It’s vital that a change occurs

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In their latest outburst, the Royal College has expressed its concern over the lack of investment to prevent mental illness occurring in childhood.

What many may not have realised is that psychiatry is one of the very few professions that have to continually advertise its failures in order to gain more money and investment.

It’s rare to hear the profession reporting how well its doing, telling us how many young patients have been cured, and promoting how their research has resulted in fewer people being admitted to psychiatric facilities and held indefinitely.

When it comes to child and adolescent mental health, we hear about an ever-increasing number of young people who are prescribed various psychiatric drugs, but who then go on to experience even more difficulties in life after taking the drugs, unable to function, and who then take their own lives.

This is the real scandal.

While psychiatrists prefer to blame the person’s mental difficulties, the connection between antidepressants and suicide, in my opinion, is difficult to ignore.

With so many tragedies occurring following psychiatric “treatment”, any other profession producing these kinds of results in their respective industries would have gone out of business.

It would be far better to invest in treatments that assist the person to recover, rather than psychiatric “treatments” that exacerbate whatever the person was experiencing in the first place.

There was also a recent review of trials for antidepressants which were taken by healthy adults.

It concluded they were twice as likely to become suicidal and violent.

If that’s the effect the drugs have on healthy adults, what effect are they going to have on those experiencing mental troubles, especially young people?

If the investment in child mental health is low, it begs the question what else would the psychiatric industry offer children and adolescents in need of help if it did have more money.

Would it be more expensive “research” that produced more expensive drugs that mask the problem rather than finding the real cause?

Continually writing about the dangers of psychiatry and its so-called “treatments” can be extremely difficult, especially when reading about those who took their own lives, but it is vital if change is to occur.

Brian Daniels,

National Spokesperson,

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom),

East Grinstead.