Just because we cannot physically see something, does this make it any less real?
Similar to the saying if a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody there to hear it, does it still make a noise?
Yes it still makes a noise however there was simply nobody there to hear it when it fell, therefore this saying in itself is designed as a giant head fuck for all intents and purposes.
When we say we are sick, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have a physical illness that is physically treatable, just because an illness may not be one that is physically present, does not make the illness any less debilitating or significant.
Mental illness is a very real, debilating and life altering illness, and should not be overlooked.
We too often overlook our mental health and over all wellbeing, thinking that because the words mental health, are in the sentence that it mean it’s in our heads, or we have imagined it, this is simply bullshit.
Without good mental health, we have nothing, it is like the void, it is where we physically begin and physically can come crumbling down.
Yet we seem to think that because a person has a mental disorder, or illness the significance of how these effects their overall life is somehow different to a person with cancer, or Parkinson’s disease (for example)
We use words like atypical, anti-psychotic medication, when there is nothing typical about drugs that are so powerful they alter our entire brains way of thinking.
Yet general practitioners world-wide have the power and no knowledge when prescribing medication with such power, and long-lasting effects to individuals that they have become complacent with their prescription pads, often using off label methods of treating a person who may be suffering a manic episode or a relapse of some kind when they hand out their poison inked written prescription’s.
This lack of knowledge coupled with a physician’s complantency to over treat or worse under treat a patient is simply sickening.
I am by far no fan of the shrinks office in fact I hate going at the best of times considering I have been to see far too many of these so-called specialists who really have no fucking clue.
I am not a text-book therefore why they look at my case as though it is or should be text-book simply has me at a loss for words.
Constantly they try time after time to put me into their boxes with a label too often labelling me with the wrong warning signs or worse none at all.
I have come to learn over the years that these quacks are doing a job just like every other job in the world and I am nothing more than another number for them to get through before they can end their tedious day at work and head home where ever home may be to their own lives, probably not knowing who I am let alone what I look like.
It is with this knowledge I now go to see the shrink to get my medication sorted for the month I know when to nod and how to answer the stock standard questions and have given up with even attempting to ask myself why or how did this so-called specialist become a specialist in his or her field.
I used to wonder how the hell they could treat a person suffering from any kind of mental illness when they probably have not had anything wrong in their own mental history, after reassessing this I have come to the conclusion that a heart surgeon may not of ever had experienced any kind of heart issues in his life, or had any one close to him or her that required surgery of this extremes, it was just their child hood dream to become a heart surgeon.
Therefore like any other job him or her goes to work, daily does his or her job which is now routine, and pumps their patients in and out like a butcher at his butcher shop, next, and so on and so forth.
It just pisses me off the utter disregard that gp’s have when it comes to specialised medication, that they hand out like lollies, and never stop to question their so-called diagnosis of a person before giving them a highly specialised medication, and what the side effects could be five ten, twenty years down the track.
It also pisses me off that people are so ignorant they still think that a mental illness is less significant than a physical one when the fact is a mental illness often causes so many physical problems for a person, often preventing them to gain extra money through work, therefore making them more vulnerable to homelessness, and forcing them to live under the poverty line, barely making it through day-to-day, just to get up and battle twice as hard the following day to do what most view as the norm.
We live in one very fucked up world, and however they came to their equation of the norm, really needs to be re-evaluated, the norm as they put it is not how it is for so many and their families, friends and careers who suffer day in and day out as they battle with themselves, the constant battle of the rhetorical questions never finding an answer, simply living in a nightmare, due to the lack of understanding even in the 21st century about mental health and well-being the lack and total ignorance that still surrounds those who suffer from mental illness, and those dick heads who seem to think they may catch it as though it is some kind of contagious thing which is passed on by talking to a person or acknowledging that this person fights the never-ending battle to try to conform into what society deems as the norm.
This to me will always be something that utterly pisses me off, ignorance I guess there is no cure for.