Mental Health – Its Driving Me Crazy!

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                                           I’ m getting well…I’m getting sick. I’m getting well. ..I’m getting sick..I’m getting well..I’m getting sick.. I  feel better, but then again my therapist says I’m in ” denial“.

I’m now broke too. I think I am depressed.  Maybe not, it could be the fact that my mother died recently and I am just feeling down.  Its hopeless for me. I am so confused.  I need to call my therapist. What the heck is ” indecisive disorder?”

I feel like dying . ..What does she mean “ Baker Act?” …

And so it goes with many people who are not educated on the business of mental health. If you have ever been to a  ” quick lube ” or ” jiffy lube” for an oil change, you may have experienced the hated peek into the waiting room, when the technician tells you that he found some other major problems with your car.

 Good news he says, we can fix it right here. That will be 79.95$ please. When we think about healthcare in general we need to have the same caution we do in those type situations. No matter whether your general practitioner, your dentist, or in this case we are talling mental health.

    ITS A UNIVERSAL PROBLEM

On this particular page I chose to emphasize the area of Mental Health.  However America’s healthcare in general is operating in the same way. We pay and reward providers of all  types of care lots of  “extra”  cash for extending services, stacking services on patient”s plan of care which simply do not apply and are not needed.  Does this mean that each member of the care giving community is purposely defrauding patients an payers? Of course not .

Its the product of a monster that we created. No accountability and the total reliance on one provider to dictate what will be need to care for any given purpose. If you compared the healthcare system in Canada to America (they have something like 3x the success rate that we do) and identify what is so different , the first thing to stand out is the careful process with which they go through before officially labeling/diagnosing anyone with anything.

If I remember correctly,  before a diagnoses from one doctor for  a serious condition can be made in any of the branches of healthcare, an outside and independent doctor must confirm the diagnoses without any compensation from the first provider.. It seems like common sense and it clearly works.

There are many honest and well meaning doctors, therapists and professionals in each of the branches of healthcare. However the amount of providers who utilize and take advantage of the  ” pay to fail” or ” keep them sick ” model for financial gain -is significant enough that it has a great impact on the general population and is only getting more ridiculous.

My hope is that this brief overview using Mental Health as the example , we can stir up enough concern and interest on the subject to research it and move towards making a change. Its not just the money wasted, that’s actually the lowest on the list of problems. It is the damaging effect that ANY diagnoses from any health care professional can have on people in any arm of health care.  

Over the years in this blog I have shared my personal and professional experiences in each area of healthcare. I have posted 500+ articles on 35 categories all falling under these umbrellas. We are educating, but also attempting to initiate change by meeting with people like the payers or insurance companies spending million annually for no reason. I have done numerous interviews on radio and other media just to help move this problem into a solution mode.

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There are many buzz words going around these days about what is “normal” for my child to be doing or how they should be acting at their age. Sadly, people will often watch a popular talk show, and come to the conclusion that their child has a certain disorder…or a friend who just read a good article forwards it to you in an attempt to help diagnose your child with some disorder. I have even heard people discussing what they think their child “is” as they scan magazines in the lines at grocery stores….

How do you find a way to really know if this new obsession with diagnoses for children  (and medications) even applies to you and your situation? You likely wont get any opposition 1 child psychiatrists, as their primary role is to identify a disorder and treat it. Their primary challenge is to find what the child could meet criteria for according to the DSM -V.

To give you an idea how easy that is, I once retyped the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive disorder and asked 40 of my staff members to take the anonymous survey. When all was said and done, 75% of these Masters and Doctorate level staff met criteria.

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In case you were unaware, that book the DSM, or Diagnostical and Statistical Manual that all psychiatrists use to find a diagnoses for their patient, contains ZERO statistics. After all  every single  ” disorder ” listed in there was totally made up . K.No evidence, no data, all theory. In a nutshell, 200 or so psychiatrists or so gather together anonymously every 4-5 years and toss their new ideas for ” disorders” in the hat and vote. Enough votes,  and it is in the next version.

