“It’s attitudes like yours that are causing the huge rise in suicides.”
Now, I found this tweet odd for a few reasons: Firstly, I wasn’t quite sure what ‘attitude’ my correspondent was referring to. Presumably, it was the ‘attitude’ that refused to buy into the lie that people are permanently ‘broken’ and irredeemably flawed if they have mental and emotional issues.
My attitude on that subject is that everyone can get past mental health issues, albeit with some huge effort, patience, self-love and prayer, and that the main thin causing emotional problems is a broken heart, not a broken brain. And broken hearts can mend, without drugs, once the person affected knows what’s really caused the problem.
The next thing I found strange about the tweet was the suggestion that saying drugs are bad could cause a huge rise in suicides. I haven’t checked the stats recently, but any rise in suicide rates is undoubtedly being mirrored by a similar rise in the number of people being prescribed anti-depressants.
This is one of the things that psychiatrists and drug companies have gone all out to fudge and obfuscate, but anti-depressants can double the risk of someone committing suicide, especially if they’re an adolescent.
Even just chemically-speaking, studies have shown that many anti-depressants cause people to have much stronger suicidal urges than otherwise, and to encourage them to take that final, drastic step towards turning their suicidal thoughts into suicidal actions.
With more people on anti-depressants than ever, if pills really do cure the problem of people’s depression - as the drug companies and the shrinks are lining up to tell us every 5 minutes - then surely the suicide rate should be going down, and not shooting through the roof?
But another reason my correspondent’s tweet was either extremely ignorant or extremely misleading is because the ‘broken brain’ model being peddled by the psychiatric drug dealers is causing so much suffering to so many people, many of whom are mislead into going on to these ‘wonder pills’ to ‘cure’ their problems, only to find over the medium-long-term that their problems have multiplied and worsened.
At this point, they go back for a different, or an additional pill, or they get their dose ‘upped’ - and this continues either until the side- effects become so unpleasant the patient just can’t hack it any more, or they turn into a drugged-up spiritual zombie who doesn’t feel depressed, because they don’t feel anything any more, including any joie de vivre, connection to others, love, appreciation or hope. I.e., all the things that make us feel glad to be alive.
Often at this stage, the patient is told that their depression has become ‘treatment resistant’ - ie, the drugs aren’t helping, and there is nothing more the shrinks can suggest. Clearly, the drugs aren’t helping because they aren’t addressing the true causes of depression in the first place, namely a broken heart, not a broken brain.
At this stage, the poor patient is stuck with worsening symptoms, an addiction to pills, an inability to cope with their worsening situation, and often a huge number of very unpleasant additional physical and mental health issues, that are politely called ‘side-affects’.
If you continued to buy into the ‘broken brain’ paradigm being peddled by the shrinks, this is the point where you’d fall into utter despair and seriously think about ending it all. Mental health issues like overwhelming anxieties and panic are so unpleasant, a person would do almost anything to put an end to their suffering.
But if you knew right from the beginning that your suffering was rooted in traumatic experiences, and / or growing up in an abusive and / or emotionally-neglectful environment - i.e. your heart was broken by the things you’d experienced, and your brain was fine - then that would change the whole picture.
You’d have some hope that things could change. You’d have some motivation to make that happen. You’d be empowered to dig deep, hang on to God, and to face your inner demons head on. In short, you’d have every reason to keep going, and to live.
Giving people hope that they aren’t permanently broken, and that healing is possible without pills, is not causing anyone to kill themselves, quite the opposite. By contrast, telling people they are defective, ‘broken-brained’ people who are permanently disabled and in need of medication for the rest of their lives is guaranteed to cause many, many people to lose the will to live.
So it’s not my attitude problem that’s causing the huge rise in suicides; it’s all those people who continue to peddle false theories of mental health that tells people they have chemical imbalances, broken brains and no hope of improving by themselves, without medication.