The Myth of Mental Illness

I have several of Dr ‘s books . He was alive when I started my waking and very honored in the movement against psychiatry as we now know it . It’s a very lucrative profession co joined with Big Pharma ( chemical companies) and very powerful ; deadly and the culprit for the erasure of families. Diagnosing behavior , no test and prescribing toxic medications which distort and often destroy the health and well being of a targeted individual as the list of drugs increases with ” side effects ” of said RX

The 80’s , ” The Society of Suicide” accepted the shadow side of psychiatry and this deception took root in our legal system which has only gotten much worse .

I highly recommend any of Dr S ‘s books and found this one is on Youtube and with a Christian take on the book but mostly correct in his summation .

The Myth Of Mental Illness

Blessings , Peace & Love ❤️

Dona Luna

Not listening to people / psychiatry – Mad in America

Psychiatry exists in a perpetual state of distrust and disbelief of everything their patients say, including the harmful effects of drugs.

Mad in America – Main cause of youth mental illness

Young adults around the world are suffering from a generational deterioration in social connections with family and friends and a related, significant decline in youth mental health, according to the latest Mental State of the World Report from Sapien Labs.

Compared with their parent’s generation, young people are three times likelier to report poor relationships with their adult family and twice as likely to lack friends they can rely on in times of need – forms of social deprivation that, in turn, affect well-being. As a result, states the report:

“The risk of mental health challenges is ten times higher among those who lack close family relationships and friendships compared to those with many close family and friends.”

The newly released report, citing international online survey results from 2022, notes substantial and increasing disintegration of family bonds across the globe and describes a population “still mentally scarred” by the COVID-19 pandemic, with data showing minimal or no mental bounceback.


“While many factors such as the Internet are likely to contribute to the diminishing Social Self and bonds of family and friendship, one significant factor may also be cultural trends in parenting that trade-off warmth, love, and stability for greater focus on material comfort and accomplishments.”

Deteriorating Relationships and Family Bonds Drive Youth Mental Health Crisis

ECT does not prevent Suicide- Mad in America

A new study challenges the notion that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can prevent suicide. The researchers found that after receiving ECT, patients were still almost 45 times more likely to die by suicide than people in the general population.

“The 2-year suicide risk of patients having received treatment with ECT is highly elevated compared with sex- and age-matched individuals from the general population,” the researchers write.

However, they add, this extremely high rate of suicide after a treatment that is supposedly very effective for suicide prevention is “to be expected considering the severity of the mental disorders treated with ECT.” Despite this conclusion, the researchers did not actually obtain any data about the severity of the mental health symptoms of the patients in the current study.

Another important finding was that the risk of dying by suicide was especially elevated for people who were already suicidal—the target demographic for ECT. The researchers note that people who had a history of suicide attempts or self-harm were more than four times as likely to die by suicide than those who received ECT without that history. This indicates that ECT does not have a special suicide prevention effect for the people most at risk, either.

ECT is a controversial procedure that involves electrocuting the brain to induce seizures deliberately. There is no consensus on how this might reduce mental health problems. The procedure results in adverse cognitive effects that can last for months or even years, including persistent memory loss in over a third of patients.

ECT Does Not Seem to Prevent Suicide

Psychiatry’s cycle of ignorance & reinvention

I can definitely attest to the ignorance

Owen Whooley is an associate professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico. His book On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing deals with the tumultuous history of psychiatry and its equally unstable present.

In his book, he documents psychiatry’s ignorance, insecurity, hubris, and hype. Owen Whooley is an expert in the field of the sociology of mental health, sociology of knowledge, and sociology of science.

In this interview, we cover his histography of psychiatry, engage with his writings on the DSM, and talk about what gives psychiatry its almost supernatural powers to rise from near death over and over and over.

Psychiatry’s Cycle of Ignorance and Reinvention: An Interview with Owen Whooley

Tapering Safely off Antidepressants

Initially I went off all RX cold Turkey for 3 days and found that would not work

I then tapered off

New research investigating current antidepressant tapering trends finds that strategies for reducing doses over time can lead to varying results in different individuals.

The review, published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, advocates for a “one-size-fits-all” taper approach to ensure that withdrawal prevention is taken into consideration while simultaneously allowing for a process that is straightforward and not unnecessarily complex for most patients.

Withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants are common and can include dizziness, nausea, anxiety, depression, and “brain zaps,” which are sensations of electric shocks inside the head, among other symptoms. Given the overlap in symptoms between depression and antidepressant withdrawal, depressive relapse and withdrawal can be difficult to distinguish, which leads to confusion among patients and their providers.

Additionally, determining who will experience severe withdrawal symptoms from those who will not is difficult to predict, although research has shown that duration of use, previous experiences of withdrawal, and type of antidepressant used provide insight into who may experience withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation.

Researchers, led by James Phelps, MD, of Samaritan Mental Health in Corvallis, OR, write:

“The severity of antidepressant withdrawal can be mitigated by carefully tapering the dose before stopping. Research is ongoing regarding which patients need a taper and the best way to discontinue their antidepressants. Most strategies emphasize the use of very small decrements in the last steps to zero.”

Researchers Seek Standardized and Safe Antidepressant Tapering Protocol

Mad in America- Rights Get Stomped on – Mine Were

“Psychiatric practice is too often violating human rights, too often incapable of understanding the suffering of people.”

Psychiatrist: Psychiatry is a Religion Not Science

I read. years ago of a shrink referring to himself as God and I had 3 males that did so. Knowing nothing of the prescriptions they gave out like candy ; dependent on the drug rep for education of RX. Drug rep is educated by pharmaceutical company whose main interest is profit .

A psychiatrist could make an extra 150k per year just writing prescriptions. It’s a very bad matrix to get into . My Dr had Parkinson’s and founded the psychiatric program and was shielded until he retired . Lavish pictures graced his wall of his 4 children and his awesome sail boat .

Leading Psychiatrists Unwittingly Acknowledge Psychiatry Is a Religion, Not a Science

By Bruce Levine, PhD

Leading figures in psychiatry acknowledge that DSM psychiatric diagnoses and the chemical imbalance theory of mental illness are not scientifically valid, but consider them useful fictions that help people manage their emotions and comply with their medication treatments. However, many patients have experienced damage from these constructs, which they see as malevolent fictions. People differ in their opinion on the usefulness or malevolence of all organized religions, and so it should be no surprise that there are differences of opinions about psychiatry.

Faulty Reasoning turned ADHD into a Disease

In a new article in Frontiers in Psychiatry, researchers explain the four strategies used to erroneously conflate the construct of “ADHD” with a medical disease. According to the researchers, the label of ADHD is merely a description of children’s behavior, but the way it is usually discussed “reifies” it—or assumes that description is an objective fact with explanatory power.

“The descriptive classification Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often mistaken for a disease entity that explains the causes of inattentive and hyperactive behaviors, rather than merely describing the existence of such behaviors,” they write.

Why is this distinction so crucial? The researchers explain:

“The errors and habits of writing may be epistemologically violent by influencing how laypeople and professionals see children and ultimately how children may come to see themselves in a negative way. Beyond that, if the institutional world shaped to help children is based on misguided assumptions, it may cause them harm and help perpetuate the misguided narrative.”

When the complexity of human experience is reduced to a label, other explanations and possibilities are eliminated, and potentially harmful interventions go unchallenged. This is even more problematic, they write, with a contested category like ADHD, which has been disavowed by the very people who created the construct in the first place, such as Allen Frances and Keith Conners.

The Faulty Reasoning That Turned ADHD Into a Disease