posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:34 AM
Originally posted by kevinunknown
It seems to be that almost every day now we have someone writing about their experiences of mental health but with a bit of a conspiracy twist. I am
talking about statements like “I was abducted by Aliens and that is why i am mentally ill” or “I might be mentally ill but that is because of a
glitch in the matrix”, and “I am not mentally ill rather I am being visited by God”.
All of the above statements are what any health professional would expect to hear form a person who is living with schizophrenia. Some can be very
dark statements, like the man who once told me that he could only see death and how he perceived every waking moment as if it were hell. Another
thought that the TV was trying to seal her thoughts and another man once told me that everybody else was mad because they all thought he was
1% of the population is considered schizophrenic, and you don't think this site would attract more than the norm? I learned to filter through a lot
of the nonsense long ago. If you don't think there are wicked cool opinions and pearls of truth here, why do you bother?
When people who are living with a significant mental health diagnosis on ATS they are confronted with two things that could be dangerous in their
fragile state of mind. The first is an entire forum detected on the most part to expose medication as being unnecessary and even dangerous, it talks
about how it can make us ill and even control us. The second danger comes from the people on ATS who fuel their psychotic delusions and build further
mistrust in the health services. Sometimes people on ATS try to convince people who talk about a mental illness that they are not mentally ill rather
they have some type of special incite or are being subjected to some form of mind control.
Now this is where I disagree. Why are you using the schizophrenics on ATS to push your agenda that health care professionals are ethical and should be
trusted? People who expose the crooked organizations are not necessarily being paranoid, imo. If you look through the history of the medical
profession, psychiatry, and mental health treatment, you may see that it always looks barbaric from our perspective. I don't think this has changed.
It seems to me someone from a future generation would look back and notice all the errors and think of our treatment as inhumane. Maybe some people
already see this.
These claims to not benefit that person in anyway regardless if they are going through a psychotic period or not, they cast doubt over their very
diagnosis and can encourage them to stop taking their medication. Its highly unethical and I suspect the only reason some ATS members like to give
alternative explanations about what mental illness is, is because they are ignorant. I bet none of you would tell any relatives you may have who are
living with a mentally illness that they are not mentally ill but just hearing the voice of God.
Yeah well my understanding that allopathic medicine had nothing to offer my situation, and wouldn't go after the root cause to cure me, caused me to
seek out an alternative treatment that not only treated me well, but slowly reversed my diseased state. How many of those synthetic chemicals can go
about curing your chronic stress and aid in healing emotional/social issues?