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You seem like a powerhouse of endless ambition and drive.
“Intimidation, strategic deception, and obfuscation have no constructive role to play as the APA tries to chart an ethical course forward after a tragic period of psychologist involvement in detainee torture and abuse. ”
No constructive role to play? They’re developing and mastering their skills.
“Psyops, or psychological operations, is a term used to describe the techniques of psychological manipulation used in warfare. These operations are used to deceive, confuse, disrupt and demoralize the enemy, with an aim toward weakening enemy resistance or even causing enemy forces to surrender and enemy populations to capitulate.
As the flip-side to the ancient wisdom that knowledge is key to all successful warfare strategies, the art of deliberately sewing deception has been understood and practiced for thousands of years.”
“Their area of specialization – what some call adversarial operational psychology – involves national security operations designed to harm or exploit, where targets have no informed consent protections and where interventions are often classified and beyond the reach of outside ethical oversight. ”
Psy-ops. They’ve been utilized in war. Simple as that.
“The weeks and months ahead are a crucial time for redeeming the APA and our profession. … The divide that matters is the one between psychologists who recognize the urgent need for accountability and reform and those who instead insist that no wrongdoing took place and that business as usual should prevail.”
LOL!! First of all, you cannot reform evil. Second, of course the APA is going to continue to thrive in business as usual!
From the report,
“The gist of the allegations was that APA made these ethics policy decisions as a substantial result of influence from and close relationships with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and other government entities, which purportedly wanted permissive ethical guidelines so that their psychologists could continue to participate in harsh and abusive interrogation techniques being used by these agencies after the September 11 attacks on the United States. Critics pointed to alleged procedural irregularities and suspicious outcomes regarding APA’s ethics policy decisions and said they resulted from this improper coordination, collaboration, or collusion. Some said APA’s decisions were intentionally made to assist the government in engaging in these “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Some said they were intentionally made to help the government commit torture. ”
The government is evil: sadistic, twisted, perverted, lethal. I lovingly and proudly stand with Iran in their rightful charges against the United States. This country is seethingly psychotic, sick and twisted. I myself have been a victim of an evil government collaboration and conspiracy, and have been victim of their evil, criminal, vile, insane, murderous tortures. MANY of us have been.
The more hilarious instance is that anybody thinks they have any authentic choice.
No, you don’t.
Ignorance is the way, the truth, the life.
Psychiatry is obviously self-correcting. In lowering doses, they’re easily convicted of overdosing people to the point of injury, disability and even death.
We’re in a state of lawlessness though. Only when true Justice takes right action will this nightmare finally end.
Character assassination is irreparable without unlimited, abundant resources and even then, may still be impossible.
Humanity still has a need for conformity, for the sake of comfort. When the majority of people are all the same, or as similar as can be, and nobody is different or unique, and nobody stands out, except for the select chosen ones, of stardom and fame – idol worship – all is well in the world.
“Shannon Brownlee identified “the different heads of the hydra” as “disease-mongering, conflict of interest, and overdiagnosis.” In her view, the challenge of this meeting was to identify these aspects of selling sickness …”
Hallelujah! The monstrosity is coming into view.
“BMJ suggested that the entire data from the study be re-analyzed by a third party who had no prior contact with the issues.”
Just let it all loose into the public domain. What greater third party could there be? It could be a international televised event, like a Scrabble championship. I joke.
“The BMJ want science to be authoritative – Biblical – rather than provisional. If an article offers the indisputable Word of God, they can’t get sued.”
God would want you to focus on the heart of the matter, which is that people have been harmed by the neurotoxic drug.
We’re not talking about innocent mistakes or accidents. This is the case of profiteering by injuring, harming, sickening and even killing people, in the name of health. It’s murderous, desecration. A synonym of desecration is blasphemy. I’ve just attributed blasphemy to the head of your hydra, which is now written on it and cannot be undone.
antagonist is today’s Word of The Day.
I read your article. You miss an important focal point of Biblical religion: mother and child, as exampled for us, in Mary and Christ. Mother and child are like God and creation.
Mary is . . . the ‘Prototype’ of the Church, as the idea of the Church is originally realized in her person and in the most perfect manner. Since she herself belongs to the Church and at the same time forms the head-member as root and heart, the idea of the Church as a supernatural principle assisting Christ also obtains its full, concrete and living figure. http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/resources/maryandchurch.htm
“From an evolutionary viewpoint, Imposed Hierarchical Religion can be seen as an evolutionary mismatch.”
I have to wonder if you’re saying that humanity should have outgrown religion by now, as if religion were a fault of human history.
People are free to refuse to live religious lives but after alcoholism has set in and one needs rescue and help, they might find themselves sitting in the basement of a church, attending an AA meeting. There is a reason AA is associated with the church. Of course, there is help in the secular world but those people are highly likely to be medicalized, diagnosed and prescribed – often by court order.
“The history of sectarianism within religions and ideologies is all too often bloody and brutal evidence of this.”
I can assure you that all of these human traits and behaviors are also found outside of religion,
Sectarianism can be displayed in:
jokes and little asides
chants and songs
“The loss of self-empathy leads to a loss of empathy for others, which can also be described as a loss of empathy for all that nurtures one, or a sense of disconnection from all that nurtures one.”
To me, that is more of an American culture dysfunction as a result of the 60’s (sex, drugs and Rock n’ Roll) and television. I was born in 1976 and am a child of parents who grew up and partied in the 60’s (I am the rotten apple that the 60’s produced). I grew up in the 80’s, and like countless others, I experienced bullying. Bullying was “normal” back then but it has become deadly now. If I say “fuck you” to you I am assaulting you. But there are less people who would recognize “fuck you” to be an assault than those who would roar with laughter at anybody who complains that somebody swore at them. It’s because we have a lack of divinity, and a lack of morality, that we’ve descended into severity. See, another word for religion is divinity. Using the word divinity furthers one’s understanding of the existence of religion.
“Likewise the Catholic Pope’s record on dealing with widespread child abuse within Catholicism, and the stance of so many Catholics in protecting both the Pope and the Institution of The Vatican.”
Child sexual abuse is historic, multi-cultural and found within all major religions (Islam, Judaism, Catholic and Christian). Humanity does not know why it has been such a tremendous focal point of the Catholic religion. They’re corrupt and there is no doubt about that, but the Catholic church is divine and needs its own rescue. Evil has infiltrated EVERYTHING: government, religion, culture, society, family, and even planetary matters (such as, digging to the core of the earth, which is absolute mindless evil at work).
“Evolution of life on Earth is more about interdependency, co-operation, mutualism, nurture than it is about competition, mere survival, hierarchical or linear growth. Religiosity is clearly of the latter stream, and is an evolutionary mismatch.”
We do not have evolution right now. We have collapse, disintegration, degradation, depravity, the rise and reign of evil, and de-evolution (regression). We are in a chronic crisis state, globally, as the planet itself is literally falling apart. Biblical scripture reveals (a popular word in the world today, for obvious reason) what is to be expected during the end times which we are currently in. Each “punishment” poured out on humanity is meant to cause repentance. It is preparation for the Chastisement, the ultimate supernatural event of the Terrible Day of the Lord (which is a major cosmological, religious event). Only after we all go through it will there be reconciliation between God and creation.
As for self-empathy and empathy, this is the reality of end times,
Matthew 24:12 The Voice (VOICE)
11-12 The love that they had for one another will grow cold because few will obey the law. False prophets will appear, many will be taken in by them, and the only thing that will grow is wickedness. There will be no end to the increase of wickedness.
I know how extraordinarily difficult it is to fall in love with Scripture, when people are so heavily cultivated in their hatred toward religion. But I cannot encourage it enough, fall in love, quickly!
Again, I must contribute, that a necessary, vital element in healing and recovery, is Justice – specifically, Restorative Justice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restorative_justice
Humanity is degraded so terribly that we have normalized and made socially acceptable the commonality of abuse. The lie of “mental illness” has allowed some people to not have to be responsible and accountable to do the work it takes to restore ourselves to rightness. The victim becomes the scapegoat – the identified patient – and under the banner of mental illness, offenders have been absolved of responsibility. The result is that, in the worst of it, we waste our lives in treatment, only to step outside those doors of privacy, back into a disharmonious and suffering society.
I also would rather die than go back to any hospital, medical or mental, that endangers me, rather than genuinely care for me, understand me, and treat me right.
The avenue of the democratic process is obstructed by lobbyists, in which lawmakers have already decided to betray the public (or so we all think).
This community is remarkably small. I know Mad In America to be a precious, hidden jewel on the internet and it is my hope that this website can go from what appears to be less than 10,000 registered users to mainstream, mass awareness. Unfortunately, the site might not be able to handle mass traffic and the server may crash. It is going to take a miracle.
It’s not only the common citizens who need to be reached but people like New York attorney Andrew Finkelstein, who went forward with close to 300 lawsuits against Pfizer. http://www.naturalnews.com/024408_risk_drugs_drug.html
What we need is a network of unified attorneys who will dedicate themselves to making the case for Justice – not only against “Big Pharma” and psychiatry – but also, the government agencies who legally empower them to perpetuate one of the worst, most deadly atrocities against humanity. We all know in our hearts, minds and souls it MUST be stopped.
Paula Caplan is a star witness, and I deeply appreciate the work she has done. http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/11/the-apa-refuses-to-listen-to-voices-of-people-harmed-by-diagnosis-and-refuses-and-refuses-and-refuses/
“The findings show a “substantial need” for medical and behavioral services for kids in foster care, according to Melissa Danielson, MSPH, a statistician with the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and lead author of the study.”
According to an obsequious, brainwashed paycheck collector named Melissa Danielson, medicalization of traumatized and devastated children is the obvious replacement for authentic, caring human relationships. Shame.
I have been in foster care. Many of those foster parents are just like Melissa: they’re paycheck collectors.
Why is it that I was able to calm a 3 year old child, by simple care of him, when people like you would do the unthinkable: remove him, subdue him, squash him down, and chemically restrain him.
I tell you the truth. That 3 year old little boy was on psychiatric drugs, not because of him, but because his mother was disgusting in her sin, bragging about have 30 orgasms per day. When she sat at the kitchen table, holding her sexual offspring in her lap, HER SON, and he was crying and squirming, she barked at him, in full ignorance and neglect, so that she could carry on in chit-chat with the grown ups.
