Health care and suicide prevention

The Biggest Mental Health Care Problem You Don’t Know About –

The case cited is a good example of how psychiatric training is more like suicide causation training than prevention training.

Psychiatric inmates are like any other type of inmate.  They learn that if they want privileges or their freedom back they have to tell people what they want to hear.

After their first such incarceration, in which they will be abused in ways that would not be tolerated for and would be considered unconstitutional to do to a death row inmate, any of these prisoners with clarity will get it- if you think of suicide you must never tell a living soul, because the state’s response will be to torture you.

The long term care is about the emotional health of drug manufacturers.

Most antidepressants double or triple the suicide rates of those who take them, not just the teenagers that are warned about on the black box warning.

My observation of clients that have gone on antidepressants is that they went from being blue for understandable life reasons (which raises the question of why medicate normal feelings like an illness, creating a chemical imbalance rather than fixing one), to emotional volitility and questionable judgment.

We need a resurgence of the ideas of Thomas Szasz.   Throwing the patients under a bus for corporate profits needs to stop.

In the case mentioned in the article we should sympathize with the patient, who after release had nobody she could trust.


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