The mental health system is a different culture. Psychiatry itself, unlike any other medical specialty. Mental health is a closed system. That means it’s the middle ground. Doctors, therapists, patients, and support staff play a role. It’s a refreshing place. Each actor in the program gives the other person a chance to imitate his or her role. For example, a psychiatrist gives you an unfounded diagnosis (Yes this happens occasionally). You, the patient, have complete faith in the power of the moral health system, accepting this diagnosis as the truth of the gospel. Over time, you begin to see certain behaviors and attitudes that you believe could be a symptom of an underlying illness. Go back to your doctor and report these symptoms. Your psychiatrist agrees with your observations and writes them down on your medical record. He also submits his authoritative views to support his view. Therefore, both sides in the relationship are affirmed in their role.
When a person has been playing the role of a patient for a long time, one begins to identify themselves as a “mental patient.” That’s what you are. This is a word that describes your very existence. You belong to the mental health system. Soon enough you find out that all the activities you are involved in are related to your illness and the medications your doctor has prescribed for depression. Very painful comment. It is still sad for a person who fights unnecessarily with unexplained disability in his character as if the diagnosis is an undeniable fact. I acknowledge the fact that the disorder I am painting here is not true for all psychiatric patients.
In some cases, a psychiatrist receives the benefits of being mentally ill. There are mental health professionals, such as case counselors who assist the “consumer” in obtaining a free life grant from the Federal Government through Social Security Disability Income or Suplemental Security Income for any small amount it may have. I would add comfort in the fact that the benefits of social disability are reported by (government) to be dry in 2016. The buyer is usually entitled to free housing, health care, food aid, and much more. A person with a mental illness may be entitled under certain disability laws to bring pit-bull to the animal-dwelling community. Technically, you can also take it to a commercial aircraft. The reason is because your therapist has seen fit to have an animal that supports you emotionally (oh that was a secret?). Don’t get me wrong. I am convinced that there are people who need a pet animal for their emotional health. I do not try to show disrespect for those who suffer. What I am saying is that there are incentives built into the system that more people accept their diagnosis and play their part.
There are prosecutors and court employees who will go to court with you, and forgive you in front of a judge when you play badly on the law. They will help the mentally ill with all their personal matters. What a transaction! Go out and tell all your friends about it. Let the government take care of you. It makes being a psychiatrist very attractive. Why would anyone want to label a mentally ill person with a disability? Also, I jokingly make my point that people, who are misdiagnosed with a DSM V diagnosis, are at risk of relying on the mental health system for their own needs.
This kind of social welfare encourages people to give up their prominence and motivation. It implies that living a neglected life is enough. I, personally, believe in the greatness that people can have for themselves and the world through their involvement.
Remember this. Once you have entered the mental health system your chances of getting out are slim. There are many reasons for this. This is largely because a psychiatrist or psychologist has confirmed that you have a serious medical condition that you cannot control. We all know that’s funny. Many people experience depression and anxiety significantly without the use of psychotherapy. If Ativan soothes your senses and helps you work, that’s fine. On the other hand, I have seen many people become addicted to drugs. These drugs are not safe. I did not put your faith in the safety of anti-depressants either. I think the drug giants are quick to point out that because of the many allegations against them.
Further suspicions may be leveled at pharmaceutical companies about this unnatural drug dependence. As I was writing this article, I went to the NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) website and saw “In Our Own Voice,” a public education program, sponsored by a grant from Eli Lily. This is a major pharmaceutical company that specializes in psychiatric drugs such as Prozac, Zyprexa, and Cymbalta. I collect (without much mental effort) that Eli Lily’s generosity is an awareness campaign to make them look like one of the best people in the field of psychology, and as a result, boost sales. While surfing the Internet, I discovered that NAMI has been receiving its fair share of criticism for its questionable association with pharmaceutical companies. I cannot say that NAMI is immoral or immoral. That would be much easier. If Ely Lily gives me thousands of dollars, I’ll have to think hard about taking it. Sometimes the decision to cross the line depends on the real needs of one’s life. Sometimes it has to do with making money. There is no denying that this type of corporate misconduct adversely affects the mental health system and exacerbates the suffering of its consumers. Also, I know that some people need the help of pharmaceutical companies and the psychiatric community. The experimental process of prescribing these drugs is a major part of the problem. That is because there is no adequate supply of these potentially dangerous drugs.
The community itself contributes to this ineffective culture. The general social situation says “As long as they don’t bother you you can do what you enjoy about them.” This gives mental health providers more authority to do what they want. The mental patient is therefore deprived of his or her rights. As I can see, a psychiatrist is a person without respect or dignity. You can call my sharp words if you like.
It may seem like I’m playing a game of suspicion and taking on the role of victim. Allow to clarify the patient’s role in the mental health system (those like me). I would be the first to acknowledge that a mentally ill patient is primarily responsible for his or her negative state. We must acknowledge our role in the process. No one can bend your arm behind you, say, “Go see a therapist about your concerns.” At least that is true in most cases. When you think about why you did it, you will say, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”
The worst thing a mentally ill person can do is to tell someone about their condition. As soon as you do, someone else looks at it differently. The automatic flash shuts off the human brain, “O God. Here it is. your family members, and close friends. Universal reaction. From the moment you reveal your privacy, everything you do will be held accountable for your illness. The ways in which you present yourself as a normal person will be measured by your perceived opposition. When you are frustrated with something, the people in your life will conclude, “His medals don’t work.” If people think you can’t be interviewed, they will whisper to each other, “Oh you’re a mental patient. That’s why he looks so angry.
If you have to try to talk about your rights as a person, the mental health provider will continue to make a commitment to the psychiatric hospital against your will. The patient may be detained indefinitely until the doctor decides that the person has regained consciousness. Mental health professionals can actually do whatever they want with you because no one will speak out against them. In Massachusetts, mentally ill patients should keep a specially trained attorney to represent them in a mental health court for their release. That is where we are in 2013. I bet most of you who read this article did not know how our moral health system works. We are still in the dark.
The only time a mental health system is exposed is when a patient commits suicide or kills a person. Then there is the public outcry and the psychiatrist or the therapist is blamed or otherwise prosecuted. In their defense, no doctor can control the behavior of their patient in public. , unless they have been overly sensitive in some way. We are a free and ruling people. In the United States, people are allowed to work freely without undue interference from others. The American state says “No one has the right to tell me what to do.” A slightly different story when a patient states that he intends to commit suicide or murder. After that the call to work is valid.