*I* took care of that child. I looked at him, with immense care and understanding, and with love, and made eye contact with him, and reached forward to touch his arm, and immediately, he was calm and happy. I adored that child. Unlike his useless mother, I took HER son outside to play (and other mothers’ children, as well). I earned the extreme hostility and hatred of LAZY people, including all of the professionals.
He wasn’t the only child I was able to take care of. There was an other woman’s child, a baby, a screamer. That baby’s screams were crazy-making. The mother was so overwhelmed that she left the baby, naked, in a swing, on a hot August summer day, and left the room. Despite “rules” of not touching an other person’s child, I picked up her baby, held her to my chest, rocked her, and the baby fell asleep, while quivering to breathe.
I waste my time and effort, testifying before you, to enlighten a dark-minded, science worshiping people.
The “substantial need” of children is sane, safe adults they can rely on. As somebody who has been a child of humanity, and has suffered the ignorance and brutality of many of you, I can attest that you are not fit to recommend what children “need”.
If you don’t like a scathing comment, I cannot cry for you. You endanger people, you harm them, you sicken them, you disable them, you even kill them – with your ignorance, your VILE servility to a secular world (read: scientific), and with your chemical weapons.
Enjoy paying your mortgage, Melissa Danielson.
In The News today, more old news.
““Many individuals who are prescribed and use antidepressant medications may not have met criteria for mental disorders. … ”
Monday, November 11, 2013
“A major indicator of the deteriorating quality of conventional medical care in the U.S. is its growing reliance on pharmaceutical drugs as a catch-all for pain and disease management. And a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry shows that this dire situation is only worsening, as many conventional doctors are no longer even properly diagnosing patients but instead just handing out medications willy-nilly in order to get patients out the door. ”
Veterans routinely given psychiatric drugs even without diagnosis of mental disorder http://www.naturalnews.com/042863_veterans_psychiatric_drugs_mental_disorder_diagnosis.html
So, I conclude, that studies are useless if the information they produce is not acted upon.
*puts on clown wig
We all know how truly very important the studies are. They are! They’re very, very important. A new study published gets, us, all, excited, to learn, more, about what, we, already, know, but then, just, do, another, study, until, your, brain, falls, out. Look, my brain is on the floor. I think I will study it!
Then I will publish a study about it. Then, there will be a study of my study. And finally, a bill in the House of Representatives!
Stop! We have studied the studies and published more studies and then we studied those, too! Stop the needle, he’s just a child. You’re going to inject him with a drug that will mangle him for life.
Here’s a snapshot of the future,
In The News
Monday, August 22, 2016
A new report has revealed that Big Pharma ate the Department of Justice over their new drug, Helplactin, which was administered to zygotes in their petri dish before being injected into the Wellbutrified mother. Postpartum Depression has now morphed into a new mental disorder called Infant Rejection Syndrome where the offspring and parent do not recognize one another and do not bond. Big Pharma is working on yet another drug to treat the new disorder, despite charges of defrauding Medicare for reimbursement for the FDA rejected Helplactin, which was approved only for the treatment of Intractable Hiccups. 54 whistleblowers, which were undercover agents for Big Pharma, received $77 billion dollars each for their service, which has bankrupt the government. Studies show that studies show studies, which show the RESULTS of the studies, that tragically, nobody sees the problem, or knows what to do. Big Pharma is now the government.
/takes off clown wig
He ends by saying that the magnitude and complexity (of catastrophic harm and damage of abuse) is so huge that the only approach is primary prevention.
Justice is the missing element. My number one issue with Justice is the sadism of punishment. The threat of punishment will cause even worse disorder and dysfunction because people will do just about anything to avoid serious, severe punishment. The number one defense a guilty offender will use is to call the victim crazy and mentally ill. And it works, because abuse is so disruptive and disturbing that our suffering IS crazy and sick.
Humanity desperately and urgently needs RESTORATIVE Justice.
In psychiatry and the mental system, in my experience, we are pretty much invisible and ignored and forced to endure therapies, treatments and programs that amount to brainwash, mind control and conformity, ultimately causing more harm, injury and loss. But that is not news and almost everybody knows that the industrial system is a major part of the troubles and problems.
Dr. Felitti is a different sort of person from the typical people we encounter at the garbage level: ward of the state, government dependent, poverty-level. Somebody like him, who appears to be a head above the crowd, because he is, is always out of reach for people like myself. He’s most likely a private doctor and is not an agent of the state. This is a primary factor, which determines the level of care and services people receive.
People at my level are garbage, white trash. I’m in a state of condemnation, permanent transmogrification and disrepair, but if ever I were deemed worthy of the authentic support and assistance I need, to achieve the impossible, it would take a team of many dozens of people, wholly dedicated to me alone. And because those people do not know me, it would take a great deal of time for me to first EDUCATE them, about who I am, and about my life. But it just does NOT work that way. If I won a major lottery jackpot, it’s a miracle what money can do (facilitate building up the body of resources that it takes, to do the work, and somebody like me has a gold dome and two white pillars, if you understand what I’m saying).
As for restorative Justice, the family court process is just as faulty of a failure as “medical” services. Their primary interest is to literally OWN people and write their lives, FOR them. They want ownership, possession and control. They dictate, through service plans, people’s life paths through their system, forcing us to endure programs that serve the system and not the individuals and families.
Tom Ball and myself both self-immolated as a result of the harms afflicted on us by the family court system. I survived mine, he did not.
Restorative Justice means everything to me. The offender and the victim have worsened to the point that the system of help is itself the offender. People talk about REFORM the system?
It will be ONLY by Justice. Restorative Justice. For All.
You got it! If a country is a she, an industry is a he.
But it’s even worse than removal of human and civil rights, when a person is stripped of everything they are and turned into something they’re not. Some people are able to escape and recover but there is no undo, and for some people, it is total loss of life and self.
I remember very early on being literally stripped of my value and worth and my identity. I was then form-fitted with a psychiatric head cage, which is permanently welded. That’s how heinously destructive they are. I think they’ll be happy when I’m permanently broken, by them, and all fixed up, by them, the end result of being in a wheelchair and tortured to the point of mindless docility. That will gratify them, and of course, they’ll gleam with pride when I say “Thank you, Father, for you have loved me and sought after my safety and well-being.”
That’s how sick they are.
“Most psychiatrists begin their careers on inpatient units and we have all observed people who come in to the hospital extremely preoccupied by delusional thoughts and voices who, after taking these drugs for a few days, are no longer hearing voices or as bothered by delusional beliefs. Thus, the drugs appear to have specific anti-psychotic effects.”
I don’t agree with that, at all, and it certainly has not been my experience, in 8 psychiatric incarcerations. In fact, when one doctor told me “I think the medicine is working” I was torn between hilarious laughter at her ignorance and furious rage at her ignorance. I knew what she didn’t, and I also knew that her precious ten minutes of time, and her phone and pager, were all guarantees that she was not somebody I was going to be able to meaningfully and deeply communicate with. I did what everybody does: I told her what I knew she wanted and needed to hear.
The abatement of distress is more likely attributed to,
1) The realization that one is there to stay (imprisonment) and we know the way out (behave and comply). Even newbies, psych ward virgins, figure it out, with near immediacy. Everybody knows we play-act and lie – because it is expected of us – and strangely, it satisfies them.
2) Three glorious meals per day. Fasting is the process of quickening the spirit. It is called psychosis by psychiatry but it can be an active psychic / spiritual state, even if experienced negatively instead of positively (hellish or heavenly). Eating interrupts fasting and so a person will return to baseline, the ground-level reality.
3) The presence of other suffering, distressed people – kindred spirits.
“I have wondered where – if anywhere – psychiatrists fit in to a reformed system.”
If psychiatry ceases to be, psychiatrists will transform and become something else. All psychiatrists should stop at the realization of the countless people who never “needed” any drug, at all, and should be honest with themselves and each other about it. All psychiatrists should stop at the realization of the deaths, by homicide and by suicide, and should be honest with themselves and each other about that.
It’s a tragedy. It’s a nightmare and it’s a tragedy. It hurts like Hell. It’s harrowing. We’ve lost SO MUCH and we’re never getting any of it back, ever.
Psychiatrists who stand to possibly lose their education and careers will still be, by far, better off than all of the mangled and dead people. I have so much tragedy in my life but the real burn is how much could have been avoided, if only I wasn’t subjugated to psychiatry. I lost everything, including myself. Even now, I cannot escape. I don’t participate in any “services” anymore. I haven’t, for many years now. Still, where am I? What am I doing with my empty, lost, condemned life? I’m disabled, I don’t work. I’m alone and I’m isolated. All I have is tragedy, loss and forever suffering. Psychiatry claimed my mind and my soul. And what do I do? I rise up with my very real “Jesus” identity and I call psychiatry the antichrist. Well would you just look at me now, psychiatry! And trust me, I know they don’t want to.
It’s as much of a heartbreak and a tragedy for people on your side but NOT when there is perpetual, unrelenting unwillingness to face the terrible facts and truths of the matter. We all want to protect ourselves from the massive shocks of life, and the hurts and the heartaches and the pains and the loss and the consequence. But hey, isn’t this one WORTH IT? Isn’t this nightmare worth finally ending?
Lastly, because of your interest in agriculture, you might like to read this (if you weren’t already aware of it). Almost 300,000 suicides because of Monsanto. Yikes.
GMO pushers horrified at idea of being held responsible for their role in farmer suicides, crop failures and environmental devastation: http://www.naturalnews.com/046195_GMO_pushers_legal_liability_whistleblowers.html
You spell out very good concepts and ideas on your webpage. The longer people continue to fight psychiatry the longer it will take to bring about the correct support systems that people so urgently and desperately need, all over the world. Simply put, psychiatry must get out of the way.
You say you’re a medium. Such a thing is not recognized by psychiatry (they deny Spirit). In their eyes, they would call your claim of mediumship psychosis or schizophrenia. Psyche is not a disease of the brain or mind but to psychiatry, it is. Psyche, by definition, means Spirit.
I’m like you – a medium, of sorts. It is much more than that, though. I have absolute evidence and proof of telepathy, prophecy, precognition, visions and more – but the world refuses to hear me. My evidence and proof belong to the world and the people of the world NEED my evidence and proof. There are too many obstacles (brainwash, mind control, fear, unwillingness, stubbornness, jealousy and more) and so the world remains happy to be in the dark.
