Mental illness - Mental Health Assessments - Sanity


Psychology Symbol When someone's behavior is not normal, and when abnormal behavior is reoccurring, then it's time to seek help. Everyone over reacts from time to time, but when over reactions become common and become abusive and uncontrollable, then it's time to seek help. Almost everything can be cured, you just have to learn how to cure it. Stable ground is important physically and mentally. Assessments - Observing - Stigmas.

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Saneness is experiencing life in ways that are similar to most people that you know or have read about. You have actions and behaviors that are similar to most people. You have similar feelings and emotions that you have also witnessed in the majority of other people. But you are still an individual with some unique qualities, which are based on your own personal experiences, your own personal development, your relationships, your level of knowledge, your particular diet, your particular environment, your DNA and your immune system. So "normal" is an approximation based on averages, it's not so much a law of nature. Normal for you may not be normal for someone else. And normal is always evolving and adapting, so what is normal today might not be so normal tomorrow, and what has been abnormal in the past, may not be so abnormal in the present time period.

Normal is approximately an average person who is within certain limits of intelligence and development, and having sound powers of the mind.

Stable is someone who is not so easily distracted, moved or disturbed. Someone who is not subject to sudden changes or extreme changes or fluctuations. Someone who maintains an equilibrium and is self-restoring, consistent or dependable.

In the Right Mind describes a person who is calm, reasonable, and sane.


Conditions - Disorders - Treatable illnesses


We know for a fact from thousands of documented cases, that when the human brain is injured, like from a stroke, it loses some of its abilities to function normally and work effectively, as it was before the brain was injured. Injury to the brain can happen in many different ways, at many levels and for many reasons, and the body can also influence the mind. Brain injuries can cause behavior problems as wells as negatively effect physical functions as well as mental functions. But the brain still has the ability to over come or reduce the effects of injury by learning how to change and adapt through learning and therapy, with therapy being just another way of learning. The brain is plastic, we know this. But this ability can also be vulnerable to manipulation if you learn the wrong things at the wrong time, so don't ever take your brain for granted.

Millions of people have undiagnosed mental disorders that they're unaware of, which is not their fault, because they don't teach mental health assessments in schools. You may learn about mental disorders in higher education institutions like universities, but you will not learn anything about your own mental problems, things that your afraid to talk about or admit to. And mental problems are really just a lack of knowledge, a lack of knowledge that you're unaware of, because you lack the knowledge that makes you aware. Most all disorders of the mind are directly related to a person not having enough information and knowledge related to their well being. Even if a disorder is some how related to a physical issue, it is still how a person reacts to that particular issue, so the problem is still related to missing information and knowledge, because you still have to learn what adjustments you need to make, whether the adjustments are mentally or physically. Glossary of Psychiatry (wiki) - Psychology.

It's sometimes hard to reach out for help when you're not sure what type of help you need, or how to accurately explain the issues that you're having.

You can't run away from your problems or outrun them. You could go to another place that could give you a better opportunity to face your problems and help to solve your problems, but no matter where you run to, your problems will always follow you where ever you go. You can run, but you can't hide, especially hide from yourself. If you never address your problems, and learn how to solve your problems, they will follow you. Voluntary Commitment.

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.” - Rumi was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan.

Most people lack the proper vocabulary and skills that are needed to fully understand ones own thoughts, feelings and body. That is why therapy sometimes works because it attempts to figure out what information and knowledge is missing so that a Therapist may direct the patient to this important information and knowledge. The patient can then figure out how to process this information correctly, and thus function normally. So a therapist is more of an educator, or at least should be, that's if a therapist understands education, which most don't, because most teachers don't understand education. So when a therapist offers to treat a disorder with medication it is usually an ignorant action. That's like a student who wants to learn science, but instead of a teacher teaching the student science the teacher says "take this drug." That is how idiotic Mental Health Services are sometimes, and also how incredibly incompetent our education system is. Mental confusion is on both sides. 


Disorder Definitions


Disorder is a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning. A change in the mind, or to feel uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed. To become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's former characteristics or essence. A relational difference between states of mind, especially between states before and after some event. The result of an alteration or modification that may cause a loss of saneness.

Mental Disorder is a diagnosis by a mental health professional of a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders.

Organic Mental Disorders is a form of decreased mental function due to a medical or physical disease, rather than a psychiatric illness. This differs from dementia. While mental or behavioral abnormalities related to the dysfunction can be permanent, treating the disease early may prevent permanent damage in addition to fully restoring mental functions. An organic cause to brain dysfunction is suspected when there is no indication of a clearly defined psychiatric or "inorganic" cause, such as a mood disorder.

Personality Disorder are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, and are sometimes inflexible, and are associated with significant distress or disability. A personality disorder is a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. May have impulsive and risky behavior, such as having unsafe sex, gambling or binge eating. Unstable or fragile self-image. Unstable and intense relationships. Up and down moods, often as a reaction to interpersonal stress. Suicidal behavior or threats of self-injury. There are several types of personality disorders. Suspicious or paranoid personality disorder. Schizoid personality disorder. Emotional and impulsive. Borderline personality disorder. Histrionic personality disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder. Avoidant Personality Disorder.

Dissociative Identity Disorder formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's behavior; presentations, however, are variable. Associated conditions often include borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or anxiety.

Mood Disorder is a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM classification system where a disturbance in the person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature. The classification is known as mood (affective) disorders in International Classification of Diseases or ICD.

Cyclothymia is characterized by numerous mood swings, with periods of hypomanic symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanic episode, alternating with periods of mild or moderate symptoms of depression that do not meet criteria for a major depressive episode.

Bipolar, Mood Cycling also known as manic depression, is a treatable illness involving extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior.

Mood Swing is an extreme or rapid change in mood. Such mood swings can play a positive part in promoting problem solving and in producing flexible forward planning. However, when mood swings are so strong that they are disruptive, they may be the main part of a bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. One moment you're extremely happy and the next moment you're severely depressed.

Altered potassium levels in neurons may cause mood swings in bipolar disorder. Researchers also find additional differences between the neurons of people with bipolar disorder who respond to lithium and those who don't.

Mania is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression together with lability of affect." Although mania is often conceived as a “mirror image” to depression, the heightened mood can be either euphoric or irritable.

Psychosis is any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted. Symptoms may include false beliefs or delusions and seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear, like having hallucinations. Other symptoms may include incoherent speech and behavior that is inappropriate for the situation. There may also be sleep problems, social withdrawal, lack of motivation, and difficulties carrying out daily activities. People experiencing psychosis may exhibit personality changes and thought disorder. Depending on its severity, this may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behavior, as well as difficulty with social interaction and impairment in carrying out daily life activities.

Mass Psychosis (social influences) - Self-Induced Propaganda

Psycho is a person afflicted with psychosis. Psychotherapy.

Psychotic is a person suffering from psychosis. Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations.

Psychotic Episode is a mental breakdown were you may show slight changes in the way you act or think, or experience hallucinations and or delusions.

Insane (crazy) - Psychopaths

Confabulation is a memory error defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive. People who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from "subtle alterations to bizarre fabrications", and are generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence.

Delusion is a mistaken belief that is held with strong conviction even when presented with superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or some other misleading effects of perception. They have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both general physical and mental) and are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Transgression.

Deranged is someone who is insane and loses contact with reality.

Hypochondriasis refers to worrying about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical or psychological symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be, and are convinced that they have, or are about to be diagnosed with, a serious illness.

Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Your current mental state can affect how bad a physical disease is at any given time.

Placebos (the power of the mind) - Positivity

Rumination is the focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions. Both rumination and worry are associated with anxiety and other negative emotional states; however, its measures have not been unified.

Munchausen Syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. Munchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but patients also have a history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, extremely improbable tales of their past experiences. The condition derives its name from Baron Munchausen.

Somatic Symptom Disorder are symptoms that cannot be explained fully by a general medical condition or by the direct effect of a substance, and are not attributable to another mental disorder (e.g., panic disorder).

Neuroticism is characterized by anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and loneliness. Neuroticism is one of the Big Five higher-order personality traits in the study of psychology. Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than average to be moody and to experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness. People who are neurotic respond worse to stressors and are more likely to interpret ordinary situations as threatening and minor frustrations as hopelessly difficult. They are often self-conscious and shy, and they may have trouble controlling urges and delaying gratification. People with high neuroticism indexes are at risk for the development and onset of common mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorder, symptoms of which had traditionally been called neuroses.

Conversion Disorder is when a person presents neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits, which are not consistent with a well-established organic cause, and which cause significant distress. It is thought that these symptoms arise in response to stressful situations affecting a patient's mental health or an ongoing mental health condition such as depression.

Regression is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more [adaptive] way. The defense mechanism of regression, in psychoanalytic theory, occurs when an individual's personality reverts to an earlier stage of development, adopting more childish mannerisms. Psychiatrist Joel Gold suggests that careful use of "ARISE" (Adaptive Regression in the service of the Ego) can sometimes yield creative benefits. To the extent that one is handling thoughts and impulses less like an adult, ARISE involves play, appreciation and primitive pleasures, and imagination.

Neurosis was a term for a class of functional mental disorders involving chronic distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations. The term is no longer used by the professional psychiatric community in the United States. Neurosis should not be mistaken for psychosis, which refers to a loss of touch with reality. Neither should it be mistaken for neuroticism, which is a fundamental personality trait according to psychological theory. Neurosis is having poor ability to adapt to one's environment, an inability to change one's life patterns, and the inability to develop a richer, more complex, more satisfying personality.

Organic Brain Syndrome is a syndrome or disorder of mental function whose cause is alleged to be known as organic (physiologic, consistent with an organism's normal functioning) rather than purely of the mind. These names are older and nearly obsolete general terms from psychiatry, referring to many physical disorders that cause impaired mental function. They are meant to exclude psychiatric disorders (mental disorders). Originally, the term was created to distinguish physical (termed "organic") causes of mental impairment from psychiatric (termed "functional") disorders, but during the era when this distinction was drawn, not enough was known about brain science (including neuroscience, cognitive science, neuropsychology, and mind-brain correlation) for this etiologic classification to be more than educated guesswork labeled with misplaced certainty, which is why it has been deemphasized in current medicine.

Lunatic is a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders. Lunatic is a reckless impetuous irresponsible person. Insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon.

Aberration is a disorder in one's mental state. A state or a condition that is different from the norm. Aberration can also mean an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image.

Sequelae is any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, major depressive illness, or substance use disorder. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time. 4 Types Info-Graph (image).

Catatonia is a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement. Extreme tonus or muscular rigidity. Catatonic is rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs.

Complement Component 4 in humans, is a protein involved in the intricate complement system, originating from the human Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system. It serves a number of critical functions in immunity, tolerance, and autoimmunity with the other numerous components. Furthermore, it is a crucial factor in connecting the recognition pathways of the overall system instigated by antibody-antigen (Ab-Ag) complexes to the other effector proteins of the innate immune response. For example, the severity of a dysfunctional complement system can lead to fatal diseases and infections. Complex variations of it can also lead to schizophrenia. Yet, the C4 Protein derives from a simple two-locus allelic model, the C4A-C4B genes, that allows for an abundant variation in the levels of their respective proteins within a population. Originally defined in the context of the Chido/Rodgers blood group system, the C4A-C4B genetic model is under investigation for its possible role in schizophrenia risk and development. Brain Maintenance.

Emotional Problems - Anxiety - Depression - Behavior

Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

Mental Health Questions and Resources

"Anxiety is an even better teacher than reality, for one can temporarily evade reality by avoiding the distasteful situation; but anxiety is a source of education always present because one carries it within." - Rollo May.


Help - Therapy - Psychiatric Treatment - Counseling


Doctor Explaining something to a Patient Photo Therapist is a person who is trained in the use of psychological methods for helping patients overcome mental problems or emotional problems, but not so much physical problems, even though physical problems can sometimes influence your mental health. A therapist is the activity of caring for someone and is considered to be a public service. Listening.

Therapy is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis, assessments and observations. As a rule, each therapy has indications and contraindications. There are many different types of therapy. Not all therapies are effective. Many therapies can produce unwanted adverse effects. Treatment and therapy are generally considered synonyms. However, in the context of mental health, the term therapy may refer specifically to psychotherapy.

Tutor - Friend - Coach - Reciprocate - Assistance Types (PDF) - Privacy

Therapeutic is tending to cure or restore to health. Nutritionist - Disabilities.

Counseling is when someone provides direction or advice to another person so as to help them make good decisions and help them take a course of action that may benefit them and also help them to improve and progress. Counseling Resources.

Sober Companion or recovery coach provides one-on-one assistance to newly recovering individuals. The goal is to help the client maintain total abstinence or harm reduction from any addiction, and to establish healthy routines at home or after checking out of a residential treatment facility. Regulations do not exist for sober companions. A sober companion may be a part of a whole medical and/or a clinical team of professional(s), may be formally licensed as a mental health professional, or have well-respected experiential experience in the field and may work independently on their own.

Psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Psychotherapy.

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. Physical examinations and psychological tests may be conducted. On occasion, neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques are used. Mental disorders are often diagnosed in accordance with clinical concepts listed in diagnostic manuals such as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), edited and used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The combined treatment of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice, but contemporary practice also includes a wide variety of other modalities, e.g., assertive community treatment, community reinforcement, and supported employment. Treatment may be delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the severity of functional impairment or on other aspects of the disorder in question. An inpatient may be treated in a psychiatric hospital. Research and treatment within psychiatry as a whole are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis with other professionals, such as epidemiologists, nurses, or psychologists.

Psychologist studies normal and abnormal mental states, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by experimenting with, and observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. Most psychologists need a license to practice psychology. Typically, psychologists need a doctoral degree in psychology, although a master's degree is sufficient in some situations. Licensing and regulations can vary by country and profession. Psychologists can work in applied or academic settings. Academic psychologists educate higher-education students as well as conduct research, with graduate-level research being an important part of academic psychology. Academic positions can be tenured or non-tenured, with tenured positions being highly desirable. Applied psychology applies theory to solve problems in human and animal behavior. Clinical psychology and Counseling psychology are two fields of applied psychology that focus on therapeutic methods. Other applied fields such as industrial and organizational psychology, forensic psychology, and others, aim to solve problems in business, government, industry, and similar fields.

Interventions (behavior) - Counseling - Observer Errors

People have to meet you half way, if not, then it's hard to help them. If people are not willing to meet you half way, then you have to know how to gain their trust in order to help them.

Bend Over Backwards means that a person makes every effort to achieve something, especially to be fair or helpful.

A person seeking help should always try to talk to as many people as they can. You need to find the right person who will advocate for you on your behalf. But you have to be aware that some people will unfairly discriminate against because of your health problems. And if you have a hard time communicating with people because sometimes you're being misunderstood, then you need to find someone who can help you to talk to other people for you. Keep reaching out to people, you will eventually find someone who will understand your situation. You want to correct people when they say things that are not true or inaccurate. But there is a time and place for everything and you have to know when to draw the line and say enough is enough. Most relationships have a lot complexities and a lot of history. Try not to make assumptions and don't take awareness for granted. If a person does not want to tell the truth or be honest, and if the person has difficulty understanding what the truth is, or has difficulty determining what is true, then you have a complex person who needs professional intervention.

Drug Guidance (how to take prescription drugs safely).

Hands on Help involves active participation in a direct and practical way or human interaction requiring personal operation.

Regime in medicine is a systematic plan, routine or therapy or diet. Government Regime.

Psychological Evaluation (assessments) - Social Science - Stigma.

