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The label of schizophrenia and stigma

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I have filmed myself talking about the abuses faced by people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness even though the spectrum of experience is very wide. Truth is you're expected to live at the bottom of society regardless of your aptitude and I'm trying to fight the injustice of such behaviour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnY0e4u0RQQ
 
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Hi Mark

Watching the video now. Well done to you. :)
 
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I'm one third through this vid while typing.

As Terrance McKenna once said 'LSD sometimes causes psychosis in people who have never taken it' to take that quote further: schizophrenic thought and behaviour patterns can cause psychosis in people who don't have schizophrenia.

The mind of the schizo does not fit with western values. The mind of the schizo causes frustrated old bags to panic. This panic or fear of the mad imposes upon the schizo (or shaman) and bullies them into submission.
 
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Hi Mark. i watched your other video - The bizarre stigma of a catch all mental illness.

My own story/history, i did drink/use drugs & had involvement with crime, & experienced severe psychosis, being sectioned 4 times. 13 years ago all that changed somewhat, i got clean & sober, have been t-total 13 years, & done everything i can to live a full & independent life.

It's been 15 years since i was last in hospital - they won't touch me with a barge pole - it's almost the opposite difficultly, in a way, as to what you have, & it always has been - they can never wait to discharge & get rid of me - & it's always been like that.

Complex to explain, but i don't feel i have the capacity for work - & there are a lot of struggles in having had to & to continue to maintain independent living.

Very clichéd & basic reverse psychology 101 to the point of the ridiculous - But argue that your sane & they appear to treat you as the most dangerous mental patient that has ever existed - Say that your mad & they seem quite happy to let you get on with anything you like, they actually start arguing that your not mad. i've been arguing illness with them all now for years.

i do think the entire thing is all pretty barbaric - But how much of it all is just the overall advancement/civility of the society/culture that we find ourselves in?

i don't know how to change the MH system, & i don't know how to change society to have more humane, kind, understanding, respectful & enlightened views on 'madness'?

As easy as it is to say - i think that the entire thing has to come down to acceptance - it all is the way it all is. Feeling anger, indignation & being filled with rage at the sheer injustice of it all, i don't think makes any difference to anything, & does us zero favours. As justified as all those feelings/emotions can be.

i'm not sure we will see a genuine/radical shift within all these areas, not for considerable time yet. i'd give things another 200 years before there is the beginning of a genuinely humane/effective mental health system & treatment, & more accepting & civilised society in relation to all these areas.

i wish you all the best with everything, & in more fully resolving the difficulties in your own life - you're obviously someone with intelligence.
 
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@Mark68

good vid mate - lots of stats.

i once sang loud slipknot songs outside my flat with a bottle of jim beam. maybe i'm a threat lol.

P.S. i went to heriot watt (the hairy twat lol)
 
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Hi Mark

I watched your video on your efforts to find work/ salaries / relocation and so on.

I was smiling nodding, because I have been in a similar scenario.

I also do feel the housing market to be absurdly difficult to handle.

I have struggled with money and debt. I was actually made bankrupt in 2011.

Don't have a chance of a mortgage.

I am trained in IT, but I do find it stressful, and tedious. But it is a meal ticket.

I am considering doing a low paid retail job, but yet, working out how to afford to live on the salary is a problem.

I think I would have to share a house/flat, and do it that way.

Anyway welcome, I hope you enjoy the forum, and nice to see you here.
 
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