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Started by AnarChloe, March 19, 2013, 08:30:47 AM

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AnarChloe

Ok I haven't posted in ages on here due to lack of means (and therefore internet) but I really feel the need to rant.

There are a lot of "crazy people" around nowadays.

The ones that yell at at angels and the ones that see ghosts and the ones that can't tell happy from sad and the ones that aren't one but 33. The ones that need help to get on with things day to day.

So they go (sometimes) to the mental health services around the world. And speaking only for my country here. I've noticed a thing or two.

You gotta pay or you pay.

We have this public mental health service that is supposed to help the downtrodden and troubled. To provide counselling, diagnoses and support.

Support takes many forms and yes medication is one of them. But I'm fucking sick of the service's idea that as long as somebody shuts up and doesn't cost the government any more time and money they're fine.

So they recieve a referral and write down a name and number. They cram pills into that number until it squirms less so they can say it's coping better and they turf the number out into the street.

Mere statistics.

Doctors look at charts and write prescriptions and see right through the people they're supposed to help, they're just trying to crunch the numbers. The numbers don't talk, the numbers don't feel, the numbers don't bleed, even when they sit in front of you doing it. If the number won't stop screaming just keep pouring pills in, or send them to the special low-cost facility to pour more pills in. Don't tell the number anything, they don't need to know or understand themselves because in the end they're just another name and number on the list.

Fuck that.

Seriously. Why the hell should people be ill-treated and uncared for because they aren't fortunate enough to have enough money to pay for treatment?

Oh but we are looking after them, that's what the service is for right?

Bullshit!

How the fuck many people need to slip through the cracks and suffer horribly for anyone to give a fuck?

How many people do I have to see in the street, yelling at cars? How many people need to jump in front of trains? How many people need tod rink themselves to death to make the voices go away?

How many?

I don't want to be a number! Fuck that! I'm not gonna lie down and say the things the system wants me to say just because it's neater that way! I'm not gonna rattle off lists of the drugs I'm on and mechanically say how much better I am now!

I'm going to demand to be treated as if I'm worth something. As if I'm human.

Or kill me.
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The Good Reverend Roger

But that's the thing, really.  America just wants you to SHUT UP.  Bring us your tired, your poor...But don't make a ruckus.  Just SHUT UP, and everyone will get along nicely.
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Mesozoic Mister Nigel

OP addresses something that is so true and so serious in this country. Our mental health care here is UTTERLY SHITTY. Especially for the people who need it the most.
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The Good Reverend Roger

Quote from: M. Nigel Salt on March 19, 2013, 04:02:21 PM
OP addresses something that is so true and so serious in this country. Our mental health care here is UTTERLY SHITTY. Especially for the people who need it the most.

Curing them is expensive.  We just make them shut up.

That's all we, as a people want:  SHUT UP here, in our City of Silence.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

"Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.

AFK

The sick thing is that it is actually MORE expensive in the long run to NOT treat them. 
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The Good Reverend Roger

Quote from: Rev. What's-His-Name? on March 19, 2013, 05:24:48 PM
The sick thing is that it is actually MORE expensive in the long run to NOT treat them.

The long run isn't a consideration.  What nation do we live in?

MY TAX DOLLARS *spittle* AREN'T GOING TO BE WASTED ON ENTITLEMENTS FOR LAZY PEOPLE!
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

"Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.

Anna Mae Bollocks

TAKE THAT KID TO THE DOCTOR AND GET HIM SOMETHING TO MAKE HIM STOP TALKING IN CLASS! KINDERGARTEN IS SRS BIDNESS!
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Pergamos

I think Chloe is from one of those countries that actually provides medical care to the public, unlike the USA.

That makes this even more tragic, sin e as shitty as things are for her, they are even worse here.

AnarChloe

Yeah I live in NZ and we do get free healthcare here. I admit my shitty situation is relative. That doesn't make it more fun though.
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Quote from: stelz on March 19, 2013, 06:36:40 PM
TAKE THAT KID TO THE DOCTOR AND GET HIM SOMETHING TO MAKE HIM STOP TALKING IN CLASS! KINDERGARTEN IS SRS BIDNESS!
"What do you man you don't want you child taking addictive mediation? You obviously aren't thinking of the child's best interests, expect a call from social services."  Happened to my brother's kid.