Monday, September 21, 2020

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  • “Johnstone believes the best options in alleviating distress include initiatives in which ‘participation, community, trust, and connection [are] valued over status, individualism, and competition.’”

    Shouldn’t it have always been that way? A question for those obsessed with calling themselves “professionals.”

    “Johnstone offers that as an alternative to thinking about sustained psychological distress as something wrong with a person, it may be more useful to focus on what has happened to a person.”

    Dah, but this has been a major flaw in the logic of the psychologists for decades. Especially since none of the so called DSM “mental illnesses,” that the psychologists defame people with, have any scientific validity whatsoever.

    There are many, many “risks of attributing distress to mental illness.” And doing such made no logical sense, in the first place.

    The psychologists’ DSM belief system is insane, scientifically invalid, and has already been debunked. The psychologists need to come to grips with reality, flush their “bible,” stop defaming people with invalid “mental illnesses,” and stop force neurotoxic poisoning people with drugs, about which they know nothing.

    There never was, and still isn’t, anything “professional” about defaming and poisoning people. Since both defaming and poisoning people are illegal behaviors.

  • “The current proposed changes professed by the APA are another dangerous step towards a psychology without a soul—this represents a troubling failure not only to the public it serves, but to the profession of psychology itself.” I agree.

    I could quote a bunch of excellent statements in this blog, about the systemic crimes of the American psychologists. And I am glad MiA is now starting to point out the systemic crimes of the psychologists, and other “mental health” workers, not just the crimes of the psychiatrists.

    Since it is the entirety of the DSM deluded “mental health” industry, who are the scientifically “invalid” criminals, that are systemically committing crimes against innocent Americans for their own profit, and are trying to destroy America from within, that are the criminals.

  • “a 50:50 balance between peers and other professionals” would NOT be “a great way to both help prevent the cooperation and tokenization of the peer approach and to address the balance of power in social network meetings.”

    Because the peers are the lowest rung on the “mental health” industry’s caste system, thus would have no actual power or authority within that caste system. And because the “mental health” workers still believe their DSM stigmatizations are caused by “chemical imbalances” in people’s brains, despite the “chemical imbalance” theory being debunked.

    I know this is true, since I went through a peer training class, and they are still promoting the debunked “chemical imbalance” theory in the peer training classes.

    There should be options to help distressed people, that are completely controlled by peers. True alternatives, not controlled by people who are obsessed with calling themselves “professionals.” “Professionals” who are actually people who know nothing about the common adverse effects of the drugs they force onto innocent others. “Professionals” who also know next to nothing about how to wean people off those neurotoxic drugs.

  • “Indeed when people do ‘disclose,’ there is not ‘stigma’ except the ‘stigma’ that the industry themselves created, and pretend that it exists in society.” The “stigma” does exist within the “mental health” industry, though.

    Personally, I’ve never found any person whose ever thought there was anything wrong with me, other than child abuse and malpractice covering up doctors and so called “mental health” workers, and Lutheran child abuse cover uppers.

    As a matter of fact, the head of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, recently called me a “one in a million” medical researcher. And had me teach one of his students, that now that we live in the information age, “sometimes the patients know more than the doctors.”

    Because I pointed out to him that the symptoms of both “bipolar” and “schizophrenia” are iatrogenic symptoms, created with the psychiatric drugs.

    “We are already saturated with pretend thought ‘doctors:, we don’t need more ‘professional healers.'” Especially ones who know nothing about the common adverse effects of the psychiatric drugs they force onto innocent others.

    Because their DSM “bible” is “invalid,” since it lacks the above mentioned medical wisdom, as billable disorders. And the DSM doesn’t allow them to bill to help child abuse survivors, or their legitimately concerned family members, without first misdiagnosing them, with one of the “invalid” DSM disorders.

    We all have struggles. And distress caused by 9/11/2001, or any other distress, does not make the psychiatric and psychological industries’ insane belief system that “all distress is caused by chemical imbalances in people’s brains,” true.

    And certainly, legitimate distress is NOT cured with drugs, that create the symptoms of the “serious” DSM disorders.

  • Let’s hope for that, TRM. Big Pharma and psychiatry’s crimes against humanity need to be exposed to all of humanity. Thank you, Leemon, for the book review. “bad power,” “bad sacrament,” or “bad spirit,” indeed those describe the reality of big Pharma and the Holy Spirit blaspheming psychologists and psychiatrists (according to my medical records).

  • Yes, how does an ethical artist succeed when the entire art industry has been taken over by drug dealers, satanic “Spirit cooking” and pedophile art proponents?

    And the mainstream religions, who should be supporting the arts, hypocritically claim to be supporters of the arts, but do the antithesis, at least when it comes to the visual artists. Because they, too, have been bought out by the systemic child abuse covering up “mental health” systems.

    Have you read the communist manifesto? The satanic takeover of the art world, religions, and unquestioning trust in psychiatry are all on that manifesto. It was all pre-planned.

    Oh well, someone needs to be visually documenting the truth / systemic attempted destruction of America from within. But merely doing that makes my “too truthful” art so insanely controversial that it turns a child abuse covering up Lutheran psychologist into a “paranoid” “shyster,” who wants to steal all my work and money.

    Not sure what to do, but pray all will be judged fairly by God, and that God – and his true followers – win. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

  • Your title is good, but forgive me, Gavin. Reading your articles regularly lead me to think you’re a young kid who doesn’t yet see the big picture, and your goals are misguided.

    “it is our responsibility to make sure that the new reality from the crucible of Covid-19 brings new equity.” I do agree, a return of a more equitable society is needed, but psychology and psychiatry have been all about doing the opposite of that for decades. However, I find it interesting that Covid-19 is aptly being described as “the crucible.”

    Especially now that the DSM disorders, which I’m quite certain have been “the crucible,” “quiet” replacement for the witch hunters of old for the paternalistic religions, for decades, have now been debunked as “invalid.”

    But I do agree, we do need a return to medical services that promote “human rights.” Which, of course, would require the taking away the right of all scientifically “invalid” psychiatrists to force treat with any medical “treatment” they please, any person they please, for any reason; like profiteering off of covering up child abuse. Which is the number one actual societal function of both the psychiatric and psychological profeesions today, and historically.

    I do agree, “those who have lived experience are, in fact, ‘experts’ of their own experience, and can provide unique insight.” Yet the mental health industry has defamed, denied, ignored, and dismissed our concerns for decades.

    And some of us have found the medical evidence the psychiatric drugs create the common symptoms of the two most serious, so called DSM “mental health illnesses.” Meaning the two “most serious mental illnesses,” which are not medically proven illnesses, are most likely almost always iatrogenic illnesses, created with the psych drugs. Not “genetic” illnesses, as the “mental health” workers fraudulently believe.

    I’m not certain why you’re so adamantly preventing a call to a “return to ‘normalcy.’” Given the know fraud of the pharmaceutical and medical industries, Gavin.

    “if psychosis describes when someone is seen to break from reality, what should we call the occasion when reality breaks from all of our understanding?” I’m quite certain we’re now dealing with a medical/pharmaceutical industrial complex run amok – who have egregious, primarily systemic child abuse covering up profiteering sins, that they desperately want to cover up. So they’re panicking. Thus, Covid-19, rather than the debunked “schizophrenia,” is now our society’s “mystery” “illness” for all political dissidents. Read into the history of “schizophrenia.”

    “However, if we understand the psychological responses as part of a collective experience of suffering, and understandable response to an awful situation, we may be able to find equally collective solutions.”

    That should have been what the “mental health” industries were doing in the first place. For God’s sakes, our “mental health” system has believed, since 9/11/2001, that all distress caused by 9/11/2001, was a “chemical imbalance” in one person’s brain, since 9/11/2001, according to my medical records.

    “Further, they worried about the emergent narrative, that COVID will lead to an epidemic of mental illness, which may distract from the collective action mentioned above.”

    I’m pretty certain that’s the hope of most of the so the called, profit motivated only, “mental health” industry.

    “Instead of shifting our focus to providing services that will ease psychological distress, health systems must reorganize to afford citizens better and broader access to government aid and community resources.”

    Once again, you’re not calling for a return to normal, solution oriented, rational solutions; you’re calling for more “mental health care” financing, Gavin. That’s not the solution.

    “the authors stress that we must fight the urge to return to normal at whatever cost.” I disagree with the criminal “mental health” system, whose crimes are being exposed all over the internet, thus they do not want a return to a Constitution led American government. That’s what is actually needed.

    I believe those scientific fraud based, pharmaceutically deluded, “mental health” industries, who seemingly took over our government, and are systemic child abuse cover uppers, according to their own medical research, need to be taken down.

    “Instead, we must live with some uncertainty, an uncertainty with which many of us have had to live, to engage in re-imagining with the hope that a better world can emerge.”

    Of course, most of us all always live with uncertainty. And I do believe we should all hope and pray that a better world can emerge. But that does not mean putting the pharmaceutically deluded “mental health” system back in charge of America. We do need to get those systemic child abuse profiteers, out of charge, not further fund them.

    “There is a radical need for a world where ‘us and them,’ ‘center and margin,’ and ‘normal and crazy’ are no longer needed.”

    Exactly why we need to defund the DSM “bible,” the believers in such, and why those “mental health” workers, who believe in the “‘us and them,’ ‘center and margin,’ and ‘normal and crazy’ are no longer needed.”

    I guess, in general, I believe you’re speaking complete hypocrisy most the time, Gavin. When you’re trying to increase funding for the DSM deluded “mental health” industry, who are actually our society’s problem.

    When the DSM deluded are actually the people who need to be defunded and re-educated. Their “bible” was debunked seven years ago, by the head of their industry. And their primary function in our society is covering up child abuse for the paternalistic religions and their wealthy pedophiles, which is an illegal activity. I hope and pray you wake up, Gavin.

  • Thanks for so eloquently describing Phoebe’s art, Larry. I’ve got an entire series of works visually describing psychiatry’s iatrogenic “bipolar epidemic.” I’m working on my “The Great Escape” piece right now, with the DSM “bible” thumpers painted as the clowns that they are, in their clown cart. It’s a Chagall inspired piece based upon his painting called “The War.”

    Let’s hope our art history books some day will include the works of the psychiatrically defamed artists, the Spirit led, anti-child abuse artists – not just include the “Spirit cooking” and pedophile art, which is all the rage with the so called “elite” today. Especially since the psychological and psychiatric industries are so systemically and regularly targeting, and attacking, the artists.

    After a recent show of my work, a psychologist claimed to want to give me an “artist of the year” award. Then he claimed he wanted to become my “artist manager.” But then he handed me a classic thievery contract, under the guise of an “artist manager” contract. Proving that all that psychologist/artist wanted to do was to steal all profits from my work, my work, my money, my story, etc.

    Oops! my work was “too truthful” for that Lutheran psychologist, probably would be for other “mental health” workers, too. I’m quite certain that certain psychologists and psychiatrists don’t want the crimes they’ve been perpetrating in private for so long to be exposed to the public.

    But I think someone should remind the mental health industries that “a picture paints a thousand words,” thus the visual artists have a powerful communication tool. Therefore, systemic attacks on artists might not be the wisest behavior.

    Thanks for sharing your work, Phoebe. It’s very descriptive of the abuses of psychiatry. My work shares a lot of the same imagery … upside down and backwards American flag, minute to midnight, lots of eyes, psychiatric defamation and neurotoxic poisoning as a modern day form of crucifying people. I also use “The Scream” image a lot, to represent my psychotomimetic “voices.” Are you familiar with the story behind that painting?