Humanistic Psychology emphasizes individuals' inherent drive towards self-actualization, the process of realizing and expressing one's own capabilities and creativity. It helps the client gain the belief that all people are inherently good. It adopts a holistic approach to human existence and pays special attention to such phenomena as creativity, free will, and positive human potential. It encourages viewing ourselves as a "whole person" greater than the sum of our parts and encourages self exploration rather than the study of behavior in other people. Humanistic psychology acknowledges spiritual aspiration as an integral part of the human psyche. It is linked to the emerging field of transpersonal psychology. Primarily, this type of therapy encourages a self-awareness and mindfulness that helps the client change their state of mind and behavior from one set of reactions to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness and thoughtful actions. Essentially, this approach allows the merging of mindfulness and behavioral therapy, with positive social support.

Psychology Types - Privacy

Humanistic Education is an approach to Education based on person-centered teaching where empathy, caring about students, and genuineness on the part of the learning facilitator were found to be the key traits of the most effective teachers.

Help is to give help or assistance; be of service. Improve the condition of. Be of use. Improve; change for the better. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. Contribute to the furtherance of. A means of serving. Therapy is out of reach for those in need, especially when mental health professionals don't take insurance, only the wealthy can afford their help. So the poor get punished again. But having money or insurance does not guarantee quality care.

Recovery is a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.

Recovery Approach is seen as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, and meaning.

Healing the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism.

Spontaneous Remission is spontaneous healing or spontaneous regression, is an unexpected improvement or cure from a disease that appears to be progressing in its severity.

Preventive Healthcare consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health encompasses a variety of physical and mental states, so do disease and disability, which are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices. Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realize they are affected. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be categorized as primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Prevention of disorders is obviously one of the most effective ways to reduce the burden, another good reason why education needs to improve.

Eradication of infectious diseases is the reduction of an infectious disease's prevalence in the global host population to zero. The total removal of a given pathogen from an individual.

Cure is the end of a medical condition. The substance or procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings. It may also refer to the state of being healed, or cured.

Evidence-Based Practice is the best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment works, clinical expertise (clinical judgment and experience) to rapidly identify each patient's unique health state and diagnosis, their individual risks and benefits of potential interventions, and client preferences and values.

Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy focuses on both classical conditioning and operant learning. And cognitive social learning theory, from which are taken ideas concerning observational learning, the influence of modeling, and the role of cognitive expectancies in determining behavior. And cognitive theory and therapy, which focus on the thoughts, cognitive schema, beliefs, attitudes, and attributions that influence one's feelings and mediate the relationship between antecedents and behavior.

Psycho-Therapeutic is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.

Why I train grandmothers to treat depression: Dixon Chibanda (video and text)

Recovery Approach emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery. Recovery is generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, and meaning. Interventions.

Self-Healing is the process of recovery (generally from psychological disturbances, trauma, etc.), motivated by and directed by the patient, guided often only by instinct. Such a process encounters mixed fortunes due to its amateur nature, although self-motivation is a major asset. The value of self-healing lies in its ability to be tailored to the unique experience and requirements of the individual. The process can be helped and accelerated with introspection techniques such as Meditation. Self-healing is the ultimate phase of Gestalt Therapy. Self-healing may refer to automatic, homeostatic processes of the body that are controlled by physiological mechanisms inherent in the organism. Disorders of the spirit and the absence of faith can be self-healed.

Systemic Therapy seeks to address people not only on the individual level, as had been the focus of earlier forms of therapy, but also as people in relationships, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics.

In order for someone to be a good counselor or a good therapist, you have to be friends with the person that you are trying to help, and you also have to be willing to hold that persons hand through the most difficult areas of understanding oneself, and the world around us. That kind of giving is the Love that is inside all humans. But this type of love is rarely used, or is it completely understood. Why can't we have a course that teaches students how to love, and the benefits of love, and why we are born to love?

When you are trying to help someone, and that person doesn't meet you halfway, then you will most likely not be able to fully reach that person. So you need to learn how to go more then halfway. You may have to travel farther then the other person is willing to travel, and you may have to go that extra mile if needed.

When someone says that their friend is having a problem, they may be talking about themselves. Does this type of deception have any benefits? What are are the risks involved? Would this type of deception effect an observation? Would it make an observation more objective than subjective?

We need to teach people how to be aware of their thoughts as much as they can during the day. Thoughts can effect your mood. This is fact. So you need to be aware of your thoughts, and be aware of how you feel. You are in control because you can control what you're thinking about. You will not be able to do this all the time, but the more aware you are, the more control you have. Tired? Fatigued? Lethargic? Have trouble focusing? Feeling depressed? Is it from lack of sleep? Or the lack of exercise? Or the lack of healthy nutrition? Or maybe a sign of sickness? A traumatic experience? You should have the correct answers to these questions everyday. If not, then you will be easily distracted without any warning.

Therapy should be a team effort were multiple people each spend some time with a person in need so as to provide tutoring and guidance for a particular type of knowledge or skill that a person needs at that particular time in their life.
Some things Doctors need to Focus on when Helping People with Mental Health Problems, or any problems.
Help people learn relaxation techniques to help control stress and anxiety.
Help people learn breathing techniques to help them relax, and also help them increase their awareness and focus.
Help people learn about healthy eating habits and nutrition, and the side effects from making bad food choices.
Help people learn how to create a healthy environment and learn how to avoid things that cause stress and illness.
Help people learn therapeutic exercises, yoga and stretching to help increase energy levels, reduce pain and improve mood.
Help people learn time management to accomplish goals and manage responsibilities.
Help people learn how to control bad habits and behaviors, and learn how to replace them with good habits and good behaviors.
Help people learn how to use positive affirmations to increase happiness and also to create a more positive future and outlook.
Help people learn how to ask questions and learn how to communicate more effectively. Help people learn how to educate themselves and help them locate valuable information and knowledge.
We want to encourage appropriate behavior without restricting a persons creativity. We want people to be morally aware, but not to be so self-conscious that it creates unneeded fear or anxiety.
We want to help people to learn about all the different ways there are to make improvements in their life.
We want to help people to learn about how to maintain a good lifestyle.
We want to help people to learn about how to develop and grow into healthy and strong individuals, with unlimited potential.
We want to help people to manage and control their lives.
We want to help direct people to the best practices, and the best course of actions they can make.
We want to help people to learn how to maximize their personal experiences and learn how to increase their learning abilities throughout their entire life.

Routines

People need a Certified Guide, a Trained Psychologist, a Nutritionist, a Meditation Specialist, a Life Coach and a Friend, all wrapped into one person or group of people. People need someone they can be comfortable with, someone they can be honest with, someone they can trust, someone who understands their pain, someone who understands their struggles.

Mental Health Care Navigator is an individual who assists patients and families to find appropriate mental health caregivers, facilities and services. Individuals who are care navigators are often also trained therapists and doctors.

Transtheoretical Model of behavior change assesses an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual through the stages of change to Action and Maintenance. It is composed of the following constructs: stages of change, processes of change, self-efficacy, decisional balance and temptations.

Clinical Social Work focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker is the mental health counseling branch of social worker and requires a significant degree of training after graduating with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. To become an LCSW, you will need to fulfill all the requirements to gain licensure. This usually requires an extensive period of post-graduate supervised work experience along with passing of an ASWB approved national test. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Usually requiring a minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work. Can assess and make clinical evaluations of client’s mental health and diagnose mental illness. Make judgments on the best course of treatments based upon current clinical research in the social work field. Must adhere to high standards regarding ethics and confidentiality as provided by the state board. Usually involves signing an ethics pledge or oath.

Counseling and Guidance

We need to design a program that combines different therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Holistic Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Meditation, Nutrition, Exercise, Technology Uses, Communication, Social Awareness and Neuro-Feedback Training.
Using Neuroplasticity-Based Auditory Training to Improve Verbal Memory in Schizophrenia.
Psychopathy by U.S. State: A translation of regional measures of the Big Five Personality Traits to regional measures of psychopathy.

Community Mental Health Act
Residential Therapeutic Community
Friends Hospital - Nurture your Soul
American Residential Treatment Association
Thresholds healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses.
National Council for Behavioral Health

Psychonomic Society members typically study areas related to cognitive psychology, such as learning, memory, attention, motivation, perception, categorization, decision making, and psycholinguistics. Its name is taken from the word psychonomics, meaning "the science of the laws of the mind".


Psychology - Studying Behaviors


Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and biological processes that underlie cognitive functions and behaviors. Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas. Psychologists of diverse orientations also consider the unconscious mind. Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductive methods, some—especially clinical and Counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology has been described as a "hub science", with psychological findings linking to research and perspectives from the social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, humanities, and philosophy.

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Psychotherapeutic is the treatment of a mental disorder by psychological methods rather than medical means.

Transpersonal Psychology integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. It is also possible to define it as a "spiritual psychology". The transpersonal is defined as "experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos". It has also been defined as "development beyond conventional, personal or individual levels". Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, spiritual practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory to encompass such experience. Transpersonal psychology has made several contributions to the academic field, and the studies of human development, consciousness and spirituality. Transpersonal psychology has also made contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

Psychological is something mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature. Relating to psychology.

Folk Psychology is a human capacity to explain and predict the behavior and mental state of other people. Processes and items encountered in daily life such as pain, pleasure, excitement, and anxiety use common linguistic terms as opposed to technical or scientific jargon. Everyday language and concepts such as "beliefs", "desires", "fear", and "hope".

Counseling Psychology counseling process and outcome; supervision and training; career development and counseling; and prevention and health, including focusing on assets and strengths, person–environment interactions, educational and career development, brief interactions, and a focus on intact personalities.

Clinical Psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.

Applied Psychology is the use of psychological methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems of human and animal behavior and experience.

Analytical Psychology is a school of psychotherapy which originated in the ideas of Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist. It emphasizes the importance of the individual psyche and the personal quest for wholeness. Important concepts in Jung's system are individuation, symbols, the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious, archetypes, complexes, the persona, the id, ego, and super-ego, the shadow, the anima and animus, and the self.

Abnormal Psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder. Although many behaviors could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology generally deals with behavior in a clinical context.

Experimental Psychology refers to work done by those who apply experimental methods to psychological study and the processes that underlie it. Experimental psychologists employ human participants and animal subjects to study a great many topics, including (among others) sensation & perception, memory, cognition, learning, motivation, emotion; developmental processes, social psychology, and the neural substrates of all of these.

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UCLA Department of Psychology
UCSC Department of Psychology
UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology
Psychonomic Society
Association for Psychological Science

Discovering Psychology (Films)
Psychology Course Films at Yale (Audio-Video-Text)

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Psychopathology is the scientific study of mental disorders, including efforts to understand their genetic, biological, psychological, and social causes; effective classification schemes (nosology); course across all stages of development; manifestations; and treatment. The term may also refer to the manifestation of behaviors that indicate the presence of a mental disorder.

Mental Health Counselor is a person who uses psychotherapeutic methods to help others.

Psychotherapy refers to a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders. It aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction with adults, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts,, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. There is also a range of psychotherapies designed for children and adolescents, which typically involve play, such as sandplay. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders. Others have been criticized as pseudoscience. There are over a thousand different psychotherapy techniques, some being minor variations, while others are based on very different conceptions of psychology, ethics (how to behave professionally), or techniques. Most involve one-to-one sessions, between the client and therapist, but some are conducted with groups, including families. Psychotherapists may be mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, or professional counselors. Psychotherapists may also come from a variety of other backgrounds, and depending on the jurisdiction may be legally regulated, voluntarily regulated or unregulated (and the term itself may be protected or not). Psychopath.

Existential Psychotherapy is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence.

Gestalt Therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation. Gestalts.

Psychiatric Hospital are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious psychiatric illnesses, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Psychiatric hospitals vary widely in their size and grading. Some hospitals may specialize only in short-term or outpatient therapy for low-risk patients. Others may specialize in the temporary or permanent care of residents who, as a result of a psychological disorder, require routine assistance, treatment, or a specialized and controlled environment. Patients are often admitted on a voluntary basis, but people whom psychiatrists believe may pose a significant danger to themselves or others may be subject to involuntary commitment. Psychiatric hospitals may also be referred to as psychiatric wards or psych wards when they are a subunit of a regular hospital. Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental health hospitals, and mental health units. Lunatic Asylum (wiki).

Deinstitutionalisation is the process of replacing long-stay psychiatric hospitals with less isolated community mental health services for those diagnosed with a mental disorder or developmental disability. In the late 20th century, it led to the closure of many psychiatric hospitals, as patients were increasingly cared for at home, in halfway houses and clinics, and in regular hospitals.

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Mental Health Questions - Resources

Psychiatrists are not supposed to be Drug Pushers.

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We are going to help you make your life better... Giving someone good advice, knowledge and helping them to learn coping skills could serve some patients better than antidepressants or other psychoactive drugs, without horrible side effects.

Roughly 55 Percent of U.S. Counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers.

Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy that involves the reading of specific texts with the purpose of healing. It uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. These results have been shown to be long-lasting.
Books

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) helps people to identify their negative thoughts, assessing whether those thoughts are distorted, and if so, replacing those thoughts with more logical, reality-based ones. Behaviors.

Narrative Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people identify their values and the skills and knowledge they have to live these values, so they can effectively confront whatever problems they face. The therapist seeks to help the person co-author a new narrative about themselves by investigating the history of those qualities. Narrative therapy claims to be a social justice approach to therapeutic conversations, seeking to challenge dominant discourses that it claims shape people's lives in destructive ways.

Covert Conditioning is an approach to mental health treatment that uses the principles of behavior modification, which emerged from the applied behavior analysis literature to assist people in making improvements in their behavior or inner experience.

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) is a research institution dedicated to discovering what causes mental illness and diseases of the brain. In addition, its aim is to help identify new treatments for them and ways to prevent them in the first place. The IoPPN is a school of King's College London, England, previously known as Institute of Psychiatry.

Psychoanalytic Theory is the theory of personality organization and the dynamics of personality development that guides psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology. First laid out by Sigmund Freud in the late 19th century, psychoanalytic theory has undergone many refinements since his work.

Psychoanalysis is a set of psychological and psychotherapeutic theories and associated techniques, created by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and stemming partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others.

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Though in overall decline as a diagnostic and clinical practice, psychoanalysis remains influential within psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy, and across the humanities.

Josef Breuer was a distinguished physician who made key discoveries in neurophysiology, and whose work in the 1880s with his patient Bertha Pappenheim, known as Anna O., developed the talking cure (cathartic method) and laid the foundation to psychoanalysis as developed by his protégé Sigmund Freud.

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy and religious studies. Jung worked as a research scientist at the famous Burghölzli hospital, under Eugen Bleuler. During this time, he came to the attention of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. The two men conducted a lengthy correspondence and collaborated, for a while, on a joint vision of human psychology. Freud saw the younger Jung as the heir he had been seeking to take forward his "new science" of psychoanalysis and to this end secured his appointment as President of his newly founded International Psychoanalytical Association. Jung's research and personal vision, however, made it impossible for him to follow his older colleague's doctrine and a schism became inevitable. This division was personally painful for Jung and resulted in the establishment of Jung's analytical psychology as a comprehensive system separate from psychoanalysis. Among the central concepts of analytical psychology is individuation—the lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self out of each individual's conscious and unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human development. He created some of the best known psychological concepts, including synchronicity, archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious, the psychological complex and extraversion and introversion. Jung was also an artist, craftsman and builder as well as a prolific writer. Many of his works were not published until after his death and some are still awaiting publication.