Here is a scenario as an example. A psychiatrist named Dr. Smith  shops at a certain grocery each Friday and gets the same checkout girl each time. He notices after a long time shopm(kkkiii88qing there that she seems fine with all the customers in front of him but it never fails she gets nervous and red in the face whenever he goes through the line and gets to her. The only thing he notices other then that is her always glancing at his badge, which says ” Dr.Smith”

He spends a few days considering possible causes -when it strikes him. He is always wearing a suit and still has his doctor name tag on.  Since it is a working class and blue collar area he deduces she has extreme anxiety do to the differences in education etc.. He coins his new DSM entry 

 Vocational Intimidation Syndrome   ( VIS) 

He tosses it in his briefcase  with any others- and brings it to the next get together for  a vote. Now remember,  no studies or data required to submit for  an add to the DSM. It is 100% theory. 

Somehow and by an amazing coincidence -the major drug companies felt a need for a new drug to treat just such a ” disorder” and as the group of doctors make the trek down the mountain from their secret meeting place, the drug makers offer up some samples for a new  ” designer” drug made for that purpose. The doctor writes for it and suddenly finds himself being rewarded for using that drug  over any others. So another ” disorder  is born, label given and medication issued.

 The problem today,  is we have a DSM now that is full of everyday life occurrences that we all experience at one time or another. One of latest laugh out loud ones was ” teenage rebellion syndrome” or – TRS ..teenagers who rebel,…hmm. Teenagers rebelling ? This really occurs ? Shocker! It has clearly gotten out of control.

By the way, I am aware mental illness is real. There is a need for treatment and in many cases medicine. In many cases however, the problem has to do with a totally different issue, such as a physical problem, some abuse that is going on, genetics, learning problems or lots of other scenarios. Sometimes seeing a psychiatrist is the best bet, or talking with a psychologist is best. However just as you are unlikely to stand in a Ford Dealership showroom and have the salesman say  ” Sir I really recommend a Chevy for your needs” you are also unlikely to hear the Psychiatrist turn you away and hand your business to another.                

 


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The New Pills Keep Coming- At The Expense of Millions Of American Lives

Kids and adults alike are being labeled with countless disorders and prescribed medicines they do not need. It is disturbing to think that money would drive some doctors to over prescribe medicines, but it happens every single day. Not all doctors are doing this, but enough are.

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Its gotten bad enough that one group of researchers  say that up to 10% of those being treated for addiction to prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient are physicians themselves.

Many providers are over -labeling  (diagnosing) people, and keeping them in long, drawn out therapy sessions while loading them up with  expensive medications. It pays VERY well.

 America is one of only 2 countries in the world that even allows drug companies to advertise on television. The reason the rest of the world refuses to allow it,  is that the power of suggestion combined with some misleading advertising can make people do about anything. One day you feel down, and a commercial pops up with a guy or woman smiling and laughing as the announcer describes how just weeks ago they were depressed. Almost everyone could be on some medication. 

Almost Everyone On Medication?Well Thats Just Crazy! Right? Welcome To America.

So why is America. the superpower and one of the most intelligent countries in the world, not worried about what the other 168 countries or so in the world are? Simple.

                            GREED

Hard to believe but the profits of the drug makers actually outweigh the millions of needless deaths of own people.

Two important things to know here.

1-Many if not most of psychotropic medications they market not only don’t work, but they actually in some cases cause suicidal thoughts or actual suicides.

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2- The Americans are smart. Greedy and smart can be dangerous. So here is what the main reasoning behind  the continual pushing of their drugs- (It certainly is not to help anyone.) It is a pacifier so nobody important and with enough clout would even consider letting the cat out of the bag. You see there ARE cures for what they call ” cancer” and there are cures for ” terminal anything” …as a matter of fact that’s what they are doing in many other countries, using these remedies to cure disease. The problem ( to the drug makers) its that they are Gods own cures. Natural and not addictive.

Another problem is that they  actually cure.  They need ” treats symptoms”.  America pays very well to keep people sick and in expensive treatment centers and on expensive drugs.

Here is where we are very excited at our body of it.

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Mike Carey- Alternative Solutions 4 Health- 98% Success rate in ridding the body of diseases from hepatitis to cancer in weeks..been  at it 30 years now and we are glad to welcome him as a partner in our mission to educate and help heal the sick.