    Artists paint the human experience. My psychiatrists and psychologists wanted to medicate, and deny or eliminate, the human experience.

  • “The diversion of health care resources and attention to treat those with mild disease is threatening the viability of health care systems worldwide.”

    We here at MiA all already know none of the psychiatric DSM disorders are valid diseases, including “autism,” so none of them should even be “diagnosed” any longer. Yet they still are, because they’re “too profitable” for the pediatricians et al to stop utilizing, according to a Lutheran pediatrician. Who was confronted with the medical truth, and so embarrassed she stated such.

    And we know “falsely being told you have a psychiatric disorder can lead to emotional distress and anxiety, the adverse effects of unnecessary treatments, and the excessive costs of further testing and visits to the doctor,” are very detrimental to those so misdiagnosed.

    But this will result in us, doing our homework, researching, and losing pretty much all respect for the medical community in general. But also resulting in the head of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic claiming us to be a “one in a million” medical researcher, who he had teach their students that now that we all live in the ‘information age,’ sometimes the “patients know more than the doctors.’

    But now we have medical Marshall law, thanks to COVID-19, a cold virus. Since those of us at MiA have destroyed the scientific validity of the “sacred symbol of psychiatry,” a disorder which has historically always been used to defame political dissidents. So a new “mysterious disease” is needed.

    Anything to cover up that paternalistic, multibillion dollar child abuse covering up system run by the “mental health” workers, and their now claimed to be ‘non-essential’ pastors, mainstream medical “professionals,” and the governmental’s “social workers, huh?

  • 30-watt lightbulb, I would find a new doctor, and ask to be weaned off the drugs. I’m guessing you’re not actually a 30-watt lightbulb, and most of your problems stem from those initial Paxil and Trazadone prescriptions.

    But no doubt, your change in mindset about the “unresolved trauma in my childhood” is relevant, since covering up child abuse is the number one reason people are prescribed the psych drugs in the first place. As the mother of a child abuse survivor, who had to work really hard to prevent “mental health” workers from poisoning my child, my heart breaks for all survivors of child abuse.

    I recommend you put all the drugs you’re on into the drug interaction checker.

    I recommend you print out the “professional” interaction checker report. Read it, google/bing/duckduckgo any medical terminology that you do not understand, so you can at least understand them to some extent, and take the report to your new doctor.

    By the way, I’d recommend you find a new doctor who is higher in the medical caste system than your current doctor, because he/she may be a more self confident and self respecting doctor, who may actually want to help his/her clients. As opposed to being a doctor who merely wants to throw more drugs at a person, to cover up prior malpractice, and child abuse.

    I do not recommend psychiatrists or psychologists, in general, since their primary actual function is covering up child abuse, according to their own medical research and history.

    It’s likely wise to wean the drugs that have major and moderate drug interactions first, I believe. But, since I’m not a doctor, just a long term medical researcher, I recommend you find a doctor you feel is trustworthy, and get that doctor to help you work on weaning from the drugs.

    By the way, I agree with old head, too. But I do also know doctors didn’t even bother to get “informed consent” / truthful information about the common adverse and withdrawal effects of the psych drugs, in the early 2000s.

  • I’m glad you are pointing out that the adverse withdrawal effects of the antidepressants can start months – or even years – after going off those drugs. That is absolutely true.

    All my “mental health” workers and doctors believed the common symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal were “bipolar.” This is a systemic problem, especially since the psychiatrists subsequently took this disclaimer OUT of the DSM5:

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    The ADHD drugs should have been added to that disclaimer, rather than that disclaimer being taken out of the DSM5, after Whitiker’s “Anatomy of an Epidemic” was published instead. The psychiatrists are absolutely corrupt.

    Especially given the fact that all doctors were taught in med school that both their antidepressants and antipsychotics can create “psychosis,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. As well as the fact the doctors were all taught in medical school that the antipsychotics can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

  • “The criminals know all about it.” Sad, but true. All doctors are taught in med school that both the antidepressants and antipsychotics can make people psychotic, via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    “Abolish and outlaw psychiatry for major crimes against humanity!” “8 million” murdered every year.

  • A nursing mother of a one week old is likely getting next to no sleep. Getting no sleep affects one’s mental state, and can even result in “psychosis.” But this is a temporary problem, and the “invalid” “bipolar disorder” is supposedly a “life long, incurable, genetic illness.”

    I do agree, however, it is traumatic to be a woman who has five giant paramedics drag you out of the comfort of your own bed in the middle of the night, while the sixth paramedic tells the other five that what they are doing is illegal. Because “the woman is neither a danger to herself, nor anyone else.”

    But I’m quite certain the psych drugs are not good for a nursing mother and her baby. I’m quite certain taking a nursing mother away from a one week old infant for two weeks is also psychologically traumatic for the baby. I hope Nimmo learns quickly that “bipolar” was confessed to be an “invalid” disorder by the head of NIMH in 2013 quickly, for both her and her child’s sake.

    And I hope she has read Whitaker’s “Anatomy of an Epidemic,” and knows the antidepressants can make a person “manic,” resulting in a “bipolar” misdiagnosis, which technically is no longer a misdiagnosis, according to the DSM5.

    But, let’s be realistic, creating “mental illnesses” in people with the psych drugs is NOT “helping” another person, it’s “harming” another person. And an iatrogenic illness is not a “genetic” illness, as “bipolar” is fraudulently claimed to be.

  • Thanks, boans. I’m quite certain, both you and I, dealt with the underbelly of the medical industry, thus must point out these systemic crimes. And make it clear that the right of the psychiatrists, or any doctors, to force or coerce drug anyone, for any reason, needs to be made illegal.

    “many of the victims of Institutional abuse in this country were silenced via the mental health system.” And that’s been going on for centuries worldwide.

    Look at the history of psychiatry in Bolshevik led Russia and Nazi Germany. We’re just reliving the worst of history, thanks to the globalist banksters, and their historic and continuing support of the fraud of psychiatry and big Pharma.

    “It really is as simple as paying the right people for a favor to systematically dismantle a persons life.” Yes, I’m quite certain that’s what the school board member of my children’s school – who I eventually learned was also a “cocaine dealing,” Bohemian Grove attending, child sacrificing, child molester – that my family had the misfortune of dealing with, did. Unfortunately, I was not expecting my childhood religion to partake in these crimes, but they’re intimately involved.

    Let’s hope we may someday be able to “laugh about it in the end.” “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” We just need to keep spreading the truth right now. Thanks for all you do too, boans.

  • “insurance that pays for $200 hand shakes? Haul em in.” So they claim, but it was more like a few $10,000 handshakes, at least in my case.

    The good thing is, though, when a psychiatrist is that lazy and greedy, and doesn’t listen to her client. The second time that criminal psychiatrist has you medically unnecessarily shipped a long distance to her. If you ask all the doctors she’s supposedly teaching, “Does anyone here speak English.”

    Oh, a bunch of hands proudly pop up. But that psychiatrist looks pretty stupid, if her supposed client doesn’t even know whether she speaks English.

  • Thanks to all for explaining it to Ron. And I’ll just add, when you label a child abuse survivor, or anyone, with one of the DSM disorders like PTSD or depression or bipolar, this results in the crime survivor being given the neurotoxic psychiatric drugs.

    And, as pointed out in one of the articles I sited above, “Individuals with psychiatric illnesses and a history of trauma also appear to display significantly higher functional impairment than the remainder of the sample (Cotter, Kaess & Yung, 2015).” In other words, trauma survivors don’t have brain diseases or “chemical imbalances,” so the drugs harm them.

    Not to mention, labeling a person with a supposed “life long, incurable, genetic illness” distracts both the client, and especially the therapists and psychiatrists, from the real issue at hand. Plus, the “mental illness” stigmatizations function to both defame and discredit the child abuse survivor.

    The best way to help a child abuse or rape survivor is to take the person to the police, report the crime, and see that justice is done. And that’s the opposite of what the majority of “mental health” workers have been doing.

  • Dimitriy,

    I agree, those of us who have heard “voices,” even if we can medically prove those “voices” were caused by the psych drugs, should NOT have had to impress / ‘earn our dignity’ to the head of family medicine at one of the most well respected hospitals in the country, to get our medical records corrected. But I was forced to do that, to protect my children.

    And that ethical doctor, who I pointed out that my “voices” were caused by anticholinergic toxidrome, did have me teach one of his students. And I would hope and imagine that lesson was discussed by all his students. That ethical doctor even called me a “one in a million” medical researcher.

    But how pathetic, that one must be a “one in a million” medical researcher, to clear one’s medical records of the lies and fraud of the scientifically “invalid” psychiatrists’ stigmatizations.

    What the psychiatric profession has done, and is still doing, is absolutely appalling. And I’d like to see them stop killing “8 million” people EVERY year, with their neurotoxic drugs.

  • I agree, old head. There should not even be a group of, mostly medically untrained, “mental health” industries. Who do not even know the antidepressants and antipsychotics can create “psychosis” or “voices,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. Merely because that already medically known toxidrome is missing from their scientifically “invalid” DSM “bible.”

  • Thanks for sharing your story, Jocelyn. Mine is somewhat similar, and getting off the drugs was my path to healing, too.

    “the truth is, accepting the lie that we are powerless to our ‘illness’ is what keeps us sick. Stop giving your power away to doctors, medications, ….” Good advice.

    “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Gotta love the wisdom found in the real Bible. The DSM is NOT a “bible,” it’s merely a book of scientifically “invalid” stigmatizations.

  • I must admit, when I read that Jaffe had died, I thought that was good, which I really shouldn’t say. But when an industry is based on scientific fraud, is destroying the lives of millions and millions, and is killing “8 million” people every year.

    Those who advocate for more power for that very destructive and ungodly disrespectful industry; they are the enemy, and that’s who I thought Jaffe was. As a Christian, I do hope he is judged fairly by God. My condolences to his family, hopefully the family members Jaffe’s been neurotoxic poisoning can heal some day. And, absolutely, I believe forced or coerced medical treatment, of any sort, should be illegal.

    But I do stand 100% against the propaganda he spewed, like “But as an advocate for the 4% who are seriously ill, I highlight that the seriously mentally ill who go untreated are often more violent than others.”

    This is BS, since the antidepressants, and supposedly the antipsychotics have blackbox warnings, right on their boxes. Pointing out that the drug classes the psychiatrists prescribe, actually cause akathisia, which can result in the violence they blame on their clients.

    And over 80% of the “mental health” workers’ clients are actually child abuse survivors, victims of crimes, not “violent” people.

    But I hope you can overcome your hate for Jaffe, Briana, since I am of the belief hate is a very destructive emotion for any person who hates another. However, I too, am completely appalled by the magnitude of the psychiatric industry’s crimes against innocent humans, and humanity as a whole.

  • “some may have improved social functioning when taking less or no antipsychotic,” actually, that’s likely almost everyone. Since there are “harmful effects of antipsychotic use, such as metabolic problems (which can lead to heart disease and diabetes), tardive dyskinesia, and damage to the brain.” Not to mention the antipsychotics can make one become “psychotic” via anticholinergic toxidrome, can cause akathisia, make one almost unable to think, sleep way too much, etc.

    “The researchers explain that ‘relapse’ of psychotic experiences after discontinuing antipsychotics, especially very soon after stopping the drug, is likely due to withdrawal effects.” It doesn’t just happen “very soon after stopping the drug,” it can actually happen years later.