Patient Rights


Doctor-Patient Relationship. A patient must have confidence in the competence of their physician and must feel that they can confide in him or her. For most physicians, the establishment of good rapport with a patient is important. Some medical specialties, such as psychiatry and family medicine, emphasize the physician–patient relationship more than others, such as pathology or radiology, which have very little contact with patients. The quality of the patient–physician relationship is important to both parties. The doctor and patient's values and perspectives about disease, life, and time available play a role in building up this relationship. A strong relationship between the doctor and patient will lead to frequent, quality information about the patient's disease and better health care for the patient and their family. Enhancing the accuracy of the diagnosis and increasing the patient's knowledge about the disease all come with a good relationship between the doctor and the patient. Where such a relationship is poor the physician's ability to make a full assessment is compromised and the patient is more likely to distrust the diagnosis and proposed treatment, causing decreased compliance to actually follow the medical advice which results in bad health outcomes. In these circumstances and also in cases where there is genuine divergence of medical opinions, a second opinion from another physician may be sought or the patient may choose to go to another physician that they trust more. Additionally, the benefits of any placebo effect are also based upon the patient's subjective assessment (conscious or unconscious) of the physician's credibility and skills. Shared Decision Making is the idea that as a patient gives informed consent to treatment, that patient also is given an opportunity to choose among the treatment options provided by the physician that is responsible for their healthcare. This means the doctor does not recommend what the patient should do, rather the patient's autonomy is respected and they choose what medical treatment they want to have done. A practice which is an alternative to this is for the doctor to make a person's health decisions without considering that person's treatment goals or having that person's input into the decision-making process is grossly unethical and against the idea of personal autonomy and freedom. The process of turn-taking between health care professionals and the patients has a profound impact on the relationship between them. In most scenarios, a doctor will walk into the room in which the patient is being held and will ask a variety of questions involving the patient's history, examination, and diagnosis. These are often the foundation of the relationship between the doctor and the patient as this interaction tends to be the first they have together. This can go a long way into impacting the future of the relationship throughout the patient's care. All speech acts between individuals seek to accomplish the same goal, sharing and exchanging information and meeting each participants conversational goals.

Service Oath - Good Business Practices

Physician-Patient Privilege protects communications between a patient and their doctor from being used against the patient in court. It is a part of the rules of evidence in many common law jurisdictions. Almost every jurisdiction that recognizes physician–patient privilege not to testify in court, either by statute or through case law, limits the privilege to knowledge acquired during the course of providing medical services. In some jurisdictions, conversations between a patient and physician may be privileged in both criminal and civil courts. If a patient's private information is disclosed without authorization and causes some type of harm to the patient, he or she could have a cause of action against the medical provider for malpractice, invasion of privacy, or other related torts.

Medical Privacy is the practice of maintaining the security and confidentiality of patient records. It involves both the conversational discretion of health care providers and the security of medical records. The terms can also refer to the physical privacy of patients from other patients and providers while in a medical facility. Modern concerns include the degree of disclosure to insurance companies, employers, and other third parties. The advent of electronic medical records (EMR) and patient care management systems (PCMS) have raised new concerns about privacy, balanced with efforts to reduce duplication of services and medical errors.

Medical Ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values to the practice of clinical medicine and in scientific research. Medical ethics is based on a set of values that professionals can refer to in the case of any confusion or conflict. These values include the respect for autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. Such tenets may allow doctors, care providers, and families to create a treatment plan and work towards the same common goal without any conflict. It is important to note that these four values are non-hierarchical, meaning no one principle routinely “trumps” another. Malpractice Errors.

These are just some of the rights that a person has under psychiatric care:
You have the right to be treated with dignity as a human being.
You have the right to full informed consent and a full disclosure of all documented risks of any proposed drug or “treatment.”
You have the right to be informed of all available medical treatments which do not include the administration of a psychiatric drug or treatment.
You have the right to have a thorough, physical and clinical examination by a competent registered general practitioner of one’s choice, to ensure that one’s mental condition is not caused by any undetected and untreated physical illness, injury or defect and the right to seek a second medical opinion of one’s choice.
You have the right to a fully equipped medical facilities and appropriately trained medical staff in hospitals, so that competent physical, clinical examinations can be performed.
You have the right to choose the kind or type of therapy to be employed, and the right to discuss this with a general practitioner.
You have the right to education or training so as to enable one to earn a living, and the right to work or to refuse a particular type of work that is deemed harmful to your condition.
You have the right to a proper diet and nutrition and to three meals a day, and the right to daily physical exercise.
You have the right to make official complaints, without reprisal, to an independent board which is composed of nonpsychiatric personnel, lawyers and lay people.
You have the right to see and possess one’s hospital records and to take legal action with regard to any false information contained therein which may be damaging to one’s reputation.
You have the right to fair and proper legal representation and have private counsel with a legal advisor.
You have the right to take legal or criminal action, with the full assistance of law enforcement agents, against any psychiatrist, psychologist or hospital staff for any abuse.
You have the right to manage one’s own property and affairs with a legal advisor, if necessary, or if deemed incompetent by a court of law, to have a State appointed executor to manage such until one is adjudicated competent. Such executor is accountable to the patient’s next of kin, or legal advisor or guardian.
You have the right to sue psychiatrists, their associations and colleges, the institution, or staff for unlawful detention, false reports or damaging treatment.
You have the right to be in a safe environment.


Privacy - Confidentiality


Privacy Rights are supposed to protect people, they are not supposed to be used to keep people in the Dark.

Privacy Rights should not be used to keep valuable information and knowledge from family members and friends, especially when they can have a positive impact on someone's life who's suffering from mental illness.

Confidentiality Agreement (disclaimer) - Stigma

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was established to protect the privacy of patients' health information, it was not supposed to be used to hide important information from family members, or used to hide bogus fraudulent treatments so that scumbag Doctors can avoid being sued for malpractice.

Why don't therapists talk to friends and family members of the patient they are treating? We need have a way to communicate to friends and family members so they can be apart of the healing process, instead of being victims from drug side effects or inadequate consulting. We can't use ethical violations as a reason not to communicate to people who are closest to the person being treated.

We make pedophiles have to register, but Doctor's don't want to share information about someone's mental health problems because it might violate their privacy rights. Why? People with mental health problems commit crimes and murder everyday.

Everyone Has Problems, but we can't blame other people for every problem that we have. Or force other people to suffer because of our problems. We have to work on solving our own personal problems, and we have to help each other solve our personal problems. This way everyone improves, which is the goal, improve the quality of life for everyone. Let's do this, and let us learn as much as we can. Because millions of people can benefit from our experiences, and millions of people can benefit from what we have learned from our struggles, and what we have learned from the improvements and the mistakes that we made.


Problems with Mental Health Care Services


There are some good therapists out there, but be aware, the current mental health system has some serious flaws. It's like going to a car mechanic, but instead of your mechanic fixing your car, the mechanic only fixes your car a little, so it keeps breaking down and you have to keep bringing your car back to the mechanic. This is an ignorant business model that crawled out from under a corrupt capitalistic system, like planned obsolescence. This is simply a money making scam. So the care itself is a sickness. It's very difficult to help people when you are also sick. Sick treating the sick = sick, that's sick.

Abnormal (not well) - Privacy - Rights

Inadequate Access to Mental Health Services. Therapists don't have enough time to provide proper patient care which includes the preparation and follow up work that goes into every appointment. Psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, addiction specialists and others represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers say that Kaiser mental health clinics are severely understaffed, forcing some to work after hours to serve more patients. Meanwhile, they say, patients are forced to wait as long as two months for follow-up appointments because of inadequate staffing.

Too many people with mental health problems don’t receive the care that they need because they are often discriminated against by medical practitioners, which can make it difficult for them to receive proper care. The problem is often a lack of understanding of mental illness by some health care providers. A patients thoughts and comments are usually misinterpreted. It’s not uncommon for medical staff to attribute physical symptoms to a behavioral health issue as opposed to a legitimate health issue. Just because someone can act normal and seem normal, this does not mean they don't suffer from mental health problems. I know this to be a fact because I have lived with people struggling with mental health issues. They can be very functional at times and seem very normal and pleasant, but later one in the day they just fall apart, which makes it really difficult for them to hold on to a job. And medical practitioners think that spending a half hour with them is all they need to understand them, which is a dangerous lie and extremely negligent. And you just can't solve a persons problems using just drugs, that is totally insane and also negligent. People with mental health problems have a difficult time explaining their problems correctly and accurately. Contradictions are looked at as being lies, when instead they should be looked at as being an inability to explain things correctly. And lying could also be just a defense mechanism, where they fear that the truth will somehow hurt them, or cause them to be misunderstood. They are not trying to deceive you, they are merely expressing their cognitive problems. So helping them and understanding them is much more difficult, because they often live in constant fear of being labeled, or being taken advantage of, so they become paranoid. So helping them goes way beyond just being compassionate towards their needs, this takes communication skills and experience, which a lot of medical practitioners don't have. We also need to communicate more with everyone in contact with the person in need, because just like everyone else on the planet, people act differently when around other people. People also share things with some people but don't share personal thoughts with other people.

Triangulation in psychology is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It is also a form of splitting in which one person manipulates a relationship between two parties by controlling communication between them. Triangulation may manifest itself as a manipulative device to engineer rivalry between two people, known as divide and conquer or playing one (person) against another.

Splitting in psychology is the failure in a person's thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism used by many people. The individual tends to think in extremes (i.e., an individual's actions and motivations are all good or all bad with no middle ground).

This takes complete understanding of people with mental health problems. We have to stop blaming people for their problems, and we need to start helping people by truly listening to them, and by giving them the support and guidance that they need, so they can recover and eventually become stable normal people, without the everyday struggles, and without the constant fears of falling through the cracks. Too many people with mental health problems are in prison, where their problems just get worse.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Managed Services Division (MSD) Behavioral Health Homes

1,000 homicides or more a year are committed by people with untreated severe mental illness, 10 Percent of U.S. Homicides
90 per cent of people who die through suicide in the UK are experiencing mental distress
Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms

Mental illnesses account for 21 to 32 percent of global disabilities

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.

Years of Potential Life Lost is also related to the years that are lost from being ignorant, or doing ignorant things. The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) is a measure of overall Disease Burden, with the disease being ignorance in this case.

"Our Health System is more about making money then helping people."

Reiterate is to say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

Don't call it behavior modification, call it Behavior Awareness. The only way to be aware of something is to learn about it, whether you're learning about it from experience or learning about it by acquiring information and knowledge.

Salvage Therapy is a form of therapy given after an ailment does not respond to standard therapy. used both to mean a second attempt and a final attempt.

Determined is having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study. Shape or influence; give direction to. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something. Settle conclusively; come to terms.

Prescription drugs contribute to over 22,000 fatalities a year in the US alone

If a bartender serves alcohol to a person, and that person then leaves and kills someone, the bar is liable. But if a Doctor prescribes a drug to a person, and that person kills someone, shouldn't the Doctors also be Liable?

Double Standard is the application of different sets of principles for similar situations. Contradiction.

Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations.

Electroconvulsive Therapy formerly known as electroshock therapy, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from mental disorders. Typically, 180 to 460 volts of pulsed electricity are applied externally to the patient's head resulting in approximately 800 milliamperes passed through the brain, for 100 milliseconds to 6 seconds duration, either from temple to temple (bilateral ECT) or from front to back of one side of the head (unilateral ECT).

Peter Breggin is an American psychiatrist and critic of shock treatment and psychiatric medication. In his books, he advocates replacing psychiatry's use of drugs and electroconvulsive therapy with psychotherapy, education, empathy, love, and broader human services.(born May 11, 1936). breggin.com - Lobotomies.

Types of Medical Malpractice. Delays in diagnosis or misdiagnoses of a medical conditions. Failure to order or interpret diagnostic tests results correctly. Treatment errors. Medication errors. Psychiatric Malpractice.

When to Sue Your Psychiatrist for Malpractice. Why is it important to differentiate between malpractice and simply poor doctoring? Because in a successful malpractice case, the patient can recover money damages to compensate for injury, including emotional harm. Alternatives to a malpractice lawsuit include filing a human rights complaint, filing a complaint with the psychiatrist’s employer, filing an ethics charge against the psychiatrist, writing negative online reviews for the psychiatrist, or speaking with the psychiatrist directly. However, these alternatives will not provide recompense to the patient for any harm inflicted. In order to establish a malpractice lawsuit, a patient generally has to establish four elements: There was a doctor-patient relationship. The doctor breached the duty of reasonable care (i.e., was negligent). The patient was injured (physically or mentally). There was a causal link between the negligence and the injury.

Psychiatrists have been found to commit malpractice by, among other things: Engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient; Failing to conduct a proper suicide risk assessment; Failing to prevent a patient’s suicide; Making an improper diagnosis; Administering improper treatment or prescribing improper medications; Failing to notice or diagnose a harmful condition; Failing to warn third parties of threats from current patients as required to or allowed by law; Creating false memories; Sharing information without patient consent; Prescribing psychotropic medications without going through the informed consent process; Threatening the patient; Falsifying patient records.


Our Broken Mental Health System


The Problems with Mental Health Care Services and Behavioral Health Care Services. Getting people the correct care can be extremely difficult and risky sometimes, especially when you want to avoid stigmatizing someone, and also avoid having someone's personal information exposed, which could cause someone to be unfairly judged or abused. Personal remarks, or other peoples observations, can only tell us so much about a person. We have to be extremely careful when investigating a persons behavior, behavior that is questionable or odd. Who you talk to could cause more problems then solve. We don't want to turn other people into informants. Talking to family members, friends, co-workers, mentors or coaches, should be done with extreme care to avoid implications or insinuations of any kind. Everyone should be showing nothing but concern and well being of the person in question. Reveal nothing, only listen. If creating a case file or folder on someone must also be made in a way that does not implicate or insinuate anything, other then showing concern and well being. Describe a persons strengths, describe a persons possible weaknesses. Describe what was learned, describe what kind of progress was made, and describe what mistakes were made. 

A Dearth Of Hospital Beds For Patients In Psychiatric Crisis

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates there are only 8,300 such specialists in the U.S., for more than 15 million young patients.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (wiki)

How do you help someone to reduce their fears and anxieties?
How do you help someone to keep from lying, exaggerating or manipulating the truth?
How do you help someone to accurately measure reality?

Assessments - Therapist

Education needs to improve how we educate our young about Human Behavior, so that more people can recognize flaws in themselves, as well as in others, and be able to correct these flaws before they turn into serious problems. If people were more knowledgeable about human behavior, we would have less people with behavioral problems.

Flaw is not perfect. Inadequate. Not working properly. Subnormal in function, intelligence, reasoning and judgment. A perceived weakness in a person's character. An imperfection that reduces someone's effectiveness. Behavior that reduces potential, or reduces productivity. Behavior that increases the probability of mistakes. Behavior that increases the amount of problems that a person could have, problems that could easily be avoided.

Countertransference is defined as redirection of a psychotherapist's feelings toward a client—or, more generally, as a therapist's emotional entanglement with a client.

Therapeutic Relationship refers to the relationship between a healthcare professional and a client (or patient). It is the means by which a therapist and a client hope to engage with each other, and effect beneficial change in the client.

Projective Identification is when the recipient of the projection may suffer a loss of both identity and insight as they are caught up in and manipulated by the other person's fantasy.