Cancer, hepatitis, and you name it all healed and gone and he has been at it for 30 years. Oh and his success rate is slightly different then the 30-50% we brag about in treating symptoms. His rate of success by the way is only 98%! And that’s accessory is success and ridding the body of disease. In America we called it  “success” when we successfully relieve symptoms.

Mike makes his services avalable through Don’t Label My Kid!. If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic or serious illness  and have not been able to find any treatment and relief , comtact us a tim@domtlabelmykid.com to set up a consultation with Mike. 

Drug companies have to provide data to the FDA to get drugs approved. Without going into detail, lets just say that the data can be manipulated easily. For example if 5 of 50 adults in a depression medicine study said they felt better after a few weeks on the medicine, the drug company can say something like  ” In clinical studies, some people reported a dramatic change for the better in mood after taking xxxx medicine.” Just as the maker of a butter brand can print on its label 80% less fat! ( what they do not disclose is that they may be comparing it to a 6 foot birthday cake. )

 

The “circle of love” as I call it starts at the top with the drug makers. They design drugs for every possible  “disorder” that the psychiatrists create every few years. One problem with this is that they also compensate doctors for prescribing their drugs. Ironically, almost as soon as a new DSM comes out, the drug companies have a new drug already ready for use! Yet even worse and honestly is still hard for me to comprehend, is that the drug companies making anti-depressents for teens openly and without any appearance of regret announced that 13 out of the 14 drugs they had on the market actually increased the liklihood of suicidal thoughts rather then help the problem. Bad news right? Hold on, Im not finished. They still market the drugs today. Let that sink in . Ive been in this profession 20 years and seen it all. Until I learned about that. I still cant process that. Its been 2 years since I found out. 

Disorders are becoming more and more likely to match everyday behavior in different stages of life. Personally I think DCC Disorder is more than likely the cause of all this reckless diagnosing. That is Doctors Craving Cash .  Again, not all doctors are doing this, but enough that hundreds of thousands of people are needlessly taking medicine that could harm them, and struggling with self esteem issues due to their  new label/identity.                                    

It is only fair that every family is educated on what the options are when dealing with behavioral problems with their loved ones. Most people do not have a clue what the difference is if they take their child to a psychologist or psychiatrist. The difference is huge. One might say  ” lay down and tell me what is underneath all this ” while analyzing you using whatever training they had. This would be the psychologist, and they do NOT prescribe medicine.

The psychiatrist however, will likely ask very few questions other than what the symptoms or behaviors of the person is, how frequent, and proceed to see where in the DSM it takes him. As I mentioned, there are enough disorders these days for us all to be a few kinds of crazy. Two avenues to go, with two very different methods of treatment. The average person goes to whoever or whatever type of doctor they were referred to. Most times not knowing the agenda of the doctor.

The point is, there are no cookie cutter answers to all problems, and not everyone is Bi-Polar , even if all the guests on Dr Phil today were. Mental health is big business, and the drug companies are BILLION dollar industries. It is critical to the future of each person struggling with something that they get effective treatment, whatever avenue that may be. In my time in Social Work, very few if any parents ever questioned taking their child to whatever kind of doctor the school, or therapist referred them to.The result is lifelong struggles for those who are not getting treated properly, and having to deal with this new identity/ label.

Update-2017

Inevitably over last the last 4 years this blog has evolved into many more issues that have a root in what is described above. As you scan through the categories and different posts, you’ll see that there’s probably an article that addresses just about any issue that we all face in life- not just mental health issues. But its a great place to start.

 One area that needs to be emphasized that you will see weaved throughout this blog is the idea that remaining in a therapeutic setting for lengthy periods of time can often do more harm then good if it just continues to remind you of your darkest times.

Going weekly to remember those dark times in your life will not get you motivated to do anything.

 By no means am I saying that there’s not a use for therapy or therapists, but there’s a balance and there needs to be a focus on what is positive -what is right.

We have stepped in to offer the services that the followers of this blog are asking for . Helping identify appropriate care and treatment – but without having to be tossed on the assembly line of labels, diagnoses, lots of medication etc. Oh, and that goes for you children too. You better think twice before toting junior in to discuss AD-HD- because guess what? If the doctor wants to make a diagnoses based on his time with your child. If he decides your 10 year old needs amphetamines then thats what he will get. If you decide to buck that and not comply, you can be reported to child welfare and some bad things can happen. All because you were not  educated. So now you are aware.

