I am not a doctor. I am not a counselor. I am not a therapist. I am not a professor. Don’t get confused. I am just a guy who loves and has struggled with mental illness my entire life.
Yes I know. You’re not crazy, but you have mental health problems, and you need help. But the problem is not one of your own making. Our society’s medical system is simply not equipped to address mental illness and it’s certainly not equipped to treat mental illness as our society does.
But it is the system of mental health care we use that is the problem. The problem is that we have no system to actually treat mental illness. The problem is that the system we use is designed to treat serious physical illnesses like heart disease and cancer. This is why so many people with mental health problems wind up on pharmaceuticals, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety meds. It means that the actual treatment of mental illness is not addressed.
With the exception of a few isolated cases, the vast majority of people with mental health problems wind up on pharmaceuticals. However, as I discuss in my book, we are on a slippery slope that leads to the eventual collapse of the “medical model” of mental health.
A large percentage of the people who are prescribed these medications are people who are already on the drugs, so their mental health is already on the decline. We can’t just ignore the fact that we need medication for mental health problems because of how our society is. The reality is that if we don’t address mental health problems and treat symptoms, we can’t treat the real underlying causes. In my book, I discuss the relationship between mental illness and drug addiction.
I am sure that many of you have seen the news reports on the death of Logan Mingo, a mentally ill man who was found murdered in a drug rehabilitation program. The reality is that the causes behind mental illness are always the same- mental illnesses are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. For example, a chemical imbalance in the brain could cause you to have seizures, yet if you have one in the brain, you will always have seizures.
Well, it’s one thing to have a chemical imbalance, but now to have a chemical imbalance that affects your mental state and cause you to be unable to control it is very difficult to accept. We are going to see some things that are going to make you realize how damaging it can be without that chemical imbalance, but not if you happen to have one in the brain.
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, there is a biological reason why the brain does what it does. It’s to keep you alive, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to make the decisions that you make, and if you are not alive, you wouldn’t be able to make decisions for yourself. But since you are not alive, you can’t control what happens to your brain.
The reason is that your brain is wired to make sense of what is going on, and it does this by creating chemicals in the body. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters. They transmit information from your brain to your body. And they are broken down over time, and can cause a deficiency if not addressed.
The first thing you need to do is to get your family to get a checkup at the doctor. It’s a good idea to get them to try and be as positive as you can about your health. A healthy family is a happy, healthy family. The idea is to have a positive outlook on life, and have someone who is supportive and understanding.