I’m still covering Finance, and of the hundreds of witnesses I’ve seen speak before the senate this week, there were two, count ’em, two people standing up for psychiatric rights and they were both scientologists. Of course neither one acknowledged their association with scientology, both stated they were representing the far more credible-sounding Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which is a scientology front group. That is a fact.
Those fucking liars had important, articulate and relevant criticisms about the practice of mental health in America and that’s when I threw up in my mouth; how do you reconcile seeing truth to power spoken by dishonest, manipulative cult-worshippers who have their own covert and nutbar agenda about replacing psychiatry with dianetics? These are our representatives? Who the hell are they? And where the hell were you?
I got no time for posting, but a few things on my mind I’ll get to in time:
Jail diversion, which I believe in.
Credentials, professionalism and impression-management, which I don’t.
The embarrassment known as Mad Pride.
The roots of murder. My own theory, and yes, I have a theory, it’s required, my own theory about evildoers is argued persuasively in a book I’m reading by the Chairman emeritus of Georgetown University’s Department of Neurology, who links serial killers to mental illness, child abuse, brain damage and my other family traditions. More on that when I’m done with the reading.
And because I want to leave you chuckling here’s an excerpt from a comment thread found at the Bradtastic.
I noticed that you blog about medical related topics and I thought that this would be of interest to you as well: there’s a really great documentary being shown on AOL True Stories called ‘Generation Meds’. Ten percent of Americans take SSRIs (a Prozac type anti-depressant) and sixty-five percent get off it eventually will go back on, ‘Generation Meds’ asks the question “why?”
Why do 65% of people go back on anti-depressants?
Gee…My 1st response would be mental illness is not a sinus infection.
Just a thought.