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11 comments4 Jan 2008 @ 21:26 by a-d : Thanks Jerry!
Comes as "no big surprize", but needs to be said over & over again, since it is
very important to burst this SICK bubble of The -so called- Benefits of Pharma Pills -deception! There really aren't that much benefits, that it would justify the evils done daily by them!
" We have this Pill" OK, so 999 of a thousand to whom we gave this Pill, has died from taking it. But saving (that ) ONE, is enough for us" (and totally justifies our actions/the administering this drug")
Yeaaahhh... this makes sense! But this was exactly the attitude the Big Pharma had, when the first -considered successful- Pyscho Pharmaca named Hibernal;
[link] showed up to replace Psycho Surgery practices...which are all now making a vengeful Come Back; [link]
Say No To Psychiatry: Site Index link: [link]
Psychiatric treatments are harmful. All psychiatric treatments are harmful. Psychiatric drugs, ECT (electric shock) and brain surgery (lobotomy) each harm the individual and society. This sometimes goes against what we have been taught or indoctrinated into believing, and also against what we would often like to believe. Taking a pill as a "cure" obviously is easier than confronting and dealing with the actual personal reasons for one's difficulties with their own mind and life. The alternative requires personal responsibility, control and can take time, but the final results far exceed the quick fix (drugs, shock, etc.). In fact, the "psychiatric" methods "fix" nothing at all and actually make things worse.
The field of psychiatry is rooted in German experimental psychology, racist eugenics theories, and anti-human materialistic opinions parading as scientific facts. The promotional activities and tremendous profits of the major drug companies and affiliated financial interests play no small part in understanding the development and success of modern psychiatry. The result of modern psychiatric theories and methods is the denial of everything comprising man's "inner" personality of thoughts, feelings, values, hopes, dreams, intentions, goals, and ultimately, life itself.
Much of modern education and all aspects of the social sciences are rooted in flawed modern theories of psychology. This has had and continues to have disastrous effects on individual people and society.
Here's a book about the real antidot to psychiatric troubles of a/ny Human:
5 Jan 2008 @ 00:23 by jerryvest : Hi Astrid...I don't know what to
say as we've been down this path many times and I thought that I was through discussing it any further. However, these recent research reports show the dangers of the big Pharmas; the misuse of these drugs, coding, and labeling, without adequate research and honest reporting of side effects by these greedy corporations. I know that there are very serious mental illnesses and the patients do need psycho-social-supportive care, acceptance, follow-up services, respect and quality treatment-empowerment. In fact, we might consider giving them room and board in our finest hotels and real care homes.
A large percentage of our street persons are vets who have given their service to our country and are now in need of comprehensive, integrative health practices. I once hitched my way around the country and met many of these warriors who have lost total faith and trust in our health services and shelters. I also have some friends and colleagues who work in veteran health programs who are working very hard to identify and provide resources for this population.
I think we need more support from our local police, volunteers and government programs to help identify and advocate for many of our disabled persons who are thrown in jail for using street drugs and booked for being vagrants. They have been part of our "throw aways" by our society and its time for our community mental health therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and teachers to step out of their comfortable offices, reach out to these human beings who are lonely, isolated, judged and committed to a life of incarceration,poverty of body, mind and spirit and offer them a helping "hand." Where have the out-reach workers gone? Who cares?
This is a great article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that describes a special court that the Allegheny County Mental Health Program developed for persons incarcerated with mental health disabilities that is very successful. I am fortunate to have a good friend and colleague (Ms.Edna Kalson) who shares my views about this population, formerly, Executive Secretary, Chartiers MH/MR Center, Inc., who sent this link to me. Do pass it along to others you know. Thanks, Edna, you are the best!!![link]
5 Jan 2008 @ 01:22 by a-d : My idea reall y, was to
point out how those so called Psycho Pharmaca didn't do what they "promised" , when invented. And now we are back to Lobotomies and the rest of the really Medieval "Medical" practises in Psychiatry!.... We, The People, cannot let that happen!
It is high time for everyone to stop trying to bring forth andy GOOD Life sustainable change into our Communites by using the rules of a game rigged to make us the losers, regardless which of the given venues we choose: Petitioning, calling, writing letters to our constituents...geeewheeezzz.... these all SET UPS;TRAPS and ONLY once in a blue moon do the crooks make ONE Exeption, posting as EXAMPLE for the GOOD,CARING response from our leaders!...Don't we ever learn that that is all a Charade.