    The good thing, however, is that a drug withdrawal induced ‘psychosis’ is more like a psychedelic experience where you meet Jesus, become one with the universe, and get reborn. As opposed to an anticholinergic toxidrome induced ‘psychosis,’ which is an appalling experience where the ‘voices’ of the rapists and abusers of your child incessantly harass you.

  • “It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

    -Hubert H. Humphrey

    “There just is not a lot of evidence that these medications are helpful in people with dementia,” or the children, or anyone at all. Yeah to psychiatry, and their “bullshit,” “invalid,” and gas lighting DSM “bible” belief system (sarcasm). Whose forced druggings are mass murdering “the children,” “the elderly,” “the sick, the needy and the handicapped,” and even the healthy on a massive societal scale.

  • Another artist attacked and defamed as “bipolar,” for distress caused by 9/11/2001, here. I didn’t even know the “mental health” industry thought all distress, including legitimate distress caused by 9/11, is distress caused by “chemical imbalances” in people’s brains, until I picked up my medical records. How insane can they be?

    And they certainly do target us artists. Let’s hope some day we fill the art history books with the truth about psychiatry’s crimes. I escaped back in 2009. But I was recently attacked by another psychologist after a show of my work. He attempted to steal all my work and money, via a BS “art manager” contract. No doubt because my art work was “too truthful” and “prophetic” for him.

    I think psychiatry and psychology need to be reminded that “a picture paints a thousand words,” thus artists have a powerful communication tool. So regularly and systemically attacking the artists isn’t the best idea. Glad you, too, escaped, Karin. I like your work. I’ll have to listen to some of your “voices.”

  • “the hallmarks of a typical psychedelic experience — such as meeting a God-like entity, feeling that you are one with the universe, or experiencing ego death — could be the key to their ability to heal.”

    Ironically, being taken or weaned off the antidepressants, and other psychiatric drugs, can result in these types of experiences, too. And, of course, being taken off those drugs does, indeed, help people heal.

    “LSD and similar hallucinogens were banned by the U.S. government in 1968, making it illegal to use them as treatment.” So why are the ADHD drugs, the amphetamines, and the opioids legal?

  • There is a huge child abuse covering up problem with the clergy, and it goes all the way up to the bishops, at least within my former religion.

    And an ethical pastor of a different religion, after reading my family’s chronologically typed up medical records with my medical research listed along side, which included the medical evidence of the abuse of my child. He confessed that the clergy – of all mainstream religions – entered into a faustian deal with the “mental health” workers long ago. And he called the clergy/”mental health” workers’ systemic child abuse covering up crimes “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

    And covering up child abuse is, in fact, the number one actual societal function of both the psychological and psychiatric professions.

    Today, “the prevalence of childhood trauma exposure within borderline personality disorder patients has been evidenced to be as high as 92% (Yen et al., 2002). Within individuals diagnosed with psychotic or affective disorders, it reaches 82% (Larsson et al., 2012).”

    Part of the reason for all this misdiagnosing of child abuse survivors with the other DSM disorders is that no “mental health” worker may ever bill any insurance company for ever helping any child abuse survivor ever, unless they misdiagnose them. And it’s all by DSM design.

    I absolutely agree, the “mental health” workers do need to start addressing our society’s huge child abuse problems in an ethical manner instead. Or better yet, since they can’t bill to help child abuse survivors, and have been betraying them for decades, or longer. It’d be better if our society found some other group of people to actually help child abuse survivors. I know I will never trust another psychologist or psychiatrist or pastor ever again.

    But I do agree, “survivors can and do heal.” At least if the mother can get her child away from the child molesters quickly, and is able to keep her child away from the psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Since the psychiatric profession thinks the best way to help a child, who’d been abused four years prior, is to neurotoxic poison him. And the social workers want to want to get their grubby little hands on a child who went from remedial reading in first grade, after the abuse, to getting 100% on his state standardized tests in eighth grade. But they think the well behaved and healing child is the problem, not the child who just suffered from abuse. The psychologists, psychiatrists, and pastors want to neurotoxic poison – attempt to murder – that child’s legitimately concerned mother, just after the abuse.

    Thanks, Anna, for pointing out that the crime of child abuse needs to be taken seriously, not just covered up by the psychologists and psychiatrists for profit.

    30-watt-lightbulb, I’m so very sorry for what you’ve been through. “Am I projecting too much or imagining things?” Likely not, the “mental health professionals” are systemic child abuse cover uppers, and often perpetrators of such abuse, and that needs to end.

  • I’m so sorry that you were born addicted to benzos, but so grateful that you have found the truth, and healed, Wendy.

    “When 9/11 happened, my symptoms amplified.” Me too, but I was dealing with the long run common adverse effects of a “safe smoking cessation med”/ antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, not the benzos.

    “My dentist told me that the drugs were to blame and warned me about my health.” Thank God for the ethical dentists. It was an oral surgeon whose confession that “antipsychotics don’t cure people of concerns of child abuse,” especially once the medical evidence of the abuse of my child was handed over, that helped me escape the fraud of psychiatry also. My childhood religion utilizes their “mental health” workers to regularly cover up the child abuse crimes of their wealthy parishioners, and their likely pedophile pastors.

    “I realized that I had finally found the answer I had spent my entire life searching for.” Kudos to you, and it’s a shame the mainstream medical community has bought into the fraud of psychiatry so fully.

    “If I had any words of wisdom to share they would be: Find healing in the little things that make you happy, like music, and know that you were the healer all along.” And I agree again, music too also helped save me, along with my artwork, healthy eating, regular moderate exercise, and not buying into the gas lighting of the “mental health professionals.”

    I do find it disgusting, however, that the “mental health” system is so systemically attacking the artists.

  • The entire concept of “schizophrenia” is an unproven “Western-based model of mental illness.” And we’ve already found the medical proof that the “schizophrenia” treatments, the antipsychotics/neuroleptics, create both the negative and positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome and anticholinergic toxidrome.

    “incorporating religious/spiritual beliefs into treatment has been shown to have benefits,” I have proof in my medical records that the child abuse covering up ELCA Lutheran “mental health” workers believe that belief in the Holy Spirit is a “Holy Spirit voice,” proving a person is “psychotic.” Despite the fact I was merely questioning the meaning of a dream, not a “voice.”

    The “mental health” theorists are always calling for “the need for further exploration and research,” despite the fact there is no need for such. Since both “schizophrenia” and “bipolar” are iatrogenic illnesses created with the “gold standard treatments.”

    “This research opens up a pathway for further exploration of such a psychosocial approach, one that illuminates how we can treat schizophrenia in a way that allows for inclusivity, support, and understanding.”

    I’m quite certain the point of defaming someone with any of the “invalid” DSM disorders is to decrease “inclusivity, support, and understanding.” For Gods sake, my idiot psychologist told me to “quit all your activities and concentrate on the meds.” Such insanely bad advice, if taken, would have resulted in separating me from other people and preventing others from understanding and supporting me.

    I hope the “mental health” workers will some day garner insight into the fact your DSM disorders were all confessed to be “invalid” by the head of your industry seven years ago.

  • I have a question. Why is it even legal for non-medically trained people, people who know nothing about the common adverse effects of the psychiatric drugs – like the psychologists, social workers, and therapists – to “diagnose” anyone with any thing any way?

    It strikes me that “diagnosing” people should be left to the medical profession. But, then again, the psychiatrists claim ignorance of the common adverse effects of their drugs too, which is not very “professional.”

  • No shame, indeed. I didn’t know about “bipolar III” either, but I did know that they took this disclaimer out of the DSM5.

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    The psychiatric industry is deplorable, as are all those “mental health” workers who were glad that the psychiatrists made it acceptable to misdiagnose iatrogenic illnesses as “life long, incurable, genetic mental illnesses.”

    Thank you, as always, Philip, for so elegantly and consistently speaking the truth about the psychiatric industry’s systemic crimes against humanity.

  • Actually, I should take that back about the psychology professors, not because my child isn’t an uncommonly intelligent, honest, and well adjusted young man. He is, thankfully. But because my son has friends, who were also psychology majors, and none of them were ever taught in college that the DSM “bible” was debunked as “invalid,” in 2013. Despite the fact my son started university in 2013.

  • I would imagine a big part of the problem with the psychological field is that their “bible” is based upon “bullshit,” and it’s “invalid.” And they are likely feeding most of their “depressed” clients off to the psychiatrists, to be neurotoxic poisoned. Although I will say that the most unethical people I’ve ever met in my life are psychologists.

    They are systemic child abuse cover uppers, thus also pedophile aiders, abetters, and empowerers. They want to get their grubby little hands on the best and brightest American children, “to maintain the status quo.” They have a tendency to try to psy-op innocent others, in order to attempt to steal from us. Plus I’m not certain I’ve ever met a psychologist who was not a pathological liar. Well, except for maybe the psychology professors who could not stop gushing about how wonderful my child was, after giving him a psychology award at his college graduation. But none of this really describes an industry filled with ethical “professionals,” quite the opposite. I’m glad my son got his masters degree in a different field.

  • I agree, rectification and compensation for all the harm that has been done by the “mental health” industries is in order. And I’d really like to see our modern day psychiatric holocaust end.

    But I haven’t seen much change. For goodness sakes, the DSM stigmatization “bible” was debunked as “invalid” seven years ago, yet it’s still in use. Thus, because of the systemic fraud and massive amount of iatrogenesis that the “mental health” industries have been perpetrating against their clients, I warn people in the black community in my area to stay away from “mental health” services. And I educate the social workers working in the black community about the neurotoxic nature of the psychiatric drugs.

    I never met a “mental health” worker who utilized “standard trauma screens nor the popular Adverse Childhood Experiences screening tool.” And the “mental health” workers can’t bill insurance companies for helping child abuse survivors, unless they misdiagnose the child abuse survivors with the billable DSM disorders, which results in a bunch of inappropriate drugging. And I will say the massive drugging of our foster care children is appalling.

    “In many cultures, healing occurs in spiritual and communal realms, not in the private offices of practitioners.” That would be true for all people, not just black and Latino people. My experience is that “the private offices of practitioners” is where you are lied to, defamed, and neurotoxic poisoned; none of which is helpful.

    And I’ll tell you what, when medical evidence of the abuse of one’s child is finally handed over, the vast majority of psychiatrists believe drugging up a healing child is the solution to that crime, which of course is insane. Both the psychological and psychiatric industries are systemic child abuse covering up industries, not industries that help child abuse survivors, or their legitimately concerned parents.

    I think real change needs to be made within the “mental health” industries, prior to “mental health” workers attacking the black and Latino populations. They’ve already dealt with plenty of injustice, they don’t need more.

  • I don’t think there is any question that psychiatry and psychology are paternalistic, to the point of being misogynistic. For goodness sakes, the primary function of both industries is covering up child abuse and rape.

    How much more anti-woman/anti-mother and anti-children can psychiatry and psychology get? But that being the case, I don’t agree that psychologic and psychiatric beliefs “are premised upon Western values and ethics.” Quite the opposite, their systemic child abuse covering up actions show a complete lack of values, ethics, and respect for other human beings. They stigmatize/defame and neurotoxic poison people, what is ethical about that? Nothing, in any culture.

  • Thank you, Robert, for helping to point out the FDA’s corruption, and why they’ve been approving neurotoxins for the psychiatric industry for decades.

