• The Mental Health System, The Land of No Return

    Walking In The City

    ALONG THE VOID WITH GRISLY VOICES,

    AND FLICKERING LIGHTS.

    LET THE RAZOR SPEAK…

    ON YOUR WRISTS THIS TIME…

    LET THEM WEEP

    WHERE YOU HOWL TO BE FREE OF THEM.

    FREE OF HOW THEY HOLD YOU UP AND BEND NOT BREAK UNDER THE WEIGHT OF IT.

    DO YOU SUFFER MY STAIN?

    YOU HAVE NOT FATHERED ME LIFE…

    YOU HAVE NOT MOTHERED ME LIFE…

    YOU HAVE STOOD AND WATCHED THESE CRIMES AGAINST ME WITH AN OCEAN OF INDIFFERENT STARS.

    AND HIDDEN ME UNDER INK BLACK NIGHT SO CARS WOULD PASS ME, BABBLING OF DESTINATIONS, UNWILLING TO WAIT.

    THAT TORTURE THOUGH HACKED AND ILL HUMORED…

    IT WAS MINE.

    UNLIKE THIS NORMALCY I SEEK NOW.

    THE SALT, SUCKED SINS (I ASSUMED TO BE PAST TIMES) THROUGH TEARS IN ONE STROKE AND DRIED THEM SO THEY WOULDN’T COME.

    AND COMPOSURE,

    THE BEGGER,

    OF

    TIDES TO STOP COMMING, BUT THEY CAN’T…

    PEACE TO RAIN, BUT IT WONT…

    PEOPLE TO SEE, BUT THEY DON’T

    SO, IN QUICK CRUEL LIGHT,

    WHAT LINES SHALL I TRACE, WITH BLOOD?

    WHAT BLOOD SHOULD I LET, WITH STEEL?

    UN CARVED SKIN,

    LIKE THE THICKEST OF FROSTS,

    BEGS TO BE CLEAVED…

    LEST IT REVEAL A MAIDEN…

    OR A BEAST

     

    Psychiatric-Ward.jpg.cd265d30355684052e2dbd13ca213081.jpgWhenever I visit people in psych wards, I can feel the echo of my own suffering.  I hear the words that used to reverberate inside of me years ago.  Words like those that I wrote at age 17 (above) when all that life consisted of was pain.  I am leveled by the horror of how we greet this pain in people. 

    The mainstream mental health system in the western world is a system that has blood on its hands.  Like all institutions that were proven to be archaic before its time, it must eventually own up to the amount of pain it has caused the world.  It is tempting to think that we have come so far from the days where strong emotion was met with lobotomy.  But we have not come so far from that.  We simply lobotomize people with medication now.  Before I go into what I am about to go into, I will say that there are some unsung heroes in the business of mental health care.  They care in a business where their bravery and caring is an assault on “the way things are done”.  I do not doubt their motives, nor minimize the good that they have done.  I do not mean to demonize the totality of individuals who work for this system.  But I must tell you that if the average person is feeling bad, I would tell them to stay as far away from the main stream mental health care system as they possibly can.  It is a system that has claimed the life of millions all in the name of trying to ‘help’.

    When you are admitted to a hospital due to suicide, they treat you like you have murdered someone.  You have more free will in jail than you have in a psych ward.  Psych wards are the modern day holocaust camps.  Instead of trying to help, people are treated like criminals.  They spend their days there punished for the crime of suffering so much that they wanted to die.

    Every single time I have visited a psych ward, I have run into people who have been admitted for some form of self abuse and whom admit to having conscious awareness of abuse in their personal histories, many of them teenagers.  This is the world we live in… a world where abuse drives a teenager into an institution where their PTSD symptoms are dealt with by strapping them down to a bed and shoving needles in their veins.  Any of you who understand somatic therapy are probably writhing in your seats reading about this form of ‘treatment”.

    The only way to justify abuse is to think you deserve it in some way.  How do people justify abuse at the hands of mental health professionals?  By becoming convinced that they are mentally ill.  I’m not going to argue that there are a very small number of cases (exceptions) for whom mental illness is a reality.  But I will tell you that after 23 years of being immersed in this world of mental health from both sides of the fence, most people who have been diagnosed with mental illness are not mentally ill at all.  Instead, they feel in a world that does not allow feeling.  At the heart of most every mental health diagnosis is one symptom… FEELING TOO MUCH OF AN EMOTION.