There is another model of help – support and assistance – in the world and something I deeply appreciate and admire,
“In 2010 the Holy Spirit directed the ministry to purchase a home which would house, “Women of Hope.” This outreach ministry directed by David and Connie Herring offers a Christ-centered 15 month program promoting healing, deliverance, wholeness, independence, structure and family restoration for women.” http://www.voe.org/about-us/about-voe/
Deliverance. Wholeness. Restoration.
Psychiatry and the mental system do not use those words. Open Dialogue is mostly a crisis response system, which is good, but it is not fit or qualified to deal with matters of the soul, and Spirit. In other words, Open Dialogue is only one aspect – one avenue – of life crisis and life response.
Humanity’s great awakening has us – some of us – knowing and understanding more and better about the true nature of psyche, of Spirit. But the SOUL, of which, psychiatry is NOT the diagnostician, nor the doctor or judge, despite their claim to be, is something humanity has yet to fully realize.
Spirituality is nothing without Scripture, and in humanity’s further awakening, it will become more apparent, certain and clear that only Scripture has the answers, and only Scripture knows the way.
Your country is in serious dire crises.
I am seeing this more and more: reduction of dosage.
Is psychiatry trying to say that mental diagnoses as organic brain disease is wholly valid, and that the drugs, which they prefer to call medicines or medications, are the true healing cure, and that finally, aha!, the correct solution is mastering the dosage, by lowering it, which could only mean that psychiatry has been prescribing permanently disabling, and sometimes lethal, over-dosages? Is that your admission? Are you self-correcting?
I am certain you are still legally obligated to face Justice. Quite very. I’ll refer to Paula Caplan, and countless human beings, all across the world.
This entire “In The News” story makes no sense. It starts,
“Last Tuesday, The New York Times and several other outlets (including Mad In America) reported on the highly-touted results of a study on psychosocial treatment for people with first-episode psychosis.”
Yet the correction doesn’t mention psychosis. It mentions schizophrenia,
“An article on Tuesday about a study of the treatment of first-episode schizophrenia referred incorrectly to the conclusions of the study.”
Then there’s this great big step back,
“Though it studied a program intended to reduce medication dosages, the researchers do not yet know for sure if dosages were lowered or by how much.”
What? That makes absolutely no sense. You have a program to reduce dosage, and you’re studying and researching that program, but you don’t know for sure if dosages were lowered. Why are the studiers and researches not able to produce accurate results of what they’re studying and researching? I see why the study is “coming under increased scrutiny.”
“I wonder if the term “slow psychiatry” is really the best term. I had a vision of MiA protesters at the APA chanting “What do we want, Slow Psychiatry. When do we want it, NOW” lol. People seem to want immediate solutions to their problems and well….”
Well, of course people want immediate solutions: humanity is in a constant, chronic crisis state. Tragically, humanity has not yet mastered the emergency response.
Slow makes careful, but urgency and crisis cannot adhere to slowness.
I don’t follow the APA and I am not interested in what they have to say.
It is known and certain that psychiatric drugs are deadly neurotoxins. It is a fact. There is evidence. There is proof.
There must be Justice. Currently, there is none.
There is no organization and there is no leadership. There is no aim and there is no direction, except for my own.
The government has successfully sued pharmaceutical companies for monetary awards. That is not true Justice. That is a business transaction. It is a financial, business transaction.
The industry is a multi-headed, global entity and is, in fact, the very antichrist itself. We are dealing with biblical reality, in this matter. It requires religious acknowledgement and understanding. There are no human authorities greater than Christ. There are no human works that will succeed in defeating the antichrist.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.
I am that very Jesus and I am rising in Justice, yet the people fail to recognize me and fail to respond.
I revealed the antichrist for the very first time, here on this very website, 3 years and 5 months ago.
Jesus is more the enemy than the antichrist itself, shame!
It’s been known for over 10 years that psych drugs are deadly neurotoxins. The most recent deadly assault on the public was only 25 DAYS ago, and it is known that he was taking psych drugs.
There is no progress, please don’t mislead yourself.
Ideals are only true in theory. The ideal is lost in translation to the living reality.
All human beings do this: we champion for the ideal. We know how things ought to be, and we naturally want to make the ideals the living reality. Typically, there’d be some leader and some congregation, for knowing that a unified field is necessary in order to make change.
Way back when, in my first psychiatric incarceration, during a group session, I responded to another person with my insight and feedback. This is the way group sessions work, and so, I had done nothing wrong. I had no reason to expect that I’d be despised, attacked, and punished for responding to somebody.
The “doctor” turned bright red at my feedback to another person. He was enraged. “You’re not the doctor!”, he scolded me. I was removed from the room.
You see, my feedback was sublime and exquisite. That man was deeply, deeply jealous of me, and I got to suffer the consequence of his sin.
In my 8 psychiatric incarcerations, I always draw fans and followers. The people literally have twinkling stars in their eyes for me. In one of the eight, there was a woman who stayed right by my side and followed me everywhere. I lovingly accepted her, with no problem whatsoever.
I draw not only the adoration of some, but the extreme hate and hostility of others (typically, the staff).
This is reality talking.
These are the synonyms of humility,
modesty, diffidence, meekness, submissiveness, servility, self-abasement, humbleness, lowliness, unpretentiousness, lack of pride
I can guarantee, that in the way things currently are, humility will never be a reality in a “professional”, authoritative industry. If we, human beings, can successfully make Justice, and cause the government to disempower an extraordinarily over-empowered psychiatry, there may be hope for a restoration to humanity, in which humility is a natural human trait. But while psychiatry is grossly legally empowered to that of a superior, unchecked authority, there most absolutely will be a continuation of perverted human nature.
Only Justice can make right, and only Justice can make restoration to rightness. It is not an individual, free will choice that people are making. It is mental and emotional education and training which forms the body professional. Humility is not part of the training, authority is.
Some people call for the outright abolition of psychiatry while others call for reform. I call for Justice.
“It is my understanding that the atypicals affect the serotonin system, and accordingly, some people do appear to have increased suicidal ideation, at least anecdotally. I think there is a warning at least on Zyprexa.”
I’m sure it’s testimonial. There is no appearance of increased suicidal ideation. There IS increased suicidal ideation.
WHY the denial? WHY the doubt?
If there is a warning of zyprexa, somebody experiencing increased suicidal ideation is not “appearing” to – as if it’s so unsure, unclear and uncertain. It is crystal clear, and absolute.
An anecdote is the telling of a personal story, typically an amusing one.
A testimony is when somebody has swallowed a deadly neurotoxin and has been harmed by it. There isn’t anything funny about it. There isn’t anything anecdotal about it. There is everything dead serious and testimonial about it.
Here is my testimony: paxil and trazodone both made me feel agitated to such a severe degree that it was homicidal.
I’m not unsure. I have no doubt. I am certain, and in the most absolute.
Paxil is one of the drugs that is KNOWN and SPECIFIED to cause agitation and homicidality.
There are no anecdotes. We aren’t sitting around playing pool at the local bar.
People are failing to acknowledge the facts and the truth that are known.
• Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
• Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
• Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
• Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
• Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
• Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
• Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
• Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
• A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.
• Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..
• A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
• Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
• TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
• Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
• James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
• Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
• Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
• Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
• Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
• Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
• Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
• Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
• Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
• Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
• Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
• Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)
• Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002, (Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
• Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
• Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
• Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
• Woody __, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
• A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
• Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
• Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
• Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
• Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
• Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
• Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school.
Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….
• What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az?
• What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado?
• What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or?
• What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct?
Every mass shooting over last 20 years has one thing in common… and it’s not guns: http://www.naturalnews.com/039752_mass_shootings_psychiatric_drugs_antidepressants.html
re: Adverse Effects: The Perils of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression
A warning from a decade ago, from an article about mind invasive technology: “He also said that in this century, human nature is no longer a fixed commodity, that perhaps we should contemplate the possibility that humans would even have implants in the brain.” http://www.globalresearch.ca/on-the-need-for-new-criteria-of-diagnosis-of-psychosis-in-the-light-of-mind-invasive-technology/7123
No need to contemplate the possibility. It’s time to acknowledge history and today’s reality.
The brain tinkerers won’t be satisfied until they’ve ruined and destroyed everything and everyone, so they can fix ‘er up and create their own fantastical ideas in select, willing human beings and in non-consenting, unsuspecting human beings.
This is the reality of today,
Jennifer Doudna is the co-inventor of an extremely alarming and concerning technology, and has called for a global conversation to consider all of the ethical and societal implications of a technology like this: ” …that we realized that we could harness its function as a genetic engineering technology, a way for scientists to delete or insert specific bits of DNA into cells with incredible precision that would offer opportunities to do things that really haven’t been possible in the past.”
Pause at 2:39 and take a good look at her face, and read the message on her face. https://youtu.be/e9CdeLJCFRw
When I look at that face, I see somebody who IS AWARE of the danger of what she and they are doing.
Where is Tina? Tina Minkowitz, right? Here she is: http://www.madinamerica.com/author/tminkowitz/
What is it going to take to unite and move forward toward Justice in this overgrown, out of control nightmare?
If the UN is molasses, they’re in the way and are part of the problem and not the solution.
Considering the totality of the brainwash in those who wholly believe in psych drugs as medications, I have to wonder why anyone would ask this question,
Do the child’s parents and involved professionals see the problems as significant enough to require medication?
The “professionals”, for certain, are going to recommend psych drugs. That’s their education, training and function. They rely on the submissiveness of the parents to trust in the professionals, and so the parents will then see matters the way the professionals do and the way the professionals want them to. Parents who object to the drugging of their children sometimes face criminal charges, and that is the reality of the severity of the nightmare.
“This demonstrates clearly the systemic madness that is potentially harming our children due to the rising trend to pathologize normality.”
TAKE THEM TO COURT. File criminal charges against the GLOBAL industry and all of the government agencies that support, empower and authorize the industry.
ENOUGH. IS. ENOUGH. YOU MUST GO FORWARD TOWARD JUSTICE. STOP WASTING TIME.
Over, is the great hope of the people who know the difference between right and wrong.
So, you have certainty. You have evidence of deceit, lying. It is endangerment.
“danger to self or others”
They are careful to not endanger themselves while SERIOUSLY ENDANGERING the general public.
