Monophrenic Monologue

Not

the Best Victim

Many years ago locally a man I do not know at all spewed his contempt at me on the streets here saying,

Congratulations lady. You make a really good victim.”

Let me respond to that once again now.  Actually, stranger to me, who feels entitled to act out like that... I make a really LOUSY victim, as you are about to find out.

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“Left handed people can use both sides of their brain at the same time, so they can usually process more information than right handed people.”
Mehmet Oz, M.D.
(Did you know that I am left handed? I wonder how many more left handed people than right handed people get labelled as compared to the general population? Did you know that I once described other people's idea of the meaning of 'psychic' as really just the ability to pick up more information than most people? Did you know that when I said something similar to a psychiatrist, and said I thought I got more information than most people, I got offered something for my delusions? It was something to 'reduce my awareness.')

I Recommend 

I recommend for psych students (and others) a few books available at our local public library. These are:

The Cure of Folly

and Daggers of the Mind: Psychiatry and the Myth of Mental Disease

by Gordon Warme, M.D.

I include these NOT because I agree with every word and in fact, I find much of this disturbing, but because they offer some insights into how the minds of psychiatrists have been trained to work.

Also available locally are:

Toxic Psychiatry By Peter Breggin, M.D.

Agnes's Jacket By Professor Gail Hornstein
and
A Schizophrenia Breakthough by Al Siebert, PhD.
Who was psychiatrized while TRAINING in psychiatry. 

I hope that these will help to get you to questioning and rethinking the psychiatric status quo.

 

 

Out of My Experience of 95

In the Beginning there was nothing

Then God said, “Let there Be Light”

...and there was still nothing

But now, there was a light on

So you could see It...

Dave Thomas, SCTV

Message off the TV, Just for me

Free Handout- Print at Will
 

For Their Own Good- By All Means; Let's Talk

By Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic

In the U.S. which is determined to define sanity for the whole world it seems, (read "Crazy Like Us.") there is an organization of families and "friends" of the psychiatrized, heavily influenced in their beliefs by Fuller Torrey, which is called N.A.M.I. (National Association for Mental Illness)

At their meetings they have been known to tell newer members, who have family members labelled with illnesses, and who resist being drugged, or who claim they do not need to be drugged, to do something to force compliance.

(definition: complying with a wish, request or demand; a disposition or tendency to yield to others)

One of the things that has been suggested, and apparently carried out by some of these members is that, in order to force the person to comply, the family members should claim the individual is violent toward them, then call the police and before they arrive, turn over some furniture etc as evidence of that. Then, when the police arrive with the "help" of course, the labelled family member is very emotional about what is being done to him, (which of course "proves" emotional instability).

Now I want you to FEEL this very clearly from the perspective of the "mental patient" who "thinks" his own family is doing him harm.

The parents who do this KNOW what they are doing. They KNOW they are lying to the police. The son KNOWS what the parents are doing and that THEY are lying to the police. The parents KNOW the SON knows what they are doing and that they are lying to the police. The son KNOWS that they know it. THAT is the RELATIONSHIP they have and THAT relationship is a SICK one. The son's "reality" has been reinvented to serve the powerful/powerless paradigm.

But it gets worse doesn't it? For not only is he supposed to accept this as "love" or "help" he will later be expected to be GRATEFUL for it as well.

His parents will be soothed, supported and validated by others for it and he will be treated with contempt, fear etc. by third parties for his "non compliance" and HIS poor treatment of his poor, "falsely accused," parents.

This will occur and will be ongoing, even though the original three people in this construct are all FULLY AWARE that the reality of the situation is the exact OPPOSITE of what everyone believes it to be. This is the REAL relationship and this is NOT an unusual scenario. It is the stuff of which dysfunctional group relating is BUILT and which is of such long standing tradition, that it is accepted as "normal."

You see, it is all about your definitions; your "distinctions." Something is not really "harm," if it is defined as "help."

