New D$M-V Opens More Doors For Big Pharma …

If you or a loved one has ever dealt with a psychiatrist, you may know that their training revolves around the DSM, or the bible for those working in mental health. Every diagnoses people get comes from this book, and the book itself is updated often by an anonymous group of about 200 doctors in the mental health field. They actually come up with this stuff, and then it is taken as gospel truth by the professionals working in the industry. What the average person does NOT know, is that the big drug makers, are salivating as these books are updated, as drugs must be developed to treat these newly discovered disorders. It is a huge cycle of money and politics, and if you take the time to read the article attached you will see why. So why am I pointing this out? Because half of Americans have some disorder now, whether they should or not. Disorders lead to stigmas, and to labels. People become obsessed with their ” disorder” and eliminate themselves from certain possibilities in life due to them. Check it out and make any comments. Is this all about the money?


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Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching. I have a great desire to help others make it through times that I myself have had to navigate. I understand the process, the pain,and the support needed. I, and the rest of my team all have both the formal education to coach others but more importantly we also have the life experience which allows us to relate to all the phases and hurdles that come with recovering from issues like depression, addiction, domestic violence, spiritual confusion, and much more. I feel that the combination of formal training and life experience allows us to meet those we help every point of need- in a real way.

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  1. … the insurance companies are making sure that the time is being minimized for patient care and the medical practices are spending more of their money on administrative duties for getting paid and opening the doors and cutting down time with the patients.
    It is horrendous to have symptoms of psychosis and to get only a few minutes with a medical professional that has no clue what having the psychosis is like.
    An MH consumer may find having support groups is essential – these tend not to form in areas where population density is lower… the consumer club house was helpful in Philly. However,.the staff is tasked with keeping order and may not be hiring skilled leaders that can get the consumers to organize themselves.
    MH is truly a problem that is huge for a MH consumer and becoming active in participation for getting well is probably the best use of their time. MH consumers and others with chronic conditions need participatory action opportunities,,, it may get a slow start but if they get opportunities to succeed and a sense of making progress the changes can be dramatic.

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