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Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and Poverty

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Globally, close to 450 million people have mental health disorders, with more than 75 percent living in developing countries. Many are shut away or locked up. Few are ever treated, health experts say.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:19 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:53 am
sadly noted, thank you Cal

Ginny King (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:29 am
Why are there so many of us out there who are able to do so little. Are we not the forgotten people.

Elle B (84)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:05 am
Thank-you Cal. Profit margins can never be the basis and/or bottom lines for a just civilization. Until we put precious life on earth and people before profits we cannot heal the human population. It's all been said before by the wise...but the masses don't follow the wise instead they fall prey to false promises and fakery of gluttons and their greed. Time for everyone to wake up...say ENOUGH...we are so much more than this hurtful nonsense. . .some who said it better than i. . .

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” ― George Eliot

“What destroys us most effectively is not a malign fate but our own capacity for self-deception and for degrading our own best self.” ― George Eliot

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Health is a human necessity; health is a human right” ― James Lenhart

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Today we are faced with the pre-eminent fact that if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships, the ability of all peoples of all kins to live together and to work together in the same world at peace.” ― U.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt

pam w (139)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:21 am
Not to mention our soldiers! There is more than one way to "wound" a "warrior."


Diane B (275)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:23 am
noted the sad news

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:34 am
The fall-out of war is multi-generational. Studies on Holocaust survivors, POW's, and their descendents have shown that the psychological and the somatic-physical trauma of war don't really begin to dissipate until the generation of the great-grandchildren.

Kenneth L (314)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 1:06 pm
'Mental disorders'? You mean all of the 374 of them in the DSM? (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) of Psychiatry? The profession that termed all of these 374 'mental disorders'?

"...DSM labels are not only useless as medical 'diagnoses' but also have the potential to do great harm" Dr.Sydney Walker III, Psychiatrist

(regarding the DSM, the book that lists all the 'mental disorders' of Psychiatry).."It's a dangerous book, it's a book that has many disorders that could apply to anyone of us, because the disorders are not real medical diseases" Dr. Timothy Scott, M.D.

"...we see this in the field of 'mental disorders', where one disease after another is invented and then popularized and the public is made to worry about it" Dr. Moira Dolan, M.D.

"We condone and promote the widespread use and misuse of toxic (psychiatric) chemicals that we know have serious long-term effects. Is Psychiatry a hoax, as practiced today? Unfortunately the answer is mostly yes" Dr. Loren Moser, Psychiatrist

"I think we're going to see a really huge huge increase in violence and suicide and a lot of bizarre behaviors that we haven't seen, because for a very short period of time only in the last 60 years have we really started (psychiatric) medicating, intoxicating our brain with these incredibly toxic substances" Dr.; Toby Watson, Clinical Psychologist

(regarding 'mental disease') "It's disease mongering, it's the selling of's giving public awareness to minor conditions with the ultimate goal is to sell more medications" Dr. Holly Lucille, M.D.


Talya H (10)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:38 pm
Thanks for the share :( :(

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:15 pm
Thanks Cal

Sheryl G (360)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:21 pm
Very sad.

Elle B (84)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:23 pm
People need places to rest and heal with dignity. War wounds bodies, minds, hearts and souls. If all we ever do is make sure everyone is taken care of that would be such a wonderful accomplishment if we succeeded. Get profits out of healthcare period. Medicine should be for one purpose and one purpose only to help people heal and survive. . .get war mongers, profiteers and pharmiopaths out...! Universal Healthcare for ALL... a no-brainer unless you suffer from some form of the lethal disease of gluttonous greed mongering. People don't need "line items" and "labels" to heal...they need genuine thoughtful care, concern and respect.


Lois Jordan (63)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:25 pm
Quite a problem. Yes, there are many untreated/undiagnosed individuals who would benefit from some psychiatric counseling and care. Unfortunately, the way it works today is to just dump drugs on them. My poor friend was "diagnosed" as bipolar and given Lithium, Wellbutrin, and a couple other Pharms I don't remember. When she complained she couldn't sleep, she was then prescribed Ambien. She eventually had an affair, abortion, left her husband, and I don't know where she is now....haven't spoken in years. But, I noticed her rapid decline in separating from reality after starting these drugs.

After my own mom's death, and then the suicide of my best friend, my family doctor prescribed Prozac back in the 90's, which I took for a few years. I never felt "like myself" and eventually quit taking it. Most of these drugs have terrible long-term adverse effects--some aren't even known until many years later. And many of them should not be taken with each other. So, this is really a double-edged sword which should be carefully monitored by many, many cases it just isn't.

Nan R (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:34 pm
Very sad.

Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:55 pm
Explain how the European union could recieve a Nobel peace prize while supporing NATO's assault in so many of these same developing countries.

The US has a military budget of $ 711 billion dollars a year. The next closest country is China with a $141 billion dollar a year budget.

The US has 1,000 military bases they share with other countries and organizations. NATO has 200. By itself, the US has 150 military bases.

How has this militarization of the world serve to promote peace, harmony, and mental well being? We live in a world that is highly militarized, violent, and antagonistic.

Countries pointing guns at their neighbors and those having guns pointed at them result in a mental deterioration. How do we cure a sick world?

Ann B (60)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:54 pm
this is very sad :(
noted with sadness
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