posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 07:25 AM
I'm pretty sick, my mental health is all but shattered. It's been a slow and tedious road to recovery and I from what doctors have told me, I'll
never be fully healed.
My mental health pushes me to the extreme, I've visited the hospital over 20 times in December of last year, I basically spent the entire holiday
season in the ER. I've had so many tests done on me and got tons of support from Psychiatrists. I could have stayed there, the offer was standing
but I declined knowing that all I needed was some guidance. All of this paid for by the government who rather invest its money in it's people rather
prioritize the funding of senseless wars and mega armies.
Most right wing Americans would call me weak but they didn't have to experience the traumatic life/lifestyle that I went through. It's only when
these people live through such ordeals that can they ever stand a chance understand, those that have seen the worst atrocities of life, a lot of them
who come back from the war or those who suffer mental anguish from losing everything they had in life and being left in the gutter with nothing, as
we've recently seen on many videos posted on ATS as of late. That lack of Empathy is not a strength but one of man's greatest weakness.
I've never been very patriotic but the Canadian health care system is something that makes me proud of my country. We have other mental health
clinics in every city that's funded by the government for those who need constant advice, care and monitoring. My better half, I couldn't say less,
has two bachelor degrees and works from a company that is mostly funded by the government; her job is to help, care, clean and assist people who have
physical and mental anguish in every way possible. I can't see how anyone could ever bash the Canadian health care system.
And waiting times; that's a myth. Sure I've had to wait for about 10% of the test that were done on me but that's because we don't play favorites
in Canada. It's called triage, where people get put in line depends on the urgency of the tests and if you really want it now and insist, they
won't argue. I just never do that because it's never been a necessity. I'm due for my yearly blood work and all that, I know I'll have to wait a
month but that's the point, it's not something that I need right now; I just rather know now if there is any changes I need to make in my life. So
I'll visit the doctor sooner than later in order to get these tests when I had originally planned on getting them.
To the OP, I feel for you, I know I couldn't live in your country because there seems to be no room for those with constant mental anguish. I feel
for the war veterans, for the single mothers, for the homeless, for the unemployed who really really try and contribute to the system only to be
pushed back down as soon as they can crawl out of the hole. America is ruthless, it's sharp teeth bites with no remorse, it's a cold country based
on greed and material excess with no consideration for the needs of those who can't afford to be sick.
Like some people have suggested, renounce your citizenship and move to Canada. There's work, there's help and there's support. We always have
room for one more, friend.