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Mental illness - Mental Health Assessments - Sanity

Psychology Symbol When someone's behavior is not normal, and when abnormal behavior is reoccurring, then it's time to seek help. Everyone over reacts from time to time, but when over reactions become common and are abusive and uncontrollable, then it's time to seek help. Almost everything can be cured, you just have to learn how to cure it. Stable ground is important physically and mentally. Assessments - Observing - Stigmas.

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Saneness is experiencing life in ways that are similar to most people you know or have read about. You have actions and behaviors that are similar to most people. You have similar feelings and emotions that you have also witnessed in the majority of other people. But you are still an individual with some unique qualities that are based on your own personal Experiences, your Development, your Diet, your Environment, your DNA, your Immune System, your Relationships, and your level of knowledge. So normal is an approximation based on averages, it is not a law of nature. Normal for you may not be normal for someone else. And normal is always evolving and adapting, so what is normal today may not be normal tomorrow, and what has been normal in the past may not be normal in the present time period. Abnormal.

Normal is being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development. Sound powers of mind.

Stable is not easily moved or disturbed. Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation. Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring: Consistent or dependable.

In the Right Mind describes a person who is calm, reasonable, and sane.

Conditions - Disorders - Treatable illnesses

We know for a fact from thousands of documented cases, that when the Human Brain is injured, like from a stroke, it loses some of its abilities to function normally and work effectively, as it was before the brain was injured. Injury to the brain can happen in many different ways, at many levels and for many reasons, and the body can also influence the mind. Brain injuries can cause behavior problems as wells as negatively effect physical functions as well as mental functions. But the brain still has the ability to over come or reduce the effects of injury by learning how to change and adapt through learning and therapy, with therapy being just another way of learning. The brain is plastic, we know this. But this ability can also be vulnerable to manipulation if you learn the wrong things at the wrong time, so don't ever take your brain for granted.

Most all Disorders of the mind are directly related to a person not having enough information and knowledge related to their well being. Even if a disorder is some how related to a physical issue, it is still how a person reacts to that particular issue, so the problem is still related to missing information and knowledge, because you still have to learn what adjustments you need to make whether mentally or physically. Glossary of Psychiatry (wiki).

It's sometimes hard to reach out for help when you're not sure what type of help you need, or how to explain it.

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.” - Rumi was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan.

Most people lack the proper vocabulary and skills that are needed to fully understand ones own thoughts, feelings and body. That is why therapy sometimes works because it attempts to figure out what information and knowledge is missing so that a Therapist may direct the patient to this important information and knowledge. The patient can then figure out how to process this information correctly, and thus function normally. So a therapist is more of an educator, or at least should be, that's if a therapist understands education, which most don't, because most teachers don't understand education. So when a therapist offers to treat a disorder with Medication it is usually an ignorant action. That's like a student who wants to learn science, but instead of a teacher teaching the student science the teacher says "take this drug." That is how idiotic Mental Health Services are sometimes, and also how incredibly incompetent our education system is. Mental Confusion is on both sides. 

Cyclothymia is characterized by numerous mood swings, with periods of hypomanic symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanic episode, alternating with periods of mild or moderate symptoms of depression that do not meet criteria for a major depressive episode.

Bipolar, Mood Cycling also known as manic depression, is a treatable illness involving extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior.

Mood Swing is an extreme or rapid change in mood. Such mood swings can play a positive part in promoting problem solving and in producing flexible forward planning. However, when mood swings are so strong that they are disruptive, they may be the main part of a bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. One moment you're extremely happy and the next moment you're severely depressed.

Mania is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression together with lability of affect." Although mania is often conceived as a “mirror image” to depression, the heightened mood can be either euphoric or irritable.

Disorder is a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning. Change in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence. A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event. The result of alteration or modification.

Mental Disorder is a diagnosis by a mental health professional of a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders.

Organic Mental Disorders is a form of decreased mental function due to a medical or physical disease, rather than a psychiatric illness. This differs from dementia. While mental or behavioral abnormalities related to the dysfunction can be permanent, treating the disease early may prevent permanent damage in addition to fully restoring mental functions. An organic cause to brain dysfunction is suspected when there is no indication of a clearly defined psychiatric or "inorganic" cause, such as a mood disorder.

Mood Disorder is a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) classification system where a disturbance in the person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature. The classification is known as mood (affective) disorders in International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

Psychosis is any severe mental disorder in which contact with Reality is lost or highly Distorted. People experiencing psychosis may exhibit personality changes and thought disorder. Depending on its severity, this may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behavior, as well as difficulty with social interaction and impairment in carrying out daily life activities.

Deranged is someone who is insane and loses contact with reality.

Psychotic is a person suffering from psychosis. Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations.

Delusion is a mistaken belief that is held with strong conviction even when presented with superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or some other misleading effects of perception. They have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both general physical and mental) and are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Transgression.

Mass Psychosis - Self-Induced Propaganda

Hypochondriasis refers to worrying about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical or psychological symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be, and are convinced that they have, or are about to be diagnosed with, a serious illness.

Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Your current mental state can affect how bad a physical disease is at any given time.


Rumination is the focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions. Both rumination and worry are associated with anxiety and other negative emotional states; however, its measures have not been unified.

Munchausen Syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. Munchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but patients also have a history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, extremely improbable tales of their past experiences. The condition derives its name from Baron Munchausen.

Somatic Symptom Disorder are symptoms that cannot be explained fully by a general medical condition or by the direct effect of a substance, and are not attributable to another mental disorder (e.g., panic disorder).

Neuroticism is characterized by anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and loneliness. Neuroticism is one of the Big Five higher-order personality traits in the study of psychology. Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than average to be moody and to experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness. People who are neurotic respond worse to stressors and are more likely to interpret ordinary situations as threatening and minor frustrations as hopelessly difficult. They are often self-conscious and shy, and they may have trouble controlling urges and delaying gratification. People with high neuroticism indexes are at risk for the development and onset of common mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorder, symptoms of which had traditionally been called neuroses.

Conversion Disorder is when a person presents neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits, which are not consistent with a well-established organic cause, and which cause significant distress. It is thought that these symptoms arise in response to stressful situations affecting a patient's mental health or an ongoing mental health condition such as depression.

Personality Disorder are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible, and are associated with significant distress or disability.

Regression is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more [adaptive] way. The defense mechanism of regression, in psychoanalytic theory, occurs when an individual's personality reverts to an earlier stage of development, adopting more childish mannerisms. Psychiatrist Joel Gold suggests that careful use of "ARISE" (Adaptive Regression in the service of the Ego) can sometimes yield creative benefits. To the extent that one is handling thoughts and impulses less like an adult, ARISE involves play, appreciation and primitive pleasures, and imagination.

Neurosis was a term for a class of functional mental disorders involving chronic distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations. The term is no longer used by the professional psychiatric community in the United States. Neurosis should not be mistaken for psychosis, which refers to a loss of touch with reality. Neither should it be mistaken for neuroticism, which is a fundamental personality trait according to psychological theory. Neurosis is having poor ability to adapt to one's environment, an inability to change one's life patterns, and the inability to develop a richer, more complex, more satisfying personality.

Organic Brain Syndrome is a syndrome or disorder of mental function whose cause is alleged to be known as organic (physiologic, consistent with an organism's normal functioning) rather than purely of the mind. These names are older and nearly obsolete general terms from psychiatry, referring to many physical disorders that cause impaired mental function. They are meant to exclude psychiatric disorders (mental disorders). Originally, the term was created to distinguish physical (termed "organic") causes of mental impairment from psychiatric (termed "functional") disorders, but during the era when this distinction was drawn, not enough was known about brain science (including neuroscience, cognitive science, neuropsychology, and mind-brain correlation) for this etiologic classification to be more than educated guesswork labeled with misplaced certainty, which is why it has been deemphasized in current medicine.

Lunatic is a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders. Lunatic is a reckless impetuous irresponsible person. Insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon.


Psychopath is characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, egotistical traits. Psychopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, egotistical traits. Psychopaths.

Sociopath is a personality disorder, characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. An impoverished moral sense or conscience is often apparent, as well as a history of crime, legal problems, and/or impulsive and aggressive behavior.

Aberration is a state or condition markedly different from the norm. A disorder in one's mental state. An optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, major depressive illness, or substance use disorder. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time. 4 Types Info-Graph (image).

Dissociative Identity Disorder formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's behavior; presentations, however, are variable. Associated conditions often include borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or anxiety.