We take your situation and get the treatment and help but giving you the choice which options you want to exercise for you or your child.

When you utilize Don’t Label My Kid! for your Needs, you get an entirely different perspective on things. My perspective. Perhaps the following illustration will make it clear as to just how valuable we can be for you..

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We do play the song of our own people- YOU!

I’ve had a few questions about whether I am a therapist, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist? Teacher ? Or what ?? Lol ..In other words, how have I been able to help thousands of people get the treatment they need while steering clear of all the labels and piles of drugs? Am I all those things?

My answer is YES! Sort of….

No, I cannot be all. As the image in this post says. I really do play the song of my own people -lol

When you use  my service – it is to help you up and out of a rut, and to set in motion a long-term plan with backups in place in case of any problems.  I want to make a few things clear about how what I do differs from other providers. I am 100% different . 

As mentioned,  I can’t be a doctor, lawyer, teacher, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, all at once. Nobody can.  But I can do something that none of them can do.

 I can look at each provider, and  assess with you who’s appropriate and who’s not. You see I am educated and trained to know what all of them do,  but they each are  only educated in their specific area of expertise. 

I do think that I have a gift, and I think I’m pretty good at my job- but part of why I’m so successful is the strategic placement that my 23 years in the field has landed me in.  

 When I work with your family or you individually I’m looking with you at all the possibilities – just like everybody else right? No not like everybody else,  just the opposite. When I work with you on what to do I already know all the other professionals jobs – and what they can and cannot do for you. 


Look at it this way let’s say you’re shopping for a new car. There are 14 models of cars you can choose from.

You’re given two options to make your decision. 

1-The first option is to drive each and every one of the 14 cars and listen to the sales pitch of each and every sales person for that car..

 After you’re​ done with all 14 sales pitches  you have to make a decision on what car is best for you, you hope.

2- Your other option is to go to an independent person who has driven all 14 cars.. they have actually owned them all. You could sit with them and discuss the pros and cons of each car.  What would be the best vehicle ( or 2) for what your needs are and it doesn’t matter to that person at all what you choose, because they do not get paid for you choosing a certain service.

That’s me I’m the independent guy!!

The reason people like to work with me- is because I can very specifically dial in on what will work for them, and the results are always good! Why? Because I have already dealt with your scenario more times then I can rememeber and predicting outcomes has become very easy for me.

It beats the heck out of a long and lonely road test driving the 14 cars until you find one that you hope works.

The New Car Salesman Example…

Have any of you ever gone into a new car dealership? – Picture this;. You walk into a Ford dealership,  the salesman listens to what you are looking for. A few minutes later the salesman comes over to you and says ” Sir/Ma’am you know what – I think I recommend a Chevy..  Thanks for stopping by but the Chevy will serve your family much better in this case. you for coming by the Ford dealership, but I think you’d be better off with a Chevy – they just have what you need more than we do.” 

Happens all the time right??  Wrong – and it never will happen…lol. 

That’s the same scenario. The cars represent your many choices on what to do for your child,, or for yourself.  You want the independent guy, the neutral guy who doesn’t do any better for himself by steering​ you in any certain direction.  

I hope this clears things up!

Welcome to Mr Independent. – contact me today to get your plan of care started.

I  work with individuals on a first come first serve basis in any area of mental health or addiction to make sure you don’t end up just another victim of the system with a 30% success rate for helping people.

Whether it is just you , or your entire family, we will come up with a plan of care and have you up and out of your rut in no time.

1-386-675-7549

Timothy J Petri BSW

 

1-386-675-7549 or if you prefer email- tim@dontlabelmykid.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 thoughts on “Mental Health – Its Driving Me Crazy!”