Movies about Mental Health - Hollywood Films about Mental Health


Awakenings - Trailer - (1990) - HQ Penny Marshall's film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Patch Adams Official Trailer #1 - Robin Williams Movie (1998) HD  Directed by Tom Shadya starring Robin Williams.
Good Will Hunting Park Scene Robin Williams and Matt Damon 1997 (youtube)
Shrink (2009) - Official Trailer (youtube)
Dead Poets Society (1989) Original Trailer (youtube)
Deconstructing Harry - US Theatrical Trailer 1997 (youtube)
Silver Linings Playbook 2012
Unsane is a 2018 film that was shot entirely on the iPhone 7 Plus. The film shows how the mental health industry chooses profit over people. It's also a macrocosm example of the world that shows societies dysfunctions and problems using metaphors. When the sick person is the one giving the therapy, then there is no help. Misinterpretations can spiral out of control, like racism, prejudice and discrimination. Ignorance is the biggest threat to the world to our National Security. What happens when family and friends can't understand you? They end up giving that job to strangers.

Discovering Psychology (26 parts, each 25 minutes long)

Documentaries - Of Two Minds (01/01/2012 | 1 hr. 29 min.) - Take your best day and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Of Two Minds explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Mania - Media Literacy - Health Films.


Films on Mental illness


Ruby Wax: What's so Funny about Mental illness? (youtube)
Elynn Saks Seeing Mental illness (video) 
Vikram Patel: Mental Health for all by involving all (video)
Disability-Adjusted Life Year (costs from bad choices)
Network of Care
Centre for Global Mental Health
Sangath
David Anderson: Your Brain is more than a Bag of Chemicals
Up/Down" Bipolar Disorder Documentary (2011) (youtube) - Mania
On Falling Apart (a women's story about a Nervous Breakdown)
Stigma of Raising Mentally ill Child (CBS News)
Experiencing Psychosis with Digital LSD (youtube)
BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 1 of 3, March 11, 2007 (youtube)
R. D. Laing (wiki)
BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 2 of 3 - The Lonely Robot (youtube)
Frontier Psychiatrist (youtube)


Social Services - Social Workers


We cannot place judgment on people seeking help. Because that's not helping them. When we help people and provide them with services, we must follow through and follow up to see if this person needs more then just some particular service. They may also need friendship, mentoring, guidance, consulting, advising and tutoring. They also may need access to information and Knowledge. I don't believe you is not an answer. Just because there are contradictions, this does not explain things away. If you have evidence that makes someone else's evidence to be questionable and possibly inaccurate, then you must present this information, and it must be debated. If reasoning is not used then there is no reasoning, thus your reaction is wrong and bad. Middleman or Filter? If you are playing the middleman, you cannot pass judgment or interfere with the service connection. if you are filtering people then where does the people who are filtered out go? What happens to them? You can not wipe your hands clean because you turned someone away, or denied them services. We must follow through and follow up. If not, then the services we provide misses an opportunity to succeed. Saying that we cannot help everyone is a lie. We can, and we shall. But to do this we need new instructions and improved training, and of course, we need more social service providers, which will create more jobs, and also more awareness.

Care Management Processes Used Less Often For Depression Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.

Now that I don't see certain friends as much, I have no idea if they are still struggling, I can only guess, like a Doctor. A part time observer knows very little when compared to a fulltime observer.

We need to work together - Privacy - Rights

The fact that some psychologists have mental problems too, which proves that our education system is inadequate and flawed.

Don't believe that someone is getting the proper care they need just because they are seeing Doctors. Most health care providers don't know the patient well enough in order to provide them with the best care they can give. Just like schools, don't believe that someone is getting a proper education just because they are going to school. We can't share responsibilities if we don't know what the other person is doing, or not doing. Working together needs effective communication.

Though Mental illness is not perceived to be the main cause for murders, you still have to wonder, what murderer is considered to be in their right mind? To say that a murderer was not suffering from any form of mental illness, is to say that anyone is capable of murder, which is false. To say that a person had no history of mental illness does not say they did not have any form of mental health problems. You could say that all murders and crimes are committed by people who are not in their right mind, because to say that a person was in their right mind when they murdered or committed a crime is to say that everyone is f*cking crazy in one way or another, which is also false. You could say they someone was ignorant and did not know any better, which brings us back to our education problem, again.

You shouldn't let mentally ill people have access to guns, or Power. Just making it hard for people with mental illness to purchase guns will not solve the murder problem. Mentally ill people should not have guns, but more important, Mentally ill people should not have power of authority. It's clear to see that most politicians suffer from some form of mental illness. So we need better screening, and we also need more positive ways of helping people.

Everyone has some form and level of mental illness, it's just that some people have it more then others. So some people have a harder time staying healthy and a harder time dealing with life's struggles. Everyone needs help, but some people need more help then others. So even the people helping need help. We all need a better education, especially one that includes learning how to help others as well as learning how to help ourselves.

A License that proves you know how to use the Human Brain. We have Driving Tests so that we can confirm that the person has enough skill and knowledge in order to properly use a motor vehicle without killing anyone. But we have no test or Certification that confirms a persons ability to operate the human brain. Thus millions of people end up dead every year and the world is plagued by corruption and criminals on all levels of government and society. We need a driving test for the human brain. You should be allowed to leave your house unless you can effectively operate the human mind. A college degree is not a license for the brain. A GED diploma is not a license for the brain.

Just living with someone with mental illness will not teach everything about mental illness. You have to be constantly educating yourself about all the other knowledge and experiences that millions of other people had. You just can't use the same information and knowledge to understand and learn from something. You need an investigation, one that requires you to ask the right questions from the right sources. And what you learn from those investigations, you can now go back and examine your subject from a much larger perspective, verses having a very small perspective that never changes, and thus never understands or learns from the experience. This process of learning should never stop, you have to be vigilant, or you will fall behind and suffer from your own ignorance.

Vigilant is being carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger.

Early Pediatric Interventions Can Prevent Behavior Problems in Young Children

The Video Interaction Project is a unique and innovative approach to lessening disparities through guided parent-child interactions during pediatric visits that foster optimal cognitive, linguistic, and social development.

The BELLE Project

Shanti emotional and practical support to San Francisco's most vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness.


Exploitation of the System


We can't punish people in need just to discourage other people from exploiting free services. If people lie to get free benefits, especially when they have the means to provide for themselves, then they still need help, just help of another kind. If they are in the system, then we can communicate with each other, and we can help each other. Social Services has some faults, but the system proves it can work beautifully when we operate it and manage it correctly. We just have to make it more effective, more efficient, with more feedback and more communication. Just giving people money is very ineffective. If you don't educate people about the best actions to take, actions that would provide them with the most benefits, for themselves and for others, then just giving money wont work, as we can clearly see. If we want to stop people from doing things that do more harm then good, then we would have to start with the corporations and our politicians. Do what I say, not what I do. People don't mind following the rules, just as long as everyone else follows the rules. Once we let people use money to bend the rules, then you have no rules, you just have criminals getting away with murder. We need to increase the quality of training, and the quality of education, in order to accurately correct this problem.

A therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist is supposed to be someone who imparts the most valuable knowledge on human behavior. A Therapist is someone who helps a person manage their thoughts. A Therapist is someone who guides a person through tough times when they feel lost or unsure. You should ask your therapist what problems in their own life have they overcome? Because personal experience is extremely valuable. But a therapist does not want to admit vulnerabilities or weaknesses unless they can fully explain that those vulnerabilities or weaknesses do not interfere with their judgment or their understanding of other people. You want a therapist who is strong, honest, sincere and dedicated, and most important, you want someone who never stops learning about themselves or about other people. An ignorant Doctor can be very dangerous, so always ask questions

Care Management Job Description(PDF)

"A good therapist will give real life responses to behavior, as well as compassionate understanding and a scientific observation."

Humanistic Psychology - Mental illness Training

How you respond to contradictions, or lying, is extremely important. Saying nothing sometimes can be a benefit as long as the other person knows that you're listening, and not trying to judge them. Correcting a person can sometimes make things worse. You want to give a person your best advice without making it sound patronizing. example; "Did you ever try this?" "How would you know whether it's A or B?" Taking a persons mind off their problems is effective as long as the change in the subject offers relief, and that it also doesn't create another thing for the person to worry about.

Guardianship Petitions in Manhattan found that most of the requests came from Adult Protective Services, at 40 percent. Friends and family members filed about 25 percent of guardianship petitions, while hospitals and nursing homes together represented almost 29 percent. 

Legal Guardian is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Guardians are typically used in three situations: guardianship for an incapacitated senior (due to old age or infirmity), guardianship for a minor, and guardianship for developmentally disabled adults.

"The more I understand mental illness, the more I understand humans."

"Our ability to listen is extremely under utilized. This is the one skill that education needs to improve on."


Observation Flaws


It's very difficult to truly know someone just by meeting with them for a couple of hours. In almost every relationship, it can take a person several months, or even years, to truly know someone. So you have to have excellent listening skills and you have to spend a lot of time with someone during personal moments where people feel comfortable with you and reveal their true self, and also be honest about who they are. But even then, if an observer is not educated enough or sympathetic enough, they will fail to truly know the person that they have spent many days with, even under various situations. If a patient has close friends and family, than close friends and family will most likely know more about that person than any other person could. So a doctor or therapist can never just rely on their own personal observations alone, they need more witnesses and they need more knowledge about that person in order to correctly analyze that person and correctly administer any treatment to that person. Most mental state examinations do not correctly identify the needs of people, or their state of mind. These assessments and evaluations need a lot of improving. What happens if my therapist needs a therapist? What happens when my psychiatrist or psychologist needs a psychiatrist?

Every Human communicates a little differently, which means that the listener must process incoming information according to that particular person's style of communication. You have to be able to speak someone's language if you want to understand them. Understanding the Mind of Another (PDF).

Hawthorne Effect a form of reactivity in which subjects modify an aspect of their behavior, in response to their knowing that they are being studied. Is God watching you? Do you have a conscience?

Airport Screening - Public Surveys - Relationship Questions

Surveillance Camera's Effects - Hidden Cameras - Gaze Perception

Pygmalion Effect is the phenomenon whereby others' expectations of a target person affect the target person's performance. High expectations lead to better performance and low expectations lead to worse performance. Being a Good Example.

Observer-Expectancy Effect is a form of reactivity in which a researcher's cognitive bias causes them to subconsciously influence the participants of an experiment.

Profiling - Assumptions - Pretending to Know - Gas-Lighting - Legal Threat

One-Way Mirror allows viewing from the darkened side but not vice versa.

Actor Observer Asymmetry explains the errors that one makes when forming attributions about the behavior of others.

Empathizing Systemizing Theory suggests that people may be classified on the basis of their scores along two dimensions: empathizing (E) and systemizing (S). It measures a person's strength of interest in empathy (the ability to identify and understand the thoughts and feelings of others and to respond to these with appropriate emotions); and a person's strength of interest in systems (in terms of the drive to analyze or construct them).

Ultimatum Game is a game where one player, the proposer, is endowed with a sum of money. The proposer is tasked with splitting it with another player, the responder. Once the proposer communicates their decision, the responder may accept it or reject it. If the responder accepts, the money is split per the proposal; if the responder rejects, both players receive nothing. Both players know in advance the consequences of the responder accepting or rejecting the offer.

Role-Play Exercise is an assessment activity in which candidates act out an imaginary scenario that closely mirrors a situation that could occur.

Mind Blindness described as a cognitive disorder where an individual is unable to attribute mental states to the self and other. As a result of this disorder the individual may be unaware of others' mental states, or incapable in attributing beliefs and desires to others. Correlation does not Imply Causation - Cause and Effect.

Attribution in psychology is the process by which individuals explain the causes of behavior and events.

Fundamental Attribution Error is the claim that in contrast to interpretations of their own behavior, people place undue emphasis on internal characteristics of the agent (character or intention), rather than external factors, in explaining other people's behavior. The effect has been described as "the tendency to believe that what people do reflects who they are".

Parallel Process is a phenomenon noted between therapist and supervisor, whereby the therapist recreates, or parallels, the client's problems by way of relating to the supervisor. The client's transference and the therapist's countertransference thus re-appear in the mirror of the therapist/supervisor relationship.

Phenomenology in psychology is the study of subjective experience.

Observational Error is the difference between a measured value of quantity and its true value.

Observer Effect refers to changes that the act of observation will make on a phenomenon being observed.

People think and behave differently in Virtual Reality than they do in Real Life.- VR

Spatial Intelligence (space smart)

Self Diagnosis (self-smart)

Body Language Misinterpretations (profiling)

Reality Television is supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate. Reality.

Lying (detection) - Biases - Malpractice Errors

The Gender of the Experimenter may affect Experimental Findings. Rats and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than women, potentially skewing study results. The results of an IQ test can depend on the gender of the person who's conducting the test. Likewise, studies of pain medication can be completely thrown off by the gender of the experimenter.

Minutia is a small or minor detail.

What happens when people lie during mental health examinations

What if someone doesn't know the truth?

Using two or more therapists together, or separately, to analyze a patient, could make observations more accurate.

Second Opinion is to visit another physician other than the one a patient has previously been seeing in order to get more information or to hear a differing point of view. Some reasons for which a patient may seek out a second opinion include: Physician recommends surgery. Physician diagnoses patient with serious illness (such as cancer). Physician recommends a treatment for the patient other than what the patient believes is necessary. When physician recommends elective surgery, it may be required by the insurance plan. In other cases, insurance will not pay for a second opinion. Patient believes he/she has a condition that the physician diagnosed incorrectly or failed to diagnose. The physician himself/herself recommends a second opinion.

Confirm (valid)

Two Person Rule is a control mechanism designed to achieve a high level of security for especially critical material or operations. Under this rule all access and actions requires the presence of two authorized people at all times.

Psychiatrists or Doctors should only be allowed to administer drugs to patients after they have exhausted every known element that can affect a person’s physiological condition. 

Evidence-Based Practice (questions to ask)

Informed Consent

Off-Label Use Contradiction is the use of pharmaceutical drugs for an unapproved indication or in an unapproved age group, dosage, or route of administration. Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs (OTCs) can be used in off-label ways, although most studies of off-label use focus on prescription drugs.

Using Technology to Reduce Fears and Anxieties

Expert Witness - Collaborate - Evaluating an individual's Competency

You have to test all other possible influences that a person is exposed too before you ignorantly add another chemical into the equation. First remove all possible influences that could have a negative affect on a patient. (Environment, Diet, Allergies, Drugs, Chemicals, Exposure to Hazardous Elements, so on and so on) Then make one change at a time and monitor the affects. A pharmaceutical drug is only administered when all other natural means of improving the patient’s health have been exhausted. In some cases the body can heal itself if given the right information. 



Insane - Crazy - You Got Problems


Insane
is a state of mind which prevents normal perception and interferes with normal behavior and social interaction. Being afflicted with shocking or outrageous behavior that is characteristic of mental illness.

Insanity is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity; likewise, not all acts showing indifference toward societal norms are acts of insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. Sanity or Saneness is being normal or having sound powers of the mind. 

Abnormal is deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying.

Off the Rails is to behave in a way that is not normal or acceptable, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning. To have lost track of reality or to lose control.

Madcap is characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation. A reckless impetuous irresponsible person. An amusingly eccentric person.

Eccentric is conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual. Not having a common center; not concentric. A person with an unusual or odd personality. Eccentricities is strange and unconventional behavior.

Crack Pot is an eccentric or foolish and impractical person. Someone totally unsound or a person who is crazy or very strange.

Lost your Marbles is to say that someone has Lost their Mind and is not making sense of things.

Raving is wild, irrational, or incoherent talk. Very foolish or weird.

Raving Mad is talking or behaving irrationally. Insane Laughter.

Raving Lunatic is someone afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement.

Deranged is being out of mental balance and experiencing great confusion or disorder.

