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Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year (WHY)

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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by nite owl
HEY, YOUR RIGHT. Where can i collect my mental illness check.
I want my mental illness check.




posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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"Depression" is a perfectly normal effect given the society we are forced to endure.

At the end of the day, we have to accept that something is wrong with the world we live in, or something is wrong with the people who think so.

The medications are designed to help people tolerate society. You'll probably find that depression can be treated with a shot of heroin, too.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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This is even more frightening, involving children and psychiatric drugs.

FACTS ABOUT FOSTER CARE CHILDREN
ABUSED WITH PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS
www.cchr.org...
This is short but to the point.
This was written by Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Here is another story about a 7 yr old in Florida.
Florida Bans Foster Children from Drug Experimentation after 7 year old hangs himself
axiomamuse.wordpress.com...

This is a much deeper issue, both dangerous and long term.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:57 PM
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To a very large extent much of this can be blamed on the economy, and a hell of a lot on the spread of doom and gloom fears and paranoia. Much of that comes from biased news media outlets, as they exploit people's fears to achieve political objectives.

Most importantly is the internet... Get pissed at me if you want, but the internet spreads insanity like a real life virus infecting the minds of millions of already depressed and paranoid people on a daily basis.

Information and misinformation overload for already compromised people = mental illness, especially in these times.

Those experiencing extreme anxiety, paranoia, delusions, suicidal thoughts or just that horrible feeling that everything is going wrong... Tune out immediately, try living without your televisions, any kind of internet access, and limit all use of personal communications devices.. Get your news the old way, from local papers. Take a break, and get out of any urban environment for a while, and watch all of your problems fade away... No meds required!


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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:11 AM
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You sound a little crazy but you sound a little right too.
It is a crazy world and it doesn't seem to be getting any better.
I am looking for "pockets" of sanity wherever I can find them.
I may as well be mining diamonds.
Coming up empty handed an awful lot these days! lol

Nothing funny about that.
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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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When I was a psychology intern on my first rotation, I was getting feedback from my supervisor on my first evaluation (at a chronic pain clinic). After I briefed him about my client, an elderly woman complaining of pain (everyone coming into the clinic sees the shrink regardless of history or presentation), he said, "What do we call her?". I said, "Call her?" He said, "Yes, what's her diagnosis? What should we call her?" I said, "Well, I'd call her a fairly normal elderly woman suffering with pain... " to which he replied that "We have to call her something." When I asked why, he said "If we don't call her something, we won't get paid." We settled on Adjustment Disorder, NOS. It's as simple as that!



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Mental illness is like many other illnesses which means that just because it is "mental" or of the "mind" doesn't exclude it from having to do with physical factors like other illnesses such diabetes. Neglecting our bodies and providing it with useless, harmful sustenance is just as damaging to our brain as it is to our pancreas (diabetes).

A lot of people want to place the blame squarely on society and it's negative influences on what should be our natural state of mind (which is indirectly correct) but we are also personally responsible by what we choose to provide to our body, hence our brain.

We eat only for one reason and it's to provide nutrients to our bodies, its organs and processes. It should be everyone's concern that the majority of items bought and consumed as "food" in this day and age are pathetically useless and downright the OPPOSITE of nourishment. Then we go on living like this for years after years and wonder why we all of a sudden comedown with mental illness. Well we can rest assured that if it wasn't a mental illness it would have been very well some other type of illness/disease.

Personally, like many others, I grew up on useless boxed and processed/convenience foods most of my life which did little to provide my body with productive nutritive value but rather "kept me going on fumes" via its calorie content etc. Eventually I started suffering the consequences. Symptom after symptom started to arise, each more invasive and unbearable then the last, both physically and mentally. Long story short, after too much time and suffering, I was able to remedy every last symptom by completely changing what I did or did not eat.

I think one of the most important things for anyone to grasp about fake foods is the extreme difference in contents between what I grew up on 30 years ago, and what people are consuming and growing up on today. All packaged, chemically processed foods available are so much more detrimental, harmful and downright useless compared to back then. You can thank the food industry and the multinational conglomerates for their "business sense" in driving fake food creations and concoctions we are all regularly exposed to and think little about.

While we are asking the question why; then we should also ask why all instances of chronic disease are on the rise, not just mental illness. We are all suffering sooner and breaking down earlier and there is a specific reason for it.

