Category Archives: Mental Health

Move Over Rachel Dolezal, White Guy Thinks He’s Filipino

“Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,” Adam told WTSP. “I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.”

And so instead of just enjoying the culture, Adam concluded he was truly a Filipino trapped in a white man’s body. And according to a licensed psychologist, Dr. Stacey Scheckner, there’s nothing wrong with this thinking.

h/t Marvin


Don’t link mental illness with violent crime

A debate is raging south of the border regarding the role of mental illness in extreme acts of violence, with President Donald Trump announcing that the recent Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead was “a mental health problem at the highest level.”

This article is deliberately misleading; it begins by questioning the reasons for mass shootings and then segues into “all homicides” for its conclusions. And why, pray tell, is “mental illness” the #1 excuse the media uses when Muslims are involved in a mass attack?


France Pretends Muslims Who Murder Jews Are Mentally Ill

On April 4, 2017 Sarah Halimi, a 66 year old Jewish woman, was murdered by 27-year-old Kada Traoré. He broke into her home in the middle of the night. Traoré tortured Halimi and afterwards threw her out of the window of her fourth floor apartment in the Belleville neighborhood in northern Paris.

Witnesses heard Traoré, a Muslim of African origin, shouting Allahu Akbar – Allah is great — while committing his crime. Traoré had made many anti-Semitic remarks toward Halimi in the past, calling her and her relatives ‘dirty Jews’.


True selves

News of a world-first designation of a gender-free baby in Canada will come as no surprise, but should come with significant alarm. Canadian officials have issued an identification card with a U where an M or F should be, standing for unassigned.

Other government authorities are refusing to issue a birth certificate for the child, Searyl Alti, unless a gender is stated in the application, much to the ire of the transgender/non-binary mother, Kori Doty.

‘I want my kid to have all of the space to be the most whole and complete person that they can be,’ says Doty.

As a psychiatrist I have many patients who speak of being stuck in the wrong body. I have young men taking steroids assuring me their Herculean bodies are merely a step on the journey to their authentic selves. Other patients speak of finding their essence after I prescribe them anti-depressants. And there is the new epidemic of gender-confused patients like Doty determined to be something other than their biological sex.

On each occasion, the true self is that which is produced by medical science.


Netflix’s 13 Reasons shows a gradual accommodationist attitude to teen suicide

From Aaron Kheriaty at First Things:

Thirteen Reasons Why begins just after high school sophomore Hannah Baker has killed herself. Over the course of thirteen episodes in Netflix’s controversial new miniseries, Hannah narrates in voiceover the events that led up to her suicide, as other characters listen with dread to the cassette tapes she has left behind. “It’s me, live and in stereo,” the first tape begins. “I am about to tell you the story of my life—more specifically, why my life ended.” Then she says, “If you’re listening to this tape, you’re one of the reasons why.”

You are if you have anything to do with the progressive culture that creates reasons for it, enables it, justifies it, and glorifies it with sentimentality.

Since 1999, suicide rates in the United States have risen alarmingly across age groups, but nowhere is the increase more striking than among adolescents. The suicide rate for ten-to-fourteen-year-old girls has tripled. Such outbreaks are not new. At the height of German Romanticism, Goethe published The Sorrows of Young Werther, a book whose titular hero takes his own life. A spate of young men imitated Werther, alarming authorities in Germany and Italy. Social scientists have since found that when suicide is publicized or romanticized, it can become contagious, resulting in “suicide clusters.”

In order to minimize the Werther Effect, the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Surgeon General have published guidelines for responsible reporting of suicide. A fictional show like 13 Reasons Why can be just as dangerous as a news report. After all, Werther himself was a fictional character. It may be worthwhile, then, to compare common reporting guidelines (placed in italics) with the way 13 Reasons handles suicide. More.

Reality check: The expansion of euthanasia to broader categories will result in consensual suicide. If death is good, why deny it to anyone? Anti-suicide groups will come to seem like pro-life groups. But hey, you voted for it and praised the propaganda for it so…

Only getting progressives out of public life and reinstituting normal human values would help. Everone can be part of that.

See also: Ontario: No right for medics to refuse to refer for death attracts international attention
It is not an issue in Ontario because neither the doctors nor the churches (which mainly old folk attend now) care to warn anyone of the peril. You soon will not be able to find a doctor who wouldn’t kill or help kill you and that is not even an election issue. If a teen can choose to abort her kid, why can’t she choose suicide?


10 Ways The Transgender Push Mirrors The Lobotomy Craze

Back in 1987, Dr. Valenstein reminded attendees at a science conference to remember the history of the lobotomy. He warned that “all the major factors that shaped its development are still with us today.”

I believe it is happening again—not with lobotomies, but pediatric medical transition. The treatment of “transgender” children is gaining significant momentum, despite the lack of research and regardless of the significant risks involved.

We can learn a lot by looking back at history. Here I revisit the rise and fall of the lobotomy and compare it to today’s enthusiasm for altering children’s bodies to match their gender identities.


Stop the Madness

The incoming Trump administration has an opportunity to get the treatment of the seriously mentally ill right—finally.

A smart, well-designed mental-health bill will pass Congress this week as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. But unless President-elect Trump “drains the swamp” at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)—divisions of the federal Department of Health and Human Services—many of the new law’s useful provisions could be negated or undone by the permanent bureaucracy.