Policy Madness: Serious mental illness is not “enriching.”

The New York Times recently ran an op-ed declaring that being psychotic is “enriching,” and arguing against involuntary treatment of the psychotic. “The assumption that someone else’s reality is invalid can foster distrust; it sends the message that we don’t respect this person’s experience of his or her own life,”wrote Irene Hurford, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. This romantic, Pollyannaish, and false view of psychosis is rampant in the mental-health system, regularly parroted by the media, and dangerous to both patients and public.

Examples abound.

  • DMB

    Or why are Mentally Ill persons protesting in Toronto declaring that Gender is Over. When Mentally Ill people are projecting their sickness on the rest of society causing harm to others rather then just to themselves I have no sympathy for them. They are a threat to society and should be treated as such.

    • Canada’s political class is mentally disturbed.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I was just about to say that. Specifically, the only people I have ever dealt with who fulfilled the “psychotic” profile were high ranking civil servants in Ontario, Quebec and B.C. I’m sure the other provincial civil services are not exempt.

  • Alain

    There is no sickness or perversion that the NYT (understand the cultural marxists) will not endorse and promote provided it assists in the total destruction of Western civilisation. Yes, the target is clearly and only Western civilisation, as you could not find kind of crap anywhere else.

  • ntt1

    Psychiatry as a profession has the highest levels of practitioners that are in fact psychotic. It is thought they gravitate to the profession in search of solutions to their own angst. They enjoy one of the highest levels of suicide as well after dentists.
    Its at best a flakey profession that has spawned so many bastard off spring such as the “helping Professions ” and most of the gender bender crap as well.

    • mobuyus

      Ya but what of the 85% migrant/invaders that are in need of psychiatric help.

      • Alain

        Without leaving Islam there is no help.

    • Alain

      I admit that I have always wondered if they were nut cases hoping for a cure as you suggest, or if due to the influence of their patients they became nut cases. Rather like the chicken and the egg.

      • ntt1

        Guy goes to a psychiatrist about his wife,
        Doctor ya gotta help me my wife thinks she’s a chicken he says ,
        Doc says don’t vorry ein veek of treatment und veil haf her curd.
        man says ..well I don’t know about that…
        Doc says; vots de probelum?
        man says look doc… we really need the eggs.

        • simus1

          Long time ago a Wall Street guy wrote a book under the name “Adam Smith” if memory serves. He decided to sell his beloved RR for some reason and advertised it in a suitable place. The first three calls from very interested potential buyers were all headshrinkers.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Lunatics are running the asylum, and the NYT.

  • simus1

    The marxist tent is large and welcomes everyone
    – until power is secured and all opposition is crushed.

  • Pavelina

    This is wrong. Mental illness means suffering. It’s not enriching. He/she is often, even constantly afraid. Of course, we should not accept the reality of a psychotic.
    He should be helped to escape from it.