    1. Sorry so long. Just saw some comments I missed. I honestly don’t know that I know enough to decide. I never judge candidates by how one or two things work out, but always by motives, or at least what I can see of their motives. Obama claimed everyone could have whatever insurance they wanted and that he would get everyone covered. Truth be told only 20 million people were affected . Yet Obama is still trying to make his ” lie” a legacy…
      So Trump-care I don’t know what to think but I expect that in any decisons he will own the outcome. I really am more a judge of character then anything. I know Trump love this country, he is American ( for sure) – He will never give billions of dollars to groups that want to kill us, an that’s a helluva good start..

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  1. You make a lot of great points here. The pharmaceutical companies are taking people for all they have, including their lives. It’s sad that they are allowed to get away with it, but the sad truth is that we live in a greedy, money hungry world. I’ve told countless people who are suffering with depression or have children who are, that medication should be their *last* option. That circle of love, as you call it, will come back to bite them. If it doesn’t make matters worse with suicidal thoughts and attempts, there is a great likelihood of it causing a lifelong dependency. For children with ADHD, yes some are out there. But, I tell you what, had these diagnoses been around when I was a child, I think most everyone in my family and most of the people in my school would have been on medications and various therapies. My son is Autistic, so I know without a shadow of a doubt there there are children out there who truly have special needs. At age 17, he struggles to piece sentences together, has great difficulties in spelling and reading, and is just now starting to do basic division in math. So, these kids are definitely out there, but are all of them who have been diagnosed truly on the Autism spectrum? I don’t think so.

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    1. I’m going to come back to you there’s so much more to what you’re saying you’re on the right track but it runs even deeper and I want to share that with you I’m not sure if this is right place or not but if you have a different place for me to send anything to your will let me know

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  2. Great post, very thought provoking topic! I am NOT a doctor of anything, but I do wonder sometimes about the “circus” on TV. I have seen in the time of a 1 hour show, commercials advertizing drugs “snake oil” to fix this or help that, and then a commercial from a lawyer somewhere advertizing to sue drug companies for bad medicine!
    That alone is enough to make one wonder! Also Cancer- My Mother-in-law died from liver cancer last year. From the time she was diagnosed until the day she passed was only 4 Months!
    All that BIG $$$$$$ MONEY spent on “cancer research” and they still cant (or don’t want to) come up with a cure. That sure does make it seem like the Cancer research industry is someone’s “gravy train” because if they cured it, all the research money would go away……(?)

    What ever happened to the old adage of “an ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure???
    All of these awful chemicals that Monsanto and others make that are used in the JUNK food that we must endure
    are certainly not good for us!!! I know that a basic vegan diet would be good for us, but that is hard to stay strictly vegan! I have a friend here with a radio show that you would like, at http://www.healthtalkhawaii.com/
    It is a Great show, on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00 AM, and on the website. Check him out sometime…….

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    1. First of all thank you for visiting my site! You are already many steps ahead of the general population, in that you at least see the potential for a huge problem and major conflicts of interest in the whole racket. I am sorry about your mother in -law and I am sad to say she is in the majority when it comes to treatment.
      Yes there are natural remedies even for cancer. Yes the drug companies do avoid those and pimp their useless cocktails with full knowledge that the likelihood of survival is minimal, and they are not even ashamed to say so publicly.
      As I mentioned in my page here, just recently a large drug maker of psychotropic medications came out with a public statement to address accusations of marketing drugs that do not work.
      Not only did they acknowledge it, they were so bold as to announce that 12/13 of their anti-depressants for teens have been deemed not only ineffective, but that they actually CAUSE suicidal thoughts.
      Well, it gets worse. You would assume they would have stopped marketing them, possibly? Nope, they are all being prescribed today.
      So there is good reason that the USA, the most powerful and educated superpower is only one of just two countries in the whole wide world that allows any drug companies to advertise on television. It is not that we don’t have the knowledge of the danger, but we know the truth about alternatives that actually work, mostly natural remedies, that are widely used in many countries and actually cure cancer and many diseases…
      So my friend, this whole charade is not due to the lack of knowledge, but as you suspect, it is about money.
      The sad part is that this is all very public information, but nobody takes the time to do the homework. We really are a country of followers, or ” sheeple” as I call them.
      As far as the radio/media – I have done many shows and am talking to book publishers now to try and get the word out.
      If you think your friend would take an interest in this topic, I would appreciate it if you forward my link to him, and tell him to contact me tjpetri16@gmail.com and I will provide whatever he needs and if he would like do what I usually do and be a guest via telephone on a show about this topic.
      Thanks again, and please do share my link with any and all media outlets as this is how this site has gotten where we are today..by the blogging family sharing and networking…
      God bless you –
      tj

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  3. Present devoid of the responses on the complications you’ve fixed out there by way of this kind of manual is often a vital situation, in addition to the variety that may get horribly afflicted the total vocation basically had not found your site.

