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Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
reply to post by SirCoxone
It’s a difficult one, if I see a post and I become pretty sure that the OP is living with a mental health condition I try to avoid the thread. It’s not our job to spot people who might be suffering a genuine mental illness, that being said some of the stuff I have read on ATS does concern me. I get really worried when people start to feed other people delusions, for example a user posts that he thinks MIB are following him then another user starts to reinforce this delusion by discussing tactics of the MIB and accusing the members who point out he is being paranoid of being MIB shills. Before you know it this guy thinks everyone is following him.
I get really annoyed at the people who start this rubbish about how Schizophrenia is not a mental illness but a “third eye” into some kind of higher level of existence or pretend they are doctors who know the secret truth about mental illness and how the drugs are part of how they are under the NWO control. I like to challange them or anyone who is feeding the delusions of somebody who is genuinely suffering a mental illness. The only problem is that the odds are the people feeding the delusions are probably mentally ill themselves so its very difficult.
Like I said though, its not our jobs (well it might be yours) to watch out for these people its the jobs of medical professionals. All we can do its avoid them and not feed their delusions, its hard at times but unless you are with the person there is very little we can do about it. The only solution would be for ATS to start banning the mentally ill and let’s face it done of us want that, it would just lead loads of people getting banned who don’t deserve to be banned and loads more becoming even more paranoid.
Basically there is nothing we can do about it, we just have to put up with it and help them where we can.
edit on 28-6-2011 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)