Mental Health Courts
I think Mental Health Courts help reduce stigma, provide needed service referrals, and promote the fact of mental illness as a brain disease.
Jeremy Stone commented
Time to get a new Case Manager, dude. Totally NOT true.
A Mental Health Case Manager told me today that the gene for schizophrenia has been found. Is this true. I'd like comments. I don't believe it. Someone will have to show me proof.
I totally disagree. Mental health courts are coercion. Mental health courts destroy lives along with psychiatry. Mental health courts steal people from their families. Mental Health Courts are there to protect the professional and not the "patient." I could go on, but there's no point. I see that you are a professional.
As one of the millions of people who have been labeled 'brain diseased' without any doctor ever testing my brain, as one of the millions of people labeled 'mentally ill', I vehemently DO NOT SUPPORT apartheid justice systems such as this.
I am entitled to equal treatment under the law. It is my inalienable right.
I do not wish to be shunted into some 'special' court where I assumptions are already made about me before I even walk through the door of the court.
It is laughable that apartheid justice like this would 'reduce stigma'. It INCREASES it.
I enthusiastically support mental health courts but the first commenter is correct, mental illnesses are most emphatically *NOT* brain diseases despite the pseudo-scientific propaganda claiming them to be.
'Mental Illness' is not a freakin' brain disease and the last thing we need is anyone else promoting it as such. That's what NAMI is for, no? There's no real proof it's a brain disease and that whole concept has done FAR more harm than good... Why does anyone think it's ok to force the belief in 'mental illness' and 'brain disease' to such an extent that it essentially has become the only acceptable way to see things? It's doing real harm, folks.