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  4. Why dont we plan to talk sometime soon you can email me or you can call me at my email is Tj petri16@gmail.com or my cell is 386-675-7549 its very Ironic you connected at this time because I’ve literally spent the last couple weeks looking at publisher and entertainment lawyer and film producer and different people thinking cuz I have so many different things going on with the experiences that they’re happening in my own life and my career and how my own life has.been.hammered . We will talk soon ik?

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  5. Thanks for telling it like it is without demonizing. It’s a complex problem that won’t be solved by black and white indictments aimed in any one or two directions. I am personally grateful that medications are available, which they would NOT be if there were no profit in developing them, but none of us can deny that that there are a great many problems with the current state of diagnosis and treatment in America – for **A LOT** of reasons beyond Big Pharma capitalism.

    Health insurance agencies favor medication-based treatment options and will cover them for some diagnoses and not others, so that creates a whole new level of over/mis-diagnosis & treatment potential.

    Differential diagnosis skills aren’t terrific out there in the mental health community (in my extensive experience) – and the DSM-5 isn’t helping much with that! (_Saving Normal_ by Allen Francis, M.D. takes that on credibly – Ginger Campbell’s Brain Science Podcast hosted an excellent interview/discussion with him that’s worth locating, if you aren’t already a follower of that podcast)

    “Education by drug rep” is becoming more common as doctor time gets squeezed even tighter – so “flavor of the moment” dx’s have increased and prescriptions are often written out of a bizarre form of [unconscious] confirmation bias — i.e., you see what you look for.

    Everyone with a keyboard seems to ring in with an online opinion, and only a few have ever read any of the original study publications before opining. Fewer still know HOW to read (or evaluate) those studies – so many parrot somebody else’s opinion, who is repeating something they saw or heard from someone else – often a dubious source presenting opinion as expertise (frequently based on a limited sampling — often just the experience of one individual, sometimes not even from personal experience) – and so it goes.

    It seems we now have a viral version of the old game of telephone making it difficult for people sincerely interested in educating themselves and taking charge of their own health to figure out fact from fiction.

    If I were forced to point my own finger in only ONE direction that needs to change, it would be to stop allowing medication ads on TV – as you point out well above. Not bloody likely, as the Brits say.

    I could go on for pages – and so could you, no doubt – but I’ll stop before my comment becomes longer than your post – lol. Thanks for your recent “follow” – which I am returning – so I’m sure we’ll exchange comments quite a bit in the future as we explore what each of us has written. We have overlapping interests.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. I have not had a chance to read all of your replies Good Just for the last two days and today I’m going to go to the doctor this morning and then I’ll be back tonight but I really want to talk to you about something cuz I’m actually going into a big project right now and I don’t know you but I just glanced at your blog and maybe you want to be involved in such maybe give me an email or something my email is TJ Petri 16 at gmail

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  6. You’ve put down in writing what I’ve thought and said for years. As a cancer survivor, I am now beginning to believe that there are natural alternatives to chemotherapy, but of course, drug companies and their minions will lose millions, if not billions if these avenues were explored.

    Thank you for a very enlightening read. Nice to meet you.

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  7. I am going to leave a comment so you can access my email address (just hit the edit button). I wasn’t sure if you had any luck trying to connect or not. I would hate to miss an opportunity to be of some help if you needed to get in touch. My prayers are still with you and all that you are doing!!

