Parents, if you are searching today for help for your son or daughter, it is worth your while to read what Sky Blue Sight has to say about how to treat the mentally ill. Sky Blue speaks from the experience of someone once labelled “schizophrenic.”
Reflections on Modern Mental Health by a Successful Survivor
How Not to Cure Schizophrenia
The title of this post applies to most of those mental illnesses that have been classified and labeled as incurable brain diseases by the Pharmaceutical dominated contemporary mental health establishment.
How not to treat the mentally ill? Don’t treat them as subhumans or objects. Stop thinking of ‘treatment’ as ‘control’. Don’t try to treat only the secondary (‘positive’) symptoms and ignore the consciousness, the personality structure and emotional functioning of human beings.
How to treat them? First allow them to be ill as much as possible (ie do not stop the human process) while at the same time facilitate them to full emotional functioning and guiding them to well being.
This is the point where the psychiatrist control freaks throw up their hands and say that leaves them with nothing. The truth is there are very few human beings that stay out of contact with reality and the environment forever due to mental illness, if any. Roll your shirt-sleeves up, find those contact points and get to work! You’ve all got a long way to go, all you in the contemporary mental health system , a lot of knowledge to catch up on, it’s time to get started on finding out what you can do by listening to those who are there, and who have been there, instead of laboring on what you think you can’t do.
Read the rest of this highly informative article here.