Recently, I was looking on Debate.org for some Holocaust denier-related willful ignorance, and I figured why not see what the crazies of the non-psychiatric variety had to say about us crazies of the mentally ill variety.
Debate.org seems to attract a lot of willfully ignorant blowhards, so this certainly isn’t reflective of broader public opinion. However, it does suggest that the non-psychiatric crazies are pretty crazy indeed.
Is mental illness real?
“mental” illness is a term coined by the weak as a sorry excuse to get more attention. “Depression” and “anxiety” when people have had a perfect life is a way that people make themselves feel special. These people need to grow up and realize that their lives could be a lot worse.Debate.org
Ah, good old “attention-seeking.” Can’t people come up with something a little more creative?
Should there be forced treatment?
There is a very reasonable debate to be had around involuntary psychiatric treatment… but this certainly isn’t it.
If they deny treatment, it shows another aspect that they are severely mentally disable because “normal” people should know that they need treatment when they are ill. We should treat them for the better of overselves since they can be a danger to society and for the better of the patient so he/she can get well.Debate.org
If it is illegal to kill yourself or someone else and you want to……You should be medicated. It would help the mentally ill to be able to function and contribute to society. Lower medical costs in the long term with proper medication regimes. Possibly less crime rates. Lower homelessness statistics too.
And hey, why not sterilize us too? Bring back the eugenics! But in all serious, attempted suicide remains illegal to this day in certain countries.
Does mental illness cause violence?
Anyone who shoots someone with a lethal weapon is obviously ill. To think otherwise would just confirm your own illness or neglect to realize the severity of their actions. While some of the shooters may be going through a tough time, or in the heat of passion, they are still accountable for their actions. Whether the illness is temporary or able to be remedied is another issue entirely.Debate.org
I wonder what this character thinks about the gung ho shoot in self-defense movement that seems so popular these days?
Is depression a choice?
People DO wake up and decide to be depressed because of a lack of self-esteem. All you have to do is smile. Make an effort to be happy and the symptoms will go away. Depressed people are just seeking attention, And want an excuse to be lazy, And throw themselves pity parties.Debate.org
Just smile… that’s the shit I’ve been missing!
Studies have shown that only liberals are depressed because liberals choose to be sad and angry at everything and everyone in life. That’s why most liberals are protesters and rioters and shoot up schools, While conservatives usually believe in nature conservation, Hence their title. Nature is inherently not depressed, Therefore depression is not natural so you have to induce depression to become depressed.
This is enjoyable on so many levels. Somehow I don’t think the climate change denial business matches up so well with nature conservation….
On a different wacky note, the anti-psychiatry group “Citizens Commission on Human Rights” (www dot cchr dot org) has all kinds of wild and weird stuff on their site. They also have a museum called Psychiatry: An Industry of Death. They were founded by the Church of Scientology, so who knows, maybe you’ll bump into Tom Cruise there.
Anyway, maybe it’s time to take my sad, weak, liberal self off to go shoot someone. Then again, maybe I’ll go conserve some nature. Mental illness is unpredictable, ya know?
There’s more on mental illness stigma on the Stop Stigma page.