Friday, March 18, 2005

A Little Humor


Under Pressure from National Institute of Mental Health, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) stunned the sports world today by announcing that its annual college basketball tournament, known to its fans as March Madness, will henceforth be known as March Bipolar Disorder.

The name-change, which both surprised and outraged devotees of the annual ritual, came after the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) demanded that the NCAA drop the "Madness" tag.

While fans across the country argued that "March Bipolar Disorder" did not have the same ring to it, a spokesperson for the NIMH said today that the new name was "more clinically accurate."
"Each year, the tournament produces extreme mood swings in both its players and its fans," said spokesperson Carol Foyler. "In our view, those symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder."

Even as tournament purists complained that the NCAA had caved in to the medical community, sports marketing expert Colby Teague said that the name-change could open the door to new sponsorship opportunities from the manufacturers of bipolar disorder medications, such as Eli Lilly.

"I could see a scenario where next year it's called the Prozac March Bipolar Disorder," he said.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Psychiatry Makes A Hannibal Lecter

In London this time, a person who has been for years under the care of "mental health" people flew off the handle. Within hours of his release from a mental health institution, he killed a man, butchered him, then fried the man's brains in butter and ate them. He had been in the institution for a long time as a result of a previous murder.

Soo-o-o, since he killed and ate his friend, they popped him back into the mental institution, where nine weeks later, he killed a fellow inmate in a "medium security" part of the institution.

The take on this by a London Newspaper is that this unbelievable incident was due to "lapses in mental health care". This couldn't be more true, but we think our viewpoint might be a bit different that that of the newspaper. They probably thought the unfortunate fellow needed "more" mental health care. It would be our position that the current medieval mental health practices on this planet make killers like this. It is true, for instance, that this man committed a murder before he was most recently committed to the mental health facility. It is possible, even likely, that he was a victim of mental health even before that. If he had previously been given psychiatric drugs like Prozac or Paxil then he joins a group that is statistically more likely to commit insane acts such as these. However, he was treated at the mental health facility and released at which point he killed his friend and ate him for lunch.

Nothing could be a bigger indictment of the mental health system. They don't help people, they make them worse. They don't have a clue what really constitutes insanity. They don't have any way to determine whether a man or a woman or a child is truly insane. They have no workable technology -- only drugs, and methods Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition would have loved -- electroshock and brain surgery.

We will only restore sanity and safety on this planet when we end the sham called "mental health" and replace it with real care that recognizes that men are spiritual beings and that mental health is a spiritual matter, not a "chemical imbalance" or a "genetic flaw" or God forbid, a "life style choice". I for one have had enough of this.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Making Book: Prozac? Paxil?

Okay we have another one, this time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Saturday the man walked into a church service and opened fire, killing seven others before killing himself. His name hasn't been released yet in the accounts I've read this morning. And they haven't released yet which psych drug he was taking.

This tragedy plays over and over, and it accelerates as more and more people are put on the class of psych drugs that includes Prozac, Paxil, Luvox etc., known collectively as "SSRI" drugs. These drugs cause insanity, but they are being sold, at great profits, as a way to cure insanity. The result is you take a guy or gal that's a bit unstable, tell them you're going to "help" them, and drive them around the bend with a drug that makes them insane.

We don't yet have the hard evidence that this killer is a victim of psychiatry and psych drugs. But we will. Stay tuned.