Complement Component 4 in humans, is a protein involved in the intricate complement system, originating from the human Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system. It serves a number of critical functions in immunity, tolerance, and autoimmunity with the other numerous components. Furthermore, it is a crucial factor in connecting the recognition pathways of the overall system instigated by antibody-antigen (Ab-Ag) complexes to the other effector proteins of the innate immune response. For example, the severity of a dysfunctional complement system can lead to fatal diseases and infections. Complex variations of it can also lead to schizophrenia. Yet, the C4 Protein derives from a simple two-locus allelic model, the C4A-C4B genes, that allows for an abundant variation in the levels of their respective proteins within a population. Originally defined in the context of the Chido/Rodgers blood group system, the C4A-C4B genetic model is under investigation for its possible role in schizophrenia risk and development. Brain Maintenance.

Emotional Problems - Anxiety - Depression - Behavior

Manual of Mental Disorders

Mental Health Questions and Resources

"Anxiety is an even better teacher than reality, for one can temporarily evade reality by avoiding the distasteful situation; but anxiety is a source of education always present because one carries it within." - Rollo May.

Help - Therapy - Psychiatric Treatment - Counseling

Therapist is a person trained in the use of psychological methods for helping patients overcome mental or emotional problems as opposed to physical problems. The act of caring for someone.

Tutor - Friend - Coach - Reciprocate - Assistance Types (PDF)

Therapy is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a Diagnosis, Assessments and Observations.

Therapeutic is tending to cure or restore to health. Nutritionist - Disabilities.

Counseling is when someone provides direction or advice to another person so as to help them make good decisions and help them take a course of action that may benefit them and also help them to improve and progress.

Sober Companion or recovery coach provides one-on-one assistance to newly recovering individuals. The goal is to help the client maintain total abstinence or harm reduction from any addiction, and to establish healthy routines at home or after checking out of a residential treatment facility. Regulations do not exist for sober companions. A sober companion may be a part of a whole medical and/or a clinical team of professional(s), may be formally licensed as a mental health professional, or have well-respected experiential experience in the field and may work independently on their own.

Psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, which is the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders.

Interventions (behavior) - Counseling - Observer Errors

People have to meet you half way, if not, then it's hard to help them. If people are not willing to meet you half way, then you have to know how to gain their trust in order to help them.

Drug Guidance (how to take prescription drugs safely).

Hands on Help involves active participation in a direct and practical way or human interaction requiring personal operation.

Regime in medicine is a systematic plan for therapy often including diet. Government Regime.

Psychological Evaluation (assessments) - Social Science - Stigma.

Humanistic Psychology emphasizes individuals' inherent drive towards self-actualization, the process of realizing and expressing one's own capabilities and creativity. It helps the client gain the belief that all people are inherently good. It adopts a holistic approach to human existence and pays special attention to such phenomena as creativity, free will, and positive human potential. It encourages viewing ourselves as a "whole person" greater than the sum of our parts and encourages self exploration rather than the study of behavior in other people. Humanistic psychology acknowledges spiritual aspiration as an integral part of the human psyche. It is linked to the emerging field of transpersonal psychology. Primarily, this type of therapy encourages a self-awareness and mindfulness that helps the client change their state of mind and behavior from one set of reactions to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness and thoughtful actions. Essentially, this approach allows the merging of mindfulness and behavioral therapy, with positive social support.

Humanistic Education is an approach to Education based on person-centered teaching where empathy, caring about students, and genuineness on the part of the learning facilitator were found to be the key traits of the most effective teachers.

Doctor-Patient Relationship. A patient must have confidence in the competence of their physician and must feel that they can confide in him or her. For most physicians, the establishment of good rapport with a patient is important. Some medical specialties, such as psychiatry and family medicine, emphasize the physician–patient relationship more than others, such as pathology or radiology, which have very little contact with patients. The quality of the patient–physician relationship is important to both parties. The doctor and patient's values and perspectives about disease, life, and time available play a role in building up this relationship. A strong relationship between the doctor and patient will lead to frequent, quality information about the patient's disease and better health care for the patient and their family. Enhancing the accuracy of the diagnosis and increasing the patient's knowledge about the disease all come with a good relationship between the doctor and the patient. Where such a relationship is poor the physician's ability to make a full assessment is compromised and the patient is more likely to distrust the diagnosis and proposed treatment, causing decreased compliance to actually follow the medical advice which results in bad health outcomes. In these circumstances and also in cases where there is genuine divergence of medical opinions, a second opinion from another physician may be sought or the patient may choose to go to another physician that they trust more. Additionally, the benefits of any placebo effect are also based upon the patient's subjective assessment (conscious or unconscious) of the physician's credibility and skills. Shared Decision Making is the idea that as a patient gives informed consent to treatment, that patient also is given an opportunity to choose among the treatment options provided by the physician that is responsible for their healthcare. This means the doctor does not recommend what the patient should do, rather the patient's autonomy is respected and they choose what medical treatment they want to have done. A practice which is an alternative to this is for the doctor to make a person's health decisions without considering that person's treatment goals or having that person's input into the decision-making process is grossly unethical and against the idea of personal autonomy and freedom. The process of turn-taking between health care professionals and the patients has a profound impact on the relationship between them. In most scenarios, a doctor will walk into the room in which the patient is being held and will ask a variety of questions involving the patient's history, examination, and diagnosis. These are often the foundation of the relationship between the doctor and the patient as this interaction tends to be the first they have together. This can go a long way into impacting the future of the relationship throughout the patient's care. All speech acts between individuals seek to accomplish the same goal, sharing and exchanging information and meeting each participants conversational goals

Medical Ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values to the practice of clinical medicine and in scientific research. Medical ethics is based on a set of values that professionals can refer to in the case of any confusion or conflict. These values include the respect for autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. Such tenets may allow doctors, care providers, and families to create a treatment plan and work towards the same common goal without any conflict. It is important to note that these four values are non-hierarchical, meaning no one principle routinely “trumps” another. Malpractice Errors.

These are just some of the rights that a person has under psychiatric care:
You have the right to be treated with dignity as a human being.
You have the right to full informed consent and a full disclosure of all documented risks of any proposed drug or “treatment.”
You have the right to be informed of all available medical treatments which do not include the administration of a psychiatric drug or treatment.
You have the right to have a thorough, physical and clinical examination by a competent registered general practitioner of one’s choice, to ensure that one’s mental condition is not caused by any undetected and untreated physical illness, injury or defect and the right to seek a second medical opinion of one’s choice.
You have the right to a fully equipped medical facilities and appropriately trained medical staff in hospitals, so that competent physical, clinical examinations can be performed.
You have the right to choose the kind or type of therapy to be employed, and the right to discuss this with a general practitioner.
You have the right to education or training so as to enable one to earn a living, and the right to work or to refuse a particular type of work that is deemed harmful to your condition.
You have the right to a proper diet and nutrition and to three meals a day, and the right to daily physical exercise.
You have the right to make official complaints, without reprisal, to an independent board which is composed of nonpsychiatric personnel, lawyers and lay people.
You have the right to see and possess one’s hospital records and to take legal action with regard to any false information contained therein which may be damaging to one’s reputation.
You have the right to fair and proper legal representation and have private counsel with a legal advisor.
You have the right to take legal or criminal action, with the full assistance of law enforcement agents, against any psychiatrist, psychologist or hospital staff for any abuse.
You have the right to manage one’s own property and affairs with a legal advisor, if necessary, or if deemed incompetent by a court of law, to have a State appointed executor to manage such until one is adjudicated competent. Such executor is accountable to the patient’s next of kin, or legal advisor or guardian.
You have the right to sue psychiatrists, their associations and colleges, the institution, or staff for unlawful detention, false reports or damaging treatment.
You have the right to be in a safe environment.

Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy focuses on both classical conditioning and operant learning. And cognitive social learning theory, from which are taken ideas concerning observational learning, the influence of modeling, and the role of cognitive expectancies in determining behavior. And cognitive theory and therapy, which focus on the thoughts, cognitive schema, beliefs, attitudes, and attributions that influence one's feelings and mediate the relationship between antecedents and behavior.

Psycho-Therapeutic is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.

Why I train grandmothers to treat depression: Dixon Chibanda (video and text)

Recovery Approach emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery. Recovery is generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, and meaning. Interventions.

Self-Healing is the process of recovery (generally from psychological disturbances, trauma, etc.), motivated by and directed by the patient, guided often only by instinct. Such a process encounters mixed fortunes due to its amateur nature, although self-motivation is a major asset. The value of self-healing lies in its ability to be tailored to the unique experience and requirements of the individual. The process can be helped and accelerated with introspection techniques such as Meditation. Self-healing is the ultimate phase of Gestalt Therapy. Self-healing may refer to automatic, homeostatic processes of the body that are controlled by physiological mechanisms inherent in the organism. Disorders of the spirit and the absence of faith can be self-healed.