Whose responsibility is it to pursue Justice? Why is that not happening?
The drugs are clear and certain danger, yet people choose to produce endless studies instead of ACTING ON the information that has been known for quite a long time.
This is not nearly the first “news” story about studies revealing the deception of the industry. In other words, THIS IS NOT NEWS.
WHEN are people going to ACT ON the information?
Can you all change the world now, please? Take the lesson and apply it.
“anecdotes are not proof”
When you stop using the erroneous word anecdote and start using the correct word testimony, it is proof.
1. a short usually amusing account of an incident, esp a personal or biographical one
1. a declaration of truth or fact
2. evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof.
proof, evidence, demonstration, indication, support, manifestation, verification, corroboration, evidence, information, statement, witness, profession, declaration, confirmation, submission, affirmation, affidavit, deposition, corroboration, avowal, attestation
story, tale, sketch, short story, yarn, reminiscence, urban myth, urban legend, fable, story, tale, tall tale, yarn.
Clearly, anyone can see that the word anecdote is extremely inappropriate.
He wanted to go to Heaven so they took him to the hospital. I don’t think that’s the sort of Heaven he meant but at least he made the news, for me to find him. Divine!
I wish there was a way to let him know that some Jesus 20 miles away is aware of him, and for him to be made aware of me. And then I want ALL people to be made aware of us. Is it not so stunning? Doesn’t it open people’s eyes?
I’m quite sure it isn’t meant for entertainment purposes. We aren’t jokes. I have spent the past few years of my existence in extreme suffering.
Brutal, severe and extreme. Ongoing.
I don’t know what John the Baptist was going through but if he was looking for Heaven, he must have been in Hell.
“All psychiatric conditions are the result of trauma – deprivation and abuse – on our emerging personalities. Consciousness is written as a drama in the theater of the brain, as our genetic temperament digests our emotional environment, resulting in the formation of our character. Consciousness writes its original play over the first several years of life. The limbic system, in the context of traumatic abuse, maps our emotional experience as sadistic aggression, filled with attack, humiliation, and endless war. Consequently the activated internal scenario is one of continuous internal fighting between personas. It is mapped through the limbic pathways of serotonin, cortisol, and adrenaline. In the context of loving responsiveness it would be mapped through gentle oxytocin pathways. The mapping of our nurture reflects our actual experience of parental care. Our Nurture, is then digested by our genetic temperament, our Nature.”
Meet John the Baptist. http://patch.com/connecticut/newcanaan/man-claiming-be-john-baptist-new-canaan-taken-hospital
John the Baptist is the precursor or forerunner to Jesus.
John the Baptist made the local news 3 months ago.
I just wrote and mailed a book to the State Attorney in the past week, to reveal myself to those people.
See, I have a “Jesus” identity. It is extra extraordinary. My consciousness and my brain really have nothing to do with the facts, aside of needing consciousness and a functional brain to know and understand the facts.
John the Baptist and Jesus live just 20 miles away from each other. We both live in religious, biblically named towns. It isn’t a “coincidence”, where that word is used to dismiss, disregard and deny. It’s something to take seriously, pay attention to, and understand.
Our BRAINS are nearly wholly irrelevant. I did not selectively choose the facts of my life, in childhood, during the development of my brain, in order to suit myself or live out some fantasy or psychiatric nightmare. I do not choose the facts of my life now. I do this wildly odd thing where I acknowledge the facts.
If the wrong sort of people fail to understand the facts of my life they’ll diagnose me for THEIR lack of comprehension. It’s called “messiah complex” or “megalomania”,
A messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or savior complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief that they are, or are destined to become, a savior.
The term “messiah complex” is not addressed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as it is not a clinical term nor diagnosable disorder, however, the symptoms of the disorder closely resemble those found in individuals suffering from grandiose delusions or delusions of grandeur. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_complex
Megalomania is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, omnipotence, and by inflated self-esteem. The word megalomania is derived from the Greek megalo- “large, great”, and mania “madness, frenzy”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalomania
It IS quite grand to be Jesus. It’s also near entirely 100% PUNITIVE and DISALLOWED, in this world. That’s weird. Well, there are saints and angels and devils and demons but psychiatry has its own language and that language is a barrier to recognizing who people REALLY are beneath their human costume, so to speak.
My human name is not Jesus, obviously. I have a human name and a human life. But I’m an extraordinary person, with meaning and purpose, and value and worth. See that’s where things turn rotten apples. You’re NOT ALLOWED to have value and worth, or meaning or importance, or significance. And if you think you have any of that you’ll be thrown in Hell so fast and we all know where Hell is,
THE TORTURE CHAMBERS OF PSYCH WARDS: quiet rooms, straight jackets, 4 point restraints, 5 point restraints, sadistic nurses, forced injections, brainwash, suppression, mind control, subjugation, ward of the state, damnation, condemnation (them notes and records they keep on ya, which you cannot ever escape).
That’s just one Hell of very many sorts of Hell, in this world.
Psychiatry is not a court. They are not going to review the facts (material, evidence) of a person’s life. They most certainly do not seek to attribute, confirm or affirm a person’s value, worth, meaning, gift, ability, importance or anything like that. They don’t even seek to support a person’s rights and autonomy. They do they exact opposite: they seek to take those things AWAY from people.
Well, hey. Whether I like it or not, my reality is happening. And in MY reality, whether anybody likes it or not, I very much DO have a “Jesus” identity. And there very much was a John the Baptist who made an appearance 3 months ago. I myself do not choose, cause or create the fact that John the Baptist is the precursor or forerunner to Jesus. I just acknowledge it.
I’m not an actress and my life isn’t a movie or TV show (although it can certainly feel that way, and even be experienced that way – which drives me bat shit crazy and I despise it). I struggle with the term “life story” because there’s something about it that makes it extremely easy to cast aside and dismiss. “It’s just a story”, like as if somehow, I wasn’t real.
And that gets directly to the heart of the matter, with psychiatry. Practically their entire basis for their existence is the “not real” bullshit people cast on each other. It’s “not real”, it’s a “delusion”. It’s “not real”, it’s a “hallucination”. It’s “not real”, it’s “mental illness”.
Mental illness is what is largely not real. It’s a too convenient, bullshit lie behind which people hide their sins and crimes.
Psychiatry NEVER diagnoses anybody as needing Justice. That’s a foreign concept to them. And it’s based on prejudice: you’re not entitled to Justice because you aren’t worth anything. And you aren’t worth anything because you’re mentally ill.
Nobody is going to crown a woman “Jesus” (we all know Jesus is a man). Yet I still hold all of the evidence and proof for the claim. The tragedy, for me, is, who on Earth is qualified to hear my case, and render the correct judgment? Fact is, nobody.
Justice for me is Justice for all. With *MY* evidence and *MY* proof, psychiatry can kiss itself goodbye. It will finally, PRAISE JESUS, be over.
But, nobody supports me, and so, you’re all shit out of luck.
Nobody around here needs to be motivated by dollar signs. This is madinamerica.com, grand central station for the reality and the truth about psychiatry and psychiatric drugs. We KNOW psych drugs cause what?
It’s hopeless. Absolutely, utterly, totally hopeless.
*KNOWN to cause
Why do people INSIST on ignoring and denying the fact that the drugs are KNOWNcause agitation, hostility, homicidality and suicidality? The information exists so what’s the problem in making the realization and finally just acknowledging it? Why do people insist on going around in circles over it, when the information is already known?!
It’s more remarkable that Lanza and Harper-Mercer shared a diagnosis than the fact that they had divorced mothers (and that those mothers were approving of guns). When considering the diagnosis, it is impossible to not account for the neurotoxins (especially when it is KNOWN that psych drugs cause homidicality / suicidality).
How many young men live with their gun approving divorced mothers, who do not have diagnoses, and have never swallowed a deadly neurotoxin? If they exist at all, it’s easy to conclude that the primary causal factor isn’t the guns or the divorced moms (unspoken indicator of bad parenting) or even the diagnoses (difficulties and sufferings). It’s the drugs.
Of course, if people don’t have guns, they’re going to have a much harder time with their neurotoxic induced homicidal state. But they’ll certainly and absolutely find a way (bombs, for example).
Adorable? Cute? Hmm.
I’m quite sure that “cute little guns” are no such thing whatsoever. I understand the point you’re making – that military weapons are extremely advanced and guns are no match, in that regard – but guns are not cute, and shouldn’t be dismissed as if they were powerless and insignificant. O.o
There is a cause of distress and eroding mental health in Britons. http://www.rt.com/uk/250501-austerity-toxic-mental-health/
Question is, do they have the level of violence that the fighting Americans have? If no, why are Americans so violent?
For some people it’s the psych drugs. Other than that, I’d say that after 39 years of living in America, the reason why Americans are violent people is because they’re Americans.
We all know only the United States has the cultural, societal problem it has of deadly strikes against the public.
I’ve known violence since I was a little girl. It’s an AMERICAN PEOPLE problem. Period.
There’s an eye catching link embedded in your rt.com article,
READ MORE: Emotional toxicity of austerity eroding mental health, say 400 experts
“The group of signatories, made up of therapists, psychotherapists and mental health experts, said Britain has seen a “radical shift” in the mental state of ordinary people since the coalition came to power.
They warned people are plagued by increasing inequality and poverty as a result of the government’s austerity policies, and this reality is generating distress across the nation.”
They’re destroying the people of England.
There is no reducing the causes of emotional distress when the collective or majority are in a degraded state.
The Kali Yuga and Biblical Scripture spell it out clearly,
Kali Yuga is associated with the apocalyptic demon Kali (who is not to be confused with the goddess Kālī (काळि)). The “Kali” of Kali Yuga means “strife”, “discord”, “quarrel” or “contention”.
“Seriously if they want to improve population health target those people I see going into Seven Eleven that buy a “Big Bite” nasty ass hot dog and a “Big Gulp” of sugary soda or a sugar free soda full of phony ass chemicals and all the other stuff from the sugar, salt and cholesterol selection.”
That’s where lawmaking, politics and regulation comes into focus. People eat and drink garbage because it’s abundant and directly marketed (inescapable). To change the choices people make, the market needs to change. And that will mean that healthier choices need to be as affordable as garbage choices.
The engineers of the world need to do much, much better.