Derangement
is a state of mental disturbance and disorientation. The act of disturbing the mind or body.

Disarray is a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. Untidiness or disorder, especially of clothing and appearance.

Mental Disturbance
is a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a loss of contact with reality.

Psychotic Break means losing contact with reality, such as hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, or feeling something that has no external correlate, or believing something to be true that is false, fixed, and fantastic, like with hallucinations and delusions. Psychotic Break is being unable to sequence one’s thoughts or control a flight of ideas that becomes increasingly tangential. Emotions are wildly inconsistent with external reality.

Mental Case or Nutcase is someone who is extremely ignorant and morally deprived.

Crazy: When something sounds crazy it means that people can't understand it, or can't believe it, or can't accept it. People may think something is foolish, risky or not well thought out. But that may be just a first impression that is based on biases or lack of information or lack of knowledge. Something's sound crazy when you first hear them, but when you learn more about what something is, then it may not be so crazy after all. When someone is thought to be crazy it means that someone thinks that a person is experiencing confusion, or is mentally imbalanced and suffering from a disorder. People can also act crazy about certain things, which means they are highly enthusiastic or excited about something that happened or something they like a lot, like ice cream, or screaming when your team scores. People can temporally go crazy and lose their minds for different reasons, And some people go crazy and stay crazy because they lost contact with awareness and reality for many different reasons.

Bat Shit Crazy is someone who is certifiably nuts or eccentric with an unusual or odd personality.

Bats in the Belfry refers to someone who acts as though they have bats flying around inside their head.

Messed up in the Head is when you have mental problems that causes confusion and over reactions.

Not All There in the Head can mean that a person is lacking cognitive abilities and might not be able to accurately reason or make sound decisions. Not fully alert and functioning. Somewhat strange or lacking intelligence or not mentally adequate or in full possession of one's wits. A little crazy or silly.

Not Playing with a Full Deck means that someone is mentally deficient and lacking normal intelligence, alertness, and mentally stability.

Not the Sharpest Pencil in the Drawer means that someone isn't very smart. Not the Brightest Bulb on the Porch or A Few Bricks Shy of a Load.

Therapy is just one of many types of teaching methods that we have. Choosing the right learning method is key.

Having Problems is when you're feeling uneasy, worried and alarmed to the point of being disturb in the mind and having your peace of mind or tranquility diminished. An event that causes distress, pain or bodily suffering that makes you feel sick or indisposed and susceptible to damage. A factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result. A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved. A source of difficulty. An effort that is inconvenient.

Depression - Assessments - Healing Recovery - Over Eating - Wasteful

Sick is being affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function. Affected with madness or insanity. Disorder of the mind. A physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning. Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right. Sick can also mean that a person is affected with madness or insanity. Something shockingly repellent or inspiring horror.

Impairment is a symptom of reduced quality or strength. The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness.

Complication is an unfavorable evolution or consequence of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of signs, symptoms or new pathological changes, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems. A new disease may also appear as a complication to a previous existing disease. A medical treatment, such as drugs or surgery may produce adverse effects or produce new health problem(s) by itself. Therefore, a complication may be iatrogenic (i.e. literally brought forth by the physician). Medical knowledge about a disease, procedure or treatment usually entails a list of the most common complications, so that they can be foreseen, prevented or recognized more easily and speedily. Depending on the degree of vulnerability, susceptibility, age, health status, immune system condition, etc. complications may arise more easily. Complications affect adversely the prognosis of a disease. Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures usually favor fewer complications in comparison to invasive ones.

Infections - Super Bugs - Placebos - Plasticity

Perverted is having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented perverted. Deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good. To change the inherent purpose or function of something. To change the meaning of something or be vague about something in order to mislead or deceive. To represent something falsely and fraudulent.

If someone were abused by a parent or other guardian, or abused by the environment or from a bad diet, or abused by an institution, then to say that person is crazy or has a mental illness is wrong and incorrect. This person is suffering from a traumatic experience, and they need help to recover. We need to be very careful with how we use labels, we need to spell things out.

Mental Health Resources

"Teaching is a psychological method, so if your teaching is effective you won't have to spend so much time trying to fix the mistakes you made with ineffective teaching. Educating the source of our problems will solve our problems with mental illness."

"You have to show people how they can self-analyze themselves so they become aware of their own abilities. Sometimes it's showing them the right words or phrases that helps explain their internal information so they can understand themselves a little better. Then people could ultimately direct that understanding outwards towards others."

"You don't want to force treatment on mentally ill people, you just have to educate people more, so treatment is more accessible, treatment in more places, and more people who are qualified to treat people."

"It's just how you act sometimes, it's not who you are. Sometimes people act before they think, not all the time, but it happens, so it's not that unusual. We don't always know why we act the way we do, but one thing is for certain, we should never try to defend our actions, we should only try to understand our actions, and try to explain our actions as best as we can. We are not trying to defend that we're human, we are only trying to understand what being human is. We'll get there."

Introvert

When someone you know goes crazy, you don't get angry or frustrated at them anymore, because you know that person is just having one of those moments, and they will eventually come back, so you have to ride it out, and make sure that you try to learn something from that moment, or that psychotic episode. And if you can both learn something, then that's even better. Moving forward is always better then never improving. Patience and tolerance are skills, skills that are founded on reason and logic. You don't make things better by making things worse. You want to learn what were the things, and combination of things, that triggered the crazy moment to happen. and every time you identify something, the more control and power you have over it's effect.

Decompensation is the failure to generate effective psychological coping mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or disintegration, especially that which causes relapse in schizophrenia. Sensitive.

Decompensation is the functional deterioration of a previously working structure or system. Decompensation may occur due to fatigue, stress, illness, or old age. When a system is "compensated", it is able to function despite stressors or defects. Decompensation describes an inability to compensate for these deficiencies. It is a general term commonly used in medicine to describe a variety of situations.

Defense Mechanism is an unconscious psychological mechanism that reduces anxiety arising from unacceptable or potentially harmful stimuli.

Mental illness, Ignorance and Mental Retardation, or Intellectual Disability, are forms of a Learning Disability that require Specialized Instructions and Guidance so that Preferred Learning Methods are correctly used when needed. 

Intellectual Disability - Autism - Savants

Worrying - Depression - Anxieties

Psychological Problems - Self-Smart - Placebos

Biological Psychiatry is an approach to psychiatry that aims to understand mental disorder in terms of the biological function of the nervous system. It is interdisciplinary in its approach and draws on sciences such as neuroscience, psychopharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, epigenetics and physiology to investigate the biological bases of behavior and psychopathology. Biopsychiatry is that branch / specialty of medicine which deals with the study of biological function of the nervous system in mental disorders.

IQ Score below 70 does not mean that you're retarded, it just means that you have not learned enough. And just because you have a high IQ, this doesn't mean that you have learned enough, it just means that you're probably not mentally retarded. 90% of Politicians, Corporate Leaders, and most wealthy people, all suffer from some form of Mental illness, Why? 

"I find myself learning more from people with problems then I do from so called normal people, normal people can be f*cked up."

All your struggles, problems and misunderstandings are mostly related to missing information and knowledge. If you need food, water or shelter then you need information and knowledge that shows you the correct actions to take in order to fill those needs, or you can find someone else who has the necessary information and knowledge that would help you fill those needs. So you have to provide a way for people to have access to important information and knowledge that would benefit them or someone they know. Helping people with their problems should always include showing people how to be problem solvers. 99% of people know how to solve problems, the problem is that people are not learning how to solve the problems that matter. If you look deeply at any situation or look far enough into a problem you will always find missing information and knowledge, with some information being important and some information not being so important, but something is missing.

People need time alone, people need a sanctuary, a place all to themselves. A room that offers protection. A room that offers peace of mind. A room that offers Privacy. But not Isolation - Temporary Introversion.

Mental health issues in animals proves that there is something real happening.

Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD, what animal madness means for us humans (video)

Mental illness is a broad term, it is also a really insulting phrase to use, just like the word retard. I would just say that someone is different and undefined in some areas. It's hard sometimes to understand someone. Something's need to be determined because they are vague and hard to understand.

Undefined or Vague is not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished. Not clearly understood or expressed. Lacking clarity or distinctness.

Determined is having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study. Shape or influence; give direction to. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something. Settle conclusively; come to terms.

"Sometimes it takes more then one person to understand something."

"It's hard to figure out someone's thinking when that person figures out things differently, it's like learning a new language."

"I have learned more from people who are different then I have from all the so called normal people that I have met."


Psychopaths


Psychopath is a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, lack of empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, egotistical traits such as shallow affect, glibness, manipulation and callousness.

Psychopathy is often a misdiagnosed mental disorder that is characterized by amoral behavior or antisocial behavior. Some people lack the ability to make emotional bonds. Emotional detachment is an inability or the unwillingness to connect with other people on an emotional level. People who have an antisocial or narcissistic personality tend to have empathy impairments. Apathy is defined as a lack of concern for other peoples suffering. Some people can be extremely egocentric, according to the journal of abnormal psychology. Some people are choosing not to be normal, and some people are just confused and can't understand what normal is. Freedom of expression is necessary. But some people are not fully aware of what they're expressing, and they're not being responsible for what they're expressing, which makes some of they're expressions unnecessary and unproductive. So if your expression has no purpose, then you eventually become dull and muted, and people will stop listening to you. But we need people to hear us and recognize us. When we stop listening, we stop communicating. We talk, but we don't say anything. We rarely share information that is an expression of who we really are. This is because many of us don't know how to communicate effectively, or, don't value communication as much as they should. Psychosis.

People who lack empathy can sometimes be the result of being raised in a dysfunctional family, but behavioral problems can be from an accumulation of several negative factors, like being born into an unstable or confused family environment which could effect child development and influence psychological problems. It could be from a parent who was mentally erratic or physically abusive, or maltreatment from family members or friends. It could be from the lack of family bonding, or poor peer relationships, or abnormal cultural shaping, or chaotic neighborhoods, or education problems even though the person was a good student. Behavioral problems could also arise from the absence of positive factors such as opportunities to be successful and from the absence of adults who provide encouragement. Abnormal behavior is more likely to erupt when a person has never learned how to cope with life's problems and challenges. Toxic Masculinity can also have negative influences on people, especially when someone is condemned for feeling their emotions. When an ignorant person believes that empathy is a sign of weakness, it could make someone be afraid to ask questions because the fear that they will look stupid, so instead, they pretend to know things, which is a lot worse because it causes more problems than it solves. This is one of the reasons why psychopaths rarely have real conversations. Some of the signs that may indicate that someone lacks empathy is, they're highly critical of others and enjoy putting other people down in the hopes that it will make them look better or feel better about themselves. They try to make others look stupid but end up looking stupid themselves. Psychopaths can have a hard time controlling their emotions, they seem immune to or unaware of other people's feelings. They accuse people of being overly sensitive when they're upset. They overreact and they can't admit when they're wrong. Most people who lack empathy don't realize it, especially when they can profit from their abuse or be in a position of authority. If you reward a criminal, they will usually stay a criminal. If you look the other way and not challenge the ignorance of a psychopath, then they will act as if they are above the law. And if you surround psychopaths with other psychopaths, then they will experience a confirmation bias and end up staying a psychopath.

Psychopaths can go unnoticed and can easily deceive most therapists. They know how to deceive people with lies and they can lie on almost any test that you give them. So they can trick most people into believing that they don't have any problems. At times they can pretend to care and empathize when needed, temporally being nice just to get what they want. A type of empathy with a disclaimer. They do care about you, but only as long as they can still be self centered. They can show empathy, they just don't feel empathy or understand it deeply enough. Their truth is underneath the surface and hidden from view, and sometimes the truth is even hidden from themselves. Psychopaths can act normal when needed, but it's just an act. They don't have a normal conscience, and they don't feel shame or guilt in the same way that normal people do. And for some strange reason, they can sometimes enjoy being an asshole. Maybe because some people were an asshole to them, so they believe that being an asshole is normal, which is one of the reasons why psychopaths don't care that they're being abusive and disrespectable. Deep down, they can be rotten to the core. They can also have a tendency to think that everyone else is also abusive and disrespectable like they are, so they think that it's normal to be paranoid about other people, and pretend that everyone else is just like them, which causes them to make negative assumptions about other people. Psychopaths like to seek positions of authority, mostly because they want to have control over other people. And sometimes this control turns into hate or revenge, this is when a psychopath can punish other people for the abuse that they have encountered as a child. Psychopaths believe that the world revolves around them and that they should always be deserving of respect, if not, then they disrespect others, which does not solve any problem, it only makes problems worse, and also perpetuates the problems. A psychopath can suffer from being privileged and also suffer from being abused. This can create a distorted interpretation of themselves and of the world, which can manifest as a very shallow behavior. The ignorance that a psychopath can have about themselves, and about other people around them, can sometimes borderline on delusional. They sometimes can have a hard time defining the line between fantasy and reality. Almost in the same way that republicans do. This is what happens when people don't know enough or have learned enough. This creates a lot of confusion.

Sociopath is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights of others. An impoverished moral sense or conscience is often apparent, as well as a history of crime, legal problems, and/or impulsive and aggressive behavior or abusive behavior.

Psychopathy Checklist is a psychological assessment tool most commonly used to assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals. It is a 20-item inventory of perceived personality traits and recorded behaviors, intended to be completed on the basis of a semi-structured interview along with a review of 'collateral information' such as official records.

21 Traits on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Pathological lying, glib and superficial charm, grandiose sense of self need for stimulation, cunning and manipulative, lack of remorse or guilt, shallow emotional response, callousness and lack of empathy, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioral controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavior problems, lack of realistic long-term goals, impulsivity, irresponsibility, failure to accept responsibility, many short-term marital relationships, juvenile delinquency revocation of conditional release, criminal versatility. (So everyone is a little crazy?).

People who Lack Empathy. People with low emotional intelligence do not understand the emotions of others, they experience little empathy for other people. They do not get what others are feeling, so it is impossible for them to place themselves in another person's shoes. Signs of Empathy Deficit Disorder. Ungenerous, closed, poor listener, difficulty tuning into other people's moods, good or bad. They refuse to listen to other peoples point of view. Extroversion, not overwhelmed, perhaps even energized by crowds. Lacking in intuition or not having “gut feelings” about people. When you suffer from it you're unable to step outside yourself and tune in to what other people experience, especially those who feel, think, and believe differently from yourself. People who lack empathy usually jump fast into criticizing others without putting themselves in other people’s shoes. They seem to be cold or just out of touch for people that are suffering or are less fortunate. They believe 100% in the rightness of their own ideas and/or beliefs, and judge anyone who does not hold their beliefs as being wrong, ignorant or stupid. They have trouble feeling happy for others. They have trouble making or keeping friends. They have trouble getting along with family members. They feel entitled to receiving favors and use you to serve their needs without showing appreciation. They will even get offended if they don’t get their way. In a group setting, they will talk a lot about themselves and their lives without really caring about what other people share. They do or say something that hurts a friend or a loved one, and tend to blame his/her actions on them. They truly believe that the fault is in the person receiving the hurt because they reacted poorly, were rude or were oversensitive. People who lack empathy usually lack self-compassion, self-love and are disconnected from their authentic self and divine connection to source. They are probably not even aware that such disconnection is like a defense mechanism from their ego because if they empathize, they need to relate, get in touch with their feelings and feel the pain. The truth is that without empathy, it is hard to create deep emotional connections with others. Reduced empathy increases the risk for increased anger, irritability and reactive aggression, and can also be related to stubbornness, racism, bigotry and intolerance.

