In a debate, recorded in 1977, Thomas Szasz and Albert Ellis argue over the concept of mental illness.
I don’t agree with all of Thomas Szasz’s point of view regarding his opinions on racism, jews, and the oppression of women, he is correct in saying that mental illnesses are basically made up disorders by a committee of psychiatrists that vote on what constitutes a “mental illness”. Psychiatrists in their arrogance decide what is normal for the rest of us and in my assessment are destroying our society with pseudoscience.
It is true that women were oppressed and this was justified thru psychiatric labels but the reverse is happening today. Men are demonized and are more likely to be labeled as narcissistic. Feminism and liberalism is using the mental health field to give its ideology scientific credibility. This isn’t new, for example in the Soviet one could be diagnosed with “sluggish schizophrenia” for questioning the communist state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sluggish_schizophrenia
It’s very likely that when and if the day comes the government decides to start to locking people up who have “controversial views”, the mental health field well have role in this by diagnosing anyone who questions the status quo as mentally unstable and are in need of treatment or reeducation.
This 1970 film discusses the role of the psychiatrist in the courtroom and prison. Featuring Thomas S. Szasz, the author of The Myth of Mental Illness and The Manufacture of Madness.
Szasz argued throughout his career that mental illness is a metaphor for human problems in living, and that mental illnesses are not "illnesses" in the sense that physical illnesses are; and that except for a few identifiable brain diseases, there are "neither biological or chemical tests nor biopsy or necropsy findings for verifying DSM diagnoses.
The film also features Bernard L. Diamond, what is very interesting he was a so called expert witness for the defense in many well known trials, most notably the trail of Sirhan Sirhan, the man accused of the assassination Of Robert Kennedy. In the 1980's Jonathon Marks who was representing Mark David Chapman for his alleged act of murder of John Lennon brought Dr. Diamond in to perform medical legal evaluations on Chapman.
Psychiatry in law has been used both as a means to justify dehumanizing the accused and as an excuse for irresponsible behavior. In many cases psychiatry can also be a tool to mark someone who is innocent and convince the jury of their guilt.
This riveting presentation, two years in the making, lays bare the destruction wrought by psychiatrists upon every sector of our society.
Graphic footage from archival and current films depicting psychiatrists in action, eye-opening interviews with medical experts and moving accounts from victims and their families, make this the most complete and devastating documentary of psychiatric abuse ever produced.
Disclaimer: For those who may object to the CCHR which is ran through the Church of Scientology, I in no way support or believe in Scientology; however this is probably one of the most informative documentaries on the truth of psychiatry and the mental health (illness) system.
My take on mental illness is it doesn’t exist at least not in the way it’s been defined by this fraud of a profession. Mental illness labels destroys people lives, decreases empathy, leads to stigma, and doesn’t address the root causes of what they term as an illness such as trauma from abuse and environmental toxins. Psychiatric medications actually cause many of the symptoms associated with mental illness. The odd behavior that is often seen in mental health patients are actually side effects of these medications.
Mental illness is also an excuse for not taking personal responsibility for one’s choices. This ultimately leads to a loss of freedom both for the individual and society as a whole.
Even if you don’t think this affects you, it does. These fraudsters who masquerade as “professionals” are shaping our society on what it means to be human, faith in God, and labeling anyone who challenges the status quo. Even Jesus himself has been labeled as mentally ill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health_of_Jesus
No, snowflakes here-Monsters ONLY!!! We all KNOW that romanticizing mental illness is wrong, but(I don't know about you)I still do it. I envy, and admire the vile villains, and here's why. #Psychopaths #Love #Romanticizingmentalillness Unedited vid- https://youtu.be/zs_k3hmBJ1E
This is an old 2004 documentary on how the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies are turning us all into patients. The video isn’t complete, it cuts off at the end.
I don’t endorse everything in this documentary and I believe the mental health system is largely a pseudoscience. In my view the concept of mental illness as a disorder is meant to dehumanize us, lower empathy, and discredit those who challenge the status quo, for example if you believe 911 was a conspiracy, you could be labeled as “delusional”. A time is coming and perhaps is already here that any emotion other than happiness will be seen as evidence of mental illness.
The MH system and big pharma is part of the NWO agenda.
Dual diagnosis is the coined term to describe the homeless who suffer from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol while having coexisting mental illness issues. There is nothing compassionate about leaving them on the streets. http://Instagram.com/la.homeless @LAVagrants
With the shootings over and the media going crazy, we can see how people are reacting. Of course you have the normal gun grabbers wanting to disarm the average American, but there seems to be a push to label anything that is white consciousnesss to be considered bad. The future is looking bleak my friends.
My ex-husband died on October 22, 2018. He was a paranoid schizophrenic. We were married for 20 years but he became so unstable and violent that I had to divorce him to protect my grandson while I was in the process of adoption.
He was found in a wooded area near my home. I didn't find out until yesterday when I got an anonymous letter from one of his sister's.
This song was one of his favorites. I hope he is resting peacefully now.
Now that 'Childhood Trauma' (#ACEs) victim-survivor Oprah Winfrey has FINALLY exposed our Nation's Public Health Crisis, will YOU join Oprah & Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, pediatrician & CEO of 'The Center For Youth Wellness', in passionately calling for a National MOVEMENT educating American & foreign born primary child caregivers about our Nation's PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS & potentially life scarring medical disease/condition?
Recently, Oprah Winfrey learned about and shared with her fellow citizens POWERFUL, eye-opening medical knowledge regarding America's easily PREVENTABLE, though potentially life scarring PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. Knowledge Oprah exuberantly declares is a "game changer."
"Oprah Winfrey Dancing On Table Tops, Fixing The 'Hole In Your Soul'"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGjeeNaaW0c/ ___ PLEASE, I am imploring my responsible, caring American or foreign born neighbors concerned about the emotional well-being and physical HEALTH of our Nation's people, to SHARE this POWERFUL, eye-opening medical knowledge with your family, friends and neighbors who are genuinely wishing to improve the Quality of Life for untold numbers of American newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens, WHO THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, are impeded from experiencing a SAFE, fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood all Americans have a right, as well as ABSOLUTE NEED to enjoy during a critical period of human/childhood development.
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