Skip to comments.Let’s Rethink the Mental Health “Crisis”
Posted on 05/10/2022 10:47:32 AM PDT by karpov
The Surgeon General warned of a “mental-health crisis” among young people, adding urgency to long-standing concerns. Campuses are rushing to address these issues, but their efforts may do more harm than good because they’re rooted in the disease model of mental health.
The disease model sees painful emotions as evidence of a disorder. It presumes that happiness comes effortlessly to the “normal,” and “treatment” is the way to get it otherwise.
The disease model began in the 1950s with the first psychotropic drug. Acceptance grew with each new medication, and now the disease model is rarely questioned. It shapes our understanding of our emotions though we don’t notice it the way a fish doesn’t notice water.
Today’s students have grown up with the disease model. They have learned to see emotional pain as evidence that they are broken and need to be fixed. They’re trained to think others are happy all the time and they are missing out. They’re surrounded by dire warnings to “seek help” if they have painful emotions.
It’s not surprising that the Surgeon General’s evidence was entirely based on self-reporting. He pointed to increasing numbers of young people seeking help or reporting distress on survey instruments. All this really shows is that people are interpreting their emotions in the way they’ve been taught.
(Excerpt) Read more at jamesgmartin.center ...
1. Quit using drugs to try and be happy.
2. Train your mind to release its own happy drugs.
I agree with 1 and disagree with 2.
I would like to see her train 100 people to release their brain drugs on demand.
Releasing your brain drugs on demand does nothing to cure cancer or poverty.
It is by action that things change.
The world is a harsh place.
Dreaming in your head is an escape and not a solution.
“You should go with Christ.”
The wife runs mental health hospitals. She is seeing a majority of kids just brainwashed into mental illness. Everything from being told repeatedly they are abnormal to “trans” crap to driving them to despair and suicide.
Liberals are monsters and hate children.
Cannot recommend this article along with “The Upside of Stress” more highly for the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything (42), the informal title I gave the book.
No shocker that the article and book write Biblically-based wisdom (without necessarily being aware of it). Always love when scientists discover God’s truth as if for the first time!
Wonder why folks are nutz? Just read the post about branDUHn’s teleprompter scroll about inflation. WTAF?
“It is by action that things change.”
You first have to know how to think properly so you know what are the best actions to take.
21My son, do not lose sight of this:
Preserve sound judgment and discernment.
22They will be life to your soul and adornment to your neck.
23Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.
24When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.
25Do not fear sudden danger or the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from the snare.
If all these yutes just took the first few books of Proverbs to heart they wouldn’t be all messed up.
I doesn’t help that teachers and the Supreme Court are pushing homosexuality as normal.
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