The now firmly trapped, and securely controlled, mental patient is in an untenable position and in the control of others for life. Even his emotional reactions to the ACTUAL situation he is in will be routinely invalidated, controlled and usually drugged by the determination of others, because they will be understood by virtually everyone to have NO relationship to his actual experience of life. Instead his thoughts, feelings and experience will be seen as having nothing to do with external reality or other people; they will all be pathologized. That is the end "game" in this. The mysterious "stigma" comes WITH the label and is part of the package. It is built right into the "diagnosis."

The labelled person of course knows there is no way he is going to be believed since he has been diagnosed with a mental illness that causes him to "think" he has family members who are setting him up to look "crazy" which of course we all know is utter nonsense since we can't blame families (as an abstraction in absolute terms) for the crazy thinking of the mentally ill, can we?

How does this set up get justified in such families? Why, by knowing that they are doing this for their loved one's own good as he "may" become violent at some point in the future according to his diagnosis. So this lie is seen as preventive medicine. When the patient develops "trust issues" and is no longer interested in talking to those who cannot hear a thing he says as valid anyway, the "trust issues" are also pathologized.

You see folks THIS is what happens when we "medicalize" life, trauma, stress and relationship problems. We define it "as if" it existed inside a containment field, the BODY of the one in distress, just LIKE a REAL disease, without relationship to external reality or other people. There is a kind of benefit to others when we see it that way isn't there?

Now get together as a group and discuss the self justifying behaviour of the group and then see yourself as the one being forced to comply and discuss how that might FEEL to be in that position knowing what you know, and being invalidated by EVERYONE for trying to say so....Do you think you might feel angry, resentful, frustrated, depressed, hopeless, frightened etc. Might you feel like you were trapped in The Matrix, or that you had 'gone down the rabbit hole' with Alice in Wonderland...or that it was like something out of the novel 1984?

(you know as metaphors for the experience you are having...which of course will ALSO be pathologized. For though the presumed normal people may use metaphors as much as they like when the psychiatrized use them to describe the situation they are in they get often defined as signs of psychosis. )

Comments

Regarding the Speaking Monophrenese series

of articles here

...To the Splitting, Projecting, Denying "Normal"

This is a (probably) hopeless attempt to teach “Face Value Communication” to Those Who are Entrenched in the Long Time practice of Searching for Hidden Meaning where there is none .

I will make the attempt to explain the language and reasoning of the Monophrenic species, such as myself, using as clear and concise descriptions and definitions, as simply expressed as I can, and in as much pedantic detail as is possible. Hopefully this will help us to bridge the gap between the schizophrenic projectors[1] and the Monophrenic receivers, which currently tend to be seen and understood most often in opposite terms and with switched identities.  
I will try to explain to you what it is like to be from another planet like Monoterra (or at least to FEEL like you are from another planet) by using the most gut wrenchingly obvious language I can come up with delivered without giving in to the urge to scream it into anyone's face.
(We Monoterrians sometimes DO that as we tend to come to believe you Earthlings must be deaf as you don’t seem to be able to hear us. I have tried to tell some of my fellow “off world-ers’’ that shouting into the wind in the town squares is not working for any of us, no matter what planet we may come from, as it is defined simply as a ‘symptom’ and therefore meaningless to the observers. Some of them now believe I am on the ‘side’ of the Earthlings, while the Earthlings still tend to believe they too must protect themselves from me and my unwanted ‘awareness.’ 

What’s a Monoterrian to do? ...Well I will try this method here and see how it goes so stay tuned, no matter which planet you may be from...


 

[1] This I.D. should not be confused with the people labelled on Earth with the same term. from MY point of view it apples to the NON labelled people who are projecting their own split minds onto the people to whom they are applying the label. i.e. Psychiatrists are often ‘secret’ projectors.


Your Emotions Are Not Diseases

 They do not need to be eradicated. They are more like the brain’s OnStar system, used as guides to help you navigate your way through life. They signal you that something may be amiss and that there may be a better alternate route to take on your journey. It is up to you though, to LOOK at the map of your personal terrain and decide what may work better than the route you are currently following, in a way that will keep you from crashing and also avoid hitting anyone else along the way.

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