I know the above reason is a major piece and I challenge everyone to consider its relevance.
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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by nite owl

Originally posted by nite owl
HEY, YOUR RIGHT. Where can i collect my mental illness check.
I want my mental illness check.


To quote a great, eh?



Back on topic: The rate for under 26 year olds is much higher than the 1 in 5 (it's 1 in 3). Does anyone know if such a spread is normal for that age range or not?

Meaning is that age range usually 10% more f'd up than their elder counterparts on any given day in history? Or does this show a new trend of dissatisfaction unique to the "Millennials"?



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by GirlGenius
When I was a psychology intern on my first rotation, I was getting feedback from my supervisor on my first evaluation (at a chronic pain clinic). After I briefed him about my client, an elderly woman complaining of pain (everyone coming into the clinic sees the shrink regardless of history or presentation), he said, "What do we call her?". I said, "Call her?" He said, "Yes, what's her diagnosis? What should we call her?" I said, "Well, I'd call her a fairly normal elderly woman suffering with pain... " to which he replied that "We have to call her something." When I asked why, he said "If we don't call her something, we won't get paid." We settled on Adjustment Disorder, NOS. It's as simple as that!


Amen sister.

Witchhunting - out, Psychiatric labeling - in.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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Let me see. School can cause depression, which can cause ADD mentality. Peers can cause depression. Parents can. Lack of nature can. A big, loud, noisy city can. Lack of daily exercise(cardio is better) can.

Lack of involvement will cause depression, and depression causes this ADD mentality. This laziness causes impatience, impatience makes it almost impossible to find a way out.

All of this and you have a person living in Apathy. How does one leave apathy though? They would enter grief and fear consciousness before they felt a little more lucid, and once they hit fear, they will immediately revert. It takes a trained mind, it takes a mind that can see through everything, to break out of it.

ADD is developed, I believe only a few are born with it.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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The society we have now breeds tomorrows society, the expectations society puts on our children is damaging their self-esteem, their self worth.


Childhood is often seen as an exciting and adventurous time of life. New experiences, ideas and possibilities abound as children learn about the world around them. A child's sense of self is also developing in the midst of these experiences. The effects of low self-esteem become an issue when these experiences discount or demean a child's sense of worth. Read more: The Effects of Low Self-Esteem in Children | eHow.com www.ehow.com...


Link to full article

We are demanding far to much from our children, society expects them to aim higher and under achievement is looked upon as cancer used to be, they are expected to have no flaws, be beautiful etc etc. Yet parents have less time to spend with them, we are always busy struggling leaving us unable to offer the support they require, we are no longer allowed to discipline our children, they have no boundaries.

The problem is only going to get worse, this generation of damaged individuals are going to be the next generation of parents. Its up to us as parents now to change that, it is our responsibility beyond anything else to raise our children correctly, our needs should always come second to our children.

Yes I know many adults are beginning to suffer depression, but we have the ability to find the tools to help ourselves, children don't.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by snusfanatic

life is better for us then our parents, grandparents, .......



In 1990 I was making $5 an hour and an acre of land as $1200.

240 hours of my labor would have gotten 1 acre of land.

Compare that to today. This Generation is getting ROBBED. Also tack on that in 2014 every American will be forced to pay the new Federal Tax...OBamaCare.

This Generation is getting SCREWED due to the +70million baby boomers needing Social Security and Medicare.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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I do not believe I said that one could not live life right, even in places of conflict.

I was pointing out that the depression diagnosed is being done far more than it should be by either normal people and doctors. They want people drugged up because at any time they will become easier to control.

How? You ask. Simple if the medication they are taking now does not make them docile and easily manipulated all one needs to do is convince people they need medication so that at a later date it can be changed out with a drug that will make people docile and easy to control.

This falling for everyone has a mental illness is nothing more than a set up. The doctors are not in on it they were manipulated as well. They were taught to see what their teachers wanted them to see much like students in public schools today.

Raist



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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We are all sick because the second mother was with the seventh son.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 01:39 AM
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I forget who it was that said "the average man leads a life of quiet desperation...."
but i certainly think that it applies very well to the social demands placed upon everyone.Thr burden is so great that it is impossible to fullfill, and then that begins to consume us with guilt...as well we are told that we are the luckiest in the world...and That also begins to consume us with gilt.
By the time payday rolls around we manage to take care of our obligations and end up back at zero again....
This goes on endlessly for most....what is NOT maddening about it?



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