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Re: Wow.

Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 17:26
by DarkJedi
dande48 wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 16:51
DarkJedi wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 14:02
My theory is that all psychologists and psychiatrists are themselves a bit nuts.
My personal theory: We're all a bit nuts. Psychologists and psychiatrists just have an easier time recognizing it.
I do not disagree.

Re: Wow.

Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 20:27
by Minyan Man
There are people of all professions that very effective. There are others that are not.
I hope we are not "painting with a broad brush".
There are members of my family who have used mental health professionals & have received
excellent care.

Re: Wow.

Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 20:30
by Curt Sunshine
Every person alive has issues in one way or another. Let's stick to the intent of the original post. :D

Re: Wow.

Posted: 06 Oct 2018, 21:17
by screwloose
Cool, lots of responses! I've tried support groups. All those people are only interested in the next drug they hope will take away their gifts. I thought about telling them what's going on but none of them want to hear it. They want to be cured. I do not. I've heard from facebook groups that there are a tiny percent of schizophrenics that think the way I do. Might be able to answer some of my questions. Mostly I just want to swap stories of our experiences, learn alittle more. I've tried shrinks, they dont work. Mostly educated overly obsessed with themselves, want to lord over the weaker minded of us that they have degrees and you don't. All obsessed with themselves. Oftentimes they do more harm to you than good, and charge you for it.

Re: Wow.

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 08:32
by SamBee
DarkJedi wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 17:26
dande48 wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 16:51
DarkJedi wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 14:02
My theory is that all psychologists and psychiatrists are themselves a bit nuts.
My personal theory: We're all a bit nuts. Psychologists and psychiatrists just have an easier time recognizing it.
I do not disagree.
On the other hand, maybe that profession has a vested interest in getting us all under their care?

I see modern society as a sickness.

Re: Wow.

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 09:48
by Heber13
dande48 wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 16:51
DarkJedi wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 14:02
My theory is that all psychologists and psychiatrists are themselves a bit nuts.
My personal theory: We're all a bit nuts. Psychologists and psychiatrists just have an easier time recognizing it.
I'd agree to a degree. There is a sliding scale of mental health issues we all share...but if they get so unhealthy it impacts relationships, ability to work and provide or have basic life needs taken care of....professional help is needed to come and address extreme destructive behaviors.

Mental health, like physical health, can be a life long effort to stay "in shape" so life can be enjoyed.

Re: Wow.

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 10:25
by SamBee
If we asked interior designers about our homes, they'd say they all need to be redesigned. They'd be partly right.

Re: Wow.

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 12:01
by Curt Sunshine
Fwiw, the current counseling standard is to treat symptoms that cause enough distress, in various forms, that life is impacted negatively to such an extent that help is needed to function productively. Some counselors go beyond that, but the standard is solid and admirable.

No significant distress or functional life impact? No counseling necessary.

I support that 100% - and, often, people who have experienced something are able to help others who are experiencing that same thing or related things.