
    Gardner A, Boles RG.
    Source:
    Division of Medical Genetics and the Saban Research Institute, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA.
    Abstract AIMS:

    Somatic symptomatology is common in depression, and is often attributed to the Freudian-inspired concept of “somatization”. While the same somatic symptoms and depression are common in mitochondrial disease, in cases with concurrent mood symptoms the diagnosis of a mitochondrial disorder and related therapy are typically delayed for many years. A short screening tool that can identify patients with depression at high risk for having underlying mitochondrial dysfunction is presented.
    METHODS:

    Six items of the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) were found to differentiate among 21 chronically-depressed Swedish subjects with low versus normal muscle ATP production rates. A screening tool consisting of the six KSP questions was validated in the relatives of American genetics clinic patients, including in 24 matrilineal relatives in families with maternally inherited mitochondrial disease and in 30 control relatives.
    RESULTS:

    Among the depressed Swedish patients, the screening tool was positive in 13/14 with low and 1/7 with normal mitochondrial function (P = 0.0003). Applied to the American relatives of patients, the screening tool was positive in 13/24 matrilineal relatives and in 1/30 control relatives (P = 2 x 10-5).
    CONCLUSION:

    Our preliminary data suggest that a small number of specific somatic-related questions can be constructed into a valid screening tool for cases at high risk for having a component of energy metabolism in their pathogenesis.
    As you are surely aware, the family in question has documentation that every test, every procedure and every medication was requested by a board-certified physician. In fact, Ms. Fenwick, I earnestly ask you to consider that the plight of this family is one faced by many families across the country when their disease is misunderstood.

    On behalf of the mitochondrial disease community, I am asking you to employ common sense and investigate the details surrounding this case. Upon doing so, you will find that since this child’s mitochondrial disease treatment regimen was removed in April of 2013, she has dramatically decompensated. The patient is weaker than she has ever been before. Further, despite being under the care of a team of physicians in your hospital for a number of months, she is not “better”. Despite being removed from the care of her attentive and loving family, her disease state has not “reversed” but has progressed.

    The lack of a guardian in litem to care for this child is equally distressing. This patient has experienced an absolute absence of a consistent adult whom she could trust and who could care for her. There are volumes of research on broken parental bonds and the tragic impact which they have on children of all ages, especially when the child is chronically ill.

    Ms. Fenwick, please know that the entire mitochondrial disease community is standing strong behind this family and that we are prepared to continue to take a public position to actively support this and ALL patients and families with mitochondrial disease. I am certainly available to you as a resource to help you understand the many complexities of this disease and the challenges which our patients face.

    Respectfully,
    Cristy Balcells RN MSN

    Cristy Balcells RN MSN, Exec Director
    Mitochondrial Disease Action Committee
    PO Box 51474
    Boston MA 02205
    http://www.MitoAction.org
    1-888-MITOACTION (888-648-6228

  • Life is multidimensional and so is the Mind.

    Like the atmosphere has layers (exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, troposphere, ionosphere, stratosphere), the Mind also has layers (realms, dimensions, planes).

    We can and we do “travel” in the Mental Body (mental space). We can and we do connect with others via the Mind.

    Meet Omcasey, Consciousness Exploration

    http://www.youtube.com/user/omcasey1/about

    Omcasey is no “schizophrenic” but she does explore her mental space and mental activity. How is that any different from what “schizophrenic” people do? It seems to me that Omcasey has greater Mental Height (elevation) and expansion, while some others are trapped, by mental “ceilings”, at lower levels.

    Of course, it is all so complex and I don’t think the Mind will ever be simplified.

  • “It’s a little bit like listening to tongue researchers arguing about whether the function of the tongue has to do with taste or speech.”

    Now THAT I am going to have to take to bed with me, and sleep with.