How to Deal with People who Lack Empathy. Don’t take their anger or judgments personally. Don’t try to make them understand your feelings. Talk about facts with them. If you don’t live with this person, try to distance yourself from their company. Cultivate or nurture relationships with people who you trust. Know that your value and worth does not depend on their validation and opinion of you. Take loving actions towards yourself.

Some people just pretend to have empathy. They only pretend to know what other people experience and feel. They never have real conversations with people, they never listen, they never learn, so they will never know or understand.

Adults can cry just like babies do. Except adults cry in a different way. Adults cry in a way that expresses abusive behavior, which is intended to punish people for not being aware, and not understanding that they are an immature adult that has insecurities and paranoia. So this ignorant adult is basically saying that it's your fault that they're an asshole. And if you don't except the fact that this particular person is f*cked up, then they will continue to f*ck you up.

How taking pain killers like paracetamol can reduce empathy in a person. Brain Chemistry.

How does a Person Develop Empathy? Early emotional experiences between babies and their caregivers are crucial to the development of empathy. As caregivers nurture and care for infants, babies make crucial associations between positive human interactions, reward systems, and feelings of calm and safety. Children who feel safe, secure, and loved are eventually more sensitive to others' emotional needs. Psychologists call this connection between caregivers and babies “attachment” and research shows that quality of attachment is a predictor of empathy and compassion later in life. Start by teaching children to understand their own behavior and feelings - it provides the basic tools for understanding the behavior and feelings of others. A child's individual capacity for empathy can further be encouraged when parents model empathic behavior themselves. What Empathy should mean to a child? A child should understand that she or he is a distinct person from those around them and that other people may have different feelings and perspectives than their own. A child should be able to recognize feelings in themselves and others and name them. A child should be able regulate their own emotional responses. A child should be able to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and imagine how someone else might feel. A child should be able to imagine what kind of action or response might help a person to feel better. Empathy is a work-in-progress throughout childhood and adolescence and is shaped by a range of factors including nutrition, family life, education, experiences and environmental factors. Empathy does not, however, simply unfold automatically in children. While we are naturally born with the capacity for empathy, its development requires experience and practice. Babies begin reflecting the emotional states and expressions of those around them right away. Thanks to mirror neurons, infants as young as 18 hours old often show some responsiveness to other infants in distress. Newborns cry when hearing another infant's cry, and studies have shown that children as young as 14 months offer unsolicited help to adults who appear to be struggling to reach something. Babies have also shown a distinct preference for adults who help rather than hinder others. As children get older, the cognitive components of empathy begin to emerge and complement the emotional templates they formed during the first years of life. By the preschool years, children become more aware that other people have separate bodies, feelings, and experiences. They develop what is called a “theory of mind,” which enables them to engage in early “perspective taking,” a precursor to being able to stand in someone else’s shoes and care about what that feels like. The distinction between self and other matures quickly throughout early childhood. For example, if a one-year-old sees that a friend is upset he may go get his own mother to comfort him. A two-and-a-half-year-old in the same situation may get his friend’s mother because he now understands that his friend would want his own parent in a time of distress. Of course, these interactions are still in the very early stages of development and are limited to situations that toddlers have experienced themselves, guided by responses modeled by adults who care for them. Cognitive components of empathy really come into their own by six or seven, when a child is more capable of taking another person's perspective and offering solutions or help when they notice someone in distress. As children's executive function skills mature and they become more capable of managing their own distress, they gain the "cognitive space" they need to connect with another person's experience without feeling totally overwhelmed themselves. All of this practice is a foundation for the complex ethical and moral issues that young people begin to take on like bullying, inequality, or racism. Of course, these skills and behaviors unfold differently for different children and depend upon context as well. A tentative preschooler who feels safe and secure halfway through the school year may be well poised to be an empathetic friend. The first day of school? Maybe not so much. But all of these moments are opportunities to create the conditions for empathy and plant seeds we hope will grow. We can’t sit our children down for formal lessons in empathy. Instead, empathetic responses emerge over time in the context of caring relationships, modeling, storytelling. We develop empathy as children, primarily through observing how others show it. When we experience physical pain or emotional distress ourselves, a neural circuit becomes activated (anterior cingulate cortex—or ACC--and insula). Research shows this same circuit gets activated when we see others suffer pain or emotional distress. So seeing the suffering of others causes us to suffer as well. Sometimes when we frequently or excessive share of others' negative experiences, it can lead to emotional burnout. Compassion training actually affects which neural circuits are activated when viewing the suffering of others. The brain circuit associated with reward and affiliation became activated (medial orbitofrontal cortex and striatum). Compassion can be trained as a coping strategy to overcome empathic distress and strengthen resilience. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the suffering of others, those trained in compassion can offer help while simultaneously deriving peace and satisfaction from reducing the suffering of others. But those who experience early trauma are at much greater risk of becoming aggressive or even psychopathic later on. They tend to bully other children or even become victimized by bullies themselves. Increasingly, neuroscientists, psychologists and educators believe that bullying and other kinds of violence can indeed be reduced by encouraging empathy at an early age. Simple neglect can be surprisingly damaging. Minds of young children who have been neglected or traumatized often fail to make the connection between people and pleasure. Without empathy, we would have no cohesive society, no trust and no reason not to murder, cheat, steal or lie. At best, we would act only out of self-interest; at worst, we would be a collection of sociopaths.


Jobs that have the Highest Rate of Psychopaths


Working these types of jobs does not prove that you are a psychopath, because jobs don't cause criminal and corrupt behavior, it's the persons lack of valuable knowledge and information that causes ignorant behavior, which usually comes from poor nutrition, a bad upbringing, poor education, bad experiences, bad environment, and a corrupt media system that influences ignorant behavior.

Kevin Dutton's research below suggests that.....

The following jobs have the Highest Rate of Psychopaths:

1. Chief Executive Officer (not surprising)
2. Lawyer 
(not surprising)
3. Media (Television/Radio)
(not surprising)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
(very surprised)
6. Journalist
(very surprised, unless they work for Fox News)
7. Police officer
8. Clergy person
9. Chef
(very surprised)
10. Civil servant or Politicians
(not surprising)

These professions have the Lowest Rate of Psychopaths.

1. Care aide
2. Nurse
3. Therapist
4. Craftsperson
5. Beautician or stylist
6. Charity worker
7. Teacher
8. Creative artist
9. Doctor
10. Accountant

Professions that require empathy or emotion had a lower rate of psychopaths.(Of course there is no guarantee that this is always true)

Toxic Leadership.


The study, published online in personality and individual differences, found that individuals with the dark triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, and machiavellianism) are more likely to have studied business and economics. These results show that your
personality, particularly having a “dark” personality, may influence your educational choices.

International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

Psycho Therapy - Ramones (youtube)

The hardware or the body is ok, no damage. Physically everything is working properly. It's just that the software or the mind is riddled with viruses. You need to run the right programs that will identify irrelevant thoughts and quarantine them so that you can put them in the appropriate folder, or delete them because some questions are useless. The brain has the ability to correct itself, but only when the brain has the necessary information with clear instructions on how to correctly process this new information. In order to maintain the system you first must learn to maintain yourself because you are part of the system, if you struggle, the system will also struggle.

When thinking patterns become fixed, processing information becomes problematic, mostly because the brain needs to adapt and modify its processing capabilities in order to accommodate new information and new knowledge. This is not just how the brain learns, this is how information evolves and survives, just like it has for billions of years. more..

The mental illness is typically found in about 1 percent of the general population, according to the Toronto Star. Is that the same one percent that occupy wall street talks about?

Just because you experience some of these behaviors below, this does not necessarily mean that you are need of help. You most likely need more knowledge and information in order to understand why these particular behaviors exist. There might be a logical explanation. So you're not crazy, you might just be a little under informed and unaware of a few things.


Physical Functioning
Fatigue.
Sleeping Problems.
Appetite Problems.
Eating Problems.
Sexual Problems.
Seeing Problems.
Hearing Problems.
Overall Physical Health.
Vigorous Physical Exercise.
Physical Mobility.
Pain and Discomfort.

Over-Talkative or Racing Speech.
Hyperactivity - Agitation.
Excitement - Elation.
Elated mood.

Avoidant-Dependent Traits
Low Self Esteem.
Pessimism.
Loneliness.
Fearing Rejection.
Fearing Separation.
Submissiveness.
Inability to Handle Conflict.

Histrionic-Borderline traits
Attention seeking.
Desire for Casual Sex or illicit Sex.
Harmful Impulsiveness.
Emotional Instability.
Identity Confusion.
Social Instability.

Risk of Harming Self.

Social Functioning
Family problems.
Friendship problems.
Mistrust.
Dependent behavior.

Phobia - Panic - Obsession
Agoraphobia, phobias, panic attacks, obsessions or compulsions.

Negative Emotions
Depressed Mood. Generalized Anxiety, Anger, Guilt or Shame.

Need for institutional care.

Lack of insight.

Schizoid Traits
Intimacy Avoidance.
Social Withdrawal.
Lack of Emotional Expression.

Obsessive Compulsive Traits
Perfectionism.
All work no play.
Inflexibility and Risk Avoidance.

Paranoid Traits
Suspiciousness.
Bearing Grudges.
Feeling Victimized.

Delinquent Behavior
Reckless Thrill Seeking.
Disrespect for the Law.
Physical Violence.

Smoking.

Alcohol - Drug Abuse - Medication abuse.

Reality Impairment
Grandiosity.
Reality Distortion.
Severe Disorganization.

Intellectual functioning
Distractibility.
Apathy.
Forgetfulness.
Impaired Executive Functioning.
Impaired Social Communication.
Repetitive fixated behavior.
Personal Neglect.
Psychomotor Slowing Confusion.

Narcissistic Antisocial Traits
Arrogance.
Selfishness.
Greed.
Lack of Kindness.
Aggressive Disrespect for others.
Irresponsibility.
Dishonesty.


Just because we have a lot of crazy people around doesn't diminish the fact that we all have brains and that we are all very capable of incredible things. And most of our abilities are not even known to us. So it's time that we start knowing our abilities, and stop allowing our disabilities to flourish and cause havoc. Mental Health Resources.



Psychological Evaluations - Mental Health Assessments


Psychological Evaluation is defined as a way of testing people about their behavior, personality, and capabilities to draw conclusions using combinations of techniques.

Psychological Research refers to research that psychologists conduct for systematic study and for analysis of the experiences and behaviors of individuals or groups. Their research can have educational, occupational and clinical applications.

Psychological relates to mental functions or emotional functions as opposed to physical functions. Psychology.

Systematic Study believes that the patterns can be identified and cultivated to improve individual performance. The method of accomplishing this is by examining behavior, looking for cause and effect and searching for specific evidence.

Competence Assessment (PDF) - IQ Test - Rorschach Test

Testing Flaws - Observation Flaws - DSM

Competence in law concerns the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings or transactions, and the mental condition a person must have to be responsible for his or her decisions or acts. A competency evaluation is a court-ordered mental health assessment to determine how much a defendant remembers and understands about his or her charges and alleged offense, as well as his or her capacity to understand court proceedings and assist a lawyer in their defense.

High-Functioning - Actor - Secrecy - Lying - Two Faced

Competency Evaluation in law is an assessment of the ability of a defendant to understand and rationally participate in a court process. Who is deemed qualified to conduct a competency evaluation varies from state to state. Estimates between 1983 and 2004 suggest the annual number of criminal competency evaluations rose from 50,000 to 60,000.

Crazy - Competency Evaluation - Competence in Human Resources

Measuring Value - Measure Intelligence - Cognitive Tests - Aptitude

Capacity in law is to protect vulnerable members of society who have insufficient knowledge, understanding and maturity that limits their ability to make coherent binding amendments to their rights, duties and obligations, such as getting married or merging, entering into contracts, making gifts, or writing a valid will. When the law limits or bars a person from engaging in specified activities, any agreements or contracts to do so are either voidable or void for incapacity. Sometimes such legal incapacity is referred to as incompetence.

Incapacity in contract law generally means a person who is not mentally sound, which can include being intoxicated. Persons who are intoxicated cannot legally enter into a contract and intoxication thereby makes the contract voidable.

Consent - Diminished Responsibility - Culpability

Psychometrics is a field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological measurement. As defined by National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), psychometrics refers to psychological measurement. Generally, it refers to the field in psychology and education that is devoted to testing, measurement, assessment, and related activities. One part of the field is concerned with the objective measurement of skills and knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and educational achievement. For example, some psychometric researchers have, thus far, concerned themselves with the construction and validation of assessment instruments such as questionnaires, tests, raters' judgments, and personality tests. Another part of the field is concerned with statistical research bearing on measurement theory (e.g., item response theory; intraclass correlation). As a result of these focuses, psychometric research involves two major tasks: (i) the construction of instruments; and (ii) the development of procedures for measurement. Practitioners are described as psychometricians. Psychometricians usually possess a specific qualification, and most are psychologists with advanced graduate training. In addition to traditional academic institutions, many psychometricians work for the government or in human resources departments. Others specialize as learning and development professionals. Psychometric Tests.

Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders.

Function Report for Adult Third Party Form SSA 3380 BK. The Social Security Administration will need this information in order to determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits.

Assessment Psychology - American Psychological Association - Software Testing

Psychopathy Checklist is a psychological assessment tool most commonly used to assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals. It is a 20-item inventory of perceived personality traits and recorded behaviors, intended to be completed on the basis of a semi-structured interview along with a review of 'collateral information' such as official records.

P-Scan or Psychopathy Scan provides a useful tool for developing a hypothesis for a particular person of interest, with respect to Psychopathy, and for managing risk for antisocial, criminal, and violent behavior. The Hare P-Scan Research Version is a nonclinical tool that serves as a rough screen for psychopathic features and as a source of working hypotheses to deal with or manage suspects, offenders, or clients. It is designed for use in law enforcement, probations, corrections, civil and forensic facilities, and other areas in which it would be useful to have some information about the possible presence of psychopathic features in a person of interest.

Mathematical Psychology is an approach to psychological research that is based on mathematical modeling of perceptual, cognitive and motor processes, and on the establishment of law-like rules that relate quantifiable stimulus characteristics with quantifiable behavior. The mathematical approach is used with the goal of deriving hypotheses that are more exact and thus yield stricter empirical validations. Quantifiable behavior is in practice often constituted by task performance.

Psychological Testing is an objective and standardized measure of a sample of behavior.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychosocial intervention for treating mental disorders, focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation. It was originally designed to treat depression, and is now used for a number of mental health conditions.

Cognition Measuring (intelligence examinations)

Mental Status Examination is an important part of the clinical assessment process in psychiatric practice. It is a structured way of observing and describing a patient's current state of mind, under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight and judgment. There are some minor variations in the subdivision of the MSE and the sequence and names of MSE domains. Examinations.

Mental Health Assessment is when a professional like your family doctor, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist, checks to see if you might have a mental problem and what type of treatment may help. Mental Health assessment designed to uncover the likelihood that someone has Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, or Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD) Disorders.

Investigative Psychology attempts to describe the actions of offenders and to develop an understanding of crime.

Assess is to evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.

Assessment is the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event. Research.

The Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales (PSYRATS) is an instrument designed to quantify the severity of delusions and hallucinations and is typically used in research studies and clinical settings focusing on people with psychosis and schizophrenia.

Personalities - Insane - Films about Mental Health

Mental State Examination is a 30-point questionnaire that is used extensively in clinical and research settings to measure cognitive impairment. It is commonly used in medicine and allied health to screen for dementia. It is also used to estimate the severity and progression of cognitive impairment and to follow the course of cognitive changes in an individual over time; thus making it an effective way to document an individual's response to treatment. The MMSE's purpose has been not, on its own, to provide a diagnosis for any particular nosological entity. Mental State Examinations (PDF).