Systemic Therapy seeks to address people not only on the individual level, as had been the focus of earlier forms of therapy, but also as people in relationships, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics.

In order for someone to be a good counselor or a good therapist, you have to be friends with the person that you are trying to help, and you also have to be willing to hold that persons hand through the most difficult areas of understanding oneself, and the world around us. That kind of giving is the Love that is inside all humans. But this type of love is rarely used, or is it completely understood. Why can't we have a course that teaches students how to love, and the benefits of love, and why we are born to love?

When you are trying to help someone, and that person doesn't meet you halfway, then you will most likely not be able to fully reach that person. So you need to learn how to go more then halfway. You may have to travel farther then the other person is willing to travel, and you may have to go that extra mile if needed.

We need to teach people how to be aware of their thoughts as much as they can during the day. Thoughts can effect your mood. This is fact. So you need to be aware of your thoughts, and be aware of how you feel. You are in control because you can control what you're thinking about. You will not be able to do this all the time, but the more aware you are, the more control you have. Tired? Fatigued? Lethargic? Have trouble focusing? Feeling depressed? Is it from lack of sleep? Or the lack of exercise? Or the lack of healthy nutrition? Or maybe a sign of sickness? A traumatic experience? You should have the correct answers to these questions everyday. If not, then you will be easily distracted without any warning.

Therapy should be a team effort were multiple people each spend some time with a person in need so as to provide tutoring and guidance for a particular type of knowledge or skill that a person needs at that particular time in their life.
Some things Doctors need to Focus on when Helping People with Mental Health Problems, or any problems.
Help people learn relaxation techniques to help control stress and anxiety.
Help people learn breathing techniques to help them relax, and also help them increase their awareness and focus.
Help people learn about healthy eating habits and nutrition, and the side effects from making bad food choices.
Help people learn how to create a healthy environment and learn how to avoid things that cause stress and illness.
Help people learn therapeutic exercises, yoga and stretching to help increase energy levels, reduce pain and improve mood.
Help people learn time management to accomplish goals and manage responsibilities.
Help people learn how to control bad habits and behaviors, and learn how to replace them with good habits and good behaviors.
Help people learn how to use positive affirmations to increase happiness and also to create a more positive future and outlook.
Help people learn how to ask questions and learn how to communicate more effectively. Help people learn how to educate themselves and help them locate valuable information and knowledge.
We want to encourage appropriate behavior without restricting a persons creativity. We want people to be morally aware, but not to be so self-conscious that it creates unneeded fear or anxiety.

We want to help people to learn about all the different ways there are to make improvements in their life.
We want to help people to learn about how to maintain a good lifestyle.
We want to help people to learn about how to develop and grow into healthy and strong individuals, with unlimited potential.
We want to help people to manage and control their lives.
We want to help direct people to the best practices, and the best course of actions they can make.
We want to help people to learn how to maximize their personal experiences and learn how to increase their learning abilities throughout their entire life.

Help is to give help or assistance; be of service. Improve the condition of. Be of use. Improve; change for the better. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. Contribute to the furtherance of. A means of serving. Therapy is out of reach for those in need, especially when mental health professionals don't take insurance, only the wealthy can afford their help. So the poor get punished again. But having money or insurance does not guarantee quality care.

Evidence-Based Practice is the best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment works, clinical expertise (clinical judgment and experience) to rapidly identify each patient's unique health state and diagnosis, their individual risks and benefits of potential interventions, and client preferences and values.

Service Oath - Good Business Practices


People need a Certified Guide, a Trained Psychologist, a Nutritionist, a Meditation Specialist, a Life Coach and a Friend, all wrapped into one person or group of people. People need someone they can be comfortable with, someone they can be honest with, someone they can trust, someone who understands their pain, someone who understands their struggles.

Mental Health Care Navigator is an individual who assists patients and families to find appropriate mental health caregivers, facilities and services. Individuals who are care navigators are often also trained therapists and doctors.

Transtheoretical Model of behavior change assesses an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual through the stages of change to Action and Maintenance. It is composed of the following constructs: stages of change, processes of change, self-efficacy, decisional balance and temptations.

Clinical Social Work focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker is the mental health counseling branch of social worker and requires a significant degree of training after graduating with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. To become an LCSW, you will need to fulfill all the requirements to gain licensure. This usually requires an extensive period of post-graduate supervised work experience along with passing of an ASWB approved national test. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Usually requiring a minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work. Can assess and make clinical evaluations of client’s mental health and diagnose mental illness. Make judgments on the best course of treatments based upon current clinical research in the social work field. Must adhere to high standards regarding ethics and confidentiality as provided by the state board. Usually involves signing an ethics pledge or oath.

Counseling and Guidance

We need to design a program that combines different therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Holistic Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Meditation, Nutrition, Exercise, Technology Uses, Communication, Social Awareness and Neuro-Feedback Training.
Using Neuroplasticity-Based Auditory Training to Improve Verbal Memory in Schizophrenia

Community Mental Health Act
Residential Therapeutic Community
Friends Hospital - Nurture your Soul
American Residential Treatment Association
Thresholds healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses.
National Council for Behavioral Health

Psychonomic Society members typically study areas related to cognitive psychology, such as learning, memory, attention, motivation, perception, categorization, decision making, and psycholinguistics. Its name is taken from the word psychonomics, meaning "the science of the laws of the mind".


Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and biological processes that underlie cognitive functions and behaviors. Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas. Psychologists of diverse orientations also consider the unconscious mind. Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductive methods, some—especially clinical and Counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology has been described as a "hub science", with psychological findings linking to research and perspectives from the social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, humanities, and philosophy.

Transpersonal Psychology integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. It is also possible to define it as a "spiritual psychology". The transpersonal is defined as "experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos". It has also been defined as "development beyond conventional, personal or individual levels". Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, spiritual practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory to encompass such experience. Transpersonal psychology has made several contributions to the academic field, and the studies of human development, consciousness and spirituality. Transpersonal psychology has also made contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

Counseling Psychology counseling process and outcome; supervision and training; career development and counseling; and prevention and health, including focusing on assets and strengths, person–environment interactions, educational and career development, brief interactions, and a focus on intact personalities.

Clinical Psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.

Applied Psychology is the use of psychological methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems of human and animal behavior and experience.

Analytical Psychology is a school of psychotherapy which originated in the ideas of Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist. It emphasizes the importance of the individual psyche and the personal quest for wholeness. Important concepts in Jung's system are individuation, symbols, the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious, archetypes, complexes, the persona, the id, ego, and super-ego, the shadow, the anima and animus, and the self.

Abnormal Psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder. Although many behaviors could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology generally deals with behavior in a clinical context.

Experimental Psychology refers to work done by those who apply experimental methods to psychological study and the processes that underlie it. Experimental psychologists employ human participants and animal subjects to study a great many topics, including (among others) sensation & perception, memory, cognition, learning, motivation, emotion; developmental processes, social psychology, and the neural substrates of all of these.

People Smart - Self-Smart

UCLA Department of Psychology
UCSC Department of Psychology
UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology
Psychonomic Society
Association for Psychological Science

Discovering Psychology (Films)
Psychology Course Films at Yale (Audio-Video-Text)

Attacks on Healthcare Workers Safeguarding Health

Psychopathology is the scientific study of mental disorders, including efforts to understand their genetic, biological, psychological, and social causes; effective classification schemes (nosology); course across all stages of development; manifestations; and treatment. The term may also refer to the manifestation of behaviors that indicate the presence of a mental disorder.

Psychoanalysis is a set of psychological and psychotherapeutic theories and associated techniques, created by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and stemming partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others.

Mental Health Counselor is a person who uses psychotherapeutic methods to help others.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders.

Existential Psychotherapy is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence.

Gestalt Therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation. Gestalts.

Psychiatric Hospital are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious psychiatric illnesses, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Psychiatric hospitals vary widely in their size and grading. Some hospitals may specialize only in short-term or outpatient therapy for low-risk patients. Others may specialize in the temporary or permanent care of residents who, as a result of a psychological disorder, require routine assistance, treatment, or a specialized and controlled environment. Patients are often admitted on a voluntary basis, but people whom psychiatrists believe may pose a significant danger to themselves or others may be subject to involuntary commitment. Psychiatric hospitals may also be referred to as psychiatric wards (or "psych" wards) when they are a subunit of a regular hospital.

Counseling - Therapy Help - Support Groups

Mental Health Questions - Resources

Psychiatrists are not supposed to be Drug Pushers.

Young@Heart "Fix You" (youtube)

We are going to help you make your life better... Giving someone good advice, knowledge and helping them to learn coping skills could serve some patients better than antidepressants or other psychoactive drugs, without horrible side effects.

Roughly 55 Percent of U.S. Counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers.

Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy that involves the reading of specific texts with the purpose of healing. It uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. These results have been shown to be long-lasting.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) helps people to identify their negative thoughts, assessing whether those thoughts are distorted, and if so, replacing those thoughts with more logical, reality-based ones. Behaviors.

Narrative Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people identify their values and the skills and knowledge they have to live these values, so they can effectively confront whatever problems they face. The therapist seeks to help the person co-author a new narrative about themselves by investigating the history of those qualities. Narrative therapy claims to be a social justice approach to therapeutic conversations, seeking to challenge dominant discourses that it claims shape people's lives in destructive ways.

Covert Conditioning is an approach to mental health treatment that uses the principles of behavior modification, which emerged from the applied behavior analysis literature to assist people in making improvements in their behavior or inner experience.

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) is a research institution dedicated to discovering what causes mental illness and diseases of the brain. In addition, its aim is to help identify new treatments for them and ways to prevent them in the first place. The IoPPN is a school of King's College London, England, previously known as Institute of Psychiatry.


Privacy Rights are supposed to protect people, they are not supposed to be used to keep people in the Dark.

Privacy Rights should not be used to keep valuable information and knowledge from family members and friends, especially when they can have a positive impact on someone's life who's suffering from mental illness.

Confidentiality Agreement (disclaimer)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was established to protect the privacy of patients' health information, it was not supposed to be used to hide important information from family members, or used to hide bogus fraudulent treatments so that scumbag Doctors can avoid being sued for malpractice.

Why don't therapists talk to friends and family members of the patient they are treating? We need have a way to communicate to friends and family members so they can be apart of the healing process, instead of being victims from drug side effects or inadequate consulting. We can't use ethical violations as a reason not to communicate to people who are closest to the person being treated.

We make pedophiles have to register, but Doctor's don't want to share information about someone's mental health problems because it might violate their privacy rights. Why? People with mental health problems commit crimes and murder everyday.

Everyone Has Problems, but we can't blame other people for every problem that we have. Or force other people to suffer because of our problems. We have to work on solving our own personal problems, and we have to help each other solve our personal problems. This way everyone improves, which is the goal, improve the quality of life for everyone. Let's do this, and let us learn as much as we can. Because millions of people can benefit from our experiences, and millions of people can benefit from what we have learned from our struggles, and what we have learned from the improvements and the mistakes that we made.


Our Broken Mental Health System

About some of the Problems with Mental Health Care Services and Behavioral Health Care Services

Getting people the correct care can be extremely difficult and risky sometimes, especially when you want to avoid stigmatizing someone, and also avoid having someone's personal information exposed, which could cause someone to be unfairly judged or abused. Personal remarks, or other peoples observations, can only tell us so much about a person. We have to be extremely careful when investigating a persons behavior, behavior that is questionable or odd. Who you talk to could cause more problems then solve. We don't want to turn other people into informants. Talking to family members, friends, co-workers, mentors or coaches, should be done with extreme care to avoid implications or insinuations of any kind. Everyone should be showing nothing but concern and well being of the person in question. Reveal nothing, only listen. If creating a case file or folder on someone must also be made in a way that does not implicate or insinuate anything, other then showing concern and well being. Describe a persons strengths, describe a persons possible weaknesses. Describe what was learned, describe what kind of progress was made, and describe what mistakes were made. 

A Dearth Of Hospital Beds For Patients In Psychiatric Crisis

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates there are only 8,300 such specialists in the U.S., for more than 15 million young patients.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (wiki)

How do you help someone to reduce their fears and anxieties?
How do you help someone to keep from lying, exaggerating or manipulating the truth?
How do you help someone to accurately measure reality?

Assessments - Therapist

Education needs to improve how we educate our young about Human Behavior, so that more people can recognize flaws in themselves, as well as in others, and be able to correct these flaws before they turn into serious problems. If people were more knowledgeable about human behavior, we would have less people with behavioral problems.

Flaw is not perfect. Inadequate. Not working properly. Subnormal in function, intelligence, reasoning and judgment. A perceived weakness in a person's character. An imperfection that reduces someone's effectiveness. Behavior that reduces potential, or reduces productivity. Behavior that increases the probability of mistakes. Behavior that increases the amount of problems that a person could have, problems that could easily be avoided.

Countertransference is defined as redirection of a psychotherapist's feelings toward a client—or, more generally, as a therapist's emotional entanglement with a client.

Therapeutic Relationship refers to the relationship between a healthcare professional and a client (or patient). It is the means by which a therapist and a client hope to engage with each other, and effect beneficial change in the client.

Projective Identification is when the recipient of the projection may suffer a loss of both identity and insight as they are caught up in and manipulated by the other person's fantasy.

Problems with Mental Health Care Services

There are some good therapists out there, but be aware, the current mental health system has some serious flaws. It's like going to a car mechanic, but instead of your mechanic fixing your car, the mechanic only fixes your car a little, so it keeps breaking down and you have to keep bringing your car back to the mechanic. This is an ignorant business model that crawled out from under a corrupt capitalistic system, like planned obsolescence. This is simply a money making scam. So the care itself is a sickness. It's very difficult to help people when you are also sick. Sick treating the sick = sick, that's sick.

Abnormal (not well)

Too many people with mental health problems don’t receive the care that they need because they are often discriminated against by medical practitioners, which can make it difficult for them to receive proper care. The problem is often a lack of understanding of mental illness by some health care providers. A patients thoughts and comments are usually misinterpreted. It’s not uncommon for medical staff to attribute physical symptoms to a behavioral health issue as opposed to a legitimate health issue. Just because someone can act normal and seem normal, this does not mean they don't suffer from mental health problems. I know this to be a fact because I have lived with people struggling with mental health issues. They can be very functional at times and seem very normal and pleasant, but later one in the day they just fall apart, which makes it really difficult for them to hold on to a job. And medical practitioners think that spending a half hour with them is all they need to understand them, which is a dangerous lie and extremely negligent. And you just can't solve a persons problems using just drugs, that is totally insane and also negligent. People with mental health problems have a difficult time explaining their problems correctly and accurately. Contradictions are looked at as being lies, when instead they should be looked at as being an inability to explain things correctly. And lying could also be just a defense mechanism, where they fear that the truth will somehow hurt them, or cause them to be misunderstood. They are not trying to deceive you, they are merely expressing their cognitive problems. So helping them and understanding them is much more difficult, because they often live in constant fear of being labeled, or being taken advantage of, so they become paranoid. So helping them goes way beyond just being compassionate towards their needs, this takes communication skills and experience, which a lot of medical practitioners don't have. We also need to communicate more with everyone in contact with the person in need, because just like everyone else on the planet, people act differently when around other people. People also share things with some people but don't share personal thoughts with other people.

Triangulation in psychology is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It is also a form of splitting in which one person manipulates a relationship between two parties by controlling communication between them. Triangulation may manifest itself as a manipulative device to engineer rivalry between two people, known as divide and conquer or playing one (person) against another.

Splitting in psychology is the failure in a person's thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism used by many people. The individual tends to think in extremes (i.e., an individual's actions and motivations are all good or all bad with no middle ground).

This takes complete understanding of people with mental health problems. We have to stop blaming people for their problems, and we need to start helping people by truly listening to them, and by giving them the support and guidance that they need, so they can recover and eventually become stable normal people, without the everyday struggles, and without the constant fears of falling through the cracks. Too many people with mental health problems are in prison, where their problems just get worse.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Managed Services Division (MSD) Behavioral Health Homes

1,000 homicides or more a year are committed by people with untreated severe mental illness, 10 Percent of U.S. Homicides
90 per cent of people who die through suicide in the UK are experiencing mental distress
Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms

Mental illnesses account for 21 to 32 percent of global disabilities

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.

Years of Potential Life Lost is also related to the years that are lost from being ignorant, or doing ignorant things.
The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) is a measure of overall Disease Burden, with the disease being ignorance in this case.

"Our Health System is more about making money then helping people."

Reiterate is to say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

Don't call it behavior modification, call it Behavior Awareness. The only way to be aware of something is to learn about it, whether you're learning about it from experience or learning about it by acquiring information and knowledge.

Salvage Therapy is a form of therapy given after an ailment does not respond to standard therapy. used both to mean a second attempt and a final attempt.

Determined is having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study. Shape or influence; give direction to. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something. Settle conclusively; come to terms.

Prescription drugs contribute to over 22,000 fatalities a year in the US alone

If a bartender serves alcohol to a person, and that person then leaves and kills someone, the bar is liable. But if a Doctor prescribes a drug to a person, and that person kills someone, shouldn't the Doctors also be Liable?

Double Standard is the application of different sets of principles for similar situations. Contradiction.

Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations.