    “Asenapine’s label told of a long list of health risks associated with its use, which were presented as typical of ‘atypical’ antipsychotics. They include: akathisia, somnolence, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, extrapyramidal symptoms, dystonias, tardive dyskinesia, hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, weight gain, syncope, leukopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis, QT prolongation, hyperprolactinemia, seizures, potential for cognitive and motor impairment, body temperature dysregulation, and dysphagia.”

    And this long list of horrendous side effects is okay to prescribe to anyone? Merely because it’s “typical of ‘atypical’ antipsychotics?” No, the antipsychotics are – and were – NEVER acceptable to approve, or prescribe, to anyone at all.

    And, by the way, all doctors were taught in med school that both the antidepressants and antipsychotics can create psychosis, via anticholinergic toxidrome. And so called and unprovable “psychosis” is the number one reason people are prescribed these drug classes in the first place.

    And the number one actual function of the psychological and psychiatric industries – those who “diagnose” people as “psychotic” – historically and today, is covering up child abuse.

    Despite the fact that covering up child abuse is illegal. But the entire DSM “bible” believing “mental health” industry is a systemic child abuse covering up industry, by DSM design.

  • Yes, 9/11/2001 caused me to have brain zaps, despite the fact I’d been taken off an antidepressant way back in February or March of 2000. Planned societal stress, long after one has been taken off an antidepressant, can exasperate and bring on the common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. And I think akathisia and dyskinesia are still missing from the list of common symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.

  • “I’m coming up on four years off pharmaceuticals entirely.” Kudos, kindredspirit.

    “We’ve got to get rid of the concept of forced drugging.” I couldn’t agree more. But instead, now Bill Gates wants to force vaccinate the entire world. And he’s not even a college graduate, let alone a doctor.

    But that is, of course, more reason to end the right to force drug anyone, for any reason.

  • “While tapering can be uneventful, no doctor can guarantee a safe and successful withdrawal at this time.” Which is good reason the doctors should stop prescribing the SSRIs and SNRIs in the first place.

    But I am glad the importance of withdrawing people from the psychiatric neurotoxins “has been given increasing attention in professional circles,” too. But, of course, this should have been considered, prior to mass ‘medicating’ the population with these drugs.

    As one who has had brain zaps, a now known common adverse symptom of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, for 20 years. I will say the withdrawal symptoms of the antidepressants may be permanent. And certainly, new withdrawal symptoms can occur more than a year after being taken off the drugs.

    But you are right, such symptoms are way too frequently misdiagnosed as bipolar. It’s a shame the psychiatrists, and other doctors, are still so ignorant of the common adverse effects of the drugs they prescribe.

  • “50+ years of research have failed to demonstrate a specific biological cause of ANY of the ‘mental health’ diagnoses in the DSM. Scientifically speaking, this suggests that such causes are very unlikely to exist, at least in a general sense.”

    “There are some poignant arguments here, but why argue the biological evidence of severe mental disorders?”

    Because we’ve already medically proven the iatrogenic – not “biological” or “genetic” – etiology of the “severe mental disorders.”

  • “We have no tests, no physical comparisons, and so are entirely reliant on observations and reports of that person and/or their significant other(s).”

    According to my medical records, the “mental health” workers I worked with actually ran off like manic lunatics to get their misinformation about people from pedophiles and child abusing pastors, who barely knew me (NOT “significant” others). Of course, that was illegal.

    “The mental health industry creates and solidifies the mental disorders it claims to alleviate. It’s horribly sick.” Wow, a psychiatrist who actually confesses to the truth. The iatrogenic harm they are doing is sick. “8 million” innocent people murdered every year!

    That’s more than a Nazi psychiatric holocaust, every single year.

    “The current dominant ‘diagnosis followed by specific treatment model’ we use is finished. It’s a busted flush, long past its ‘use by’ date. Whether it takes five, 10, or 50 years, there is no rescuing this ideology. It’s horrendous record. And it will not last.”

    I pray to God Sami is right. Since I eventually learned that the primary actual societal function of the “mental health” industries is covering up child abuse, which is illegal. But this is by DSM design. And when an industry systemically covers up child abuse, it is also an industry that systemically aids, abets, and empowers pedophiles, which is also illegal.

  • My psychiatrist claimed that a wife – who, in the privacy of her own home, wanted to have “a little afternoon delight” with her own husband, once ever – had “hyper-sexual behavior.” Such intrusive malpractice does destroy marriages.

    That same psychiatrist – three years later – when confronted with the fact that medical evidence of the sexual abuse of my three year old child was handed over. He thought the appropriate solution to that sexual CRIME was to neurotoxic poison my child. Goodbye, sick twisted insane lunatic psychiatrist.

    I didn’t know the number one societal function of the “mental health” system was covering up rape of children, and it’s all by DSM design. Now I do.

    And since profiteering off of covering up child abuse is the number one actual societal function of the “mental health” industry, the psychiatric leaders now want to legalize pedophilia. No doubt, because that would be great for business for the systemic child rape covering up systems.

  • “Eventually, those who want to hurt you will either lose their case … for punishing you or putting any more roadblocks in your way, and those who want to help you take over.” I did find this to be the case, as I was being weaned off the psych drugs. Only in my case it wasn’t aliens who were harassing me, it was the “voices” of the people who abused my child.

    “From being given ‘delusional’ information,” like the lies of the psychiatrists, psychologists, and doctors. I had to walk away from those misinformed liars. Albeit, I will say that’s not easy, since the “mental health” workers I experienced were persistent to a criminal level, and they do collude to cover up one another’s malpractice repeatedly.

    “the information becomes clearer, and starts to form connections and patterns and ideas between different bits and pieces of what had seemed like nonsense.” For me, being handed over my family’s medical records, with the evidence of the abuse of my child in them, as well as the medical evidence that my PCP’s husband had been the “attending physician” at the “bad fix” on a broken bone of mine, as well as all the delusional beliefs of my psychiatrist. Thus my PCP’s motive, and the child abusers’ motive, to have me defamed and neurotoxic poisoned was made clear to me. And yes, the truth does set you free.

    “What is false falls away and what is left is clear, and in time you find yourself back among your society, able to share freely what you have learned from,” in my case, research and what I believe is God. I was fortunate in that Jesus seemingly ‘carried me’ during my drug withdrawal induced super sensitivity manic psychosis. And I did experience a mid-life crisis like reflection on my life, where all the wonderful people who I’ve known in my life, were supposedly rooting for me to heal. Thus I was able to make the great escape.

    And I was eventually able to find the medical proof that the “schizophrenia treatments” did, indeed, create the evil “voices,” via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning. Those evil “voices” did go away, once I was taken off those neurotoxins. And with time, my brain was eventually able to heal itself from the psychological and psychiatric assaults.

    I think the psychologists and psychiatrists should garner insight into the adverse effects of their drugs. They should stop lying to their clients. They should get out of the child abuse covering up business. They should learn to live and let live. And when someone does come to them for help, they should learn to actually listen to, and properly address, their clients’ actual concerns. Defaming and neurotoxic poisoning a person, does not cure concerns of the abuse of one’s child. It does, however, function as a way to systemically aid, abet, and empower the child molesters.

    And given the fact that the vast majority of those labeled with the DSM disorders are, in fact, child abuse survivors.

    And the psychological and psychiatric industries have been in the business of covering up child abuse for apparently over a century.

    And all this child abuse covering up is by DSM design. Since no “mental health” worker today may EVER bill ANY insurance company for EVER helping ANY child abuse survivor EVER, unless they misdiagnose them with the billable DSM disorders.

    I think we, as a society, should be asking whether there really is a need for a scientifically “invalid,” primarily child abuse covering up – pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering – “mental health” industry at all.

    Especially given the fact that these industries are killing millions of innocent people every year, with their “invalid” DSM disorders, and their neurotoxic psychiatric drugs.

    “When first [they] practice to deceive, oh what a tangled web [they] weave.” But it all does become clear in the end. Thanks for sharing your interesting theories on madness, Eric. I, too, found “that what people now call a ‘mental illness’ is a form of spiritual awakening that contains meaning and purpose.”

  • “epistemic injustice14—in other words, people are systematically denied the knowledge that they need in order to create their own meanings about their experiences.” Excellent point about what stigmatization with the DSM disorders accomplishes.

    And I will say once the medical evidence of the abuse of my child was handed over, and the medical evidence that my PCP’s husband was the “attending physician” at the “bad fix” on my broken bone was picked up. I had the knowledge of the motives behind why my PCP wanted me defamed and neurotoxic poisoned by psychiatrists, as well as why the people who abused my child wanted me defamed and neurotoxic poisoned by psychologists and psychiatrists. And the truth shall set you free.

    “We are dealing with people with problems, not patients with illnesses, and the whole paradigm—the ‘DSM mindset’ as clinical psychologist Mary Boyle9 puts it—needs to change.” I agree. Interesting interview.

  • “Among ‘developmental disorders,’ they list autism spectrum disorders, Tourette’s, obsessive-compulsive, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders.

    “All of these are believed to be cross-cultural phenomena and to have significant genetic/heritability factors in their genesis.”

    “we still know very little about how genetic and epigenetic factors contribute to psychological suffering in concrete terms.”

    In other words, it is UNTRUE that disorders like “schizophrenia” and “bipolar” “have significant genetic/heritability factors in their genesis.”

    But since we know that the ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms. And since we know that the antipsychotics can create both the negative and positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome and antipsychotic induced anticholinergic toxidrome.

    It’s highly likely that the majority of “bipolar” and “schizophrenia” has an iatrogenic – not genetic – etiology/’genesis.’

    But I do agree, continued reliance “on the descriptive symptom-based approach to mental disorders epitomized by the DSM” is a dumb idea. The DSM should be flushed. And the psychiatrists should stop creating the “serious mental illnesses,” in innocent humans, with their psychiatric drugs, for profit.

  • “Guidelines for the prescription of these drugs should be reviewed … and targeted strategies should be put in place to track polypharmacy and antipsychotic use aiming to reduce these practices and protect individuals.”

    Absolutely, especially given the fact that all doctors are taught in med school that these so called “gold standard schizophrenia treatments,” can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” like psychosis and hallucinations, via ‘anticholinergic toxidrome.’ And they can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via antipsychotic/ ‘neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.’

    Why the antipsychotics are still being prescribed at all needs to be reviewed. Albeit I do know people need to be weaned off of them very carefully, so abruptly ending prescribing of the antipsychotics is not something I believe would be wise.

    But there should be put an end to the prescribing of antipsychotics, especially for first episode “psychosis,” in antipsychotic naive patients.

  • I agree psychiatrists, and all doctors who bought into the fraud of the psychiatric DSM theology, have malpractice insurance. Thus they do need to pay all those they’ve harmed. Although since the courts, government, and medical/pharmaceutical industries have bought into the scientific fraud based theology of the psychiatric industry. Justice is non-existent.

    I do pray God delivers justice, in such satanic times. And I do have hope He will, because I know all about the systemic crimes of the “mental health” industry, and I am – most certainly – not more intelligent than God.

    So I do still hope and pray God will provide justice for all. But this will require the dismantling and destruction of the scientific fraud based psychiatric, and systemic child abuse profiteering, largely for the mainstream paternalistic religions, psychological industries.

  • I have to agree, sam, her story was published in the NYT because she claims to believe in the “medical model.” “I am an ‘organic bipolar,’ which I say bearing in mind that the disorder has become wildly over-diagnosed these days and is rare.”