Projective Test is a personality test designed to let a person respond to ambiguous stimuli, presumably revealing hidden emotions and internal conflicts projected by the person into the test. This is sometimes contrasted with a so-called "objective test" or "self-report test" in which responses are analyzed according to a presumed universal standard (for example, a multiple choice exam), and are limited to the content of the test. The responses to projective tests are content analyzed for meaning rather than being based on presuppositions about meaning, as is the case with objective tests. Projective tests have their origins in psychoanalytic psychology, which argues that humans have conscious and unconscious attitudes and motivations that are beyond or hidden from conscious awareness.

Regression Testing is a type of software testing which verifies that software, which was previously developed and tested, still performs correctly after it was changed or interfaced with other software. Changes may include software enhancements, patches, configuration changes, etc. During regression testing, new software bugs or regressions may be uncovered. Sometimes a software change impact analysis is performed to determine what areas could be affected by the proposed changes. These areas may include functional and non-functional areas of the system. The purpose of regression testing is to ensure that changes such as those mentioned above have not introduced new faults. One of the main reasons for regression testing is to determine whether a change in one part of the software affects other parts of the software. Common methods of regression testing include re-running previously completed tests and checking whether program behavior has changed and whether previously fixed faults have re-emerged. Regression testing can be performed to test a system efficiently by systematically selecting the appropriate minimum set of tests needed to adequately cover a particular change. In contrast, non-regression testing aims to verify whether, after introducing or updating a given software application, the change has had the intended effect.

Psychiatric Assessment is a process of gathering information about a person within a psychiatric service, with the purpose of making a diagnosis. The assessment is usually the first stage of a treatment process, but psychiatric assessments may also be used for various legal purposes. The assessment includes social and biographical information, direct observations, and data from specific psychological tests. It is typically carried out by a psychiatrist, but it can be a multi-disciplinary process involving nurses, psychologists, occupational therapist, social workers, and licensed professional counselors.- PDF.

Insanity Defense is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for their actions due to an episodic or persistent psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal act. This is contrasted with an excuse of provocation, in which defendant is responsible, but the responsibility is lessened due to a temporary mental state. It is also contrasted with a finding that a defendant cannot stand trial in a criminal case because a mental disease prevents them from effectively assisting council, from a civil finding in trusts and estates where a will is nullified because it was made when a mental disorder prevented a testator from recognizing the natural objects of her bounty, and from involuntary civil commitment to a mental institution, when a person is found to be gravely disabled or to be a danger to themselves or to others.

Insanity Defense - Plead Insane

The U.S. Supreme court ruled Monday March 23, 2020 that states are free to abandon the insanity defense for accused criminals who contend they did not know right from wrong. The decision upholds a Kansas law that essentially allows consideration of mental status only at the sentencing phase of a trial.

M'Naghten Rules is any variant of the 1840s jury instruction in a criminal case when there is a defense of insanity, "that every man is to be presumed to be sane, and... that to establish a defense on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was laboring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong." It emphasizes cognition (knowledge), as compared to the American Law Institute Model Penal Code test (ALI test), which broadened knowledge to include capacity to appreciate the criminality of conduct, and a volitional element as to capacity to conform to the law. In the 1960s, the ALI test mostly replaced the M'Naughten rule in America until the 1980s, when in the aftermath of John Hinckley shooting President Ronald Reagan, many ALI states returned to a variation of M'Naughten.

Forensic Psychiatry work with courts in evaluating an individual's competency to stand trial, defences based on mental disorders (i.e. the insanity defence), and sentencing recommendations. There are two major areas of criminal evaluations in forensic psychiatry. These are Competency to Stand trial (CST) and Mental State at the Time of the Offence (MSO).

Diminished Responsibility is a potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held fully criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired. Diminished in strength, quality, or utility. Not working properly. Lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. Not sufficient to meet a need. Containing errors or alterations. Corrupted, Dishonorable, Dishonest.

Psychological Test Objectives (wiki how) - Diagnosis Problems

Mental Health Checklist - Depression Criteria (PDF)

Teen Screen for Mental Health - Typical or Troubled - Relationship Questions

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Hardcover. Susannah Cahalan’s first book Brain on Fire documented her experience with a treatable autoimmune disease that masqueraded as mental illness. The disease did so by causing inflammation on her brain, and after being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, she was given antipsychotic drugs and nearly transferred to the psych ward. Luckily, an insightful doctor saved her from being committed to a very different life than the one she is living now. A young reporter for the New York Post when, one day, she began feeling like she had the flu. Shortly thereafter, she was hospitalized, in the throes of full-blown hallucinations and paranoia. she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, then, with schizophrenia. She was on the verge of being transferred to a psychiatric unit when one gifted doctor played out a hunch. After a spinal tap and biopsy of her brain, he diagnosed her with autoimmune encephalitis. Cahalan says that this physical diagnosis, as opposed to a psychiatric one, made all the difference. Doctors' labels altered the way they saw me: as if a mental illness were my fault, whereas a physical illness was something unearned, something "real. The minute the doctors discovered my issues were neurological, the quality of care improved.

Researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person's ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks. Traditionally, empathy is assessed through the use of questionnaires and psychological assessments. The findings of this study offer an alternative to people who may have difficulty filling out questionnaires, such as people with severe mental illness or autism.

On Being Sane In Insane Place. How do we know precisely what constitutes “normality” or mental illness? Conventional wisdom suggests that specially trained professionals have the ability to make reasonably accurate diagnoses. In this research, however, David Rosenhan provides evidence to challenge this assumption. What is -- or is not -- “normal” may have much to do with the labels that are applied to people in particular settings.

The more sane I become the more crazy people appear. Trying to understand mental illness or just trying to understand just plain ignorance is never straight forward. Approaching it correctly is always difficult. When is the appropriate time for honesty? What are the correct words to use when speaking the truth? How do you know where the sanity ends and where the insanity begins? And how do you keep your own insanity from entering the conversation? It's like you have to purge yourself from all human emotions just so you can think clearly enough and hopefully understand that moment in time when a person is confused, and you don't know why? Take a deep breath and think, have I answered all the right questions? You can learn just as much from an insane person as you can from a person who is thought to be sane. But how do I tell the difference? Is there a test for that? If there is a test for sanity, I'm positive that the test itself is insane. We are just beginning to learn that the human mind is an extremely large landscape that we are just starting to explore. This is just another one of those things that we will need to define. Put it on the list.


Stigmas


No one in their Right Mind would want to admit to a mental health disorder, mostly because there is a stigma, and there is also prejudice and discrimination associated with a particular kind of label. Besides that, how is someone supposed to analyze themselves and express themselves if they lack the knowledge and skills to do so. People who are suffering physically or mentally can't treat themselves effectively, this is why we have Doctors, but only if they are a highly qualified doctor. A health condition is not saying that someone is broken, it's only saying that someone is in need of extra care and extra support. People recover all the time from diseases and injuries. But if you never give a person a chance to recover and improve, then that persons condition becomes a death sentence, and sometimes a slow and painful death.

Mental illness stigma: Concepts, consequences, and initiatives to reduce Stigma.

Social Stigma - Ratings - Profiling (stereotypes)

Stigma Management. When a person receives unfair treatment or alienation due to a social stigma, the effects can be detrimental. Social stigmas are defined as any aspect of an individual's identity that is devalued in a social context. These stigmas can be categorized as visible or invisible, depending on whether the stigma is readily apparent to others. Visible stigmas refer to characteristics such as race, age, gender, physical disabilities, or deformities, whereas invisible stigmas refer to characteristics such sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, early pregnancy, certain diseases, or mental illnesses. When individuals possess invisible stigmas, they must decide whether or not to reveal their association with a devalued group to others. This decision can be an incredibly difficult one, as revealing one's invisible stigma can have both positive and negative consequences depending on several situational factors. In contrast, a visible stigma requires immediate action to diminish communication tension and acknowledge a deviation from the norm. People possessing visible stigmas often use compensatory strategies to reduce potential interpersonal discrimination that they may face.

Embarrassment is the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public.

Shame is a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of perceived inadequacy or guilt.

DSM-IV Codes are the classification found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, also known as DSM-IV-TR, a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized mental health disorders. The DSM-IV codes are thus used by mental health professionals to describe the features of a given mental disorder and indicate how the disorder can be distinguished from other, similar problems. DSM-5.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers together with alternatives such as the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, produced by the WHO.

I witnessed and observed some horrible things in mental health services. You ask them for help and then someone gives you a pill and then says "try not to think about it". WTF. There's no knowledge in pharmaceutical pills. People need personal guidance, not a part time drug dealer who pretends to be your friend. Drug Pushers. (not all mental health services are like this).

Affect Measures is one common way of studying human emotion is to obtain self-reports from participants to quantify their current feelings or average feelings over a longer period of time. These are referred to as measures of affect or measures of emotion. Even though some affect measures contain variations that allow assessment of basic predispositions to experience a certain emotion, tests for such stable traits are usually considered to be personality tests.

Quality of Life Scale (PDF)

Invisible Disability are disabilities that are not immediately apparent. For instance, some people with visual or auditory disabilities who do not wear glasses or hearing aids, or discreet hearing aids, may not be obviously disabled. Some people who have vision loss may wear contact lenses. A sitting disability is another category of invisible impairments; sitting problems are usually caused by chronic back pain. Those with joint problems or chronic pain may not use mobility aids on some days, or at all. Most people with RSI move in a 'normal' and inconspicuous way, and are even encouraged by the medical community to be as active as possible, including playing sports; yet those people can have dramatic limitations in how much they can type, write or how long they can hold a phone or other objects in their hands. Invisible disabilities are chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living. In the United States, 96% of people with chronic medical conditions show no outward signs of their illness, and 10% experience symptoms that are considered disabling.

Control Questions Test (PDF)

Behavioral Analysis Unit is a department of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) that uses behavioral sciences to assist in criminal investigations. The mission of the NCAVC and the BAUs is to provide behavioral based investigative and/or operational support by applying case experience, research, and training to complex and time-sensitive crimes, typically involving acts or threats of violence.

Related Subjects - Intervention - Journalism (investigate) - Counseling - Therapy Help - Manual of Mental Disorders - Disorders - Morals - Workplace Ethics - Body Language - Mental Health Websites - Learning Disabilities - Stress - Emotions - Depression.

You have to be very very careful of Mental Health Questioners, or Check Lists, or Assessments or any kind of Testing. The answers you give can be easily exploited and misinterpreted, which could lead to misdiagnosis and bogus treatments that can make your situation worse. You need to have a professional or a highly intelligent well trusted friend with you when answering these types of questions. Knowledge is your best medicine and your greatest chance for improvements. Measuring.

What happens when people lie during mental health examinations? What if someone doesn't know the Truth?

One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, I would like to see how they determine that, and I would like to know how they treat these children without using harmful drugs.

Some of these Cognitive Failures Questionnaires are false and misleading, they confuse Awareness with Cognitive Failures. There's nothing wrong with you, but there's something definitely wrong with the questions they ask. The next thing you know, they're pumping you with drugs. If there is a Cognitive Failure, it's your failure to see the bullshit that's right in front of you. And there is a lot of bullshit. The People with Cognitive Failures are the ones who are asking these types of questions. Accurately self analyzing yourself is a skill that you need to learn, it is one skill that will benefit you your entire life.

IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts

Project Implicit investigates thoughts and feelings that exist outside of conscious awareness or conscious control. Visit the research or demonstration websites to try out some tests and learn more about the research and yourself!.

Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program

Prisons - Films - Movies

Transference Focused Psychotherapy, or Awareness, or Focus, or just Learning about Yourself and the World around you.

As of 2014, nearly one in five American adults, 43.8 million people, experienced some type of diagnosable mental illness last year. More than 15 million people in the U.S. over the age of 18 suffered from an episode of major Depression in 2013. More than nine million reported having serious thoughts of Suicide, while 1.3 million actually attempted suicide. SAMHSA said these figures were comparable to the numbers for 2012. Major depression was also a problem for about one in 10 adolescents ages 12 to 17, or about 2.6 million teens. Only about 38 percent of them received treatment. The need for effective treatment to restore peoples well-being is extremely important. 

Mental Health Care for Children

"Everyone is insane in varying degrees, it's just that some people hide it better then others." "Are people who hide their insanity more dangerous then people who make their sanity visible to others by acting out?"


Committing Yourself to a Mental Institution


Voluntary Commitment is the act or practice of a person admitting themself to a psychiatric hospital, or other mental health facility, voluntarily. Unlike in involuntary commitment, the person is free to leave the hospital against medical advice, though a period of notice, or the requirement that the leaving take place during daylight hours, is sometimes required. In some jurisdictions a distinction is drawn between formal and informal voluntary commitment, and this may have an effect on how much notice the individual must give before leaving the hospital. This period may be used for the hospital to use involuntary commitment procedures against the patient. People with mental illness can write psychiatric advance directives in which they can, in advance, consent to voluntary admission to a hospital and thus avoid involuntary commitment. Mental health records are hospital/clinic files, not part of a criminal record.

Voluntary Patients agree to be in the hospital for the purposes of observation, care and treatment. In most cases, a voluntary patient must be referred to the facility by a physician for assessment. Voluntary admissions usually require a 72-hour holding period for professional evaluation. Once the 72-hour hold is lifted, patients can request a discharge or further care. Minors can sign themselves into a voluntary hold in an emergency, but the legal guardian must be notified within 24 hours. They can be kept in the hospital against their will for up to 72 hours without permission from a judge. Why go to hospital? feeling really sad, really frightened, or if you are feeling out of control. injured or have physical symptoms from self-harm, alcohol or drug use, or eating disorders. experiencing hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there). Having thoughts of hurting yourself or others.
Average cost is $5,700 per MH stay. $4,600 per SA stay. $9,300 per stay for all other conditions. Admitting you need Help - Self Intervention.

Voluntary Admission is also known as a “201” to an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital occurs when a person goes for psychiatric evaluation and the evaluating mental health provider and patient agree that the patient would benefit from hospitalization and meets criteria for hospitalization. The patient is required to sign a consent form that is sometimes called a “201.” The 201 form documents the patient’s rights and describes the inpatient hospital experience. By signing the form, the patient agrees to being hospitalized on a locked unit. If the patient later requests discharge, the hospital can hold the patient on the unit for up to 72 hours until a mental health professional can evaluate the patient for safety concerns. The patient will be discharged if the evaluating mental health professional determines that the patient is safe for discharge. If the mental health professional evaluates the patient and feels that he/she is at risk of harm to self/others or unable to care for self, the mental health professional can convert the admission to an involuntary admission (“302”). The patient will then be brought to mental health court within 5 days and the court will determine whether the patient can be legally held on a psychiatric unit. A patient may also be voluntarily admitted for a subacute inpatient hospitalization.

Involuntary Admission is also known as a “302”, to an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital occurs when the patient does not agree to hospitalization on a locked inpatient psychiatric unit, but a mental health professional evaluates the patient and believes that, as a result of mental illness, the patient is at risk of harming self or others, or is unable to care for self. The person must pose a “clear and present danger” to self or others based upon statements and behavior that occurred in the past 30 days. If a person is admitted involuntarily, the patient will either be discharged within 5 days or brought to mental health court within 5 days (120 hours) to request a longer commitment (a “303”). The decision to discharge the patient or request a longer commitment is made by the treatment team based on concerns for safety of the patient or others. The mental health court will determine whether the patient can be legally held and treated on a psychiatric unit. The proceedings at mental health court may be called a “commitment hearing.” Hearings are non-public and confidential. If the patient objects to having family present and the family did not petition the 302, the family may not be permitted to attend the hearing. If the patient wishes to have a family member present, the person may be admitted to the hearing as an observer. If family members want to provide information supporting the hospitalization, they are encouraged to give the information to the hospital presenter and let the presenter provide the information at the hearing. This process helps to reduce conflict between the patient and family members. If family members have information supporting the discharge of the patient from the hospital, they should give this information to the lawyer or advocate who is representing the patient and this person will present the information at the hearing.

