As you may have figured out by now, I am very passionate on the subject of government and pharmaceutical company domination of our emotional well being. So, I get a lot of flak for my views, because there are many people right now suffering terribly with feelings of mental instability. I will never argue if folks need the drugs to live better temporarily…but after a few months, come on, it’s time to deal. Or not. It really is that simple.
Please note: I am not speaking of mental insanity or retardation or factual brain damage where control measures, such as drugs, is needed to keep the patient or others safe. There is no doubt these drugs do have a place.
I am also acutely aware that many cannot afford alternatives to the traditional response to depression and anxiety. The alternatives are kept hidden, regulated, not funded. So, I get that in many cases we are stuck with what is available to help us through in that moment.
But at least let’s look at things a little more closely regarding this serious mental illness problem we are experiencing in the western world…keep in mind, our minds are like a parachute, it only works when it’s open. (unknown)_
I had to find out the hard way. When I speak against the legal drug nation, I am not speaking only from an academic point of view, I am speaking as an experienced mental case, certified crazy at times, even a member of the ‘lifer mentally ill category person until I escaped the system. I know exactly what I am talking about, and I am convinced we are going to regret this medicinal answer. I was a victim too. My son died. Then I was all of the labels and I got away with giving up because no one knew what else to do with me. “We understand why you are nuttier than a fruit cake, Cherylann…it’s expected, you lost your son afterall. Go ahead, give up, we won’t judge you.” I had zero internal skills to help myself.
I was in bed all day. I saw the commercials, “If you are sitting there watching this like a moron, ask your doctor about getting a drug that will brain fry you even more.” Well, something like that, you get my meaning. And I listened to the nice scientist man on the television tell me that my feelings were a sickness, and there was a drug solution to my sickness. I could go to my doctor and get any psychiatric drug I wanted. It just depended on what my mood was that day and what I would ‘tell’ my doctor; and he would respond with the right drug per the commercial on t.v. You know I’m speaking the truth here.
Some pharmaceutical’s are the enemy to society’s civil evolution as we know it if you ask me. I have no doubt that when I’m dead and gone it will come out that we have been experimented on for vaccines, and psychiatric medication. I know we think the folks in India are being the paid guinea pigs testing our psychiatric drugs, but in fact many of them falsify results of success for better financial gain. I think it is important to put a magnifying glass under that term, ‘Secondary Gain.” Wherever there can be secondary gain in a system involving the masses, the validation of testing must always be suspect.
FOR ENCOURAGING PERMANENT MENTAL HEALTH LABELS
1. Pharmaceutical companies (profit)…all the way down to pharmacies.
2. Marketers and Advertisers (profit of course)…follow the money…
2. Doctors (Career, without the drugs, what else do they have for emotionally disturbed individuals?)
3. Patient (Won’t have to face uncomfortable feelings and emotions; gives reason to miss or leave work; Gives reason to collect a legal government monthly pension (I am sorry, you know I am being honest here, why lie to ourselves?).
Sadly, of all secondary gains that make me the most frustrated, is when people give up forever and wave “I am sick and you don’t understand” flags. Begging for validation to give up life. I stopped doing that and never felt better.
I am not normally a conspiracy theorist, when I read about what was done to the military in WWI and WW II, and the testing done on the infirm and insane that was so egregious lives were tortured and taken by non-suspecting folks. We need to research matters of the mind before we blindly accept the ‘chemical imbalance theory.’ We seem to be like the stepford wives when it comes to the commercials that say, “Ask your doctor if you are sad or disinterested in life…” Why on earth do we think it logical to ask a scientist about our feelings? The scientists think feelings are brain matter of some kind!
If you are emotionally distraught, what if it is a spiritual emergency, a message from your unconscious mind, or God even! What if you are masking the spiritual messages we all get from time to time.
Instead of hiding from our feelings and emotions, we need to listen and take lessons from them.
We miss someone terribly! We are afraid of the future! We did something bad! I hate her!
These feelings are WARNINGS…you need to tend to yourself gently, or harshly, or just compassionately all around, but do it.
I have a feeling you secretly know I’m right.
Then we find out that the science community actually did brain surgery on emotional or emotionally unstable (women mostly) in the early to mid part of the twentieth century. The human rights people put an end to that. However, science soon came up with a chemical answer to inhibit the emotional response of the brain instead.
Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-feel drugs.
I wonder why we buy into that, really? With no proof, no lab test to agree with the ‘supposition’ we are mentally ill forever. We read a list of 10 ‘symptoms’ and diagnose ourselves before we even get to the doctor, who is only going to give you what you want if it is anti-depressants and the lot. You know I’m telling the truth!
Feelings are messages to us from our unconscious mind (or God, if you prefer). If you feel a touch of worry, or fear, or shame, or guilt, or resentment, or anger…you might want to ask yourself right then and there what is going on? Get to the bottom of that feeling (and WE ARE ALL RESPONSILBE FOR OUR OWN FEELINGS, EVEN IN THE WORST OF SITUATIONS AND TRAUMAS). And learn to act on your feelings by changing your mind, or communicating with someone.
What if everything you thought about mental illness was a lie? I am not saying it is, I am saying, “what if?” Wouldn’t you want to know for sure? For something as serious as making your identity a mentally unstable person, why do we so easily succumb to this kind of thought? Is it easier to be sick and helpless?
THE PROMISED SOLUTION
I think I know the answer…in my humble opinion: Poor coping skills is the seed of mental illness. Instead of ‘inheriting’ some unproven biological mental illness gene from our mothers and fathers and such, what if you are in a cycle of dysfunction and are simply copying the only way you know how to cope, which is to not cope!
We need to learn coping skills for ourselves, and there are many free agencies out there with some decent courses if you are willing to learn. For those who can afford counselling or therapy, including hypnotherapy,
After or while we are tending to ourselves, we need to begin deliberately teaching the art of communication skills at a much earlier age to children than we do now. Let’s teach early classes of stress and sleep management. We have to hurry up and teach our kids healthy relationship dynamics, because, let’s face it, many people are horrible relationship people, and still have KIDS! The cycle continues…
We must knock down the school trustee doors and insist on more life skills for our kids. They need it as much as they need those free lunches every day. Right?
Thanks for reading. I am going to keep on with my message, and hopefully, one person at a time, people will find themselves evolving out of depression and anxiety, and experience happiness instead. I think it starts with finding a way to learn new coping skills. Yes you can manage your own emotions and cope with even extreme feelings, like after a death, or trauma. It’s been done for millions of years by trillions of people before you. Somehow the world with far fewer resources managed to get by without swallowing a pill for every thought, feeling or emotion we don’t like.
It’s okay to have a melt down, just don’t pack your bags and live there. It is a choice to become a butterfly, at one point.