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originally posted by alien
People can debunk all they like.
Those of us who actually work in the Mental Health field, dealing with it day in day out, already knew the outcome.
But hey...spark up another doobie...it will help keep us employed...
Originally posted by Mayet
Statistics also show a huge amount of psychiatrists who neck themselves and a hugely high incidence of mental health workers who have mental "issues" of their own......
Let them eat cake i say.......
Oh I am sure if you wish to debunk my post google can give exact estimates......
Professional persons, including lawyers, dentists, military personnel, and physicians, seem to have higher-than-average suicide rates. The rate among physicians is high largely because of women physicians, whose annual rate of suicide is 4 times that of a matched general population. For physicians < 40 yr old, suicide is the leading cause of death. Overdosage with drugs is a more common method among men and women physicians than among the general population, possibly because physicians have easy access to drugs and know what constitutes a fatal dose. By medical specialty, the rate is highest among psychiatrists.
Children account for 7 percent of the total of antidepressants prescriptions written. Last year, there were 145 million prescriptions written for antidepressants, up 8 percent from 2002, according to IMS.
On August 3, 1989, Lavoie lay peacefully sleeping in the room he shared with his young son in the village of Hudson, New Hampshire. At five in the morning he was awakened by a loud noise as his whole home was shaken violently. A battering ram had smashed his front door, and a dark band of armed men rushed into his small apartment. Rising to defend his son, Lavoie was shot to death as his little boy watched helplessly. They found one cannabis cigarette butt.
Annie Rae Dixon
Age 84 and bedridden when she was killed by police in a 1992 drug raid in East Texas. No drugs were found in the home. A 28 year-old officer said his automatic pistol accidentally discharged when he kicked open Mrs. Dixon's bedroom door.
Earlier that night, an informant was given $30 to go into the Dixon home where he claimed he could buy drugs. He emerged with crack coc aine, but police did not search him either before and after the purchase. The informant reported that a few young women and children lived there, but he didn't know about the sick woman. Police got a search warrant and returned to the house just after 2 am. They sprinted up the ramshackle porch and smashed the front door with a battering ram. As they swept in, the officer kicked in the door to Ms. Dixon's bedroom and fell, slamming his elbow against the door and firing the gun. The officer said he collapsed and "started throwing my guts up crying because I knew I had shot somebody that didn't have no reason to be shot."
Police in Niagara Falls, NY, are under fire after a flash bang grenade thrown into an apartment during a marijuana raid last week left a local woman hospitalized with serious burns. Rhiannon Kephart, 18, was in bed at the Niagara Falls residence when the Niagara Falls Police Quick Entry Team tossed the incendiary device into the apartment, where it exploded, burning her.Police conceded that Kephart was neither a target of the raid nor trying to impede their heroic endeavors, the Buffalo News reported.
A Harlem woman died of a heart attack after police hurled a flash grenade into her apartment during a mistaken raid yesterday morning.
Heavily armed NYPD Emergency Service Unit cops smashed down the woman's door at 310 W. 143rd St., believing that guns and drugs were in the sixth-floor apartment, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
Instead, they found Alberta Spruill, 57, a beloved church member and longtime city employee, who was getting ready to go to work when the grenade went off about 6:10 a.m. - creating a deafening boom and a blinding flash.
Cops handcuffed Spruill, who cried as cops began probing her tidy, two-bedroom apartment. A police captain quickly realized cops had hit the wrong location, Kelly said.
At 6:32 a.m., Spruill felt chest pains and was rushed to Harlem Hospital. She went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance and died at the hospital about 8 a.m. - less than two hours after her home was invaded.
Originally posted by goose
Pot smokers does it give you a perception of something or a clarity that maybe they don't want us to have?
Originally posted by VaporTrail
I live in Vancouver, B.C.
The undisputed capital in pot cultivation
I've smoked the sticky for four years. untill i quit two months ago for mental health reasons.
Too many pot smokers are trying in vain to keep the friendlyness of MJ's good name intact. This is terrible for the 35% of people it causes psycosis for. (me being one of them)
I miss it's sweet taste so much, but it is truth that it can be a mind destroyer, don't belive? Come on out here and smoke some local at one of our smoke-easy resturants and find out for yourself.
If your lucky to not feel tese effects, enjoy it and avoid the nocibo effect.
Originally posted by Eyeofhorus
Was it overuse or misuse of the drug that caused the psychotic break? You sound like a former "hey, hey, hey smoke weed everyday" kind of guy. Does that kind of behivor constitute responsiblle use of the drug? Maybe if you didn't use it so much you would not have formed the mental bond to it that strained your brain, chemically. Is this true, i am merely guessing. But these are all things to be considered.
What is so wrong with logic guys? Are you afraid of its power to pursuade?
Originally posted by Legalizer
"Love Kills"- This is a public health warning.
[edit on 5-5-2005 by Legalizer]
Originally posted by Paul
Very good points All things are better in moderation. Too of anything, whether its food, pot, alcohol, or vitamin C is going to give you problems
Originally posted by Legalizer
From the lack of any professional mannerisms, the lack of even a shred of evidence, factual or even anecdotal, in Aliens post I'm betting "working" in the mental health field is really another one of these "i volunteer at a mental hospital", or "I clean the bedpans", or "I answer the phones" people, and the highest degree Alien has is when he/she gets a fever. I've run into these people before, no qualifications, but always running at the mouth with nothing useful or factual to add to a conversation.
I challenge Alien to show us work that he or she has published. I've provided quotes from published sources from around the globe. Let me guess, Alien will decline to expose his or her identity, because the post above pretty much lacks any ethics, and in fact, breaks the law if he or she is a doctor.
As a physician you can not recommend people to take drugs for the sole purpose of keeping your job security.
Dead give away that "working in mental health field", is not "psychiatrist", or "physician".