Types of Medical Malpractice. Delays in diagnosis or misdiagnoses of a medical conditions. Failure to order or interpret diagnostic tests results correctly. Treatment errors. Medication errors. Psychiatric Malpractice.

When to Sue Your Psychiatrist for Malpractice. Why is it important to differentiate between malpractice and simply poor doctoring? Because in a successful malpractice case, the patient can recover money damages to compensate for injury, including emotional harm. Alternatives to a malpractice lawsuit include filing a human rights complaint, filing a complaint with the psychiatrist’s employer, filing an ethics charge against the psychiatrist, writing negative online reviews for the psychiatrist, or speaking with the psychiatrist directly. However, these alternatives will not provide recompense to the patient for any harm inflicted. In order to establish a malpractice lawsuit, a patient generally has to establish four elements: There was a doctor-patient relationship. The doctor breached the duty of reasonable care (i.e., was negligent). The patient was injured (physically or mentally). There was a causal link between the negligence and the injury.
Psychiatrists have been found to commit malpractice by, among other things:
Engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient; Failing to conduct a proper suicide risk assessment; Failing to prevent a patient’s suicide; Making an improper diagnosis; Administering improper treatment or prescribing improper medications; Failing to notice or diagnose a harmful condition; Failing to warn third parties of threats from current patients as required to or allowed by law; Creating false memories; Sharing information without patient consent; Prescribing psychotropic medications without going through the informed consent process; Threatening the patient; Falsifying patient records.

Movies about Mental Health

Hollywood Films

Awakenings - Trailer - (1990) - HQ Penny Marshall's film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Patch Adams Official Trailer #1 - Robin Williams Movie (1998) HD  Directed by Tom Shadya starring Robin Williams.
Good Will Hunting Park Scene Robin Williams and Matt Damon 1997 (youtube)
Shrink (2009) - Official Trailer (youtube)
Dead Poets Society (1989) Original Trailer (youtube)
Deconstructing Harry - US Theatrical Trailer 1997 (youtube)
Silver Linings Playbook 2012
Unsane is a 2018 film that was shot entirely on the iPhone 7 Plus. The film shows how the mental health industry chooses profit over people. It's also a macrocosm example of the world that shows societies dysfunctions and problems using metaphors. When the sick person is the one giving the therapy, then there is no help. Misinterpretations can spiral out of control, like racism, prejudice and discrimination. Ignorance is the biggest threat to the world to our National Security. What happens when family and friends can't understand you? They end up giving that job to strangers.

Of Two Minds (01/01/2012 | 1 hr. 29 min.) - Take your best day and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Of Two Minds explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Mania.

Discovering Psychology (26 parts, each 25 minutes long)

Films on Mental illness
Ruby Wax: What's so Funny about Mental illness? (youtube)
Elynn Saks Seeing Mental illness (video) 
Vikram Patel: Mental Health for all by involving all (video)
Disability-Adjusted Life Year (costs from bad choices)
Network of Care
Centre for Global Mental Health
David Anderson: Your Brain is more than a Bag of Chemicals
Up/Down" Bipolar Disorder Documentary (2011) (youtube) - Mania
On Falling Apart (a women's story about a Nervous Breakdown)
Stigma of Raising Mentally ill Child (CBS News)
Experiencing Psychosis with Digital LSD (youtube)
BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 1 of 3, March 11, 2007 (youtube)
R. D. Laing (wiki)
BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 2 of 3 - The Lonely Robot (youtube)
Media Literacy
Frontier Psychiatrist (youtube)

More Health Films

Don't believe that someone is getting the proper care they need just because they are seeing Doctors. Most health care providers don't know the patient well enough in order to provide them with the best care they can give. Just like schools, don't believe that someone is getting a proper education just because they are going to school. We can't share responsibilities if we don't know what the other person is doing, or not doing. Working together needs effective communication.

Though Mental illness is not perceived to be the main cause for murders, you still have to wonder, what murderer is considered to be in their right mind? To say that a murderer was not suffering from any form of mental illness, is to say that anyone is capable of murder, which is false. To say that a person had no history of mental illness does not say they did not have any form of mental health problems. You could say that all murders and crimes are committed by people who are not in their right mind, because to say that a person was in their right mind when they murdered or committed a crime is to say that everyone is f*cking crazy in one way or another, which is also false. You could say they someone was ignorant and did not know any better, which brings us back to our education problem, again.

You shouldn't let mentally ill people have access to guns, or Power...
Just making it hard for people with mental illness to purchase guns will not solve the murder problem. Mentally ill people should not have guns, but more important, Mentally ill people should not have power of authority. It's clear to see that most politicians suffer from some form of mental illness. So we need better screening, and we also need more positive ways of helping people.

Everyone has some form and level of mental illness, it's just that some people have it more then others. So some people have a harder time staying healthy and a harder time dealing with life's struggles. Everyone needs help, but some people need more help then others. So even the people helping need help. We all need a better education, especially one that includes learning how to help others as well as learning how to help ourselves.

A License that proves you know how to use the Human Brain
We have Driving Tests so that we can confirm that the person has enough skill and knowledge in order to properly use a motor vehicle without killing anyone. But we have no test or Certification that confirms a persons ability to operate the human brain. Thus millions of people end up dead every year and the world is plagued by corruption and criminals on all levels of government and society. We need a driving test for the human brain. You should be allowed to leave your house unless you can effectively operate the human mind. A college degree is not a license for the brain. A GED diploma is not a license for the brain.

Just living with someone with mental illness will not teach everything about mental illness. You have to be constantly educating yourself about all the other knowledge and experiences that millions of other people had. You just can't use the same information and knowledge to understand and learn from something. You need an investigation, one that requires you to ask the right questions from the right sources. And what you learn from those investigations, you can now go back and examine your subject from a much larger perspective, verses having a very small perspective that never changes, and thus never understands or learns from the experience. This process of learning should never stop, you have to be vigilant, or you will fall behind and suffer from your own ignorance.

Vigilant is being carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger.

Early Pediatric Interventions Can Prevent Behavior Problems in Young Children

The Video Interaction Project is a unique and innovative approach to lessening disparities through guided parent-child interactions during pediatric visits that foster optimal cognitive, linguistic, and social development.

The BELLE Project

Shanti emotional and practical support to San Francisco's most vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness.

Social Services - Social Workers

We cannot place judgment on people seeking help. Because that's not helping them. When we help people and provide them with services, we must follow through and follow up to see if this person needs more then just some particular service. They may also need friendship, mentoring, guidance, consulting, advising and tutoring. They also may need access to information and Knowledge. I don't believe you is not an answer. Just because there are contradictions, this does not explain things away. If you have evidence that makes someone else's evidence to be questionable and possibly inaccurate, then you must present this information, and it must be debated. If reasoning is not used then there is no reasoning, thus your reaction is wrong and bad. Middleman or Filter? If you are playing the middleman, you cannot pass judgment or interfere with the service connection. if you are filtering people then where does the people who are filtered out go? What happens to them? You can not wipe your hands clean because you turned someone away, or denied them services. We must follow through and follow up. If not, then the services we provide misses an opportunity to succeed. Saying that we cannot help everyone is a lie. We can, and we shall. But to do this we need new instructions and improved training, and of course, we need more social service providers, which will create more jobs, and also more awareness.

Care Management Processes Used Less Often For Depression Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.

Now that I don't see certain friends as much, I have no idea if they are still struggling, I can only guess, like a Doctor. A part time observer knows very little when compared to a fulltime observer.

We need to work together

The fact that some psychologists have mental problems too, which proves that our education system is inadequate and flawed.

Exploitation of the System

We can't punish people in need just to discourage other people from exploiting free services. If people lie to get free benefits, especially when they have the means to provide for themselves, then they still need help, just help of another kind. If they are in the system, then we can communicate with each other, and we can help each other. Social Services has some faults, but the system proves it can work beautifully when we operate it and manage it correctly. We just have to make it more effective, more efficient, with more feedback and more communication. Just giving people money is very ineffective. If you don't educate people about the best actions to take, actions that would provide them with the most benefits, for themselves and for others, then just giving money wont work, as we can clearly see. If we want to stop people from doing things that do more harm then good, then we would have to start with the corporations and our politicians. Do what I say, not what I do. People don't mind following the rules, just as long as everyone else follows the rules. Once we let people use money to bend the rules, then you have no rules, you just have criminals getting away with murder. We need to increase the quality of training, and the quality of education, in order to accurately correct this problem.

