I have heard on the streets lately that one of the male's involved, in some way, in my "case" has been told that "we" think you need to see a psychiatrist.
(In fact, I now think there are, currently possibly three of them. All three connecting "covertly" to three female neighbours; something that has been done before by one or more involved. ...but don't let on I told you OK?????)
My opinion- nobody involved in this needs to see a psychiatrist other than the psychiatrists, and the psychiatrist they need to see is the one in the mirror looking back at them as they make up and /or fail to protest the invention of a never ending "discovery" of "diseases" and 'symptoms".
This is especially true for the ones involved in my own case who knew what was going on, at least to SOME extent, and yet have kept their silence. SEE THAT psychiatrist in the mirror and then diagnose him, or her, using your own criteria of judgement "as if" that was one of "them" and not one like you.....
I don't know which one of the "he's" this one is but in any case, what seeing a psychiatrist does for you most of the time is, it gets you a nice, neat, containment label and no matter what you say, or don't say, AFTER that, it will all be used to prove how right the labeler is about you and also about those others perceived as LIKE you..
When you discover that no matter WHAT you say you can't get out, send me an e-mail about it. I won't be shocked I promise. The irony will be that I am one of the few people who already understands it and yet who got psychiatrized for "thinking" there is a "he" involved in this somewhere who never talks to me at ALL but ONLY to third parties. If you really pay attention to this you will notice that the ONLY people seen as "normal" in all of this are the labelers themselves.
Quite "the joke" isn't it? Perhaps Homewood can give us all our own group wing and a nice group rate or, as one of the local bus drivers suggested years ago, "since they are both crazy maybe Homewood can put them up in a house on the property."...... har har har..... oh those FUNNY bus drivers from 94/95....not that any of them act like that of course!
The most common outcome from seeing a psychiatrist seems to be that you are blamed for the behaviour of others, usually operating in groups of some kind, and all in agreement about you, OR, you are excused for your own stinking thinking, abuse and acting out by blaming your brain for making you do it.
What you won't get is any, or very much, realistic problem solving about 85 percent of the time. I say this despite the fact that there were a couple of them involved in my OWN case that I actually LIKED as human beings and I believe that under different circumstances we could have been friends. Still though they were trained to see and hear in a certain way. Also this was twenty years ago.
This human type was rare THEN and is even more rare now, as the machine is moving ever deeper into psychiatrizing the world in reductionist terms and giving itself permission to have power and control over the "genetic defectives" of the practitioner's choice. Those who aren't jumping on the labellng/drugging/ect (especially for the management of us "seniors"... oh good a new inclusive category for defective me..) bandwagon are being increasingly pressured to DO so, or pressured to give up trying to present an opposing viewpoint and just get out. Lacking in that good ol' "team spirit" we must assume... (group-think deficiency)
As for "us" being labelled, apparently many of "us" have the gall to claim we are a bit more aware than those around us! I have already heard of one expert who has run that one to the DSM committee for inclusion as a "symptom" in the next round of the ever expanding, Big Book of Insanity. HOW DARE we genetic defectives believe we could possibly BE more aware than those who are offering us awareness reduction medication! As Alice Miller put it right in a book title, "Thou Shalt NOT BE Aware"- a long standing dysfunctional group edict.
So my own view is that people sometimes need to see a humanist, or trans-personal, psychologist, sometimes need to see a GP, sometimes need to see a neurologist, sometimes need to see a good cop with a warrant for their own,or someone else's, arrest, and sometimes just need to have a good listening ear allowing them to unload a long carried burden of life and loss.
Labelling people as defectives and treating them with mood altering drugs is just too damned simplistic in my own opinion and is doing more harm than good. This containment labelling and drugging, especially the forced kind, is doing nothing to solve real problems for, and with, real people, in real life, and I am speaking out against it while I still CAN.
I would not be surprised if before too much longer, another "disease" will be invented by those who want to control those who think psychiatry, the bio psych version in PARTICULAR, is, in itself, doing harm. Those in control can't have any of this "right to free speech" stuff going on all over the place. What will make the "'difference" of course will be based on WHO is talking and not the principles being talked about.
Want a sneak preview of what is just around the corner? Right now, even as I write this, there is a female professional who has equated calling oneself a "psychiatric survivour" rather than a "consumer", which actually means the individual, such as myself, sees him/herself as having survived the invalidation of psychiatry itself, WITH -being "a terrorist."
I am not kidding. That's her equation.
This is how language gets "loaded" in favour of the one doing the loading. .The "superior" ones assign themselves the role of our "interpreters" and the masses of course, do not question "authority," The authority tells them how they should perceive me through the filter of the training they get, and so they do. So the day comes when one of "us" says to someone unfamiliar with the term, that we are a psychiatric survivour and the follower instantly visualizes that cane we now need to carry from the neurological damage caused by the drugs as a clever disguise...a container perhaps, for that sniper's rifle those of us who are not drugged until we are drooling are going to use against the innocent people all around us just because we are not drugged to the point where we cannot raise our arms anymore...quick! Call NAMI in the US for instructions on how to fool the cops you call into accepting a performance you put on, claiming violence of the sniper....ahhh I mean psychiatric survivour..as the real deal. For after all, WHY would you say someone did something they didnot do when you would have no REASON to do so? As we all know" the non-labelled "others" would never lie or do harm. Would they? Believing they would is only "symptoms" inside of those they are trying to help.
I am not kidding. "Set ups" are a recommended action, in some NAMI chapters. They are used to prevent any REAL "patient" action from POSSIBLY occurring in the future.
This is, of course, another paradox being generated in the name of "good" or "help.