Re: "The Rest of Your Life"
Here's the thing, and I hope this doesn't upset anyone, but if you are paying attention then maybe you should be upset...
That's all we want to do anymore is address the symptoms, instead of the root causes.
Example: Let's say you live in very very dry conditions. And because of this, you get dandruff and dry skin in general. So you go to the doctor. And what do they do? Prescribe anti-dandruff shampoo with whatever chemicals in it, and some dry skin medication, with whatever chemicals in it. Side Effects include blah blah blah, but don't worry, they have meds to alleviate those side effects too.
When what you really needed was to change your environment to one that is more humid. But instead you are told, "I'm sorry but you are going to have to be on dandruff medication your entire life."
And why? Because it's way more profitable to tell you you need a lifetime of medication than it is to tell you to change your environment.
Don't get me wrong, some people need to be on serious medication. But the whole "I can't concentrate in school, so put me on drugs for the rest of my life" is freaking ridiculous.
Maybe little Timmy can't concentrate in school because he isn't challenged. Or maybe he is over challenged. Or maybe formal education isn't his thing. Some people simply are not wired for it. But let's not take the time to figure it out. Little Timmy is not falling in line like the others so lets just pour drugs on Little Timmy until he does.
Raisor, I don't wish to diminish what you have been through, and how far you have come. But I can't help but wonder if every avenue of treatment was exhausted before the decision was made to commit to a lifetime of medication.
Someone tries to kill themselves. Were there any factors that may have been driving this? Something as major as being abused, to as minor as not eating properly...it all affects mood and chemical balance. But again, there is no money in that kind of treatment. Nah...let's just put him on a drug that he can't ever get off of.
It's sad really. The answer to every problem these days is a pill. Sad and scary.
Unless you are the 1% of people that really needs to be on serious medication, then you have probably been duped by Big Pharm into a lifetime commitment to their "medication."
"And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.