    When in reality she was likely misdiagnosed as “bipolar,” due to the street drugs she freely confesses she was taking, and due to the trauma she dealt with in her dysfunctional family.

    “I recently wrote an article for The New York Times about my psychotic episodes, specifically about my rejection of the medical model.” The “medical model” which she didn’t reject, since she self proclaims to be an “organic bipolar.”

    Maybe Susanne is trying to pull off a psy-op on the the systemic psy-opting psychological and psychiatric industries? Since she then claims, “In this I am following in the footsteps of Dorothea Buck, psychiatric activist and Nazi sterilization survivor, who died at 2019 at the age of 101, still asking one thing of psychiatry: listening.”

    I don’t know. But I do know psychiatrists don’t listen to their patients, since my psychiatrist – in the end – declared the entirety of my life to be a “credible fictional story,” based upon some lies and gossip from child molesters, according to medical records.

    But I do know it’s very difficult to get published in the mainstream, if you can medically prove the scientific fraud of the psychological and psychiatric industries, and you refuse to accept their diagnoses.

    Are you trying to expose the psy-opting mental health workers, by seemingly buying into being an ‘organic bipolar,’ Susanne? At least you got published, huh?

  • “This effect—trusting incorrect or irrelevant brain scan imagery—was especially pronounced for students of psychology.”

    I will say it is a shame the psychologists, and all the non medically trained DSM “bible” worshippers, have bought into the systemic lies of the scientifically ‘invalid’ psychiatric DSM theology.

  • “I’m kind of sad that people raised their kids to be such non thinking individuals. Perhaps it is a form of child abuse to raise kids who feel so disengaged from the world that they believe anyone who is different from them is lower on the spectrum, or ill or bad.”

    That’s what the “mental health” workers were all taught to believe.

    I did not raise my children to believe that, but my children were brainwashed in their schools. But my child does now have a job working for the VA, and he does know I stand against psychiatry and psychology, for good reason.

    Let’s hope and pray a better world is brought about, since the psychological and psychiatric industry’s systemic child abuse covering up crimes for the mainstream religions, is quite appalling.

    I still pray for justice.

  • “What matters is not judging people based on an ideal.” But my psychologists and psychiatrists wanted to murder and steal from those of us who were “living the dream” as well. Except our child was, unbeknownst to me, until the medical evidence of the abuse of my child was finally handed over, did deal with the abuse of our child outside our home.

    I’m pretty certain the psychiatric system’s goal is to drug up as many Americans as possible, and destroy America from within. Listen to, at least the last few words, although the whole interview is interesting, of this interview.

  • “the five concepts of recovery: Connectedness, Hope and optimism, Identity, Meaning and purpose, and Empowerment (CHIME).”

    The goal of “mental health” system has been, for decades, to isolate people. “Give up all your activities and concentrate on the meds.” Good thing I knew that was bad advice from my former psychologist.

    “Bipolar is a lifelong, incurable genetic mental illness.” That lie from my “mental health” workers had as its goal, taking away all my – and my family’s – hope and optimism.

    My “mental health” workers, who did not know me, declared me to be “w/o work, content, and talent,” prior to looking at my work. Once they finally bothered to look at my work, it was declared “work of smart female,” and “insightful.” But automatically assuming a person is “w/o work, content, and talent” is a way of attempting to minimize/diminish one’s identity. Now my work, with the truth attached to it, as opposed to the psychiatrists lies, is so terrifyingly “too truthful” and “prophetic” that another psychologist recently attempted to steal all my work and money.

    My first psychologist had hoped to steal my young children, according to her medical records. Since I was a young mom when I was attacked by child abuse covering up “mental health” workers, my children were what gave meaning and purpose to my life.

    The purpose of stigmatizing and massively neurotoxic poisoning / tranquilizing a person is to defame and disempower the person.

    The current DSM paradigm of “care” is 100% the opposite of a recovery paradigm of care. It’s a gas lighting system, which is a mental abuse system, not a “mental health care” system.

  • “Being kind and communicating with people makes them feel less hopeless about their lives.” “Talking and listening to people makes them feel better than telling them their case is hopeless and giving them drugs for life.”

    Yes, but the majority of DSM “bible” believing “mental health professionals” have been gas lighting, and neurotoxic poisoning, innocent people for decades instead. Primarily to cover up child abuse, according to the “mental health professions'” own medical literature, and my family’s own medical records.

    Personally I believe both the psychological and psychiatric industries, and their many DSM deluded “mental health” and social worker minion, need to get out of the systemic, DSM mandated, child abuse covering business, for the mainstream religions, and our seemingly pedophile ruled government.

  • This is also “research” to re-empower the systemic child abuse covering up psychological industry, while they propagate and maintain the scientific fraud based DSM theology, of their systemic child abuse covering up DSM believing psychiatric partners in crime.

  • Another artist attacked, the “mental health” industry does like to target us artists. I have a somewhat similar story, except I used to think doctors were worthy of trust. I’m glad you avoided the drugs.

    “If you bring forth that which is within you, then that which is within you will be your salvation. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, then that which is within you will destroy you.”

    Great quote, it was during my drug withdrawal induced manic psychosis that I was awakened to the story of my dreams, learned about who my subconscious self is, learned about the theorized ‘collective unconscious,’ and was ‘born again.’ And no doubt the inner strength of my subconscious self did help to save me, and allow me to escape the insanity that is our “mental health” industry. The truth did set me free.

    And a modified The Hero’s Journey outline is the way I plan to organize my story. One cannot prove there is a conscious and subconscious / “overworld and an underworld and that BOTH are necessary.” But there are many people who do now believe we are in a spiritual battle of good vs. evil, as my tale implies.

    But, of course, it was not worth discussing these concepts with those who believe only in the material world, those who apparently believed distress caused by 09/11/2001 was “distress caused by a chemical imbalance” in my brain alone, those who blasphemed the Holy Spirit within their medical records, my “mental health” unprofessionals.

    The child abuse covering up “holistic Christian talk therapists” and psychiatrists really should stop drugging Christians up for belief in God, since that’s technically illegal in the USA. But then again, so is covering up child abuse, defamation of character, poisoning people, attempted murder, thievery, and attempted thievery.

    But, hey, at least I found the iatrogenic etiology of the “mental health” industry’s “sacred symbol of psychiatry” in real life. The antipsychotics can make people psychotic, via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning, and they can create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. And Bob Whitaker found compelling evidence that the ADHD drugs and antidepressants create the symptoms of “bipolar.” The “elixirs” were the problem.

    As to the “quest” of my subconscious self, who knows if the story of my dreams will ever come true, only time will tell. But since the story of my dreams gives me hope, I will continue to hope and pray that my beautiful dreams, of God bringing about justice and His will on this planet some day, will come true.

    “Who are we to say that they aren’t there?” Who are the “mental health” workers to say the spiritual realm and God do not exist? They don’t even have any proof that their DSM theology has any scientific validity, or relationship to reality, at all.

    Thanks for sharing your story, Audrey.

  • “Its draft guidance recommends antidepressants, acupuncture or psychological therapy instead.”

    “This marked a ‘stark move from pharmacological therapies to alternative therapies,’ according to the Royal College of GPs.”

    The first new recommendation is a pharmacological therapy. And the antidepressants are much more dangerous than the common painkillers, including paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen.

    It strikes me that maybe the government public health officials should get out of the business of dictating what doctors do, or don’t do. And instead encourage the doctors to get to know their patients, and make treatment recommendations, on a case to case basis.

    After all, it’s long been known in medical circles that, “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” And, of course, these public health officials don’t know anything about any of the patients.

    But I can tell you that prescribing antidepressants for pain is about as stupid as mandating all healthy people wear masks.

  • “Treating people like crap makes them feel like crap. People who feel like crap sometimes do crappy things, too. So let’s quit treating people like crap!”

    Good advise for all the DSM “bible” worshippers, who do nothing but stigmatize and neurotoxic poison people for profit – which makes people feel like crap. The “mental health” workers absolutely should stop systemically “treating people like crap!”

  • Yes, sam, psychiatry needs to be defunded.

    The “mental health” workers need to be taken out of our schools. They think the well behaved children, who surprise their school by getting 100% on their state standardized tests, need to be drugged by psychiatrists.

    Any kind of crime – against children or adults – is acceptable to the “mental health professionals,” in order to maintain “the status quo,” according to a Lutheran psychologist.

    No, their corrupt, unsustainable, and un-Constitutional, system needs to be taken down. The entire DSM “bible” theology is un-Constitutional and anti-American.

  • “The sky does not tell the man that he should not wonder about the shape of the cloud.”

    But the psychiatrists will lock you up for a week, for minding your own business, lying in a public park, watching the shapes of the clouds.

    Trust me, I know, since that was my ‘crime’ the second time I was medically unnecessarily shipped a long distance to the psychiatric “snowing” partner in crime of this now FBI convicted doctor, for profit.

    But then again, the psychiatric professions believe all people who smoke a cigarette or drink a glass of wine are “mentally ill” too.

    If you are not perfection personified, you are “mentally ill” to our “omni potent moral busy bodies” of the DSM deluded “mental health professions” today.

    It’s just a shame so many “mental health professionals” think they are the judges of all of humanity, rather than realizing that God is the judge of all, not them. Especially now that their DSM “bible” has been debunked as scientifically “invalid.”

  • I definitely agree that being in nature is healing. When I was healing from a bunch of psychiatric anticholinergic toxidrome poisonings, thus was suffering from a drug withdrawal induced manic psychosis. Snow Patrol was singing ‘Chasing Cars,’ including the lyrics, “Show me a garden that’s bursting into life.” And I was doing a lot of gardening, bike riding, as well as chasing cars. (Mostly a mom running her kids around to activities, while also running around since I was rehabbing my home.)

    I have no doubt, ecotherapy, and art therapy, are infinitely more helpful forms of therapy; than any kind of therapy done by those who believe in, and bill through, the DSM stigmatization “bible.”

    But, I too, am an artist by choice, who also has a business degree. So I did also utilize my artwork to visually document my experience with the systemic child abuse cover uppers, attempted murderers, thieves and attempted thieves, of the “mental health” industry, and my childhood religion.

    The “mental health” workers should be informed that when they are trying to cover up child abuse for their religious leaders. It’s not a good idea to have the legitimately concerned mother anticholinergic toxidrome poisoned, in order to make her psychotic.

    Because the only difference between anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning, and the positive symptoms of schizophrenia or psychotic bipolar, is you will make the person hyperactive, not inactive. And give the person tons of energy to research into, and paint the tale of, your industry’s systemic crimes.

    The negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” are also created with the antipsychotics/neuroleptics, via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    And since I do know from personal experience that “mental health” workers often target, and want to control, the artists. I do hope those artists working within the “mental health” system, will start speaking out against the scientific fraud of the DSM, and ICD “mental illness” classifications.

  • Abolition should begin with abolishing psychiatry. Since the psychiatristic profession is full of hypocrites, who claim to be “helpers,” but are in reality nothing more than stigmatizers and neurotoxic poisoners. I do agree, the private prison industrial complex is a hot mess.

    But psychiatry and psychology attack innocent people, largely abuse survivors. And an industry that systemically attacks abuse survivors/non-criminals, under the false guise of “help.” Then proceeds to stigmatize and neurotoxic poison them, is a completely hypocritical industry.

