Does Mental Illness Truly Exist As Western Medicine Has Us Believing?


Andrew Barker | Collective Evolution

Is mental illness real as we now define it today? Identification as the mind certainly is and this is the actual problem that we are faced with that is only just being acknowledged in the western world.

Mental illness is at epidemic proportions in “developed” countries; with 1 in 4 people in the US having some sort of mental illness (this rate is always rising), and there are kids as young as 5 on antidepressants and other behavioral drugs, even pets are on these drugs too! In the mean time, there are countries and cultures where mental illness is virtually unheard of. The western world writes 170 million prescriptions for antidepressants per year and has a HUGE range of illnesses, whereas certain societies in Tibet and India don’t even have words that can translate as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, etc. So are we humans, the product of billions of years of evolution, just somehow broken? Did planet Earth make a mistake?

Western psychiatry/psychology doesn’t address things like where do thoughts come from? Are we these thoughts? Do we “do” these thoughts or do they happen all by themselves? What role does the environment play in these thoughts? Are we our emotions? Are we the depression/anxiety/manic episode that bubbles up or are we aware of this energy? Unfortunately none of these things are considered from what I’ve seen and instead patients are assumed to be broken, have some sort of chemical imbalance and need drugs – not to fix or cure them, but to “manage” it. I think we should really question this system of people and corporations making billions of dollars off sick people, and whether this system is really working to benefit the majority. This article is a good summary of this supposed chemical imbalance myth.

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  1.' mark says:

    Just follow the money and everything is revealed like an book

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