Reality is Not All That We Make It Up To Be

Thursday night’s first hearing will feature firsthand witnesses to the violence at the U.S. Capitol as well as video clips of testimony from top Trump aides.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/jan-6-committee-first-hearing-capitol-riot_n_62a10863e4b06169ca862faf

—— We get to make our own realities.

This is the basis through which all current political worlds can be found to be reducible to the explanatory of mental health.

That is a very common phrase that has become so ubiquitous to our modern reality, we forget it is a post-modern ideal. From a counseling and mental health standpoint yes, we make our own realities through making meaning.

However, a very simple and basic truth of it is, sure, we get to make our own worlds, but at some point the truth of the universe, big-R, REALITY is coming in and you are going to have to deal with it.

The way that mental health becomes explanatory is happens next.

Those who stick to the total idealism of semantic reality-making get defensive, and double down on the world they have made. This leads to one or both of two things:

  1. Mental break down, or what we like to call an existential crisis. This is where ultimately the person is faced with the truth of their situation and has to deal with it.
  2. Violence.

This is mental health, not an existential issue. An existential issue has to with with item #1. The true issue has to do with both items.

That is to say, how do we ethically reconcile our want to enact violence for the righteousness our ethical worlds?

Gender-affirming care improves mental health for transgender and nonbinary people — it is not abuse.

A report provides information on how gender-affirming care such as the use of puberty blockers can positively impact the mental health of transgender and nonbinary teenagers and young adults.
— Read on www.contemporarypediatrics.com/view/gender-affirming-care-improves-mental-health-for-transgender-and-nonbinary-people

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https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/mental-health-benefits-associated-with-gender-affirming-surgery/
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Nay sayers: grow up already. Please.

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why
— Read on theconversation.com/amp/the-concept-of-schizophrenia-is-coming-to-an-end-heres-why-82775

—— One should begin to wonder is the very concept of a mental disorder should be abolished as well.


When you hear that the brian of people diagnosed with schizophrenia are different than normal brains, you should be sceptical. For your own sake.

The question is not about that brains might be different, but what normal means in relation to the term “schizophrenia”.

The issue is not of normalcy but of being human and the finality that such a “not normal” brain is being associated with, and for what purpose such finality is being pronounced.

Are you mentally ill? What, exactly, does that mean?

Well, the psychiatrists and psychologists don’t know either. What does that say about what is happening?

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https://medium.com/snapclarity/the-truths-about-schizophrenia-everyone-should-know-8d1cc094740d

#stopstupidbeing

Rp The New NICE Depression Guidelines in Development in the UK

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a non-departmental public body of England’s Department of Health, provides evidence-…

The New NICE Depression Guidelines in Development in the UK

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wow. ok. cule. hmmm. interesting and: thx, nice commentary.

I wonder if anyone ever thinks of the possibility that the very system, the institutional response as a historical cosmological constant, the “group force” that is attempting to solve this thing called depression could be a major negative influence on being depressed, itself encouraging and reifying depression ?

How do you think that we could approach and help someone with depression if this was the case?

Yes; there has to be some sort of institutionalized response. That’s just the nature of living in society.

However…

So my question.

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Paper: Possibility of Change in Homosexual Orientation A study of research supportive of Change Allowing Therapies | Dr. Ann E Gillies

Possibility of Change in Homosexual Orientation A study of research supportive of Change Allowing Therapies
— Read on www.academia.edu/50333715/Possibility_of_Change_in_Homosexual_Orientation_A_study_of_research_supportive_of_Change_Allowing_Therapies

Of course, I do not believe nor advocate that any sex or gender practice or identity should be considered pathological. I believe exactly the opposite in principle.

However, we should be open minded enough to consider that some people may have personal challenges in their developed practices of identity. Someone could be homosexual and be uncomfortable because they feel they have to do heterosexual practices, just as much as someone may be heterosexual and feel that they’re attracted to their same sex. Similarly trans and gender fluid.

No one in general, as human beings, should impose standards of mental health or pathology upon people to “correct” how they are.

As I develop in an upcoming paper, the standard for intervention is needed help.

As counselors, we should accept that people may come to us with problems of identity, whatever they are, and be willing to look at it with an open mind and consider the possibilities involved for helping them.

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Btw:

In case anyone has not noticed.

I feel that psychology in general is often not very helpful for looking at things as they are, nor excepting what is actually occurring. So, I have a sort of natural antagonism to these decidedly modern, empirical, and scientific approaches to what it is to be human and it’s accorded health to its mentality.

This is not to say that I don’t approach those empirical sciences with a similar open mind to possibility, nor that I don’t find their efforts informative or useful. Just that one should know in reading my blog about counseling and helping people that I feel that psychology tends to reflexively impose a drastic violence of bias upon people it supposes to work to help, and I feel responsible to challenge its move of explanatory power and direction.

One can Read my upcoming paper about orientations upon mental health. 

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