Here’s what concerns me,
“The overarching goal of Colorado SIM is to improve the health of Coloradans by providing access to integrated primary care and behavioral health services in coordinated community systems, with value-based payment structures, for 80 percent of state residents by 2019.”
The overarching (correct) goal of Colorado SIM is to improve the health of Coloradans by providing access STOP.
They aren’t providing anything to anybody. They’re building something and they need to support what they’re building. It’s highly likely that it isn’t going to be a voluntary system; it will be mandatory. That means there’s no real free will.
If there were real, true, genuine “help” that would be nice but there isn’t any of that. There is institutionalization, in order to support system structures that ultimately exist to put paychecks in people’s pockets, more than it exists to truly help the majority of people it claims to “serve”. Oh, they’ll have their successes. But I doubt those success will outnumber the condemned souls (wards of the state).
It’s quite a money maker so that must mean…
a healthy economy!
Yes it is. It’s a gateway to the mind.
From Canada, 2004
“For example, they may experience unusual feelings of agitation, hostility or anxiety, or have impulsive or disturbing thoughts that could involve self-harm or harm to others.”
From 1995, scroll down to Adverse Effects (Short and Long Term) and see that methylphenidate and d-amphetamine cause psychosis.
From Japan in 2009,
“After its investigation, the Ministry decided to revise the label warnings on SSRI antidepressant stating, “There are cases where we cannot rule out a causal relationship [of hostility, anxiety, and sudden acts of violence] with the medication.”
People need to be honest, and must confess and admit what is already known to be real and true.
Cowards and liars, who are too afraid to be honest and truthful, and fear their consequences, are the equivalent of sadistic torturers and murderers.
You cannot disagree with my testimony without calling me a liar. You’ve never met me, you don’t know me, and you do not speak for me. I know what I experienced when I took paxil and trazodone, as well as all other psychiatric drugs I’ve been prescribed and have taken.
You felt the way you did on effexor because you were on drugs. I’ve taken effexor xr myself and when I first started taking it I felt inordinately “happy”. I professed that it was a “miracle drug”. Then came the excruciating memory loss, collapses on the floor, brain zaps and lastly, a seizure.
I took paxil for a very, very short time. Less than a week. I immediately stopped taking it when I started feeling hostile – homicidal – and hadn’t left my bedroom for three days. Trazodone had the same hostile, homicidal effect and so I stopped taking it.
I didn’t have those sort of feelings on any other drugs (and I’ve taken many), only those two.
I don’t know what issues you have that you choose to take psychiatric drugs for but, your experiences and mine are not the same. You don’t speak for my “issues”, my life or my body – you speak only for your own.
Q. Where do we go from here?
A. we need to NOT PATHOLOGIZE “victimized, angry, bullied, shamed, isolated, and doing poorly in school”
The medicalization response is wrong. Plain and simple.
“But if no pathology is found, which would almost always be the case, the physician should inform the client that his sleeplessness is not a medical matter, and is therefore outside the scope of a physician’s practice. ”
I’m very curious. Why would it almost always be the case that no pathology is found? Is it because they’re adept in failing to properly care?
I’m somebody whose sleep disorder (which I was born with) has been routinely ignored and dismissed by uncaring people (including medical professionals) in favor of so-called mental illness. Thankfully, God gave me an incredible mind so I was eventually able to figure out, for myself, what caused my sleep disorder.
See, CARE is the number one necessary ingredient for proper intuition and knowing (diagnosing). If somebody does not truly care (about a total stranger), they’re highly likely to fail. I can’t count how many times, in my life, that I’ve been ignored and dismissed. My cardiac condition? Ignored. Dismissed. My sleep disorder? Ignored. Dismissed. But oh, hey…. my “mental illness”?
Let’s get me all that treatment I need, stat.
Even after I was officially diagnosed as having a sleep disorder (via only a sleep study – not brain scans) not one person in my life acknowledged or understood it. It was continually dismissed as laziness and depression. In reality, my sleep disorder was caused by my maternal grandfather’s polio. He survived polio and later developed narcolepsy. I ended up with Non-24 Hour Circadian Rhythm Disorder (it has other names).
The brainwash, mind control cult of psychiatry really needs to be stopped.
The case for causation is already established. There is no need to conduct further studies. There is a need for people to acknowledge the information that already exists.
This is from London, 11 years ago, in 2004
There are plenty other documents, articles, studies, references, accounts, testimonies, statements, findings…
When are people going to *acknowledge* it?
HEAVE HO! OVERTHROW!
Now is the time.
I can attest that the drugs cause homicidal feelings. For me, it was paxil and trazodone that caused it.
In response to Claudia’s concluding message,
“The value of listening cannot be underestimated.”
There are next steps, after listening: understanding and response. What I find sorely lacking is both understanding (which must be mutual understanding) and response. The right response is the testament that mutual understanding has occurred. Without the right response, there really is no understanding.
That’s true, from a hierarchical perspective. But the naive good-doers, the front line men and women who “truly want to help” people, do not yet understand the truth, the reality and the severity of the crisis the whole ordeal is.
^ What he said.
I think they need to cut back on the molasses. It’s clear: they have molasses poisoning. Too much molasses impairs cognition.
In other words, they’re slow as molasses. They need to lean back from the screen, straighten their back, take a few deep cleansing breaths, rub their eyes, wake up, realize and recognize, and finally, have that profound, life changing moment of authentic understanding.
I see it. In your blog. We’re both saying the exact same thing but each in our own words.
I didn’t develop and cultivate the borderline personality like they wanted me to. Through my 18 years of involvement with psychiatry and the mental system, the brainwash that worked, more than individual diagnoses, were those two rotten, mentally destructive words “mental illness” – fused together with the idea that drugs were necessary. A couple of drugs made me feel homicidal, so I stopped taking those, but once I had the seizure, that was the beginning of the end. It’s been years since I’ve been involved on a regular basis but exiting the system cost me my children. I was given an ultimatum: obey the doctors and take the drugs or never see my children again. I kissed my kids goodbye and saw them for the last time on International Torture Day (June 26).
I’ve since taken the direct opposite path from psychiatry’s pathological, negative, condemning self-examination: I dug for gold, in my genes and in my mind, and in my heart and in my soul, and became a zillionaire. LOL!
Sure, I’m a train wreck and all sorts of batshitcrazy but I blame that on being American in the 21st century.
Your blog is great. You’re a people’s hero 🙂
Would the APA like to release an official statement? I hope they get harassed, pestered, swarmed and swamped with requests.
I thought this was pretty interesting. Some people dug out the history on a building that was the eugenics records office, but has since become a private residence.
So maybe this can be #11 of the worst political abuses of the “help” industry (psychiatry and psychology).
Hidden History: the Eugenics Record Office Is for Sale
‘inflexible convictions’, ‘inclination to formulate ideological formulations’, ‘originality’, ‘fight for the truth’, ‘perseverance’, ‘reformist wishes’, ‘conflicts with paternal or politic authority’, and ‘incapacity to adapt at the social context’.
That’s the mental sterility of psychiatry. They take something like ‘originality’ and turn it into something negative and horrid, a criminal charge by which to condemn somebody.
Ah, yes. Perseverance, that dreadful disease.
So does that mean you also don’t believe in Hell? Or Heaven? Hmm. Well I don’t want to make people mad by talking about the hellish evils of life so I suppose we can end our conversation now, and have ourselves a pleasantly good day. See you around, Jens. 🙂
Yes, the realization of the existence of evil causes great fear. The fear is so severe and terrible that it causes people to lie, and deny the very existence of evil. But ignoring and denying doesn’t work to eradicate the existence of evil. It fosters it, and then evil thrives.
War ship and worship, what are we gonna do. *shrug*
re: the onemind.org link
We need to ask them two very, very serious questions.
What is the treatment and cure for brainwash? What is the treatment and cure for mind control?
1 Peter 3:8-11 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters.[a] Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. 10 For the Scriptures say,
“If you want to enjoy life
and see many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil
and your lips from telling lies.
Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
I won’t go too too far with my response regarding religion, but I would very much like to say that there is a tremendous, heavy cultivation of hatred in the world toward the church and toward all religion (and religious people). The Jews are hated, the Muslims are hated, the Catholic church / religion is hated, and Christians are an endangered species (biblically so, even, according to prophecy). But during my own time of great need, it was the church (various denominations) who did help to take care of me. I’ve slept in church basements, bathed in rectories, and had meals (Holy Day and holiday meals) in churches. It’s quite precious to me. A perspective like mine (a beneficiary) is something most people who aren’t involved with the church don’t know about, and it rarely ever enters discussion. There’s so much more I can say, like how my entire home is furnished by the generous donations of Christ’s congregation. Then there’s the Dorothy Day shelter and soup kitchen, where my very soul both died (by prophecy, in fact) and was born. Dorothy Day is somebody I deeply, deeply admire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Day
I enjoy reading your comments, Alex. Thank you. 🙂
Where there may be a need to engage, the helpers have to understand the difference between the fine, delicate balance *of supporting and assisting the individual, or trying to take over (command or control them).
There. Fixed it. That’s much better.
This is a really good comment, bp.
The sometimes purpose of the drugs is to make the crises / flare-ups / episodes stop. Humans don’t know that those are the moments to pay attention, listen, understand and possibly even engage. Those are the moments to not stop. Those are the moments to tune in, care, and be willing to do the work it takes to understand the person and the storms of their world.
Where there may be a need to engage, the helpers have to understand the difference between the fine, delicate balance between supporting and assisting the individual, or trying to take over (command or control them). We aren’t soldiers and the directives of “do this” and “don’t do that” can shut a person down (although maybe not all the time or in every instance).
You know the famous psychoanalytic depiction of writing down what one hears as the sufferer is communicating? Taking notes. http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LFvP1S1oGNs/hqdefault.jpg
The people in the professional realm don’t always do that, or don’t know how to do that. They’re too focused on trying to make that diagnosis rather than actually comprehend the life, the world and the individual they find sitting before them. The “patient” isn’t exactly seen, by the doctor. The so-called disorders, diseases and diagnoses are what they look for and see (through an expensively educated and trained lens).
