posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 02:16 PM
I've fought depression for many years. There are ups and there are downs. On ATS you see many posts hating big pharma. Take this pill can be a scam.
I don't need to retype the things you mostly likely already believe.
I see the issue the same but, I deal with it daily. There are other methods to help, insurance doesn't pay for it. Or if you make the informed
decision to go off your meds then you're labeled non compliant. If you are lucky enough to understand your issue and, have a doctor and therapist
that supports you, you have a chance.
Most people on meds only take meds, they don't go to therapy. Having typed that, I feel the need to share that I was kicked out of group therapy.
Too many people that only wanted the drugs and whimmed worse than my kids. I cared about their problems more than they did.
A person needs to do something to help themselves. It's not foe me to male blanket claims about what that something is. However, I don't consider
anyone helpless so I do have the expectation they want to do better for themselves.
To the OP, the reason a person can't randomly reach out is simple. You know this, you just haven't connected to this issue. A person can't just say
things that can be recorded and used against them. In a therapeutic setting there are safe gards in place that in theory protect the patient.
Even calling a "safe" hotline has resulted in a person I know being tackled to the ground and forcably admitted "for their own safety". She was on
crutches btw, clearly not going anywhere.
People do not need or want to be in the system. With the digital records came many things people didn't understand the far reaching consequences.
Such as ever having a mental illness on you record is no there forevermore.