    It is a travesty when feeling is the enemy of the very business that is designed to care take people’s feelings.  So what if it is ok to feel?  What if it isn’t wrong to feel furious or depressed or anxious or even suicidal?  What if you feel that way for a valid reason?  What if feeling that way doesn’t mean something is wrong with you, but instead that something happened or is happening to you to lead you to feeling that way?  Then it means you aren’t mentally ill.  It means the way you have been treated was not fair.  It means that the way you are was an adaptation, not an illness.  It means you really didn’t deserve to be treated like you were treated. 

    psych w.jpgAnd lets pretend that someone is actually legitimately mentally ill… What good did it ever do to tell someone that?  What good did it ever do to tell someone that something about themselves was not acceptable the way it is and has to change?  When a person walks into a standard mental health clinic and says they are not feeling good; no one thinks to say, “That’s ok; you probably have really good reason to feel that way let’s figure out why and what we can do about it”.  Instead, they start by saying “Uh- oh, something must be really wrong with you because it’s not ok to feel that way.”  This seemingly benign and standard way of approaching mental illness puts the ‘patient’ at war with himself.  He will start to relate to himself as crazy.  It ensures that now he will see himself as living with an enemy inside his own skin.  He will distrust himself.  The chances of him “getting better” with this terrified relationship to himself is now very, very small.  We tell him, the way to stay safe from this ‘defective’ side of himself is to medicate.  So we medicate him.  We medicate him with drugs that he will most likely be dependent on for the rest of his life.  And the pharmaceutical companies want this.  They want him sick… so their CEOs can pay the bills for their mansions and for their private jets.  And this is if the medication does actually (genuinely or through placebo effect) make him feel better.

    pills.jpgThe reality is no one knows enough about these medications.  No one knows enough about the brain.  No one knows enough about any aspect of this business to be able to say exactly what these medications will and won’t do.  Psych meds can make a person worse instead of better so the entire business of psychiatric medication from the creation of the drugs to the testing of the drugs to the administering of the drugs is based on trial and error.  People lose their lives every day because of this willingness to take risks that should never be taken.  And what’s worse is we are taking those risks with children now.  We are medicating the brains of children whose minds have not even developed yet.  And you know what?  No one knows how it will turn out.  We are dolling out incredibly dangerous psych meds like candy for every single emotional and mental complaint.  And what people in this field will not be honest with you about is that if you subject yourself to these drugs, you are essentially subjecting yourself to a human experiment.  An experiment you may just regret for the rest of your life.  That being said, I believe in freedom.  If people are desperate, they should absolutely be allowed to take these kinds of risks.  But they should be well informed about just what an experiment it is before deciding to take a risk.     

    People in this industry love to hide behind what they are taught in medical school or psychology courses in college.  They do so under the belief that the information shared there is the “best info we have yet”.  Which is complete fallacy.  First of all, if you follow the “money trail” for who is funding the studies that then get converted into standard training for new students, you will want to throw it out the nearest window.  But the reality is SO many alternative techniques exist for so called ‘mental illnesses’ all over the world.  So many different approaches and methodologies that actually do work that it is criminal as a mental health professional to not seriously and sincerely explore them.

    psych.jpgSo many people who have simply been hurt and who simply do not fit into a box of “how you’re supposed to be” are lost to this system.  We are slowly killing our revolutionaries, our geniuses, our philosophers, our change makers, our future leaders, our empaths, our artists.  The very people who have come here to make this world great and to change it into something better are being turned against themselves before they can mature enough to grace this world with their gifts.  We will all suffer because of it.

    I do not really care whether or not this message (or exposing my stance on main stream mental healthcare) is met with resistance.  I will be campaigning for alternative methods to mental health care for the rest of my life.  I will be campaigning for a society that makes it ok to feel.  Today, the mental health system is a system of no return.  Like being pulled out to sea in a rip tide.  By getting into it, you will be lucky to find shore again.  So many people lose years of their lives finding this out the hard way.

    A funny thing happens the minute people get out of the mainstream mental health system… They start getting better.  They learn how to stop fearing themselves.  I am now in a position of teaching open-minded psychiatrists and psychologists a different way to deal with these conditions.  Every time I shake hands with these therapists who are brave enough to think outside the box when the box so obviously isn’t working, I feel like the world is one step closer to being a world that does not have to be coped with.  I feel like we are one step closer to creating a kind of world where pain is not the perpetual human condition.

    download.jpegToday, I have a message for anyone in the mental health field.  If you remember nothing else that I say, remember this:  The worst thing you could ever do to someone from a position of authority is to turn them against themselves.  The worst thing you could do is to make them believe that it is wrong to feel how they feel and so something must be wrong with them.  It is not malice that makes ‘therapists’ do this.  It is ignorance.  But it is ignorance that must end.  And I will dedicate myself to ending that ignorance for as long as I draw breath. 