    Psychiatry needs to be abolished. Its DSM “bible” theology, and resulting systemic crimes against humanity, have destroyed the rule of law in America. It’s primarily a child abuse and rape covering up – pedophile empowerment – industry, by DSM design. Resulting in us all now living in a “pedophile empire.” And the DSM “bible” thumpers are killing 8 million innocent people every year.

    Psychiatry needs to be abolished.

  • Personally, I think it’s past time to flush their DSM billing code “bible.” But I do understand, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

    And “mental health” workers salaries usually depend upon them not understanding the scientific fraud of their DSM billing code “bible.”

  • “It never ceases to amaze me how intelligent people who claim to critique or even reject the biomedical model still cannot help themselves from thinking in biomedical terms.”

    The brainwashing runs really deep, and the awakening to the truth is a really “bitter pill” to swallow. These people are trying to awaken to the reality that everything they were ever taught, all the research and treatments they’ve trusted and participated in, are based upon scientific fraud and lies.

    They “can’t handle the truth.” The truth being, of course, the “mental health” industry has been creating “mental illnesses” in innocent others for profit, and murdering millions with their psychiatric neurotoxins, for decades.

    A reality that is a “bitter pill” to swallow, for all those ‘omnipotent moral busy bodies’ who deluded themselves into believing they were actually “helping” others. As one attacked, and neurotoxic poisoned by these highly delusional “helpers,” it took me years to mentally come to grips with the magnitude of the medical betrayal, too.

    You just don’t innately assume the medical/pharmaceutical industrial complex will betray all Americans, including its own members, with systemic ways for the entire “mental health” industry to actually create “mental illnesses” in people for profit. But that is exactly what the medical/pharmaceutical industrial complex has done.

    And, yes, those working within the “mental health” industries do need to wake up to the egregious harm they are doing, repent, and change from their evil ways. Even if the evil they have been, and still are, perpetrating against innocent others was done out of ignorance, misinformation, greed, and/or delusions of grandeur that they are “helping” others. Thus they didn’t even realize their “helping” work was based totally upon evil scientific lies and fraud.

  • “However, ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ should never be a principle which applies within healthcare.”

    I agree it shouldn’t. Unfortunately, since our doctors have pharmaceutical industry funded delusions – like the belief that opioids are “safe pain meds” and antidepressants are “safe smoking cessation meds” – “trust your doctor” is not wise advise today.

    For goodness sakes, these delusional beliefs of the doctors have created both a modern day iatrogenic opioid epidemic, as well as an antidepressant and ADHD drug induced bipolar epidemic. But these iatrogenic epidemics are very “profitable” for the doctors.

  • “If understanding how genes impact human characteristics is truly the goal, then a new game is needed; one that does not rely on arbitrary lines or labels.”

    They know they need to flush the DSM, so why don’t they already?

    As to “schizophrenia” … the treatments can create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. And the antipsychotics/neuroleptics can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    Which means that most so called “schizophrenia” is likely an iatrogenic illness, created with the treatments, not an illness with a “genetic” etiology.

  • I absolutely agree, we have yet to change “the way systems are working.” Despite the fact that the entire “bible” of the mental health system was debunked as “invalid,” by the head of NIMH, seven years ago.

    The DSM “bible” describes the theology of, and was written by, advocates of the “medical model.” Who have subsequently confessed it all to be “bullshit,” and who do have unethical ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

    I have to agree with Sam, I don’t think the “medical model” will go away with mere talking points. The “dictators”/psychiatrists within the “medical model” system need to be shocked to awaken them. Either by totally eliminating use of their “invalid” DSM billing code “bible,” or by taking away their power to involuntarily force drug people, or preferably both.

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The psychiatric industry has corrupted itself absolutely. Largely because psychiatrists were given the power to play judge, jury, and executioner to anyone they please, for any reason that financially benefit themselves – power neither the psychiatrists, nor anyone else, deserves. And they’ve turned the “mental health” industry into a multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up, industry. Despite the fact that covering up child abuse is illegal.

    Those of us here have already found the iatrogenic – NOT “genetic” – etiology of their two “most serious DSM disorders.” The ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms. And the antipsychotics/neuroleptics can create both the negative and positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome and anticholinergic toxidrome.

    Power and credibility needs to be taken away from the absolutely corrupted psychiatric system, and it’s “medical model” adherents. “Dictators” don’t give up their power voluntarily. We’ve destroyed their scientific credibility with our medical research findings.

    Now the psychiatrists’ power needs to be taken away. And most of the psychiatrists and psychologists should likely be arrested for their systemic child abuse covering up – and pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering – crimes.

    There is a reason we all now live in a “pedophile empire.” We have a multibillion dollar medical/religious, primarily child abuse covering up, scientific fraud based, “mental health system,” not to mention seemingly a pedophilia controlled government.

  • “If recovery is necessary, perhaps it is recovery from the ways in which mental illness culture leads one to abandon one’s hopes and aspirations of a better, more fulfilling life, a life that should properly be defined by the person, not by the mental health system or by the dominant culture.”

    I agree caste systems are bad, including the current medical/”mental health” caste system. And I agree, the desire “mental health” workers have to dictate other people’s life stories is appalling, hope destroying, and staggeringly intrusive. It’s actually called gas lighting, which is a form of mental abuse, not “mental health care.”

    I had to leave my psychiatrist once he declared my life’s story to be “a credible fictional story.” No thanks, looney, I’ll write my own life’s story instead. And I’m not a “fictional” person. Oh, how lucky for me, my story fits almost perfectly into the hero’s journey genre.

    I’ll play the hero attacked, reborn, who comes back after finding the iatrogenic etiology of ‘schizophrenia.’ And pointing out that the entire “mental health” system is a child abuse covering up system, by DSM design. Oops, bummer for the DSM “bible” thumping, systemic child abuse covering up, “mental health” criminals.

    “Too truthful,” “insightful,” “prophetic,” “work of smart female,” the “mental health” workers I engaged with seemed to want to steal all my work and money to prevent my story from coming out. And I’ve got the written legal proof. Not to mention I’ve also got the medical proof of 14 different attempts at my life, all via various anticholinergic toxidrome inducing “drug cocktails.”

    Never forget, “a picture paints a thousand words,” so artists have a powerful communication tool. Someone needs to remind the “mental health” system that systemically attacking the artists may win you art history books filled with your child abuse covering up, and child abusing, crimes. The iatrogenic childhood “bipolar epidemic” is child abuse on a massive societal scale.

    America has not only Spirit cooking and pedophilia artists, who are all the rage with the powers that shouldn’t be. But America also has Spirit led, anti-child abuse artists as well. But, alas, one can not stand against child abuse in an ELCA Lutheran church today, without being attacked by a child abuse covering up Lutheran psychologist.

    “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” We all now live in a “pedophile empire,” many thanks to the systemic pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering “mental health” system. And proof of their crimes is recorded in the aggregate.

    Today, “the prevalence of childhood trauma exposure within borderline personality disorder patients has been evidenced to be as high as 92% (Yen et al., 2002). Within individuals diagnosed with psychotic or affective disorders, it reaches 82% (Larsson et al., 2012).”

    We need to arrest the pedophiles, and stop neurotoxic poisoning the child abuse survivors, and their legitimately concerned family members, en mass. Upside down, and backwards, America. I painted that in 2005, thankfully others are finally awakening to the truth.

    Thank you, Lael, for pointing out how truly sick the culture within the “mental health” industry is. Today’s “mental health” industry is a, primarily child abuse covering up, gas lighting industry. And a gas lighting industry is 100% the opposite of a “mental health” industry.

  • “Policies surrounding psychotropic prescription have also shifted in many countries.” Do you have a link pointing out what these policy changes are?

    “The role of service users in guiding person-centered approaches in mental health services is” largely non-existent in the US. For goodness sakes, the doctors here are defaming people with make believe and “invalid” DSM stigmatizations, then neurotoxic poisoning people, against people’s will. What’s “person-centered” about that? Nothing!

  • “Disproven Chemical Imbalance Theory Leads To Worse Depression Outcomes,” but that’s good for business for the “mental health” industry. They want their clients to believe all the DSM disorders are “lifelong, incurable, genetic mental illnesses” caused by “chemical imbalances” in peoples’ brains.

    What the “mental health” industry has done, the systemic lies they’ve told…. When you understand the sheer magnitude of the deception and crimes they’ve committed against humanity. You realize it is truly an evil system, that should be taken down.

    What is the number one actual societal function of the “mental health” industry today? Covering up child abuse and rape, for profit. Despite the fact that’s illegal.

    What is the number of people murdered due to psychiatric/psychologic lies every year? “8 million”

    No country should maintain a “mental health” industry, whose primary actual societal function – intentionally or unknowingly – is aiding, abetting, and empowering pedophiles. And we need to end our modern day, on going, psychiatric holocaust – 8 million people killed EVERY year is genocide.

    Our current “mental health” industry is an industry hell bent on killing or stealing from all child abuse and rape survivors, and all those who stand against child abuse. And it’s all by DSM design. It’s sick, the entire system is sick.

  • “At what point do we conclude the source of these patients’ problems is not in their brains, or in their genes? At what point do we consider whether we really want to continue pouring more billions into this kind of research? If not now, when?”

    Good question, great blog, Patrick. I thought Thomas Insel had said NIMH would be defunding research into the “invalid” DSM disorders way back in 2013. When is this waste of taxpayer money going to actually end indeed?

    “So if faulty genes are not the cause of the complaints that fall under the diagnostic rubric of schizophrenia, what is?”

    Since the neuroleptic / antipsychotic drugs can create psychosis and hallucinations, positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. And the “schizophrenia treatments” can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    I’m pretty certain the most common actual etiology of “schizophrenia” is the “gold standard treatments” themselves.

    As to why so many child abuse survivors have been misdiagnosed with “schizophrenia.” This is because NO “mental health” worker may EVER bill ANY insurance company for EVER helping ANY child abuse survivor EVER. Unless the “mental health” workers first misdiagnose child abuse survivors with the billable DSM disorders.

    And this systemic misdiagnosis of child abuse survivors doesn’t occur only in relation to the “schizophrenia” diagnosis. Today, “the prevalence of childhood trauma exposure within borderline personality disorder patients has been evidenced to be as high as 92% (Yen et al., 2002). Within individuals diagnosed with psychotic or affective disorders, it reaches 82% (Larsson et al., 2012).”

    The DSM “bible” is a child abuse covering up “bible,” by design. And both the psychologic and psychiatric industries are systemic child abuse covering up industries, and have been for likely over a century.

    An ethical pastor confessed to me that the psychological and psychiatric industries entered into a faustian, child abuse and rape covering up, deal with the mainstream religions long ago. He called this systemic, medical/religious “conspiracy” against child abuse and rape survivors to be “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

    But, as the mother of an abused child, who was able to keep an insane psychiatrist – who thought the “cure” for child abuse, that had occurred 4 years prior to my family’s medical record being handed over with medical evidence of the abuse in it – was to neurotoxic poison my child. And I also kept an insane school social worker, who wanted to get her grubby little hands on my well behaved child – because he had gone from remedial reading in first grade, after the abuse, to getting 100% on his state standardized tests in 8th grade – away from my child.

    My son went on to graduate from university Phi Beta Kappa, as well as being awarded a psychology award. You should have heard those psychology professors gush over how well adjusted and intelligent my child was at his graduation. I can tell you that it is true, child abuse does not cause “schizophrenia,” or any other “mental disorder.”

