Now as we are getting closer to actually offering REAL services and REAL truth about mental illness, addiction, DSM V , psychology, psychiatry, PTSD , ADHD, and every other issue affecting us all, I need to recap a few issues.
The beliefs of Don’t Label My Kid! are not my opinion. Not someone’s philosophy. They are facts. Facts by way of 2 routes.
1- I personally have lived it.
2- I have witnessed /worked with at least 500 people in any given duagnoses who have been treated -and documented results. .
The next issue can easily be misinterpreted, so please be careful in reading what I am saying .
The DSM V is the Bible of psychiatry. As you know each of us who has been tagged with a label has been tagged by criteria from this book.
The acronym actually is for Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental health disorders.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Book by American Psychiatric Association).
Here is something quite surprising to many. The book is 100℅ theory with not a shred of any statistics in it. No scientific evidence of anything other than the fact it is a money machine.
As a matter of fact it is developed and updated every few years by psychiatrists themselves who literally meet in a group of 200 or so anonymously and make up new disorders to diagnose. They pitch an idea , take it to vote, and if all in favor is greater, it . Dont take my word.. Watch.
Meanwhile just by sheer coincidence, lol …The big drug companies just happened to have come out with a drug to treat the new disorder. They are even allowed to pay the doctor to write patients for their new drugs.
What are we to do with this information? Does this mean none of us have addiction problems or mental health issues? Of course not. It just needs to be known so people can weigh that out in their decisions to take meds, see a psychiatrist or psychologist or neither.
Very few parents I’ve worked with knew the difference between the two professions.
Another issue is psychotropic medication. I’ve been on 15-20 or so. When I went to investigate who makes them and what proof they could provide that they were effective, I was amazed at what i found..
1st- clinical studies- which are supposed to be mandatory for new drugs are both deceiving and sometimes non-existent. The FDA is supposed to gate-keep, but they have very loose rules.
2- Big pharma is a Billion dollar industry. Not only do they put out drugs that have never shown any real success, but they even seem to mock the victims of their failed drugs.
For example about 2 years ago, one of the mega drug companies issued a public statement regarding some of the antidepressants they had on the market for teens with major depression/suicidal thoughts.
They announced that they were sorry to announce that 12/13 of the drugs they marketed to those teens not only did NOT work, but CAUSED suicidal thoughts. Oops.. .
You would think they would do something right? Nope. They stll sell the same drugs today.
When I read all of your comments there is a common theme. Whether it be PTSD or depession/suicidal thoughts , most of you are dissatisfied with any treatment you have attempted. This does not have be the case.
What we are doing as a group is using our numbers and experiences on this platform to get effectve treatmenr from successful providers who will not just provide services for us, but effective and individual services with results.
Here is the point we all need to get .
Regardless of how we all feel about the DSM or psychiatry in general.
STOP GIVING YOUR LABEL SO MUCH POWER!
It is man made. You are not. You do not have to stay where you are.
Some of you have absolutely decided to live out the prophecy given to you by some doctor. Get over that .
Dont let the tail wag the dog. Yes the symptoms are real. Yes they affect you. Stop there and start joining us who are trying to move forward. The worst thing people can do is get involved in groups where people sit around and talk about how miserable their lives are because of their disorder.
Thats why AA and NA have 20% success rates. When I had to go to AA for 30 days in my 30’s – I had to down a 12 pack in the parking lot just to get through it.
We need real help with real results. Thats what we are about. Not learning to drag labels around through our lives. OK?
Thats what I do. I have worked with the best. I have started my own programs with great success. If I wasn’t sure all of you could get better I would not have wasted 4 years writing 400 articles.
Oh and just FYI, you know just by my homepage how hard I am on drug makers and doctors who exploit people that don’t need meds or labels. I called them out right from the start. How many arguments do you think I have received from doctors or therapists or drug makers?
ZERO. NONE. BECAUSE ITS TRUE.
Now onto solutions.
As of yesterday I have an investor interested awaiting some data and things from us. If it looks good he is willing to help us provide services INTERNATIONALLY!
He needs some data obviously before dropping serious cash .
1-One issue is what types of disorders are affecting the most people.Please note in a comment or reply to a post the name or names of the disorder you or your loved one struggles with. You need not tell details just the name for data collection.
2- If anyone here is an expert in fundraising or knows a philanthropic person interested in treatment please contact me asap.If you have other ways to raise funds quickly let me know. Crowdfunding or whatever. Investors dont pay for the expenses of getting the plan together.
It’s going to be about 10k to pay the experts to design the things we need Develop and present business plan. . Web design, languages, marketing, and consulting. When that is secured and the others are done we can possibly be able to initiate services worldwide. Let’s just start by using the resources you have. Things work out for us when we pull together.
OK ,keep doin what we do! Don’t forget to add in the type of disorder you or your family member deals with..Also I recently started a Facebook Group called Break Through. Sign in as a member there as well.!