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What If We Treated Physical Illness Like A Mental Illness? Should We?

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A large meme recently went viral around the internet bringing up the idea that we should treat mental illness as we would a physical illness. The meme basically equates telling someone with a mental illness that they’re just not trying hard enough or putting in enough effort with saying the same thing to someone with a physical wound, like from a gunshot for example. Is this right? Is it safe? Is it correct? I don’t know, what do you think?

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The implication would be, for example, that someone can’t perform an activity, do chores, or participate in something – not because they are physically unable, but because they are “mentally” unable. Something along the lines of, “Of course you didn’t do the dishes, you poor dear, you have depression.”

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It’s not as simple as the meme makes it appear. Mental illness manifests in a variety of different ways, everything from schizophrenia to depression. The symptoms can be mild, or they can be extremely severe, it’s a wide spectrum and treating some people along that spectrum in the same way you would as if they had a physical illness might actually do more harm than good.

That being said, there are some instances where mental illness can truly be as debilitating (even more) as a physical ailment, in the sense that it can prevent someone from participating in life, just as the meme does show. It can hinder and halt ones life, not allowing them to experience or partake in “normal” activities as everyone else does. There are cases where it can be, and there are cases where it can’t, so in my opinion, the meme is both correct and incorrect. With physical ailments, many do not have a choice, while with mental ailments (in some cases) that individual still has a choice. Despite their difficulties they still have the opportunity to use “power of the mind” to overcome their issue,  for lack of a better term. Sometimes actions like this can help, but it can also be helpful to understand when to be pushy, or when to understand.

At the same time, physical ailments can be overcome in this manner as well. A lot of rehabilitation and physiotherapy work depends on the strength of will of the person doing it. In the realm of science, a lot of new and crucial information has shown us just how important consciousness can be when it comes to healing. If you want to do some research on that, I suggest you start with a researcher like Dean Radin, or the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Another issue I’d like to bring up is the fact that it is often believed that severe mental illness is something that “normal” people cannot relate to. It is perceived to be a disease of the mind that is completely different and separate from what we label as a “healthy” mind.  There are many instances where children have been labelled as having a mental illness and encouraged to take harmful medications when what is perceived to be a “problem” might actually be a gift, where they actually have a very “healthy” and more “evolved” mind.

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We know a lot about the brain but again,  we know very little about it, most likely not even a fraction with regards to the processes involved in mental illness, or anything for that matter. 

Furthermore, a big problem with mental illness is the fact that a chemical imbalance in the brain  (the hypotheses used to explain the cause of various types  of “mental illness”) cannot even be observed or measured in a scientific setting. We’re basically in the dark and assume we know the cause. As a result, we end up treating these types of illness with harmful medications – medications whose effects we don’t fully understand.

Mental illnesses are still very poorly understood, and remain under the watchful eye of people who are making billions of dollars from supposedly treating them. Is this a biological problem, or is it an emotional, perceptual problem that leads to changes within a persons biology? Is it both? Is it in some cases one and in some cases the other? I don’t know.

It’s quite ironic actually, because the only imbalances we know of in the brains of people called mental patients are the ones inflicted on them by the psychiatric drugs. How ironic, we make a false claim that they have biochemical imbalances and then we give them biochemical imbalances –  Peter R. Breggin, MD (taken from the film Generation Rx)

There is also a sufficient amount of collusion between drug manufacturers and the FDA, who literally hide evidence about the detrimental effects psychiatric drugs can have on a person.  For (one small out of many) example(s), American psychologist Lisa Cosgrove and others investigated Financial Ties between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM) panel members and the pharmaceutical industry. They found that, of the 170 DSM panel members, 95 (56%) had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on “mood disorders” and “schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders” had financial ties to drug companies. The connections are especially strong in those diagnostic areas where drugs are the first line of treatment for mental disorders. In the next edition of the manual, it’s the same thing. This type of thing is seen in multiple areas within the medical industry, among others.

“The DSM appears to be more a political document than a scientific one. Each diagnostic criteria in the DSM is not based on medical science. No blood tests exist for the disorders in the DSM. It relies on judgments from practitioners who rely on the manual.” – Lisa Cosgrove, PhD, Professor of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. (source)

The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical industry,” Dr. Irwin Savodnik, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles (source)

It’s also noteworthy to add that a tremendous amount of scientific research now confirms the power of thought and perception alone. A good book to read on this topic would be “The Biology of Beleif” by Dr. Bruce Lipton. He gives a clear picture of how thought functions in this manner, and provides many great citations. We’ve written about it before, you can check out this article for more details.   

You can change your DNA/brain using the power of consciousness, and there are many people out there who will tell you they’ve done it.

As you can see, there are many things to discuss and ponder and it’s not as simple as this meme makes it out to be. It’s hard to know, many people have also abused and used their “mental illness” label as an excuse. So, again, I believe the meme is both correct and incorrect.

Sometimes we have to look within, understand other’s feelings, how they perceive the world, and why they are sensitive to things others might not be.

Again, part of the problem when it comes to criticizing someone’s mental health is a lack of empathy and knowledge, and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes, mental illness can be extremely debilitating and something that might be out of the person’s control, like a physical wound. And sometimes it’s not.

Artist Robot Hugs created a comic that displays what it would be like if we discussed physical illnesses in the same way we do mental illnesses. What are your thoughts on the meme? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

Bold statements. Watch the film below and see what resonates most with you.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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