    IN TODAY’S WORLD, A WAR HAS BEEN DECLARED AGAINST FEELING.  TODAY, AND FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO WIN THIS WAR, I ASK YOU STAND WITH ME ON THE SIDE OF FEELING.

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    Thankyou Teal Thankyou Thankyou THANKYOU!!!!

    I was put on medication at the age of 17. I was young and uninformed, under the impression taking medication was the only way to feel better.

    Now 8 years later I have managed to slowly wean myself off of all medication & have been clean for 1 year.

    While medicated I felt that everything was fine and that by being on medication i was dealing with my emotions. Nothing phased me. I hardly ever cried. I hardly ever truely laughed either. I was like a zombie for 7 years and i didnt even know it. I wasnt myself. I didnt even know who myself was.I had no intention of ever getting off of medication either really until I found Teal & the Completion Process (along with a bunch of other great teachers) and realised i was addicted to pills I knew nothing about, i had been numb and disconnected from my true being for 7 years. I was full of suppressed emotions I am now working through. 

    I have a long way to go but I know I'm on the right track now (now that I'm taking my mental health into my own hands and out of the system!). I feel so much better off of medication. When an emotion arises I feel it! It's okay to feel! 

     

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    Absolutely amazing 

    feeling very comforted and convinced beyond any doubt that what is written about true in every way. I have my own horrific story about my son who was 5 yo when prescribed antidepressants.  Now 10 and still recovering from years of chemical torture by arrogant doctors.   It's absolutely criminal. 

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    I'm having goose bumps just reading this post.  I stand with you on the side of feeling, Teal. Thank you for being such a light <3

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    Isn't this a post from 3-4 years ago? 

    Actually, I admit, this is the only blog post from Teal that I remember having created a little resistance in me. What about all the people who generally want to help others by creating medicine, and are not just there being greedy? 

    What about the fact that so many people fight depression all their lives , go to different alternative therapies and are still depressed, but get a little relieve with antidepressants? How is taking a medicine any different than taking a vitamin? Both were scientifically put together for people's health. 

    What if knowing why and what caused depression, and accepting oneself isn't enough to feel better? What if the chemistry of the brain changes permanently during childhood trauma and antidepressants can help restore it? 

    Comments very much welcomed.

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    7 hours ago, Gudrun said:

    What about all the people who generally want to help others by creating medicine, and are not just there being greedy? 

    What about the fact that so many people fight depression all their lives , go to different alternative therapies and are still depressed, but get a little relieve with antidepressants? How is taking a medicine any different than taking a vitamin? Both were scientifically put together for people's health. 

    What if knowing why and what caused depression, and accepting oneself isn't enough to feel better? What if the chemistry of the brain changes permanently during childhood trauma and antidepressants can help restore it? 

    Comments very much welcomed.

    the people that create the medicine ARE well intentioned, but ignorant. It's just the whole humanity has been in a delusion you see, all of them looking for help outside of them, all of them trying to help by directing them to look outside. These pills are altering the awareness and making it less possible for you to be present with the state and taking care of it. All allegedly ill people keep looking from the outside, thats why they're not getting better, they never dive deep, because noone tells them the cure is inside. 

    Brain chemistry changes, depending on the trauma, but thats the process that Teal invented that to help you change the reaction of your nervous system. People just need to be brave enough to take their own health in their own hands. And the more ppl believe in this, in you, how much more support you gonna get and healing will be more successful. 

    See Teal's past, if she could change her own chemistry, from all that trauma, chemicals and all that, anyone can. But it needs determination and bravery. But we all carry the will to live better, so... 

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    Thank you for this. I agree , but we can be aware of looking inside and realize the trauma within but not having the solution yet. 

    We cannot speak for Teal if she has changed her chemistry with all her process. She is very aware of how to work with her trauma but that isn't to say she has overcome chemistry. She talks openly about her panic attacks for example. 

    I don't see anything wrong with using antidepressants while aiming for a more permanent solution. 

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    I went through a bit of a nervous break down at the start of my awareness... I would go to the Dr. office 2-3 times aweek begging for help as I sat on the floor rocking back and forth with anxiety and fear..... finally she wrote me a letter. She told me to take it to the hospital and they will help me. I was soo afraid to go and hand them the letter. I was afraid of the stigma.. Afraid for my kids..  

    I reached out for more help through counselling after "meds" started to work.. waiting days to talk to someone I thought so much about my thoughts and fears that by the time I saw him it hurt to think and I could not think anymore... we talked some and at the end I said .." What if this world we live in isn't really real..and it is the dream.. like an illusion.." The Dr. said.. ."I would not think like that my dear" and ushered me from his office. 