A Therapist, Psychiatrist or Psychologist is supposed to be someone who imparts the most valuable knowledge on human behavior. A Therapist is someone who helps a person manage their thoughts. A Therapist is someone who guides a person through tough times when they feel lost or unsure. You should ask your therapist what problems in their own life have they overcome? Because personal experience is extremely valuable. But a therapist does not want to admit vulnerabilities or weaknesses unless they can fully explain that those vulnerabilities or weaknesses do not interfere with their judgment or their understanding of other people. You want a therapist who is strong, honest, sincere and dedicated, and most important, you want someone who never stops learning about themselves or about other people. An ignorant Doctor can be very dangerous, so always ask questions

Care Management Job Description(PDF)

"A good therapist will give real life responses to behavior, as well as compassionate understanding and a scientific observation."

Humanistic Psychology
Mental illness Training

How you respond to contradictions, or lying, is extremely important. Saying nothing sometimes can be a benefit as long as the other person knows that you're listening, and not trying to judge them. Correcting a person can sometimes make things worse. You want to give a person your best advice without making it sound patronizing. example; "Did you ever try this?" "How would you know whether it's A or B?" Taking a persons mind off their problems is effective as long as the change in the subject offers relief, and that it also doesn't create another thing for the person to worry about.

Recovery is a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.

Recovery Approach is seen as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, and meaning.

Healing the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism

Spontaneous Remission is spontaneous healing or spontaneous regression, is an unexpected improvement or cure from a disease that appears to be progressing in its severity.

Preventive Healthcare consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health encompasses a variety of physical and mental states, so do disease and disability, which are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices. Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realize they are affected. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be categorized as primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention

"Prevention of disorders is obviously one of the most effective ways to reduce the burden, another good reason why education needs to improve."

Eradication of infectious diseases is the reduction of an infectious disease's prevalence in the global host population to zero. the total removal of a given pathogen from an individual.

Cure is the end of a medical condition; the substance or procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings. It may also refer to the state of being healed, or cured.

Guardianship Petitions in Manhattan found that most of the requests came from Adult Protective Services, at 40 percent. Friends and family members filed about 25 percent of guardianship petitions, while hospitals and nursing homes together represented almost 29 percent. 

Legal Guardian is a person who has the Legal Authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward. Guardians are typically used in three situations: guardianship for an incapacitated senior (due to old age or infirmity), guardianship for a minor, and guardianship for developmentally disabled adults.

"The more I understand mental illness, the more I understand humans."

"Our ability to listen is extremely under utilized. This is the one skill that education needs to improve on."

Observation Flaws

It's very difficult for a Therapist, or any Doctor, to truly know someone just by meeting with them for a couple of Hours. In every relationship it takes a person several months, or even years, to truly know someone. That is spending a lot of time with someone during personal intimate moments where people feel comfortable revealing their true self. But even then, if a person is not educated enough, or sympathetic enough, they will fail to truly know the person they have spent many days with under various situations. If a patient has close friends and family, then they know more about that person then any Doctor could. So a Doctor or therapist, can never rely just on their personal observation alone, they need more witnesses and they need more knowledge about that person in order to Correctly Analyze and correctly administer any treatment. These Mental State Examinations do not correctly identify the needs of people or their state of mind, these Assessments and Evaluations need a lot of improving. You have to have Excellent Listening Skills. Understanding the Mind of Another (PDF)

Hawthorne Effect a form of reactivity in which subjects modify an aspect of their behavior, in response to their knowing that they are being studied.

Surveillance Camera's Effects - Hidden Cameras - Gaze Perception

Is God Watching? - Do you have a Conscience?

Observer-Expectancy Effect is a form of reactivity in which a researcher's cognitive Bias causes them to subconsciously influence the participants of an experiment. Profiling - Assumptions - Pretending to Know.

One-Way Mirror allows viewing from the darkened side but not vice versa.

Actor Observer Asymmetry explains the errors that one makes when forming attributions about the behavior of others.

Empathizing Systemizing Theory suggests that people may be classified on the basis of their scores along two dimensions: empathizing (E) and systemizing (S). It measures a person's strength of interest in empathy (the ability to identify and understand the thoughts and feelings of others and to respond to these with appropriate emotions); and a person's strength of interest in systems (in terms of the drive to analyze or construct them).

Mind Blindness described as a cognitive disorder where an individual is unable to attribute mental states to the self and other. As a result of this disorder the individual may be unaware of others' mental states, or incapable in attributing beliefs and desires to others. Correlation does not Imply Causation - Cause and Effect.

Attribution in psychology is the process by which individuals explain the causes of behavior and events.

Fundamental Attribution Error is the claim that in contrast to interpretations of their own behavior, people place undue emphasis on internal characteristics of the agent (character or intention), rather than external factors, in explaining other people's behavior. The effect has been described as "the tendency to believe that what people do reflects who they are".

Parallel Process is a phenomenon noted between therapist and supervisor, whereby the therapist recreates, or parallels, the client's problems by way of relating to the supervisor. The client's transference and the therapist's countertransference thus re-appear in the mirror of the therapist/supervisor relationship.

Phenomenology in psychology is the study of subjective experience.

Observational Error is the difference between a measured value of quantity and its true value.

Observer Effect refers to changes that the act of observation will make on a Phenomenon being observed.

People think and behave differently in Virtual Reality than they do in Real Life.- VR

Spatial Intelligence (space smart)

Self Diagnosis (self-smart)

Body Language Misinterpretations (profiling)

Reality Television is supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate. Reality.

Lying (detection) - Biases - Malpractice Errors

The Gender of the Experimenter may affect Experimental Findings. Rats and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than women, potentially skewing study results. The results of an IQ test can depend on the gender of the person who's conducting the test. Likewise, studies of pain medication can be completely thrown off by the gender of
the experimenter.

Minutia is a small or minor detail.

What happens when people lie during mental health examinations

What if someone doesn't know the Truth?

Using two or more therapists together, or separately, to analyze a patient, could make observations more accurate.

Second Opinion is to visit another physician other than the one a patient has previously been seeing in order to get more information or to hear a differing point of view. Some reasons for which a patient may seek out a second opinion include: Physician recommends surgery. Physician diagnoses patient with serious illness (such as cancer). Physician recommends a treatment for the patient other than what the patient believes is necessary. When physician recommends elective surgery, it may be required by the insurance plan. In other cases, insurance will not pay for a second opinion. Patient believes he/she has a condition that the physician diagnosed incorrectly or failed to diagnose. The physician himself/herself recommends a second opinion.

Confirm (valid)

Two Person Rule is a control mechanism designed to achieve a high level of security for especially critical material or operations. Under this rule all access and actions requires the presence of two authorized people at all times.

Psychiatrists or Doctors should only be allowed to administer drugs to patients after they have exhausted every known element that can affect a person’s physiological condition. 

Evidence-Based Practice (questions to ask)

Informed Consent

Off-Label Use Contradiction is the use of pharmaceutical drugs for an unapproved indication or in an unapproved age group, dosage, or route of administration. Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs (OTCs) can be used in off-label ways, although most studies of off-label use focus on prescription drugs.

You have to test all other possible influences that a person is exposed too before you ignorantly add another chemical into the equation. First remove all possible influences that could have a negative affect on a patient. (Environment, Diet, Allergies, Drugs, Chemicals, Exposure to Hazardous Elements, so on and so on) Then make one change at a time and monitor the affects. A pharmaceutical drug is only administered when all other natural means of improving the patient’s health have been exhausted. In some cases the body can heal itself if given the right information. 

Using Technology to Reduce Fears and Anxieties

Expert Witness

Evaluating an individual's Competency
Competency Evaluation
Competence in Human Resources
Aptitude - Assessments
Measuring Value - Measure Intelligence

Having Problems is being disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed. Destroy the peace or tranquility of. An event causing distress or pain. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed. Susceptible to damage. A factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result. A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved. A source of difficulty. An effort that is inconvenient.

Ignorance - Depression

Sick is being affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function. Affected with madness or insanity. Disorder of the mind. A physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning. Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right.

Impairment is a symptom of reduced quality or strength. The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness. Ignorant.

Sick can also mean affected with madness or insanity. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror. Eating until excessively full. Recklessly wasteful.

Perverted is having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented perverted. Represent falsely fraudulent. Lie
Deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good. Change the inherent purpose or function of something.
change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive.

Sanity or Saneness is Normal or sound powers of mind. Intelligent - Normal.

is being afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement. Very Foolish.

Insanity is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity; likewise, not all acts showing indifference toward societal norms are acts of insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense.

Abnormal is deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying.

Insanity Defense is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for their actions due to an episodic or persistent psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal act. This is contrasted with an excuse of provocation, in which defendant is responsible, but the responsibility is lessened due to a temporary mental state. It is also contrasted with a finding that a defendant cannot stand trial in a criminal case because a mental disease prevents them from effectively assisting council, from a civil finding in trusts and estates where a will is nullified because it was made when a mental disorder prevented a testator from recognizing the natural objects of her bounty, and from involuntary civil commitment to a mental institution, when a person is found to be gravely disabled or to be a danger to themselves or to others. Assessments.