Like you said Jerry, it is up to all We,The People in each and every Community to take charge and stretch out that Helping Hand and not let the establishment peddle around with their phony solutions among us, We The People, via their INSTITUTIONS!!! DOWN WITH THE Government/Bureaucratic/ -INSTITUTIONS. THAT is where we start to find real Ideas, real solutions ( like the ones you suggested)
Now that we all know.... there should be nothing holding us back to choose Better Rules for the Game of Life!The first Rule is: "Do Unto Others....." and to always know & remember: God is no prospector of persons; ALL are equal in God's Eyes. After all we are all "His" creation!
5 Jan 2008 @ 14:16 by jerryvest : Yes, I noticed that some of the
psychiatrists are returning to shock treatments. Seems that when they don't know what else to do and the drugs don't work, they return to the "Cuckoo's Nest" interventions. I've talked with 'patients' and psychiatrists who receive and administer these shock treatments and they report that it gives temporary relief. However, the long term effects are not taken into consideration with drugs and with these primitive treatments. They just don't get "it." That is, the use of integrative health practices--nutrition, home-like environmental settings, social supports, lots of physical interaction (healthy touch), genuine caring and interaction, relationship building (trust), freedom of expression, openness by therapist and clients, mindfulness, group work activities, several body therapies, including tai chi, chigong, kath state exercises, etc. Also, there are numerous therapeutic health practices that can include the arts--music, dance, art, theatre, photography & video. Several therapists that I know also use pets, gardening, and horses to promote nurturing, healthy relationships and boundary issues.
I also have some teaching colleagues and therapy friends who take their classes out-of-doors so that nature can be a more obvious healer. I also have found that my students become more aware of themselves and can use more of their senses when we hold our classes in the fresh air.
I think that the 50 minute hour therapy session, as Freud and other psychoanalytic therapists used with their middle class 'patients,' in the early years of psychiatry, are no longer viable or effective approaches to emulate, especially for the clients who have serious mental, emotional, physical and spiritual conflicts/crises/trauma--creative and holistic activities are the best opportunities for empowering the healing process with this population. Clients who learn to give and receive touch (15-Minute StressOut), progressive and deep body relaxation, mindfulness, meditation and visualization exercises have the tools to prevent intense or negative body-mind-emotion-spiritual crises from occuring.
I miss some of our former, creative members here in the NCN who would also contribute their suggestions to this log. Thank you, Astrid. You are a great sport and creative member that I don't know what we would do without you!!! Thanks, Jerry.
I hope that these suggestions will help therapists who become frustrated and revert to drugs and antiquated and radical treatment measures that cause harm to their patients. It should be obvious to most therapists, by now, the 50 minute hour also fits into these dysfunctional methods that need to be abandoned. Again, it is very important that "outreach workers" get trained so that they can offer early intervention and prevention services in the community.
12 Jan 2008 @ 17:46 by jerryvest : I am thinking about starting a
group to organize and improve our mental health system in America and use the many scattered resources--organizations, professionals, patients/clients and others to help with the design and plan.
I have been invited to work with our New Mexico professional organization(NASW-NM) to examine the impact of the DSM, Insurance Industry, Big Pharmas, psychiatry/psychology on our licensing requirements on social work. I have observed that the licensing boards that are appointed by the Governor determine the requirements for professional practice and for supervision, often without discussing them with the schools of social work and professional organizations. Consequently, these boards invariably determine the curriculum priorities that must be taught in order for the students to pass their exam requirments without realizing the impact of their decisions.
We have found that students who are taught psychiatric-psychological practices such as the DSM classification system (a flawed, unethical and unscientific program that classifies, codes and labels patients)as described in this log and several of my previous discussions, will pass the test. When special courses on the DSM are not included in the curriculum the student rate of failure is very high. However, why should our profession abdicate our valuable resources--ethics, values, skills, knowledge and best practice methods and replace them with questionable, unethical and irresponsible practices?
Perhaps the answer to this question is that money, power and control rules. I believe that once our public clearly see these corrupt relationships that exist with the mental health-insurance industries, the Big Pharmas, psychiatry and all of the related professional organizations that we can get the suppport to improve the quality of services and ethical health practices for our consumers. It is very unfortunate that these organizations and professionals have forgotten or ignored our primary premise and principles we agreed to when choosing social work as a profession--the dignity and respect we hold for our clients, our primary concern for our client, community and society and, 'cause no harm!'
I am looking for persons interested in joining this group, provide case examples, secure colleagues and others with integrity, recruit others interested in helping to build a new or integrative health plan, and offer creative ideas that we can put into action plans at the local, state, national and global levels.
"Social capital means more than a buzz word, more than invoking the mantra: It takes a village to raise a child. It means being willing to ask: what does it take to build, to restore, to sustain that village? It means building an infrastructure of trust and reciprocity and engagement, often in situations where distrust and alientation hold sway." (_No More Throw-Away People_ - Edgar S. Cahn)
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