    From that moment on I realise I had to help myself... I started getting out for walks an connecting with nature and I started to get better...and started reading self help books.. my first was "I'm ok, your ok.".. It helped me to understand much!

    Thank you Teal <3 

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    12 hours ago, Gudrun said:

    Thank you for this. I agree , but we can be aware of looking inside and realize the trauma within but not having the solution yet. 

    We cannot speak for Teal if she has changed her chemistry with all her process. She is very aware of how to work with her trauma but that isn't to say she has overcome chemistry. She talks openly about her panic attacks for example. 

    I don't see anything wrong with using antidepressants while aiming for a more permanent solution. 

    These pills alter the awareness as i said and they make it more difficult to integrate. Antidepressants are not that dangerous, but however, anything that influences the brain chemistry can cause sometimes even permanent damage. It messes your own ability to integrate and create your life and reality.  I am talking from experience

    once you become aware of your disintegration, of the fragmentation, of the state youre in, from within to within, care take it, we dont need solution, Solution is awareness, evolution comes naturally then, 

    but its inner complex work, the mind looks for solutions, the heart already knows 

    Teal's PTSD is just memories, triggers to her body, mind and soul. It's just so overwhelming that you lose awareness at the moment. But awareness is the cure

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    Teal Please Help Me! I’m trying to be brave as I write this because I am experiencing first hand what you say and even armed with knowledge you can’t stop or prevent society taking control of you and influencing others using any means necessary to make sure you do what they want. It’s so scary to witness it all and can see where it’s leading and who is listening the people that do are turning everything you say and do against you and you know they are doing everything to make you feel it’s you that’s wrong and bad. When the reality is with my situation I was empowering and enabling an elderly lady I was privately caring for. Following her wishes and desires to enjoy her life travelling, making investment decisions and feeling wanted and loved. We were very happy she even travelled to Prague to experience your workshop life was wonderful.

    Until on 3rd July 2017 the changes she made to lifestyle meant professionals and family thought they know best and arranged for my arrest. Making sure we are kept separate during investigations and her life stops addressing only her care needs and telling her how bad I am. She told them NO! but they say “you are a victim and you don’t realise it”. Still she says No again and again until slowly over the months having no contact with me because I’m under no contact bail conditions without charge she is kept in the dark confused as to why I don’t contact her. Only having prescribed  antidepressants to hang onto until she potentially finally breaks and they video this now broken, destroyed lady who by now is conditioned by them to say do what they want which is to charge me with an offense. 

    What can I do to put a stop to this family and professional greed when I find myself in a battle where the sword of truth has no effect in this war of feelings. 

    Two people who have mental capacity are being kept apart against their wishes because of “age” labelling a person as a victim so society/family can use this as an excuse to interfere and protect their own financial interests at the cost of two honest people lives. Help!

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    Thank you for this blog Teal, the mental health system was deliberately created as a tool of mind manipulation of the masses as was discussed by Aldous Huxley decades ago.

    The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry) was created in the sixties by the CEO's of  drugs companies. Now in it's fifth addition, it characterizes every human trait as a disorder. I know of so many people now that believe that because they have depression they believe there's something wrong with them. Many more have been "diagnosed" with Bi-Polar. There is not one lab test (MRI, CT, EEG, blood test, etc) that can actually diagnose a "disorder". Psychiatry is- and always has been- a quack science.  

     

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    This needs to change. I cannot stand this world where everyone is being medicated just so they can continue being a consumer in this system. We are being sedated like zombies, being taught not to feel. I was put on Ritalin in first grade until middle school. (I am an empath) I felt nothing or too much, not only did I have a bad home life that helped me develope poor social skills and social anxiety, I'm sure the medicine didn't help either. I felt like a robot. The pain still hasn't gone away from this. It feels I do not know or remember who myself is because I was medicated before I even got a chance to know myself. I feel so bad for all the children going and had gone through this.

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    That was amazing! Being someone with a terrible background leading up to being diagnosed in the past with a psychotic disorder admitted on my 13th birthday to a Psychiatric Hospital for a week and again 2 weeks a couple months later and one who resolved the Psychotic Disorder which wasn't a disorder by itself but the symptoms of chronic obsessive negative thinking and high resistance to the obsessive negative thinking then, causing the psychotic symptoms, and being someone who has resolved most of his problems with the help of Teal Swan and her videos, Shadow work, and changing beliefs, and am continuing to heal and thrive and I can relate to the post very well. Good Job Teal!

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