Tag Archives: Mental_health

The importance of being angry

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Anger is a vitally important evolutionary gift and without it we are perpetual victims.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA) Unfortunately, in many circles, anger has a bad reputation. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that we are scared when people are angry at us, so we try to scare people, especially children, out of being angry. By doing this, we hope to escape responsibility for our dysfunctional behaviour.

Another reason that anger has a bad reputation is because it enables people to defend themselves against violence and other forms of abuse. But if we want obedient and hardworking students, reliable and pliant employees/soldiers and submissive law-abiding citizens, then we must terrorize people out of being angry. Social control is not easy with people who are powerful and you need your anger to be powerful.

A third reason that anger has a bad reputation is that anger is often confused with violence. But anger and violence are not the same thing. People who are violent are not angry; they are scared or, more accurately, terrified, and they use violence in a dysfunctional attempt to get what they need. See ‘Why Violence?’ http://tinyurl.com/whyviolence and ‘Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology: Principles and Practice’ http://anitamckone.wordpress.com/articles-2/fearless-and-fearful-psychology/

The wreckage of a soul

Tormented soul by NayrDavis

Tormented soul by NayrDavis

Until per chance for an age perhaps
Seeped in the restorative waters of profound contrition
Redeemed, arise anew in humility
Rectitude, empathy, purpose and communion

Poem by Soraya Boyd Global News Centre

Drifting in the fevered winter of a desolate mind
The captive pursuit of status and power a daily grind
In such a space the stilled bells of conscience no longer toll
For travailing arduously against sense and dignity many lose their soul

Defeating the violence of psychiatry

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According to the ‘bible’ of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (the DSM), there are roughly 300 officially certified and distinct ‘mental disorders’. But there are no defining physical tests to diagnose any of them.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA) As the movement to abolish psychiatry continues to gather momentum – see ‘On Antipsychiatry’ http://bizomadness.blogspot.ca/2014/07/on-antipsychiatry.html – it is worth reviewing its delusional foundation, the history of its violence and its function as a weapon of elite social control.

Duty to Warn The Suicide of Robin Williams: Why We Need a Grand Jury Inquest to Investigate It

Robin-Williams photo courtesy: addictinginfo.org

Robin-Williams photo courtesy: addictinginfo.org

Knowing that Williams had been under the care of psychiatrists for the last six weeks of his life, certain taboo questions need to be asked and answered.

Dr Gary Kohls for GlobalNewsCentre.com

(DULUTH) On July 2, 1961, an American icon, Earnest Hemingway, committed suicide at his beloved vacation home in Ketchum, Idaho. He had just flown to Ketchum after being discharged from Mayo Clinic’s psychiatric ward where he had received a series of electroshock “treatments” for a depression that had started after he had experienced the horrors of World War I as an ambulance driver. One of his duties was to retrieve fragments of mutilated human bodies in the battle zone. He was haunted by the images of dead and bodies and dying humans for the rest of his life so there was no question that he had what was later to be understood as combat-induced posttraumatic stress disorder, with depression and insomnia. Hemingway himself had been severely wounded by shrapnel. Like many victims of combat-induced PTSD, he drank a lot of alcoholic beverages and had had a series of failed marriages, with financial problems related to the alimony payments to his ex-wives. He understood that his psychiatric ECT “treatment” had erased his memory, and he knew that his writing career, his reason for living, was over.

America’s Depression, Robin Williams, Millions more

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I would rather build bridges than walls. But in this age there is an evil mindset that is determined to eliminate America’s freedom.

Glenn Mollette Global News Centre

(NEWBURGH, Indiana)  Robin Williams made us laugh but we’re not laughing now as we mourn his suicidal death.

His tragic ending has placed a national spotlight on the seriousness of depression. In the midst of this heart wrenching tragedy maybe good will come as people may openly discuss their daily demons of clinical despair.

San Francisco Poised to Implement Laura’s Law

"Laura's Law" is a state law that provides community-based, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) to a small population of individuals who meet strict legal criteria and who – as a result of their mental illness – are unable to access community mental health services voluntarily.

“Laura’s Law” is a state law that provides community-based, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) to a small population of individuals who meet strict legal criteria and who – as a result of their mental illness – are unable to access community mental health services voluntarily. (treatmentadvocacycenter.org/lauras-law)

When a person is unable to understand the nature and consequences of their decisions because of their illness, that person is fundamentally deprived of the ability to exercise any civil rights…

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  The Board of Supervisors appears poised to finally implement Laura’s Law in San Francisco at a meeting tentatively set for July 8.

Supervisor David Campos, a long-time opponent of involuntary treatment of the mentally ill, reportedly agreed to support the move if certain amendments are added.

US Veterans: homeless, left out in cold

Everywhere in America the signs are present. Homeless Veterans fill shelters, wandering the streets of the nation they swore to protect and serve.  Photo by Tim King Press TV

Everywhere in America the signs are present. Homeless Veterans fill shelters, wandering the streets of the nation they swore to protect and serve. Photo by Tim King Press TV

Politicians in the United States allow the Veterans Administration to operate at substandard levels, the results for former military personnel are devastating.

Tim King Press TV

(SALEM) Everywhere in America the signs are present… Homeless Veterans fill shelters, wandering the streets of the nation they swore to protect and serve. Young people seduced by the illusion of military heroism never have the reality of Veteran life revealed to them by tall talking recruiters. Steeped in lies and trained to deceive at all costs, recruiters keep their mouths shut with regard to the life devastating reality that will face most who serve. For many there are few answers, or none at all. The challenges become too vast; this is why suicide is such an innate problem in the Veteran community.

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