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Old 08-08-2017, 09:45 AM
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Same the World over -

Abuse of mentally ill patients by NHS staff 'jumps by 88% in two years'

Freedom of Information request reveals spike in incidents from 106 in 2013/14 to 199 in 2015/16

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7880276.html
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:09 PM
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Hi all.

i've had a 30 year history of mental health difficulties (also some strange experiences in childhood) & a diagnosis of severe paranoid schizophrenia.

i have been exploring & more focused on an alternative healing path with it all for the past 13 years.

i personally take an integral/holistic view of my condition/experiences - bio/psycho/social/spiritual - that things are mediated across spirit - soul/psyche - physical body/brain - social/environmental. i don't see any either/or with it all, but rather that everything is interrelated & interdependent.
imo Carl Jung spoke a lot of sense on all these matters, as have others.

Current mainstream psychiatry primarily focuses on the physical - the physical body/brain. Psychological & social elements often seem secondary to that, & the areas of the soul & spirit are usually excluded.

Obviously it is impossible to argue a case for the spiritual with a materialist, as many now appear to be. Many people also seem fixed on the idea that 'functional' (no known/identifiable biological aetiology [cause]) mental health disorders are brain conditions - i don't think they primarily are - Not to exclude the physiological (biologic) aspects of them - although imo primarily in the vast majority of cases i think the primary aetiology is psychogenic (cause in the mind/psyche).

i've spent the past 10 years on-line trying to raise awareness of & explore the spiritual in mental health, to little avail. Am interested in other people thoughts on the matter. Thanks.

i think that most people are aware of there being unseen levels of
dimensionality in which reality exists. our eyes can't see the mind,
but we're aware that such a thing exists and that it has an impact
on our experiences in life. i've heard it said, through channelers
tapping into 'spiritual awareness', that ALL illnesses originate in the
"emotional field" of a being... and i tend towards believing this as fact.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:58 AM
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E=mc2 famously expresses an equivalence between mass & energy within the
physical world -- they are measures of the same thing, merely expressed in
a different form. my sense of things is that all of everything is an expression
of Source energy, merely appearing in different forms. the "scientific method"
likes to eliminate the emotional component of reality when formulating its
equations and designing its experimental parameters (partly because it has
no known way to quantify such things).
yet, emotions are like other energies which flow and carry information.
segregating the emotions and seeking to understand the whole apart from
them is a mistake in my estimation. as a being, i have an interest in how
the system functions, and i'll not get the full picture by divorcing myself
from my own desires.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:41 AM
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Same the World over -

Abuse of mentally ill patients by NHS staff 'jumps by 88% in two years'

Freedom of Information request reveals spike in incidents from 106 in 2013/14 to 199 in 2015/16

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7880276.html

Exclusion, Trivialisation and Denial; Society's refusal to Acknowledge, Honour and Integrate the trauma and human rights violations experienced by the psychiatric survivor.

http://www.mindfreedomireland.com/in...ainne-humphrys
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Old 13-08-2017, 05:35 AM
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A mad world: capitalism and the rise of mental illness
What if it's not us who are sick, asks Rod Tweedy, but a system at odds with who we are as social beings?

http://www.redpepper.org.uk/a-mad-wo...ental-illness/
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Old 18-08-2017, 11:14 AM
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Human Rights & Mental Health

Some interesting books on the subject (among many).

New Law and Ethics in Mental Health Advance Directives (Explorations in Mental Health Series)
by Penelope Weller

Mental Health Policy: Global Policies and Human Rights
by Peter Morall

Working with Interpreters in Psychological Therapy: The Right To Be Understood (Routledge Focus on Mental Health)
by Jude Boyles, Nathalie Talbot

Mental Health and Human Rights: Vision, praxis, and courage
by Michael Dudley, Derrick Silove, Fran Gale

Mental Illness, Human Rights and the Law
by Brendan D. Kelly

Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws
by Bernadette McSherry, Penelope Weller

Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights: Coercion and the Law
by Brendan D. Kelly

Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights: Coercion and the Law
by Brendan D. Kelly

Loads of books also on the state & application of mental health law.

Universal declaration of human rights -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univer...f_Human_Rights

http://www.un.org/en/universal-decla...-human-rights/

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/...s-disabilities
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I lately gave up antypsichotics because I realised they were causing me restlessness. I couldn't focus on my chanting which is more important to me. And I'm happier .
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