    Child abuse survivors can heal and thrive, if you get the child away from the molesters quickly, if you keep them away from the child abuse covering up “mental health” workers, and with love, compassion, and other good parenting skills.

    Child abuse does NOT cause “schizophrenia,” or any of the other DSM disorders. But the DSM “bible” thumpers are all members of a systemic child abuse covering up religion, by DSM design.

    I do think our society should have an intelligent debate about whether or not our society should even have a systemic, child abuse covering up, group of “mental health” industries. Because, of course, when the “mental health” workers cover up child abuse, they are also aiding, abetting, and empowering the child molesters.

    So we all now live in a “pedophile empire,” with child sex trafficking running amok, largely thanks to the systemic child rape covering up crimes – and pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering crimes – of the “mental health” industry.

    And, of course, their systemic child rape covering up, partners in crimes, the religious leaders.

    One cannot speak out against 9/11/2001 or child abuse – in general – in an ELCA Lutheran church today, without being attacked by a Lutheran psychologist. Either wanting to murder you with the psychiatric neurotoxins, or wanting to steal all your work and money. It’s pretty pathetic.

    But just think of how many billions of dollars the religious hospitals, and their child rape covering up “mental health” partners in crime, make off of turning millions of child abuse survivors, into the “mentally ill” with the psychiatric drugs. Our current “mental health” system is a multibillion dollar, primarily child abuse covering up, industry today.

    I’m quite certain our society would be a much better place, however, if we started arresting the pedophiles, child sex traffickers, and those who profiteer off of systemically covering up child abuse. And the “mental health” workers got out of the pedophile aiding, abetting, and empowering business.

    It’s time to end “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

  • “Note the word ‘fashionable,’ as if those of us on this side of the issue dispute the validity of psychiatric diagnoses on the grounds of fashions or whims.”

    No, we’ve done our homework, and our critical-psychiatry stance is based upon studying psychopharmacology, and how the psychiatric drugs work.

    “that a patient’s extreme mood swings are caused by their underlying bipolar disorder; or that a patient’s auditory hallucinations, paranoid delusions, and thought process disorder are caused by their having schizophrenia.”

    Those of us on the “anti-psychiatry” side know “extreme mood swings,” like mania, can be created with the ADHD drugs and antidepressants.

    The psychiatrists used to, theoretically, know the antidepressants could cause mania. But they – and their many DSM “bible” thumping “mental health” and social worker minion – “lost” that knowledge when they took this disclaimer out of the DSM5 bipolar definition.

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    As to the psychopharmacological effects of the “schizophrenia treatments.” The antipsychotics / neuroleptics can create auditory hallucinations and psychosis, via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning. And they can also create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.

    In other words, both “bipolar” and “schizophrenia” are illnesses that can be created with the psychiatric drugs. Neither disorder has a “genetic” etiology, they have iatrogenic etiologies.

    This reality, which no doubt is difficult for the psychiatrists to admit, is one of the reasons why I speak out against the fraud of psychiatry. The psychological and psychiatric industry’s systemic child abuse covering up crimes, and outright abuse of children – by stigmatizing and neurotoxic poisoning them – are other reasons I speak out against the fraud of psychiatry. The fact they are killing “8 million” people every year is another reason I speak out against the fraud of psychiatry.

    Thanks as always, Philip, for speaking the truth. “When one sells one’s soul to the devil, there’s no backsies.” There sure does seem to be a lack of repentance from the psychiatric and psychological industries as a whole, and a lack of changing from their evil ways, to me. But I am grateful for the ethical psychologists and psychiatrists who are speaking out. We all need our modern day, staggering in scope, psychiatric holocaust to end.

  • “Within the understanding of the importance of the relationship are Rogerian factors such as empathy, congruence (or a therapist’s genuineness), and positive regard.”

    “the ‘medical model empire’ represses our ‘hearts’ by insisting on professional distance, scientific objectivity, and dehumanizing reductionism.” – Mark Ragins, MD

    Those trained in the ‘medical model empire’ will not likely have good enough relationship building skills, empathy, genuineness (they’ve been lying about the ‘chemical imbalance’ theory for decades), or positive regard for their clients (they worship from a scientifically ‘invalid’ stigmatization “bible” and force feed innocent others neurotoxins), to deal with psychedelics well.

    Especially since the ‘medical model’ trained therapists are Holy Spirit blasphemers, and success with the psychedelics is often related to spirituality, at least from what I’ve read.

    Personally, I think until the ‘medical model’ trained therapists repent for their ungodly condescending, dehumanizing, disingenuous, outright lies to the American public – and reductionist, systemic stigmatization and neurotoxic poisoning of their clients. Which has been killing 8 million people every year, for decades.

    Not to mention, they should repent for their blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and God.

    But putting psychedelics in the hands of a group of arrogant, unrepentant, Holy Spirit blaspheming, DSM “bible” thumping, mass murderers – which is what today’s ‘medical model’ trained “mental health” workers collectively have turned themselves into – is a bad idea.

    It would likely be a better idea if innately empathic, genuinely honest, mutually respectful and caring people were trained in the shamanic arts instead.

  • “Genetic Testing May Explain Less Than 1% of Mental Health Issues.” That would explain why the doctors/psychiatrists don’t bother to do genetic testing, prior to stigmatizing people with the DSM disorders.

    But what’s good is we have found the iatrogenic, not genetic, etiology of both “bipolar” and “schizophrenia.” The ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the symptoms of “bipolar.” And the antipsychotics/neuroleptics can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via ‘anticholinergic toxidrome’ poisoning. As well as the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via ‘neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome.’

  • Interesting article. Indeed, I agree that living in a monopoly capitalist society is pretty much the opposite of living in a free market society, which is what made America great.

    It’s a shame the US government has allowed for the monopolization of so many industries, since it was and is, the government’s job to prevent exactly that. Good thing, however, is the intelligent people on both sides of the political divide are garnering insight into the fact that “the ruling elite has lost all legitimacy.”

    Gosh, and I was drugged up for knowing the wrong people were in charge, just after 9/11/2001. Glad others are finally waking up. Psychiatry is good at attempting to murder the canaries in the coal mine.

  • Yes, the problem is the psychological and psychiatric systems, with the help of their many “mental health” and social worker minion, want to drug the best and brightest American children – the children who go on to graduate from university Phi Beta Kappa, and win psychology awards, since their mothers kept the insane “mental health” workers away.

    Anything to “maintain the status quo.” A psychologist actually admitted that to me. Although, he was seemingly a mind bogglingly stupid psychologist, who also believes “all the money should be put in the hands of a small number of bankers.” Despite the fact that all psychologists should actually know that is a very dumb idea, from a psychological, and common sense, perspective.

    Bankers who needed bailouts don’t deserve to rule the world.

    I’m quite certain the “mental health” system, who wants to neurotoxic poison the best and brightest American children, and get all the money in the hands of a small number of globalist bankers, who needed bailouts. In order to maintain a “status quo” that is unsustainable, are stupid, not to mention unethical, even traitors to America.

    But the inability to sustain the current systems is due to a fraud based, Ponzi scheme of a banking/monetary system, and a scientific fraud based “mental health” system, not due to “climate change.”

  • “Recovering this interpretive conversation means sharply circumscribing if not dropping biogenetic talk. It means seeking understanding, which is what people dealing with emotional suffering, like those we interviewed, yearn for. An understanding as persons, embodied and situated in a life-world. An understanding that is the enemy of fear and requires no othering.”

    That is 100% the opposite of what the “mental health” system does. For God’s sake, they believe distress caused by 9/11/2001, right after 9/11/2001, was distress caused by a “chemical imbalance” in my brain alone. WTF?

    And until they flush their “invalid” DSM “bible,” they will never stop “othering” people. DSM=Deliberate Stigmatization Manual

  • “now that we know the human genome to be reactive to the environment, we must understand that context plays a biological role in trauma and other forms of mental suffering.”

    It’s truly a shame the “mental health” workers didn’t learn from their mistakes during the eugenics period, thus are now just learning that both nature and nurture are relevant.

    “However, most researchers now concede that schizophrenia is a polygenic disorder and that no single gene, or even a definite group of genes, will be identified as the cause of the disorder. Even when combined, most genetic models only contribute a small amount to the understanding of ‘schizophrenia.’ Others contend that abuse and trauma, rather than genetic anomalies, lead to psychosis.”

    It’s also a shame the “mental health” workers don’t know that their drugs can create the symptoms of their DSM disorders. Like for example, that the “schizophrenia” treatments, the antipsychotics/neuroleptics can create the negative symptoms of ‘schizophrenia,’ via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. And the antipsychotics can create the positive symptoms of ‘schizophrenia,’ like psychosis, via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    What this means is “schizophrenia” is most likely primarily an iatrogenic illness, created with the “cure.” And so is “bipolar,” the symptoms of that disorder are created with the ADHD drugs and antidepressants.

    Lots of big words in this blog though, so the “mental health” workers can make themselves sound intelligent. But I’m not quite certain how that helps those being neurotoxic poisoned by the “mental health” system.

  • I agree, “mental health professionals” as a group are groomers. I also agree, “Grooming happens constantly, to all of us, and by all of us.” So why some people, who claim to know absolutely nothing about the common adverse effects of the products they force onto other people, insist in calling themselves “professionals,” I’m not certain.

    It strikes me, those who know nothing about the common adverse effects of the drugs they force onto others, are the opposite of “professional.”

    As someone who has successfully worked in sales in many areas, but my favorite was kitchen/bath design. Where I could listen to my client, and design something better than they could ever dream up. And provide them with a design/end product that would benefit them for years. Because I knew more about the best of what is available in my field of specialty, than my clients. And I would intentionally create designs that were safe for my clients.

    One must question why those who work in the “mental health” field, who now claim to know nothing about the common adverse effects of the drugs they push, insist on calling themselves “professionals.” While they claim the rest of us, who actually do provide services others appreciate and are safe, are the “mentally ill.” I do agree, the “mental health” industry is full of disingenuous groomers.

    But I don’t agree that people cannot learn, and see these self proclaimed “professionals” as the frauds, and the scum of the universe, that they actually are. I personally will never again innately trust a psychologist or psychiatrist, or any doctor ever again. But I do know there are good doctors.

    Personally I believe the “mental health” profession is destroying the credibility of all the doctors. And the mainstream doctors should be running as far as possible away from the scientific fraud based “mental health professionals.” Who are, in reality, about as un-professional as people can get. Since they claim to be ignorant of the common adverse effects of the drugs they force and coerce onto innocent others.

  • A familiar story, similar to my own. The psychiatrists and psychologists think brain zaps, a common symptom of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, is “bipolar.” Apparently because none of them were intelligent enough to read this DSM-IV disclaimer.

    “Note: Manic-like episodes that are clearly caused by somatic antidepressant treatment (e.g., medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy) should not count toward a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder.”

    But in the doctors’ defense, they didn’t even know brain zaps were a common symptom of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome until 2005.'Brain_shivers'_From_chat_room_to_clinic

    Don’t you just love the staggering arrogance in the concluding paragraph of that article? Let’s hope the psychiatrists and psychologists some day learn something about the common adverse effects of the drugs they force others to take.

    Like, for example, that both the antidepressants and antipsychotics can make people hallucinate and become psychotic, via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning, which isn’t even listed in their DSM billing code “bible.”