I’ll give a short example. When I was a teenager, 17 years old, the counselor I was seeing at the time announced that she thought I was “borderline” (which was my fourth diagnosis since 13 years old). She made no sense to me. I sat in her office once a week for an hour pouring my heart and soul out about my terrible situation (teen mom in a foster home, not getting any help for the traumas, abuse and neglect that landed me in foster care, worried sick about my damned teen motherhood and the bleak future my son and I had ahead of us, while enduring a terrible sleep disorder, which people kept ignoring in favor of their precious mental illness belief system). Through all of that burden she could only see what her eyes were paid and trained to see (which didn’t exist, except for her projection of it).
Just need to point out that you say this is not about good versus evil but then you give a list of things that are known evils.
” This is not about good versus evil. It never was. It is about getting rid of oppression, marginalization, alienation, injustice, incarceration, isolation, life shortening practices and deprivation and you could put ‘occupational’ in front of all of those.”
“I think it’s impossible to catalyze large scale social change around the problem of difference unless the position of people who have benefited from medications are offered respect and empathy.”
It just needs to be kept in perspective. One side can’t nullify the other. There ARE people who are harmed (to a severe degree) by diagnoses and drugging. The “success” stories cannot be allowed to distract from, invalidate, or cover-up the atrocities. And the atrocities cannot be allowed to discount, invalidate or ignore the “successes”.
There are people who say they’ve been helped. Fine. But that doesn’t mean that people who have been harmed haven’t been harmed.
As long as people are honest, and don’t try to manipulate anything, these two opposite realities should become more clear and evident.
What I was worried about was obvious but for further clarification, here was Alice “We ARE “hot stoves” to one another right now (ouch!),” and here was you “To be clear, you OFFENDED me.”
Anyway, your article and the commentary are lively but you all seem to have it under control. 🙂
Thanks for posting that.
sycophant; plural noun: sycophants
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
synonyms: yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up
APA is looking for a new CEO? Very, very interesting. Can I work from home? Send me a copy of the DSM 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. I’ll get to work immediately.
Hi Frank 🙂
The first link reveals how disturbed and dysfunctional human beings were way back in that far reach of time called History. Through the swamp of violence, vile and death is the truth: they lacked love.
Banishment, exile, imprisonment, asylum, institution, hospital and psych ward are all very serious focuses, for sure. But nearly all of that is about the wretchedness of us, the violence of us, the crises we suffer.
Don’t shoot! I bring fluffy white clouds to rain on the fiery parade.
I’m not making a joke but Alice comes right out with it: she’s a hot stove. Or, like this: she’s a HOT STOVE. That’s stress (a lot of us are stressed).
I’m just waving a little flag of caution here, because there’s what we see on the screen and then there’s what we don’t see behind the screen. If Alice has a touch of madness (hot stove, stressed, mad) and if Sera has a touch of madness in response to Alice’s madness (or, replace the word madness with stress)…
Well anyway, you’re encouraging them, uprising. lol. No, it’s not funny but seriously, I’m a little worried about this thread…
It’s downright rotten that they are of such little help that we have to lie to them in order to leave the useless, waste-of-time place. It’s a fact: they force us to lie, they’re satiated by our lies. It reminds me of sexual abuse.
Don’t tell. That’s the rule. But we’re sick if we don’t tell. But we get in serious trouble if we tell.
This is the garbage the liars force feed to us: “You’re fantasizing. You’re making it up. You’re crazy. You make no sense. I have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re sick. You’re mentally ill.”
It is a sick, sadistic, pathological, gross, vile continuation of the root problem which sends many of us, eventually, to the house of “help”. And, it’s still taboo to talk about it! Jeez.
I’m not suggesting that Elizabeth’s story is rooted in childhood sexual abuse. Not at all. But I’m focusing on the LIES she had to tell in order to get out, and how those lies creepily resemble a filthy, disgusting sexual offender who doesn’t want to be nailed to a cross for their guilt (or in psychiatry’s case, they don’t want to be responsible for their incompetence).
People can start a grass-roots movement to send copies of Elizabeth’s story to people who are locked away in psych wards. I love what she wrote, it’s perfect.
re: “Oh yes–and, as I know you know very well, beware the ‘spiritual hypocrites,’ those that do not walk their talk. Many of us have fallen pray to this. I think that’s a whole other category of being.”
This is because not all spirituality is healthy or safe, or light and love. There’s a dark side to spirituality and there are dangers. Some people who have unhealed sin, or are living in transgression, will contradict themselves because they put the positive state forth instead of the negative. I don’t think it’s always an attempt to deceive (self or other). I think it’s more likely that they know they have a dark side but they’re trying to reach the light (the healed, the whole, the sinless).
Many spiritual people are not religious, but religion is never without spirituality. If any religion or congregation thereof lacks a spiritual focus, they’re not right.
I think the matter of voice hearing is complex, and is likely not all the same. I have mental connections with other minds, too. It’s called telepathy. In my case, I can prove my telepathy. In addition to telepathy, I also have visions (precognition and sometimes retrocognition) and kinetic states (mostly pyrokinesis). I also have eternal memory (pre-existence, the big bang, previous life times and more). It’s normal that we can hear and see, mentally. The sickening, life-destroying, murderous crime against humanity is how SOME people have decided to brainwash others to believe these things are not real or are abnormal disease. Mental activity can be quite distressing but that it distresses, confuses, overwhelms, alarms, frightens, etc. does not mean that it’s a disease.
Voice hearing is most likely to be fusion with other minds (telepathy) but some forms of voice hearing could likely be non-spirit related internalized abuse. Mental space is not limited to beneath our skulls or behind the walls of buildings. Our minds are atmospheric and have no boundaries. Like the atmosphere has multiple layers (exosphere, troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, ionosphere), the mind is just as vast (even moreso, actually) but instead of calling it layers, it’s called dimensions or planes. The higher, the better. The lower, the worse.
Life on the inside of ourselves is interconnected. There are no boundaries. If somebody has connected with a tormentor, there’s likely some sin going on in each person. If somebody gets angry and refuses to admit their sin, they put themselves at risk for even greater suffering. People hate divinity, hate the bible, hate the truth. But if they actually read the bible, and comprehend it, they’ll find that quite a bit of it is about that very thing (the unbelievers, the unrepentant). Hatred is a sin. In today’s world, the war has gotten so bad that people like me are deemed to be violating some sort of right of the unbeliever. Or, if I discuss the truth, I’m “forcing religion on them” or “shoving it down their throat”. That’s their small-minded, brainwashed, deluded, conformity of ignorance (unknowing) talking. If I fall silent and cease to speak the truth, evil has gained a victory.
People of psychiatry and the mental system attend support groups. People of spirituality attend seminars (some are educational and some are for healing). It’s basically the same thing but different houses, different focus, different understanding, different application.
Ever hear the phrase “go to the light”? Most people think it refers to what occurs in death but it very much applies to the life we live, here on earth. Psychiatry and the mental system is the house of the dark. Spirituality and religion are the houses of the light.
There are people in the world called “channelers”. They literally channel the minds of others and communicate with them. Those people, the channelers, are CLEAR channels. They have no confusion about what they experience. The difference for “voice hearers” is that they don’t know what exists beyond the mental illness brainwash system, and so when they go looking for information and support, to understand their experience, they arrive at the mental junk yard (psychiatry). Either all channelers are mentally ill schizophrenics, or all so-called mentally ill schizophrenics need to go to the light.
In religion, this phenomenon of mental communication is called Holy Communion. Communion is another word for communication. Holy indicates that the communication is happening temporally (mentally). The mind is the kingdom of God, you know.
Anyway, here’s a video about channeling and spirit communication. It might be beneficial to some voice hearers. http://youtu.be/PU1s2yTPp2A
I’m hyper-sensitive. My breath quivers so terribly that I nearly suffocate. That’s Spirit. Spirit always knows Truth. You feel it in your heart, I get hit hard in the lungs. Then I start to cry, but I hold it in. My body stiffens and becomes rigid, and I start to shake. If I ever let out my feelings and my emotions, I’d be psych warded in a heartbeat.
Your choice of pictures is excellent. The final image shows a woman standing on a rock in a body of water that I can only assume is an ocean. Then I thought about it and figured you must have crossed the ocean to get to the pond. Then I thought, pond. Ocean. Hmm. So I played myself a song and spilled some tears and blew my nose. lol, sorry. I’m just giving you my honest reaction to reading your story.
This might not be what it feels for you, and I hope it doesn’t spoil anything for you, but with this, all of the waters are covered, and there’s just such a feel of accomplishment in this song. And victory. http://youtu.be/aaPRmO87WJQ
This song always makes me think of a great accomplishment. A victory. A few tears have fallen from my eyes, thinking of all the waters, and your journey.
This reminds me of the Oglala Sioux Indians of South Dakota. I daydream about winning the Powerball or Mega Millions so I can give it to them.
Looks like the governance in Nunavut is unreliable and shoddy. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-legislature-day-3-highlights-from-the-assembly-1.3092451
They’re a state of desolation. http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/a-deafening-silence-on-aboriginal-issues/
There’s something about Syrian refugees? DIVERT, do not enter the No Zone. Nunavut should not even think about accepting Syrian refugees. The Nunavut people themselves ARE some sort of refugees.
There’s the problem. The cause of suicides (in addition to the poverty and sick culture),
““The relationship between the current government and Indigenous people is unnecessarily adversarial,” says AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde in an interview. “They spent [$110] million this year fighting court battles over Aboriginal rights and title. If we continue this approach, we’ll continue to lose generations of people; we’ll continue to lose languages and potential and opportunity.
“Party leaders need to pay attention to our issues and priorities; they are Canada’s issues and priorities,” Bellegarde tells Maclean’s.”
Interesting. I hope her legal team are stellar, and let true Justice prevail.
So basically, GSK wants to be the beef on the plate when we all know the more valuable Mario Negri Institute are the vital veggies. lol
Fine. Have a plate with all beef then. No veggies for you, GSK.
Your BMJ link doesn’t work but I found it here: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/256448654_A_failed_attempt_at_collaboration
For myself, this is the only history lesson I will ever need.
A word of caution: what’s discussed in the article linked below is grossly disturbing. It could trigger some people. It can sicken, disturb, upset, shock, bother, disgust. Hopefully, there will be no long-term mental or emotional damage (or nightmares or haunts). This article has permanent residence in my mind (memory).
We still have infanticide in the world today, you know. It’s called abortion. Abortion is considered to be a safe, sane, intelligent, rational, acceptable, normal, moral medical procedure. The medical procedure is but howinfanticide occurs. Just because it is a “medical procedure” does not mean that it isn’t infanticide. It is infanticide.