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    1. After reading a little about your story, I am reminded of so many other thousands ( including myself) who have , in an effort to bury their past wounds, actually dug a pit too deep to climb out of. I actually am incorporating that whole point into a few initiatives I am working on. I am looking for a partner to spread the word on this and so many other issues, such as the fact that God already healed us. He paid the price, took the beating and all we should have to. Our job is to learn to walk in that healing, not to wait for it…: ) anyhow hmu anytime if you want to discuss more about what I am doing! tjpetri16@gmail.com and thanks for the sweet words.. tj

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      1. Thanks and I’d love to hear more about what you’re working on. I’m wanting to get my book published and start speaking but I’m not sure of how to find audiences that would benefit from my story. Sure there’s lots of people on similar paths, and lots that could benefit, but I’m not sure how to find groups of these people to speak to. I want to help others get past the hurt and walk in the healing that you’re talking about. I’d love to hear you’re thoughts. My email is: juliaincuracao@gmail.com

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  8. Oh wow, YES!! I have bi-polar, and just last year read Wheat Belly, and Leaky Gut Syndrome books. AMAZED at the difference in my mental health, and emotional stability!!
    Too many kids on meds- as a teacher I saw it all the time. Kids are crazy acting because we took recess, and naps out of schools!! Brain based research proves kids need activity, and rest. So WHY are most schools cutting it out??? So big pharma can make more money shoving pills down our throats.
    THANK YOU!! Keep telling the truth! Everyone needs to hear it!
    And thank you for following me too!

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  9. Hi. First of all, thanks for sharing. When I started my M.A in clinical counseling we were using the DSM-IV. The next semester we were required to buy the updated revision, the DSM-5. One of my professors said that it is pharmaceutical companies who pay for the publication of this manual and they dictaminate the criteria and requirements for every mental disorder. Every time the manual is updated some requirements are remove so more people can meet criteria to be diagnosed and medicated.

    Also, something I noticed during my internship (I worked mostly with teenagers) is that it were parents the ones who should be in therapy instead of teenagers. There were many cognitive and behavioral issues that are not necessary diagnosable according to the DSM.

    I agree with your post, mental diagnosis are excessively estimated. Unfortunately, parents would believe whatever the therapist says, as they would do with a regular doctor.

    Blessings

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  10. I have found that each specialist sees their patient/ client through the lens of their particular training. When my son was completely decimated by anxiety almost 4 months ago, I knew I had a choice of how to help him. I already know from a meds trial for ADHD medicines, that his body is extremely sensitive to the side effects from “head meds,” and that if I took him to a child psychiatrist (6 mo. wait list in my area), they would have prescribed medicine and had him go to therapy. The pediatrician would have followed the same path. I chose the route of an intuitive naturopath and energy healing. So far, with change of diet, adding vitamins and one supplement to help his brain, I have my son back about 85% with some occasional anxiety still. He is still getting better and will continue to do so. In his case, the health of his blood sugar and gut were directly impacting his mental status. For me, these days I rely heavily on energy healing and intuition (and people with very strong intuitive gifts and healing gifts). They have served me well.

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    1. Good for you! You are leap years ahead of most. Taking the high road as you’ve done is well worth it. You are very right that clinicians generally treat by he way they were trained to, regardless of if it what might best. Thanks for the comment, many parents could benefit from reading your story.

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  11. The ugliest truth about for profit medicine is that there is no profit in healing the patient…despite the so-called ‘wellness’ programs our HMO’s are so fond of promoting. But those programs don’t promote wellness; the promote the idea that if you get sick it’s your fault for not behaving ‘well’ enough. Thank you for this post.

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      1. Yes. Not only will these industries make us sick they will spend billions on fake science and paid shills to convince us that a bottle of black sugar water gives our lives meaning.

        Check out this insidious ad campaign for Coke:

        http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/share-a-coke-and-a-song-summer-campaign-to-feature-music-lyrics-on-packaging

        39 Grams of sugar per can
        34mg Caffeine

        Both substances are addictive
        Both are marketed to children and teens.

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  12. Great post mate.
    I have been looking for this 1 video from the mid 1990’s when Mobile/Cell phones 1st came out. My Dad had one and one for all his drivers, they were like bricks with a car radio arial on them 😀
    This video the guy says “In 2020 our World will have brain illness’s like we won’t know”
    Basically he said the blood around our brain is being boiled by mobile phone use. He said it, it’s now happening. Just in my house 2 of us have a brain illness…

    Wish I could find that video…Guy was spot on with his warning

    Spot on post buddy!!!

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