    Good luck in weaning from the psychiatric drugs, Rose. Do be forewarned about a possible drug withdrawal induced super sensitivity manic psychosis, which will be misdiagnosed as a “return of the illness,” if you end up hospitalized.

    But you can overcome and survive that too, if it does happen. I’ve been drug free for ten years now, and definitely “there is a life beyond psychiatric medications.” I do understand your justifiable anger, frustration, and sadness regarding the psychiatrists’ crimes against you, and humanity.

  • Interesting blog, I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the history, as it’s something I’ve not really researched yet. I do want to read some of your links still, as they look interesting. Thank you, Kevin.

    But as a Chicago gal, of course, I know about the ‘speak easies,’ and the Al Capone story. My family has owned a cottage Up North for generations, in a town where Al Capone’s brother had a bar, or ‘speak easy.’ It’s close to a restaurant where there was a shoot out between John Dillinger and the FBI. My great grandmother had bought our property from the former Cook county sheriff. So we have the shackles that the police held the prisoners, who built the roads Up North, on our property.

    My great grandmother was a ward captain, or something like that in Chicago, which is how she knew the Cook county sheriff, and the first Mayor Daley. I always found it interesting that both the criminals, and the sheriff, were vacationing in the same small town. And my family has always joked that my grandfather put himself through dental school by bringing boot leg liquor from northern Wisconsin, down to Chicago.

    I look forward to reading more about the history of the temperance movement, since it did affect generations of my family, actually. My dad left the Methodist religion as a young man, because they were still preaching that too much for his taste, as a young college kid. And learning more about the temperance movement does give insight into the “blame the patient” theology of our medical community.

    “Their Protestantism ‘[rejected] the idea that insanity reduced people to animals [and embraced] the idea of mental disease.’” It may give the date in the link next to that comment, but I’ve yet to read that link in it’s entirety. Do you know, is this when the Protestant religions joined forces with the “mental health” workers? I’ve been looking for exactly when that happened, for a long time.

    Since I’m very disappointed that my childhood religion – the ELCA – changed at some point, from being a Holy Bible / God worshipping religion, into a DSM “bible” / psychologist and psychiatrist worshipping religion. I do know the DSM “bible” came much later.

    But I’m curious when, what an ethical Methodist pastor confessed to me to be, “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions” – the psychologists’ and psychiatrists’ systemic child abuse covering up crimes for the religions – began? Do you know when that began?

    The best I’ve found thus far is that the bulk of psychologists, psychiatrists, and their many “mental health” minion have really just replaced the witch hunters of old. But I’d like a more accurate understanding.

    Again, thank you Kevin for giving us this relevant historical information.

  • “the task of understanding the systems that give rise to mental disorders will be a challenging one.”

    Exactly what “mental disorders” are they trying to understand? Since the psychiatric DSM “mental disorders” have already been debunked as “invalid.”

    Possibly, at least in part, because those of us here have pointed out the iatrogenic – not “genetic” – etiology of the two “most serious” DSM disorders. The ADHD drugs and antidepressants can create the “bipolar” symptoms. And the antipsychotics/neuroleptics can create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome, as well as the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via anticholinergic toxidrome.

    So what “mental disorders” are they trying to understand?

    “exploring topics such as the complex interactions between childhood trauma and psychopathology?”

    I’d recommend taking an Occam’s Razor approach to such issues, prior to taking a “complex systems” approach. Since covering up child abuse is the primary actual societal function of both the psychological and psychiatric professions, and has been for likely over a century.

    And all this “psychopathologizing”/misdiagnosing of child abuse survivors is by DSM design.

    Since NO “mental health” worker may EVER bill ANY insurance company for EVER helping ANY child abuse survivor EVER, unless they first misdiagnose them with one of the billable DSM disorders.

    And many of the pastors know that the job of psychology and psychiatry is covering up child abuse. They even have a name for these systemic child abuse covering up crimes of the psychologists and psychiatrists. They call it “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.”

    The reality is the “mental health” system is, by design, a child abuse covering up system. Understanding this not that complex, it’s just not something to which the psychologists and psychiatrists want to admit.

    But now that we all live in a “pedophile empire,” with pedophilia and child sex trafficking crimes running amok.

    I do believe psychologists and psychiatrists need to step back, and reflect upon whether it was actually their goal to systemically aid, abet, and empower the pedophiles.

    Do we really want to live in a “pedophile empire,” where child sex traffickers are running amok? I know such a satanic world is very profitable for systemic child rape cover uppers.

    But if you have common sense, you would realize the child molesters should be being arrested instead. And all the “mental health” workers should to get out of the systemic child abuse covering up business as well.

  • “There is no such thing as ‘involuntary treatment.’” I usually see eye to eye with you, Steve. But as one who was “treated” against my will, by a now FBI convicted doctor, who illegally had my signature forged on voluntary commitment forms, according to expunged court documents.

    Are you claiming that there is no such thing as “involuntary treatment,” because when doctors voluntarily choose to “treat” people who don’t want “treatment,” that is “voluntary treatment,” merely because a doctor says so? And therefore there is no such thing as “involuntary treatment?”

    Pardon me for not following your logic, Steve, I still believe “involuntary treatment” occurs. What did you mean when you said, “There is no such thing as ‘involuntary treatment?’”

  • Yes, Caroline, I remember my psychiatrist claimed the only adverse effect of any of his psych drugs was “increased thirst,” how absurd!

    My journey also started with an antidepressant, albeit given under the guise of a “safe smoking cessation med.” No, not “safe,” and it didn’t help me quit smoking.

    But the PCP who prescribed it, did so to cover up her husband’s “bad fix” on a broken ankle of mine, I eventually learned from medical records. She was apparently paranoid of a non-existent, but legit, malpractice suit.

    She and her husband were kicked out of their medical practice, once the nurses and other doctors finally realized what was going on.

    One of those nurses was even kind enough to follow my children and I to two new PCPs. And that nurse did all she could to protect us. Including shredding documents from my drug withdrawal induced hospitalization, that were shipped to that PCP years later, without my permission, and without HIPPA papers signed.

    But that hospital psychiatrist was a complete criminal, just like her partner in crime, who was eventually convicted by the FBI for Medicare/Medicaid fraud. And because he was medically unnecessarily harming many patients for profit.

    I guess my point is, have a good support system set up, a few low dose antipsychotics on hand, so you can avoid a hospitalization. In the case you do indeed run into a drug withdrawal induced super sensitivity manic psychosis.

    And know a withdrawal induced manic psychosis can happen long after the psychiatrists claim is possible. Stay strong, you can do it. You have a lot more accurate information than I did when I escaped.

  • Yes, psychiatry’s “invalid” disorders, and their neurotoxic drugs, are killing “8 million” innocent people EVERY year.

    That would be about 400,000,000 people murdered by psychiatry in the past 50 years. We are living through the biggest psychiatric holocaust the world has ever seen. Yet oddly, this relevant information doesn’t even make the “news.”

  • Thank you for your service in the military, Bowen Cho, my cousin’s son is also a medic.

    I’m so sorry that you were subjected to discrimination, especially by police officers, and a university. I agree, that is very unprofessional, no doubt was legitimately disturbing to you, and such behavior is likely appalling to all of us here at MiA. Since we here at MiA all tend to believe in the importance of spreading scientific truth, and in the mutual respect of all people. Mutual respect of all, being a concept about which too many “mental health” workers, were seemingly trained to do the opposite.

    My condolences on the death of your pretty kitty, Klimky. I’ve been out of town working for the past couple weeks, I just got home tonight. And, my oh my, did I get kitty loving upon my return! I had no idea how loving cats could be, until I got my current cat. Cats can be such wonderfully loving animals.

    You mentioned your father was a psychiatrist. I’m just curious, what has been his reaction to your adverse effects of the psychiatric drugs, psychiatric “care” in general, and writing your story on this website?

    I agree, Elijah McClain’s story is a very sad one. But I must say as a white person, that psychiatry’s discriminatory practices do discriminate both ways, since it was mostly “non-white” doctors who discriminated, defamed, neurotoxic poisoned, and literally attempted to murder me. And sadly, only one of those former doctors has been convicted by the FBI, and that was for systemically harming God knows how many other innocent people, for profit.

    Thus, I do agree, psychiatry must “remove the undue burden on neurodivergent individuals whose needs are not being met and whose voices are not being heard.” As well as stop targeting the artists, merely because we’re working on our portfolios. Thus many “mental health” workers incorrectly assume we are “unemployed” and “w/o work, content, and talent.”

    But I do have hope that the artists – who’ve seemingly systemically also been targeted by the “mental health” industry – I hope their stories will some day fill the art history and literary books. Since I know my artwork now turns certain “mental health professionals” – who know something about art – into paranoid lunatics, who want to steal from me, since previous “mental health” workers did not succeed in killing me, to cover up the abuse of my child for the ELCA religion.

    “A picture paints a thousand words,” thus an entire portfolio paints an “insightful,” “work of smart female,” “prophetic,” and compellingly “too truthful” story about the systemic crimes of today’s “mental health” industry. Perhaps it’s time for our “mental health” workers, and police, to garner insight into the benefits of living in a society that values the mutual respect of all it’s citizens?

    And America should return to being a land governed by the rule of law. Rather than continue being a tyranny run by the bailout needing, never ending war mongering and profiteering globalist banksters, and their scientific fraud based, “omnipotent moral busy body,” DSM deluded “mental health” minion?

    Let’s hope and pray our collective truth telling helps to bring about a better America, and a better world. God bless you in your life’s journey, and thank you for truthfully telling your story. My best wishes for a successful life journey, and I am sorry you experienced what I hope and pray is the worst of American history. Let’s take this country and world elsewhere instead.

  • It sounds all fine, well, and good. But until the DSM is flushed, and forced treatment is outlawed. It will not be possible to have a human rights-based approach to mental health care.

    Psychiatrists cannot mutually have both the right to take away others’ rights, and claim to have a rights-based approach to mental health care. That’s complete hypocrisy. Forced treatment needs to be abolished, for a rights-based approach to actually come to fruition.

    The DSM billing code “bible” is the source of the stigmatizations used in the reductionist biomedical model. It is an over medicalization of most forms of human distress and emotions, despite the fact that distress and human emotions are not diseases. And the two “most serious” DSM disorders, “bipolar” and “schizophrenia,” are iatrogenic illnesses, that can be created with the psychiatric drugs. It is well known now that the DSM is scientifically “invalid.” Use of the DSM and coordinating ICD “disorders”/stigmatizations needs to end, for a rights-based approach to mental health care to actually come into fruition.

    Without those two changes, changes which would shock and leave somewhat disoriented initially, the “mental health” workers. But this would force the “mental health” workers to start to self examine, and hopefully start to garner insight into the systemic crimes against humanity, to which they’ve been participating.

    And the “mental health” system will never choose to give up its undeserved right to take away others’ rights, defame people with their “invalid” stigmatizations, and neurotoxic poison others. Those undeserved rights need to be taken away from the “mental health” system by a more powerful institution than psychiatry, like the UN and/or our governments, or by a public outcry by a properly educated public. But those of us speaking the truth are being censored.

    And in the meantime, the psychiatrists should be put to work, weaning all those they’ve defamed and neurotoxic poisoned, off the psychiatric drugs. Actually, most the psychiatrists deserve to be arrested, but cleaning up the mess they’ve created is probably the wiser move.

    I’d love to see a rights-based approach to mental health, but without those two changes, it will never come to fruition.