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1 in 5 American suffers from mental illness.

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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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I don't. Just joined ATS. Hope it stays that way


Glad to be here.




posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Ridiculous.

Well, according to the buddha, everybody suffers from delusion. However, mental illness is usually a severe form of delusion outside the statistical norms, by say, 2 or 3 standard deviations. So, by definition, most people have to be ok. Who decides what is illness and what is normal? It's all statistics. When everybody is crazy, crazy is normal. The otherwise normal person would then be considered mentally ill.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by NAMTERCES
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Ridiculous.

Well, according to the buddha, everybody suffers from delusion. However, mental illness is usually a severe form of delusion outside the statistical norms, by say, 2 or 3 standard deviations. So, by definition, most people have to be ok. Who decides what is illness and what is normal? It's all statistics. When everybody is crazy, crazy is normal. The otherwise normal person would then be considered mentally ill.


Do not know much about the Buddha but according to science :

Brain and Behaviour research foundation :

bbrfoundation.org...

Medical Daily

www.medicaldaily.com...

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

www.co.cattaraugus.ny.us...

www.samhsa.gov...



If my references are fallacious or unfounded i will gladly change the name of this thread.

Thank you for posting.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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America needs Mental Illness Control NOT Gun Control.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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" Do not know much about the Buddha but according to science : "







posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Are you a Mental Health Professional MentisCompis?
Just wondering. I'm in the MH profession and I'm wondering why you mentioned this in your introduction. Anyone (suffering or not suffering from Mental Illness) can see things wrong in the world.

Anyway, Welcome! I'm a new member as well. There are a lot of good people on ATS.


(btw, pretty avatar.
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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by cassiper
Are you a Mental Health Professional MentisCompis?
Just wondering. I'm in the MH profession and I'm wondering why you mentioned this in your introduction. Anyone (suffering or not suffering from Mental Illness) can see things wrong in the world.

Anyway, Welcome! I'm a new member as well. There are a lot of good people on ATS.


(btw, pretty avatar.
)
edit on 7/28/2012 by cassiper because: (no reason given)


Hi and thank you. As for the mental illness introduction i was just making a joke in reference to the misconception that this place was filled with nutcases.

Thank you for posting.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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But it is.

Nutcases and NSA



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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Pretty sure 2sd is 95th percentile & 3sd is 99th.

It means there's bs somewhere along the lines.

Nothing is scientific about mental illness.. as far as I'm concerned the most ill are.the one's who believe that.they can be fixed by "professional" strangers.

You must be out your mind not to seek council by your friends and relatives first.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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'1 in 5 American suffers from mental illness.'


We 4 in 5 Americans have to deal with the 1 in 5 on a daily basis



Welcome to ATS



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:44 AM
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here are 10 posters on this thread.

That means two of us are nuts!


Welcome!



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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I'm certifiable.

You?



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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I'm certifiable.

You?


Yup!

There's the two!




posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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I don't buy that.

You're one of the more stable long-time members here.

If you've been diagnosed with something serious, we're proly all doomed on ats



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:59 AM
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We're doomed

ETA: Maybe Phage will come by and debunk our being nuts

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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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So do you think that in 1900 there were that many people with mental problems? If not, then technology hasn't really advanced the human condition as much as people think now has it?

We can go to the moon, but can't give food to a starving child in Africa. Pretty screwed up place we live in.

Technology has created an environment where we can kill ourselves many times over at the click of a button.

We have a lot of fancy gadgets, and cool cars, and expensive clothes. But we're all going wacko and everyone is hating on and killing each other.

I'd rather be without and have peace of mind, then have an overabundance and stress along with it.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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We're doomed

ETA: Maybe Phage will come by and debunk our being nuts

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I haven't been "phaged" in while. I must be slipping.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
here are 10 posters on this thread.

That means two of us are nuts!


Welcome!


Hahaha this is great!



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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