But that article is about way more that infanticide. There’s a song I usually pair up with it. The line from the song is “take a look around, nothing much has changed.” Read the article, and then take a look around.
What are those statistics again, of sexual abuse, of children, in America? 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. http://www.victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics
I hear the UK has a very terrible problem with pedophilia (and the economy, of the people, is an atrocity). 🙁
Then, if we read this next article, and believe that it’s conveying something true, whose minds are the sick ones? I think some of the sickest minds in the world sit behind those silver screens of Hollywood productions, while some others sit in scientific factories doing this sort of garbage, http://www.globalresearch.ca/on-the-need-for-new-criteria-of-diagnosis-of-psychosis-in-the-light-of-mind-invasive-technology/7123
I’m sorry that I couldn’t comment about Mental Disorders in the Classical World. I’m too focused on today’s world.
The song I quoted is Evolution, by KoRn.
In this video Mr. Whitaker is talking about creating a healthy society. This grabs my attention. http://youtu.be/RaZb_KVPd80 (he beings speaking at 16:27)
The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States is one of the most excellent pieces of writing I’ve ever read. There is no greater leading, guiding, governing principal. This is awesome and perfect,
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
In America, we don’t have tranquility. We have a wide variety of tranquilizers. In America, the vast majority of people think welfare means government dependency (food stamps, cash payments, housing). Welfare means well-being. In America, justice rarely ever factors in as one of people’s greatest needs. We depend on state appointed attorneys and we get what we pay for. State appointed attorneys are paid by the state and they don’t bite the hand that feeds. Those of us with experience know that justice in America is an illusion, and true justice is out of reach.
The people of the United States of America have failed to live up to the Preamble of the Constitution, citizen and government alike.
Mr. Whitaker says it’s the responsibility of society – “social obligation” – but there is a HUGE problem with that.
Look at the view counts on that video: 61 views.
I’ve made this case before. I watch to see where the mind of the masses is. They’re in oblivion. There’s no united majority, in a nation with over 320 million people, who put social concern and service to humanity as their primary focus in life.
I see humanity as being in a constant, perpetual state of crisis matched by a constant, perpetual state of ignorance (ignoring it, not responding).
The opposite of ignorance is acknowledgement (recognition, realization). But to realize something makes it more real, while ignoring it keeps it some sort of suppressed / repressed / oppressed.
In the past decade (at least) people have been SCREAMING at each other to “wake up”. Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
There are those who are awake (conscious, consciously aware) and those who are asleep (unconscious, semi-conscious). Spiritual people talk about humanity’s great awakening (which can be an incredibly turbulent process). We have a lot of unpleasant things to wake up to (a terribly troubled world full of overwhelm, powerlessness, helplessness and hopelessness). So what do we do? Tune out, distract, forget.
We are a MASSIVE body of life (over 320 million Americans and over 7 billion people, worldwide). I truly believe that most people cannot grasp what it means to be so incredibly massive. We need unity in order to make changes but it is quite very difficult to unite a massive, complex, diverse body of life.
We’re fractured, split and disassembled. Who can bring about a great assembly in order to cause a cultural, societal shift in which we finally decide to take care of ourselves and each other? Instead of always believing that somebody else is going to do the work and somebody else is going to come up with the solution.
I’m inexplicably exhausted and tired. It’s so bad that I’m constantly looking for another word because “tired” just does not convey. The thing of it is, I know that this condition of being so brutally tired is far greater than myself. In other words, I’m not nearly the only one. So what do we do when we’re tired and aimless and directionless and overwhelmed and habituated (to a sick society), and on and on and on and on and on. Endlessness.
Is THIS the sort of “societal discussion” you’re calling for? Remember, we’re massive and fractured, and it depends on UNITY to make change. We’re really not all the same. Mr. Whitaker says he’s not religious. He’s got a lot of company, a lot of people aren’t. We’re not all liberal, we’re not all conservatives, we’re not all spiritual, we’re not all religious, we’re not all political, we’re not all academic, we’re not all honest, we’re not all good people, we’re not all heart-centered, we’re not all willing, we’re not united.
We are the Un-united States of America.
Hi, I hope you don’t mind my replying to your comment. I’m not on the professional side of the equation and it seems like your questions are directed more toward that audience, so to speak. But I can’t resist, so here it goes.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is better understood, in my own mind, as Disordered Hyperactive Attention. I personally think the word deficit is misleading.
We live in an environment that forces us to split our attention in many ways (hyper-attention or hyper-active attention). This is easily proven by the fact that most of us who use computers rarely ever have just one tab open in our browsers. I currently have 5 tabs open in one browser, with no other computer program running besides the internet. Some other people totally blow somebody like me away: having TWO monitors, multiple browsers (each loaded with tabs) and other computer programs running in addition to web-browsers.
And that’s just the computer / internet. We also have cell phones very nearby (loaded with apps and programs) and other things going on, all at once.
To me, this ADHD thing is mostly attributable to the reality of our world as IT has rapidly changed in the past couple of decades.
See, TV has drastically evolved since the 80’s. Look at where it’s at now. We went from cable TV to extremely advanced, interactive technology (for example, X1 Entertainment Operating System). A little known fact is that OUR MINDS went through tremendous transformation as television evolved (and especially when the internet arrived).
To note, this is also the same cause of climate change (electricity and telecommunications).
The matter of electromagnetic toxicity should be a multi-discipline top priority in this world, but it almost never factors in.
As for PTSD, damage is damage. Take somebody who has been in a war zone and put them in one of the most luxurious places on earth and they’re certainly going to bring the damage with them. It isn’t a problem with the individual. It’s like losing a limb: it doesn’t grow back. So when somebody has been through catastrophic trauma and shock, some things will not be recovered and will not be healed. The person is permanently changed, altered, transfigured (disfigured). We are forced, by the nature of survival, to endure the damage. Peace is the greatest hope.
Depression: I personally see depression as one of the least understood human experiences of life. I’ve always felt that there’s something there, begging to evolve.
The ones who actively seek do so because they truly (and erroneously) believe in medicine and efficacy.
For the people who have had success and good experiences, I don’t ever want to discount those people. We know they’re out there, we know they exist. But they cannot be allowed to shield or cover up, or distract from, the reality of the endless and abundant atrocities.
These two opposing realities must be kept in perspective, at all times.
It is known that there will be civil unrest, uprisings, and greater turbulence and tribulations during Humanity’s great awakening (which has been happening for decades now).
The psychiatric industry wants to frame this as a biological disease called mental illness, which many of us know (but not enough of us are willing to confess and admit) is largely untrue.
“For many years now, expert therapists have been thinking “WTF” in seeing ridiculous forms of superficial therapy promoted and expert complex therapies being devalued.”
That’s because we’re subjugated to the belief that the sufferer / individual has a biological disease. We’re form-fitted with psychiatric head cages (the diagnoses, the waste-of-time therapies, the service plans, the drugs) and made to endure brainwash and indoctrination. Some people even become self-made scholars, as they have to be, in order to defend themselves.
Our personal problems and issues, and even our very self, can be pushed out of the equation. We then have the biggest problem we ever had and never wanted: becoming consumed by an industry.
It’s almost like there are a lot of people trapped in the belly of an insatiable monster that needs people to feed itself, stay alive, and exist.
I wonder how many people got an education they didn’t need, didn’t want, didn’t choose and didn’t go looking for. People just wanted support and assistance with some issues in their lives. They didn’t exactly want to become wards of the state, social activists, protesters, survivors, slaves…
Lots of people are stuck in the “fix the system” camp.
From your link,
“Major depression is a highly prevalent and disabling disorder associated with major personal and societal costs [3–5]. It is the fourth leading cause of disease burden worldwide and is expected to rank first in high-income countries by the year 2030 . Antidepressant medication is recommended as a first-line treatment for major depressive disorder in most treatment guidelines [7–8] and the majority of depressed patients are now so treated in primary care”
My mind stops when I get to the word “disorder”.
Isn’t it true that we’re born into a harrowing world? Isn’t it true that humanity is deceptive, and we go through disillusionment, and other such flattening true blue lessons of what it is to be a human being on planet earth?
I looked up “disillusionment”
everything tastes of porridge
An expression used to inject a note of reality into our daydreams. The point is that no matter how grandiose our schemes or how successful our self-delusions, the taste of porridge or the reality of our domestic affairs will always be there to impinge on our fantasies. Porridge, formerly a staple in every household, is a most appropriate symbol of the practical, basic nature of home life.
This is from Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham
“He did not know how wide a country, arid and precipitous, must be crossed before the traveller through life comes to an acceptance of reality. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life. The strange thing is that each one who has gone through that bitter disillusionment adds to it in his turn, unconsciously, by the power within him which is stronger than himself.”
What if the “fourth leading cause of disease burden worldwide” is a harrowing state of heaviness from disillusionment (for at least some portion of those people)? If that were true, then it’s not a brain disease. It’s an existential condition (intrinsic).
Am I seriously supposed to believe that the fourth leading cause of disease burden is depression, and that depression is entirely biological? What percentage of that massive group of people define their experience of depression differently from a biological disease? And where is the disease, anyway? In the brain? And there’s plenty of brain scans that prove which part of the brain is diseased? What else does that diseased part of the brain cause in its victims? Restless legs? Allergies? Inflammation? Digestive disease? Heart murmurs? Morbid attraction to The Darkness?
I see a need for evolution of understanding. I seriously, seriously doubt that the fourth leading cause of disease burden worldwide is brain disease. A brain disease called depression.
You crack me up. I heard that laughter is the best medicine but I’m looking for scholarly articles to prove that it’s true. Coming up empty handed but the world of the Arts has it abundantly covered. lol
I just scrolled to the prize piece:
“Moncrieff concludes: “We need to recognize that antidepressants are psychoactive substances, we need more data on the nature of the varied psychoactive effects they produce, and we need to explore whether giving drugs that produce an artificially altered emotional state is a useful and acceptable intervention for people with depression.””
Has all of that not been said, consistently, countless times, for years? Hasn’t it been answered?
“whether giving drugs that produce an artificially altered emotional state is a …. ”
Isn’t that question (indicating a LACK of knowing and understanding) already answered?! Isn’t the answer NO?