Types of Inpatient Hospitals. Acute inpatient psychiatric units are locked psychiatric units that treat people who are struggling with depression, mania, psychosis, self-harm, and suicide as well as other psychiatric conditions. People can be admitted to these units voluntarily or involuntarily. The units are locked for the safety of the people being treated on these units. Dual diagnosis units are a type of acute inpatient psychiatric unit. They are locked and they treat people who are struggling with BOTH addiction and depression, mania, psychosis, etc. These units have a lot of experience treating drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms and may have therapeutic groups that focus on addiction. Some of these units are also able to treat people who do not struggle with addiction. Inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation (detox and rehab) units are NOT locked. People can only go to these units voluntarily. These units are intended for people primarily struggling with addictions. The groups on the unit focus on addiction and the staff is experienced in managing withdrawal symptoms. Subacute inpatient hospitalization consists of treatment at a facility that may be unlocked. People can only go there voluntarily. This type of hospitalization is often useful when an issue at a person’s residence is contributing to the person’s worsening symptoms but there is NOT an acute safety concern. Some insurance plans do NOT cover subacute inpatient hospitalization.

Care Providers in the Inpatient Hospital Setting. Attending physicians/attending psychiatrists are the doctors who supervise the resident physicians and medical students. The attending physician makes the final treatment decisions. The attending physician may be on the unit for only a few hours each day. He/she sees the patients each day and then discusses the plan with the resident physicians and medical students. Some hospitals only have attending psychiatrists and do not have medical students or resident physicians. Resident physicians/psychiatrists are doctors who have completed medical school and are now training in psychiatry. The “resident” physician is training in a specific area of medicine (for example: psychiatry) under the supervision of more experienced physicians (“attendings”). The resident physician is on the unit most of the day and is usually the doctor who calls patient’s families and outpatient doctors. Medical students are people who are in medical school and may or may not go into the field of psychiatry. They often have more time than the attending and resident to have longer conversations with families. If families provide information to the students, the students will pass that information along to the resident and attending. Nurse practitioners and Physician assistants are mental health providers who are supervised by a psychiatrist.
Nurses are on the unit 24hrs a day and they are a wonderful resource. The nurses can provide information about how a patient is doing and the name of the doctor caring for the patient. They can also notify the doctor that a family member called and would like to speak with the doctor. Therapists are often on the unit throughout most of the day and facilitate both individual and group therapy sessions. They can be a valuable resource to patients, as well as their family members and the rest of the treatment team by helping patients to learn coping skills to better manage symptoms and stress upon discharge from the hospital. Social workers are available on all acute inpatient psychiatric units. They play a very important role in determining what resources the patient will need upon discharge. They may assist patients in obtaining housing (for example: boarding homes, shelters). They can submit applications for case management services, partial hospital programs, extended acute care, and many other services. The services they can obtain for any individual are limited by insurance and eligibility criteria.

How to Contact Care Providers. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and state and local mental health laws limit the mental health treatment information that can be released to families without the patient’s consent. The law does NOT prohibit treatment providers from receiving information from families. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to provide information to hospital staff because the hospital will not acknowledge that a person is admitted without consent from the patient to release this information. To share information in this circumstance, you can go on the hospital’s website to locate a relevant fax number or email address and send your information that way. You can also mail information (though this method may be too slow to be helpful). Hopefully, the hospital will get the information to the appropriate provider.


Complaining


Complaining is expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness.

Complain
is to express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness.

One of the most disturbing things about people complaining is that they complain about the same faults that they have that they see in other people. People have the same faults that they find disturbing in other people. Almost everything that people say about other people is what they are saying about themselves. Either the person can't see the connections or the similarities, or they may be just asking you a question. Why does this behavior look bad? And does this type of thinking make any sense? And those questions are difficult to answer when the person may not understand the answers. So you may have to start from the beginning. Why are some people blind to their own thoughts? Why don't people listen to their own advice? Is it because they have not yet formed an awareness about themselves? It's more than just a lack of compassion and tolerance, it's more related to a persons ability to understand. How do we correct this bias and bigotry? Why is it that some people don't want other people to have the same freedoms, rights or things that they have? It's more than being selfish or being narrow minded. It's discrimination and prejudice and a contradiction without any compassion. It's an ignorant distortion of reality. There is a big difference between complaining about something and explaining something. Complaining is not problem solving. Complaining is not understanding. So when people complain to much it's not necessarily saying that they are experiencing a lot of problems, it's more that they are saying they have trouble dealing with their emotions and that they lack sufficient information and knowledge in order to correctly comprehend the situation and make a logical decision.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Gustav Jung.

Takes One to Know One is when a person expresses criticism about someone who has similar faults. Like when a moron calls someone else a moron.

Those Who Live in Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones means that people should not criticize others for faults that they have themselves. You should not criticize others if you have similar weaknesses yourself. One who is vulnerable to criticism regarding a certain issue should not criticize others about the same issue. Don't dish it out if you can't take it.

Two Wrongs don't make a Right - Anger Management - Hating Hurts you and not just others - Contradictions


You don't want to talk or listen, all you want to do is blame other people for the problems you have, the problems that you caused because you don't want to listen or learn or have real conversations.

Dissatisfaction
is the feeling of being displeased and discontent. Fail to satisfy.

Displeasure
is the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something.

Displeased
is not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure. Stress.

Discontent
is a longing for something better than the present situation.

Annoyance
is the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed. Anger produced by some annoying irritation. An unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. The act of troubling or annoying someone.

Activism takes more than a Protest

Irritated
is to be aroused to impatience or anger.

Aggravation
is having unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment. An exasperated feeling of annoyance.

Unhappiness
are emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being. State characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief. Happiness - Depression.

Well-Being
is a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas - I'm Never going to stop the rain by complaining - (youtube).

Nagging is repetitious behavior in the form of pestering, hectoring, or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice. Bullying.

If you have nothing nice to say, then it's best not to say anything at all, unless you're blowing the whistle on criminal activity, then you have to say something. But be careful, criminals don't like to be exposed.


Blaming


Blame is the act of accusing someone for doing something wrong or holding someone responsible for a problem that they may have caused.

To assume that someone is guilty, or to convict someone of a crime, you need proof and evidence. But holding one person accountable is not enough. You have to change a law or inform the public of a serious problem, so that the public can work together to solve the problem, instead of being victimized by a problem that's caused by ignorance.

Blaming other people for a particular problem does not solve the problem, or does it educate you about a problem or help you to understand the problem. You can't learn what the problem is just by blaming other people for a problem. If people are too busy blaming each other for their problems, then people will never have enough time to solve their problems, or have enough time to look for the root causes of their problems. If you are not involved in solving problems, then you are most likely part of the problem. If all you do is complain and blame and point your finger, then you will always have problems.

Whataboutism is a blame shifting tactic to avoid answering a question by distracting people with irrelevant details about something else. It attempts to discredit an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument. Saying, "what about that person?" Just criticizing someone else's behavior does not explain your behavior. Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - False Equivalence. Blame shifting in a lame attempt to excuse your own criminal actions. Like when a 2 year old who says, "Jimmy did it so why can't I?". Well you can't you moron. This is about you and your crime, and not about someone else's crime. Just because some other scumbag got away with a similar crime as you, this does not mean that people should just look the other way. No way jose.

Blame-Shifting is when a person blames other people for their problems, when in fact they are the source of their problems. People blame other people to cover up their own ignorance and short comings. People don't want to take responsibility for their actions, or be responsible for their own personal problems. Thus when you blame other people for your problems, this means that your problems will never be solved. You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Scapegoating is when someone blames someone else in order to use that person as a scapegoat, or as a sad excuse for their own ignorant behavior.

Transference - Hypocrisy - Invalid Argument - Babbling - Delusional - Ego

Buck Passing is the act of attributing to another person or group one's own responsibility.

Takes Two to Tango is a saying that implies that more the one person is to blame. So blaming just one person is wrong when there is two or more other people involved.

Peoples behaviors are being influenced by the corporate controlled media and the corporate controlled education institutions, which are designed to influence people to blame each other people for their problems. They do this because they know that if people are too busy fighting among themselves, people will never fight the real enemies of the state, which are the corporate monopolies that poison society with an ignorant vocabulary, which influences ignorant behaviors and irrelevant actions. False Flag Attack - Profiling.

Psychological Projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. It incorporates blame shifting. According to some research, the projection of one's unconscious qualities onto others is a common process in everyday life.

A sociopath will always accuse you of doing the very thing that they are guilty of themselves. "It's your fault that I'm a scumbag criminal". A person who is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another is trying to come up with a sad excuse for them being a scumbag. Making false accusations when there is insufficient supporting evidence is called Lying.

The first problem to solve is, stop blaming other people for your problems. Look at yourself and see yourself. Just making negative statements about an individual or a group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, is not enough.

When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, this usually means that their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. There are other senses of praise and blame that are not ethically relevant. One may praise someone's good dress sense, and blame the weather for a crop failure.

Accused (law) - Assumed - Profiling - Criticizing - Takes One to Know One.

Having biases or assuming things is like going around acting like a raving lunatic and pointing your finger at people, which is crazy. Just let us know when you know something, something that can be proven with facts and evidence, which we can assume you have, since you are claiming to know something.

Fault is a wrong action attributable to bad judgment, ignorance or inattention. Responsibility for a bad situation or event. Commit a mistake or make an error. Put or pin the blame on. The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection.

Remember, when you point your finger at someone, there is always three fingers pointing back at you. You should stop blaming and start fixing. Fix yourself and fix your surroundings. Blaming other people is the ultimate distraction.

Blameworthy is deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious.

“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

Victim Blaming is an ignorant excuse that a criminal gives by saying that the Victim of their crime may be at fault for having attracted their hostility. "Like robbing a bank and saying it's the banks fault for being robed because they have money" or "Abducting a child because the child was not being watched at that particular moment", or "Raping a women because she was wearing something that made you an insane criminal." Not that same as Mitigating Circumstances.

Externalize is to transfer an emotion to an external person or thing.

Externalization is an unconscious defense mechanism by which an individual "projects" his or her own internal characteristics onto the outside world, particularly onto other people. For example, a patient who is overly argumentative might instead perceive others as argumentative and himself as blameless. Internalize.

Don't blame the first person you see because they may be influenced by someone else and not be fully responsible. Like when living in an apartment building with several floors above you, and a leak from above you might not come from the unit right above you, it may come from somewhere above the unit above you, so you must go higher in order to find the source of the leak. Another example is with a chain of command. Don't blame the person following the order, blame the person who gave the order for someone else to follow. Don't jump to conclusions or be quick to point a finger at someone. Do your research first, and look at everyone as being innocent until proven guilty. Problem Solving - Cause and Effect.

"Stop blaming everyone for your problems, pick one person you hate and then blame them for everything."

Actor-Observer Bias happens when something negative happens to us we tend to blame it on outside influences. But if the same thing happens to strangers, we tend to blame their choices.

Egocentric Bias is when we recall past events as being more favorable than they actually were. When in doubt, we recall a reality that allows for a better opinion of ourselves. Too Optimistic.

Rosy Retrospection Bias makes us remember past events as having been much better than they actually were.

Positivity Effect happens when we evaluate people we like or dislike. For people we like, we tend to attribute negative behavior to situations and positive behavior to their character. For people we dislike, it’s the other way around.

You can dish it out but you can't take it - Criticism

Anger - Ignorance - Bias - Criticism (critics) - Complaint Law

Activism is much more then just complaining, it's actually trying to do something about problems people face. Having a debate or an argument is more productive than just complaining. It's not that you cannot get through to someone or reach out to someone or manage to communicate to someone, it's more that you have not yet learned how to get through to someone. There is always a way in. The Five Senses has many combinations.

Nobody's Fault But My Own - Beck (youtube)

Grasping at Straws is a desperate attempt at saving oneself from losing an argument by randomly making up excuses and naming numerous insignificant reasons why you think that you're right. This metaphoric idiom expression refers to a drowning man grasping for anything, even a straw or flimsy reeds to save his life.

You should learn the difference between an Excuse and a Reason.

Excuse is when you try to defend or clear away some offensive behavior, which is not justifying it. An attempt to lessen the blame by attaching to a fault or offense and giving a poor or inadequate example of something, or a reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense.

Reason
is when you explain an action to be rational or necessary by using correct and valid reasoning based on known statements or events or conditions. You don't learn from excuses, you learn by reasoning.

Political Racism - Verbal False Flag Attacks - Like most republicans, all they do is complain and blame, but they never explain. They make false claims and their comments seem to have no aim, except to cause people pain, which is totally insane and a really stupid game. Wouldn't you rather have a real conversation and make your discussions productive, instead of being destructive and disruptive. You hardly ever ask questions, but when you do, you pretend to know the answers, so what's the point? Your argument is basically saying 'if someone is not taking the time to prove you wrong, you must be right, even though you have never proven yourself to be right." Your answers are mostly shifting the blame and talking about someone else instead of proving your point. You complain about the same things that you do yourself. You just don't contradict yourself, you embarrass yourself by repeating someone's else's stupid behavior. You have nothing original and nothing new to add, it's just the same old bullshit. It's like not saying anything coherent is your new norm. Republicans are becoming really good at just talking bullshit as if it is something to be proud of. You don't explain anything or produce anything. You're not solving any problems, your just making problems worse. Just complaining and blaming is just adding to the bullshit that you complain about, you're just a bullshit feedback loop, the only thing that you accomplish is to keep spreading the bullshit, to eventually being just shit. You use the same argument that religious fanatics give. I can use my beliefs as an excuse to violate your beliefs without any reasoning, justification or decency. You criticize other people for the same things that you do is not doing anything constructive or saying anything constructive. You talk nonsense and expect people to understand you. And when people try to figure out what you're saying, you never answer any questions or give a straight answer. You're a frivolous mess. If you have nothing good to say, it's most likely because you are not a good person. You claim everything is fake news except for your news, which is also fake. You say the same stupid things that someone else says and only because you like what they said. You're just repeating and regurgitating nonsense, rumors and hearsay. Nothing but ignorant rhetoric and non definitive vague information where you pretend to be saying something. Two wrongs don't make a right, but you think that 3 wrongs or 4 wrongs might be OK. They say that they question everything, but they don't question themselves. They claim to know what propaganda is, but see nothing wrong with repeating propaganda. They claim to know what misinformation is, but see nothing wrong with repeating misinformation without ever confirming if the information is factual. They claim to know what research is, but they expect others to do the research for them, and then they assume that the information that they have has been researched. They claim to know that an opinion and a belief is not the same as truth or fact, but they are completely comfortable with only having opinions and beliefs. They claim not to be gullible or naive, but prove that they are gullible and naive by repeating nonsense. They claim that everyone else is a fool, but not them. They claim to think for themselves, but they don't believe that others can also think for themselves. They claim to question things, but don't like it when other people question them. It's hard to educate people who don't want to listen or learn, especially when they pretend that they know enough.



Mental Health Questions - Mental Health Resources


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