M'Naghten Rules is any variant of the 1840s jury instruction in a criminal case when there is a defense of insanity, "that every man is to be presumed to be sane, and... that to establish a defense on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was laboring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong." It emphasizes cognition (knowledge), as compared to the American Law Institute Model Penal Code test (ALI test), which broadened knowledge to include capacity to appreciate the criminality of conduct, and a volitional element as to capacity to conform to the law. In the 1960s, the ALI test mostly replaced the M'Naughten rule in America until the 1980s, when in the aftermath of John Hinckley shooting President Ronald Reagan, many ALI states returned to a variation of M'Naughten.

Forensic Psychiatry work with courts in evaluating an individual's competency to stand trial, defences based on mental disorders (i.e. the insanity defence), and sentencing recommendations. There are two major areas of criminal evaluations in forensic psychiatry. These are Competency to Stand trial (CST) and Mental State at the Time of the Offence (MSO).

Diminished Responsibility is a potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held fully criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired. Diminished in strength, quality, or utility. Not working properly. Lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. Not sufficient to meet a need. Containing errors or alterations. Corrupted, Dishonorable, Dishonest.

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".

is a state of mental disturbance and disorientation. The act of disturbing the mind or body.

Mental Disturbance
is a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.

Mental Case or Nutcase is someone who is Extremely Ignorant and Morally Deprived.

Crazy: When something sounds crazy it means that people can't understand it, or can't believe it, or can't accept it. People may think something is foolish, risky or not well thought out. But that may be just a first impression that is based on biases or lack of information or lack of knowledge. Something's sound crazy when you first hear them, but when you learn more about what something is, then it may not be so crazy after all. When someone is thought to be crazy it means that someone thinks that a person is experiencing confusion, or is mentally imbalanced and suffering from a disorder. People can also act crazy about certain things, which means they are highly enthusiastic or excited about something that happened or something they like a lot, like ice cream, or screaming when your team scores. People can temporally go crazy and lose their minds for different reasons, And some people go crazy and stay crazy because they lost contact with awareness and reality for many different reasons.

Therapy is just one of many types of Teaching Methods that we have. Choosing the right learning method is key.

If someone was abused by a parent or other guardian, or abused by the environment or bad diet, or abused by an institution, then saying that person is crazy or has a mental illness is wrong and incorrect. This person is suffering from a traumatic experience, and they need help to recover. We need to be very careful with how we use labels, we need to spell things out.

Mental Health Resources

"Teaching is a psychological method, so if your teaching is effective you won't have to spend so much time trying to fix the mistakes you made with ineffective teaching. Educating the source of our problems will solve our problems with mental illness."

"You have to show people how they can self-analyze themselves so they become aware of their own abilities. Sometimes it's showing them the right words or phrases that helps explain their internal information so they can understand themselves a little better. Then people could ultimately direct that understanding outwards towards others."

"You don't want to force treatment on mentally ill people, you just have to educate people more, so treatment is more accessible, treatment in more places, and more people who are qualified to treat people."

"It's just how you act sometimes, it's not who you are. Everyone acts before they think, not all the time, but it happens, so it's not that unusual. We don't always know why we act the way we do, but one thing is for certain, we should never try to defend our actions, we should only try to understand our actions, and try to explain our actions as best as we can. We are not trying to defend that we're human, we are only trying to understand what being human is. We'll get there."


When someone you know goes crazy, you don't get angry or frustrated at them anymore, because you know that person is just having one of those moments, and they will eventually come back, so you have to ride it out, and make sure that you try to learn something from that moment, or that psychotic episode. And if you can both learn something, then that's even better. Moving forward is always better then never improving. Patience and tolerance are skills, skills that are founded on reason and logic. You don't make things better by making things worse. You want to learn what were the things, and combination of things, that triggered the crazy moment to happen. and every time you identify something, the more control and power you have over it's effect.

Decompensation is the failure to generate effective psychological coping mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or disintegration, especially that which causes relapse in schizophrenia. 

Decompensation is the functional deterioration of a previously working structure or system. Decompensation may occur due to fatigue, stress, illness, or old age. When a system is "compensated", it is able to function despite stressors or defects. Decompensation describes an inability to compensate for these deficiencies. It is a general term commonly used in medicine to describe a variety of situations.

Defense Mechanism is an unconscious psychological mechanism that reduces anxiety arising from unacceptable or potentially harmful stimuli.

Mental illness, Ignorance and Mental Retardation, or Intellectual Disability, are forms of a Learning Disability that require Specialized Instructions and Guidance so that Preferred Learning Methods are correctly used when needed. 


Intellectual Disability - Autism - Savants

An IQ Score below 70 does not mean you're Mentally Retarded, it just means that you have not learned enough. But just because you have a high IQ doesn't mean you have learned enough, it just means that you're probably not Mentally Retarded.
90% of Politicians, Corporate Leaders, and most wealthy people, all suffer from some form of Mental illness, Why? 

"I find myself learning more from people with problems then I do from so called normal people, normal people are f*cked up."

Worrying - Depression - Anxieties

Psychological Problems

Self-Smart - Placebos

Biological Psychiatry is an approach to psychiatry that aims to understand mental disorder in terms of the biological function of the nervous system. It is interdisciplinary in its approach and draws on sciences such as neuroscience, psychopharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, epigenetics and physiology to investigate the biological bases of behavior and psychopathology. Biopsychiatry is that branch / speciality of medicine which deals with the study of biological function of the nervous system in mental disorders.

All your struggles, problems and misunderstandings are directly related to missing information and knowledge. If you need food, water or shelter then you need information and knowledge that shows you the correct actions to take in order to fill those
needs, or you can find someone else who has the necessary information and knowledge that would help you fill those needs.
So you have to provide a way for people to have access to important information and knowledge that would benefit them or someone they know. Helping people with their problems should always include showing people how to be problem solvers.
99% of people know how to solve problems, the problem is that people are not learning how to solve the problems that matter.
If you look deeply at any situation or look far enough into a problem you will always find missing information and knowledge,
with some information being important and some information not being so important, but something is missing.

People need time alone, people need a sanctuary, a place all to themselves. A room that offers protection. A room that offers peace of mind. A room that offers Privacy. But not Isolation - Temporary Introversion.

Mental health issues in animals proves that there is something real happening.

Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD, what animal madness means for us humans (video)

Mental illness is a broad term, it is also a really insulting phrase to use, just like the word retard. I would just say that someone is different and undefined in some areas. It's hard sometimes to understand someone. Something's need to be determined because they are vague and hard to understand.

Undefined or Vague is not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished. Not clearly understood or expressed. Lacking clarity or distinctness.

Determined is having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study. Shape or influence; give direction to. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something. Settle conclusively; come to terms.

"Sometimes it takes more then one person to understand something."

"It's hard to figure out someone's thinking when that person figures out things differently, it's like learning a new language."

"I have learned more from people who are different then I have from all the so called normal people that I have met."

Mental Health Questions and Resources

Doctor Explaining something to a Patient Photo

Doctors with a  Nurse Photo

The more sane I become the more crazy people appear. Trying to understand Mental Illness or just trying to understand just plain Ignorance is never straight forward. Approaching it correctly is always difficult. When is the appropriate time for honesty? What are the correct words to use when speaking the truth? How do you know where the sanity ends and where the Insanity begins? And how do you keep your own Insanity from entering the conversation? It's like you have to purge yourself from all Human Emotions just so you can think clearly enough and hopefully understand that moment in time. Take a deep breath and think, have I answered all the right questions? You can learn just as much from an insane person as you can from a person who is thought to be sane. But how do I tell the difference? Is there a Test for that? If there is a test for sanity I'm positive that the test itself is insane. Well, this is just another one of those things I will to try to define, put it on the list.

Evaluations - Assessments

Psychological Evaluation is defined as a way of testing people about their behavior, personality, and capabilities to draw conclusions using combinations of techniques. Software Testing - Competence Assessment (PDF).

Competence in law concerns the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings or transactions, and the mental condition a person must have to be responsible for his or her decisions or acts. A competency evaluation is a court-ordered mental health assessment to determine how much a defendant remembers and understands about his or her charges and alleged offense, as well as his or her capacity to understand court proceedings and assist a lawyer in their defense.

Competency Evaluation in law is an assessment of the ability of a defendant to understand and rationally participate in a court process. Who is deemed qualified to conduct a competency evaluation varies from state to state. Estimates between 1983 and 2004 suggest the annual number of criminal competency evaluations rose from 50,000 to 60,000. Plead Insane - Crazy.

