Psychiatric and neurological researchers will keep getting more of the same until they stop looking at human behavior and human relationships and start looking at how humans interact with information in order to predict what to do next. The most vitally important factor in mental health is how reliably and successfully a human is able to interact with information. Humans are born to eat, drink, be cared for, and care for other humans. These are givens. The only aspect of humanity not biologically predetermined is how a human will interact with information in a constantly changing environment and make predictions about what will happen next and what to do next. Relationships have no more or less importance than eating, drinking, sleeping, mating, breathing, etc. The element of most importance a human brings to any of his or her human activities is how she assesses the information surrounding the activities in order to make optimal predictions for what to do next. Because mental health is determined by a healthy relationship to information, mental health is not being adequately preserved or maintained by drugs OR therapeutic relationships. Creating the perfect sort of relationship with a therapist is no more the answer to mental illness than drugs are. They have both been hit or miss, last resort treatments. Admitting drugs as well as therapeutic relationships are inadequate solutions to mental illness is step one. Admitting the study of human behavior is not going to give us the answers we need for understanding mental illness is step two. Behavior is simply a reflection of what and how the brain is predicting. Behavior has no agency in and of itself. People don’t make behavioral choices, they make predictions for what to do next. And everyone predicts in a way that makes sense to them for the memory capacity they have, processing speed, visual and auditory acuity, depth perception, eye-hand coordination, spatial and numerical skills, speed, agility, etc. Comparing human behaviors up to a norm does nothing to help us understand mental health or mental illness. These comparisons help us understand typical sequential human development, but that is all. Trying to make someone with atypical sequential development behave like someone who is typical is a CAUSE of mental illness, not a remedy for it. We have classrooms full of children subjected to behaviorism and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) who will soon be mental illness statistics because behaviorism is so globally damaging to a child’s cognitive and physical development. Therapeutic relationships that stress ABA are torturous. Comparing each individual’s predictions and predictive processes up to their OWN cognitive, sensory, and physical skill sets will give us information about how human’s with different sensory, cognitive, and physical capacities interact successfully or unsuccessfully with information. The most important aspect of humans to study is how they interact with information. Inhibition of how one is capable of understanding and managing information is what causes humans to react and/or adapt in ways that look to an outsider like mental illness. When you receive negative consequences for making predictions and decisions in the ways that make sense to you, you are put in the most debilitating double bind a human can be in. You must respond and adapt to survive this untenable situation. Mental illnesses are often biologically crucial survival responses and adaptations to having one’s interpretive and predictive mechanisms inhibited in any way. Understanding why a person who appears mentally ill is interacting with information the way he is, you will discover how he has been inhibited from optimally managing information in the ways that make the most sense to him. Trauma has been a scapegoat for causing mental illness when trauma is much easier to recover from than information management inhibition. Therapeutic relationships have been held up as the best option for mental illness recovery when therapists are often causing more problems than they are solving. Therapists also often give misinformation about how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors integrate. No professionals are yet talking about how each human brain must optimally interact with information in order to optimize his or her predictions and decisions in order to optimally maintain mental equilibrium. Humans don’t need therapists to rescue or empathize with them. They need biologically accurate information for how to understand and properly care for their personalized and highly customized brain mechanics. A person who has been severely inhibited in how they are allowed to manage information can certainly benefit from a therapist if that is his only option. If the inhibited person can be given biologically accurate information about how to restore his thought processes back to how they were intended to be exercised, it will help him even more. The above ideas are hypotheses born out of my own observations and research, therefore they are not yet scientific facts or theories but ideas still in the hypothesis stage.