there is something INSANE about the way feeling bad has been made into such a lucrative industry. almost anyone who feels bad can get diagnosed with "clinical depression" [there's NO MEDICAL TEST for "depression"; they ask you simple questions and have no way of measuring brain chemistry levels].
face it: people have been feeling bad for centuries, and they have gotten through it without any of these modern treatments. if YOU are one of
those rare people with a true brain disease/mood disorder i don't belittle your plight. but all the same you shouldn't try to evangelize ME about
the wonderful world of pills, "therapy" and the need for ridiculous side effects. people who are self-reliant should be free to forego the mental
health industry's mainstream remedies....is it shameful to NOT need counseling or meds???
they are OUR feelings, NOT the medical establishment's....we should be allowed to deal with them our way.
[edit on 9-10-2004 by victor was right]