I wonder if it’s that “unmasking” thing again, just repackaged in other words.
In my own experience, effexor xr (I won’t capitalize those words) caused symptoms that most people would call psychosis. I call it brain destabilizing neurotoxic response (which came with brain zaps, a seizure and some permanent disfiguration of my former mind). Not the same class of drugs this article is about but the point is, brain tinkering certainly can and does injure. But of course it does! Plenty enough of us have said so. Jeez.
And the standing charge against the industry is that they don’t discern between the harm and damage their concoctions cause, and what they think is “disease”. Correct?
We need approximately 3,948,229 more studies in order to be sure. Any volunteers out there in the world? Call toll free 1-800-totally-lost-brain-researchers
Studies, articles, blogs, websites, people and reports show that foster kids +drugging = old news
Those are all from page 1 of Google’s 305,000 results
The warning / disclaimer is more about the encyclopedia than the information, or seemingly so.
The third edition of the Encyclopedia, edited by Academician A. M. Prokhorov, was published in 1969-1978. It consisted of 30 volumes (the 24th volume included two books, the second one entirely devoted to the USSR). Circulation of the final volumes reached 600 000 copies. In the third edition, much attention was paid to the philosophical problems of natural sciences, physical and chemical sciences, and mathematical methods in various branches of knowledge.
Here’s a NASA link about heliobiology: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19740020484
Abstract: Heliobiology studies the influence of changes in solar activity on life. Considered are the influence of periodic solar activity on the development and growth of epidemics, mortality from various diseases, the functional activity of the nervous system, the development of psychic disturbances, the details of the development of microorganisms and many other phenomena in the living world.
Heliobiology is not well known and apparently, not well studied. But it should be an eye opener to all, just that it exists.
But I don’t exactly see mental illness or a mentally ill person. I see somebody who has been subjugated to mental illness concepts (including a hefty dose of destructive and consequential social judgments).
Didn’t you know there WAS a great collapse?
There was an atmospheric collapse in 2008. I myself experienced it. I fractured, shattered and collapsed. It was a process that occurred over a few years or so. I was just like you, practically catatonic. Speaking very minimally, my body would seize and I became like a statue. I drifted back and forth from being in my body and being out of it. I preferred to be out because returning to my body, I knew the poverty of the flesh quite well.
It takes time to reassemble, and process it all.
The thing about it is that I’d been talking about the collapse since it happened. It would be “nonsense” to people who had no idea what I was talking about. To them, I was nothing but a crazy person. Looney tunes, a tin-foil hat wearer, a crack pot … and all the rest of that ignorant, immature garbage.
I knew about the collapse years before I found the “voice of authority”, who would prove me correct: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/15jul_thermosphere/
Those people at NASA have absolutely no idea how the atmospheric collapse impacted and effected human life. Most people have no idea.
Earth and humanity have been through a whole lot in the past decade, and in the past century.
I knew that many of my crises and experiences were connected to the earth and cosmological environment. I eventually discovered heliobiology http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Heliobiology
and then this jewel: http://www.thewisemag.com/astrology/solar-activities-and-us-part-three
You fit the bill, perfectly. You’re sensitive, artistic, personal, communicative, and socially experienced and aware (I’m speaking in regard to this monster we have to live with: the psychiatric, mentally ill thing).
It takes some time to learn but if you shift your attention to the environment and spirituality, you’ll start to understand pretty quickly how the whole mechanism works.
After the collapse, the spiritual community began talking about earth and humanity’s ascension. To be honest, the only ascension I know of occurs in death. Heh. But the way they talk about it, earth and humanity are entering into another field of vibrational energy.
If you explore the spiritual community, you’ll probably find a lot of information there that will make a whole lot of sense to you (but it won’t make sense to the rigid, inflexible, sterile minded).
Ascension Symptoms Survival Guide
I hope you find something useful and beneficial.
Isn’t this the same old story?
“You would think this was some big surprise.”
I must say, I find stagnation and lots of covering the same old ground, over and over again. Also, the same group of people who have been here for years (not that that’s a bad thing).
It almost seems like this site is the library of a university. The people are gathered and doing their work, but I don’t see too much beyond it. Of course, I only visit nowadays. I check in, I’m a bit active, then I’m off with other entanglements. Plus, such heavy drug focus is far too much of a trigger for me.
I think the entire world-wide community of interested people need to have a united epiphany or something.
I just looked up the word epiphany to make sure I was using it correctly. Had myself a good laugh.
NO, I don’t mean the sort of Epiphany like JC dropping by to say Hi (lmao)
I mean this sort of epiphany: 3. A sudden insight or intuitive understanding
Seriously, though. What is it going to take?
(btw, for those who don’t know why that was funny… there waits your epiphany).
I think it’s Google’s doing (they seem to own the whole internet). For example, I can’t post links in YouTube comments but I can post links in replies. Strange glitches.
The mind sure can be harmed.
How can we say that some professionals in the industry are psychopaths or sociopaths, and expect that such a thing is true for them but is not true for those of us who have been accused (err, convicted)?
The mind can be darkened, distorted. We can lose elevation, inner light. We can be degraded in every way: body, spirit, heart, mind and soul (and even nations on the whole).
The trouble is thinking that it’s caused by an actual disease in the brain, or that a drug or pill is a proper solution.
The brain can be impacted and effected but that would be brain INJURY, not brain disease.
I don’t think psychiatry and its industry have a goal of social justice. I think their unrelenting goal is dominion, domination, control, authority.
That’s a rather disharmonious clash.
I clicked the tiny url and it brought me to YouTube (Sandy Hook Full Documentary).
Here’s the direct YouTube link …
http:// youtu.be/ ZJLIqdFRHg0
Yup, it won’t post the comment with the link intact, so I broke up the link.
I’d rather be a walnut because at least they look like brains. And they taste really good (walnuts, I mean. I don’t want to eat brains, no thank you).
I think there’s a huge motivating factor – instead of focusing on money, knowledge and technology (skills and abilities, which then translate as powers) – that we should juggle around, just to see if it produces anything toward the goal of social justice.
It is much better to give than to receive.
Acts 20:35 New King James Version (NKJV)
35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
There’s something irresistible, for some people, to be the hero. The messiah. The savior. The champion. The victor. The presider. The provider. The giver. The doer. The healer. The boss. The authority.
The safety and the security of it, the glory and the pride, the exultation.
Somewhere along the line though, it seems like things became distorted and perverted: dominance and submission (subjugation, obedience). It wasn’t about supporting the weak. It was about being the boss, the authority, the top dog.
“Trust us, we know what we’re doing.” (heebie jeebies and barf)
By the looks of it, no you don’t (I’m talking to psychiatry and the mental system, and the government agencies that support them).
Many of us have complained that our counselors and therapists were on another level (maybe somebody else can chime in and speak on that, better than I can). We, some of us, felt as if we weren’t there to be helped, but were there to serve the professionals’ needs to be the professionals. I know others can articulate that better than I can.
So, there’s some social aspect of it. For example, the tremendous security that people like social workers for state agencies feel in their superiority and authority, over others.
Anybody see what I’m getting at?
I think it’s one of the core, primary, motivating, driving factors there is.
It isn’t pleasant or comfortable to be the one who needs support and assistance (which can be so very vulnerable and insecure, and even punitively consequential and dangerous).
Know what I mean?
Lastly, I think I’m motivated to respond to Jeremy’s comment because it saddens me. It hurts and it doesn’t feel good and it isn’t very helpful to be called nuts, or cuckoo, or crazy, or psycho, or wacko, or nutjob (oh wow, hear the laughter?) …
“So failures, disappointments, current indignities of psychiatry remain all but sequestered; there appears to be no evidence or frame for how to teach residents to “unlearn” their power and privilege. ”
Start here: http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/11/the-apa-refuses-to-listen-to-voices-of-people-harmed-by-diagnosis-and-refuses-and-refuses-and-refuses/
She says the APA refuses to listen.
Hey, APA. Is Paula scientifically correct? Is she telling the truth? Can you understand what she’s saying?
Do you see how I mocked you (while being serious at the same time)? Do you understand why I mocked you?
Paula said you refuse to listen. Is she correct?
It isn’t a matter of evidence-based science, right? It’s a matter of honesty and truth, right?
The goal should be understanding.
No understanding, No Peace. No Peace, No Justice.
Know Understanding, Know Peace. Know Peace, Know Justice.
For somebody to listen to an other, you have to think the other person is worth listening to (it’s called respect: the idea that we’re all equal, despite our obvious inequalities).
But if you judge, or prejudge, the person (or people) as being not worth listening to, and not worth understanding, you’re likely to secure that powerful, privileged position (arrogant superiority).
I see a road block, though.
“I write today’s essay as part of a larger, ongoing set of actions for public education, because the people need to know how utterly unresponsive and cold-blooded this unregulated lobby group is.”
While she’s telling the truth, sometimes people go deaf when they’re being charged. The wronged, injured, harmed ones should not have to relent. They’re (we’re) righteous in making their (our) charges. But I understand how human it is to fall deaf to heated charges.
Look at her next message,
“The APA’s fortress protects 36,000 psychiatrists, and although some I know personally and consider great human beings and helpers, the organization’s power and the cover of its so-called ethics rules provide protection for those who break the “Do no harm rule.” In fact, the APA’s motto might well be, “We will allow no harm to be done to our members who do harm to those who come seeking help.””
She’s REALLY saying something there. It needs to be understood but greater than that, there needs to be a proper response.
I think most people do not know how to do that (respond).
They need to be willing to hear, listen, understand and face the facts. They need to be willing to be responsible and accountable, to confess and admit, and repent.
I suppose I was looking for a definition of the term earlier.
““In this study, we demonstrate the novel finding that prior exposure to prescription stimulants is associated with an earlier onset of psychosis while controlling for potential confounding factors,” the researchers write.
The term earlier struck me as funny, like as if psychosis were wholly expected to occur and there was some biological timing involved.
Your answer makes sense but it also brings me back into my cuckoo loop, lol.
“I think what it means is that some kids who are prescribed stimulants later develop psychosis, and that it starts earlier than for people who develop it with no stimulant use.”
It brings me back into a loop because of those people who develop psychosis without stimulant use (like as if psychosis is biologically expected at a very specific time).
I don’t know, maybe I’m reading into it too much. It’s just that word, earlier.