Capacity in law is to protect vulnerable members of society who have insufficient knowledge, understanding and maturity that limits their ability to make coherent binding amendments to their rights, duties and obligations, such as getting married or merging, entering into contracts, making gifts, or writing a valid will. When the law limits or bars a person from engaging in specified activities, any agreements or contracts to do so are either voidable or void for incapacity. Sometimes such legal incapacity is referred to as incompetence. Consent - Diminished Responsibility - Culpability.

Psychometrics is a field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological measurement. As defined by National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), psychometrics refers to psychological measurement. Generally, it refers to the field in psychology and education that is devoted to testing, measurement, assessment, and related activities. One part of the field is concerned with the objective measurement of skills and knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and educational achievement. For example, some psychometric researchers have, thus far, concerned themselves with the construction and validation of assessment instruments such as questionnaires, tests, raters' judgments, and personality tests. Another part of the field is concerned with statistical research bearing on measurement theory (e.g., item response theory; intraclass correlation). As a result of these focuses, psychometric research involves two major tasks: (i) the construction of instruments; and (ii) the development of procedures for measurement. Practitioners are described as psychometricians. Psychometricians usually possess a specific qualification, and most are psychologists with advanced graduate training. In addition to traditional academic institutions, many psychometricians work for the government or in human resources departments. Others specialize as learning and development professionals. Psychometric Tests.

Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders. Help.

Function Report for Adult Third Party Form SSA 3380 BK. The Social Security Administration will need this information in order to determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits.

Assessment Psychology - American Psychological Association

Psychopathy Checklist is a psychological assessment tool most commonly used to assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals. It is a 20-item inventory of perceived personality traits and recorded behaviors, intended to be completed on the basis of a semi-structured interview along with a review of 'collateral information' such as official records.

P-Scan or Psychopathy Scan provides a useful tool for developing a hypothesis for a particular person of interest, with respect to Psychopathy, and for managing risk for antisocial, criminal, and violent behavior. The Hare P-Scan Research Version is a nonclinical tool that serves as a rough screen for psychopathic features and as a source of working hypotheses to deal with or manage suspects, offenders, or clients. It is designed for use in law enforcement, probations, corrections, civil and forensic facilities, and other areas in which it would be useful to have some information about the possible presence of psychopathic features in a person of interest.

Mathematical Psychology is an approach to psychological research that is based on mathematical modeling of perceptual, cognitive and motor processes, and on the establishment of law-like rules that relate quantifiable stimulus characteristics with quantifiable behavior. The mathematical approach is used with the goal of deriving hypotheses that are more exact and thus yield stricter empirical validations. Quantifiable behavior is in practice often constituted by task performance.

Psychological Testing is an objective and standardized measure of a sample of behavior.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychosocial intervention for treating mental disorders, focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation. It was originally designed to treat depression, and is now used for a number of mental health conditions.

Cognition Measuring (intelligence examinations)

Mental Status Examination is an important part of the clinical assessment process in psychiatric practice. It is a structured way of observing and describing a patient's current state of mind, under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight and judgment. There are some minor variations in the subdivision of the MSE and the sequence and names of MSE domains.

Mental Health Assessment is when a professional like your family doctor, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist, checks to see if you might have a mental problem and what type of treatment may help. Mental Health assessment designed to uncover the likelihood that someone has Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, or Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD) Disorders.

Investigative Psychology attempts to describe the actions of offenders and to develop an understanding of crime.

Assess is to evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.

Assessment is the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event. Research.

The Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales (PSYRATS) is an instrument designed to quantify the severity of delusions and hallucinations and is typically used in research studies and clinical settings focusing on people with psychosis and schizophrenia.

Personalities - Insane - Insanity Defense
Testing Flaws - Observation Flaws - Films

Mental State Examination is a 30-point questionnaire that is used extensively in clinical and research settings to measure cognitive impairment. It is commonly used in medicine and allied health to screen for dementia. It is also used to estimate the severity and progression of cognitive impairment and to follow the course of cognitive changes in an individual over time; thus making it an effective way to document an individual's response to treatment. The MMSE's purpose has been not, on its own, to provide a diagnosis for any particular nosological entity. Mental State Examinations (PDF).

Projective Test is a personality test designed to let a person respond to ambiguous stimuli, presumably revealing hidden emotions and internal conflicts projected by the person into the test. This is sometimes contrasted with a so-called "objective test" or "self-report test" in which responses are analyzed according to a presumed universal standard (for example, a multiple choice exam), and are limited to the content of the test. The responses to projective tests are content analyzed for meaning rather than being based on presuppositions about meaning, as is the case with objective tests. Projective tests have their origins in psychoanalytic psychology, which argues that humans have conscious and unconscious attitudes and motivations that are beyond or hidden from conscious awareness.

Regression Testing is a type of software testing which verifies that software, which was previously developed and tested, still performs correctly after it was changed or interfaced with other software. Changes may include software enhancements, patches, configuration changes, etc. During regression testing, new software bugs or regressions may be uncovered. Sometimes a software change impact analysis is performed to determine what areas could be affected by the proposed changes. These areas may include functional and non-functional areas of the system. The purpose of regression testing is to ensure that changes such as those mentioned above have not introduced new faults. One of the main reasons for regression testing is to determine whether a change in one part of the software affects other parts of the software. Common methods of regression testing include re-running previously completed tests and checking whether program behavior has changed and whether previously fixed faults have re-emerged. Regression testing can be performed to test a system efficiently by systematically selecting the appropriate minimum set of tests needed to adequately cover a particular change. In contrast, non-regression testing aims to verify whether, after introducing or updating a given software application, the change has had the intended effect.

Psychiatric Assessment is a process of gathering information about a person within a psychiatric service, with the purpose of making a diagnosis. The assessment is usually the first stage of a treatment process, but psychiatric assessments may also be used for various legal purposes. The assessment includes social and biographical information, direct observations, and data from specific psychological tests. It is typically carried out by a psychiatrist, but it can be a multi-disciplinary process involving nurses, psychologists, occupational therapist, social workers, and licensed professional counselors.- PDF.

Depression Criteria (PDF)
Psychological Test Objectives (wiki how)
Mental Health Checklist
Teen Screen for Mental Health
Typical or Troubled

Diagnosis Problems


No one in their Right Mind would want to admit to a mental health disorder, mostly because there is a stigma, and there is also prejudice and discrimination associated with a particular kind of label. Besides that, how is someone supposed to analyze themselves and express themselves if they lack the knowledge and skills to do so. People who are suffering physically or mentally can't treat themselves effectively, this is why we have Doctors, but only if they are a highly qualified doctor. A health condition is not saying that someone is broken, it's only saying that someone is in need of extra care and extra support. People recover all the time from diseases and injuries. But if you never give a person a chance to recover and improve, then that persons condition becomes a death sentence, and sometimes a slow and painful death.

Mental illness stigma: Concepts, consequences, and initiatives to reduce Stigma.

Social Stigma - Ratings - Profiling (stereotypes)

Stigma Management. When a person receives unfair treatment or alienation due to a social stigma, the effects can be detrimental. Social stigmas are defined as any aspect of an individual's identity that is devalued in a social context. These stigmas can be categorized as visible or invisible, depending on whether the stigma is readily apparent to others. Visible stigmas refer to characteristics such as race, age, gender, physical disabilities, or deformities, whereas invisible stigmas refer to characteristics such sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, early pregnancy, certain diseases, or mental illnesses. When individuals possess invisible stigmas, they must decide whether or not to reveal their association with a devalued group to others. This decision can be an incredibly difficult one, as revealing one's invisible stigma can have both positive and negative consequences depending on several situational factors. In contrast, a visible stigma requires immediate action to diminish communication tension and acknowledge a deviation from the norm. People possessing visible stigmas often use compensatory strategies to reduce potential interpersonal discrimination that they may face.

DSM-IV Codes are the classification found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, also known as DSM-IV-TR, a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized mental health disorders. The DSM-IV codes are thus used by mental health professionals to describe the features of a given mental disorder and indicate how the disorder can be distinguished from other, similar problems. DSM-5.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers together with alternatives such as the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, produced by the WHO.

Drug Pushers

Affect Measures is one common way of studying human emotion is to obtain self-reports from participants to quantify their current feelings or average feelings over a longer period of time. These are referred to as measures of affect or measures of emotion. Even though some affect measures contain variations that allow assessment of basic predispositions to experience a certain emotion, tests for such stable traits are usually considered to be personality tests.

Quality of Life Scale (PDF)

Invisible Disability are disabilities that are not immediately apparent. For instance, some people with visual or auditory disabilities who do not wear glasses or hearing aids, or discreet hearing aids, may not be obviously disabled. Some people who have vision loss may wear contact lenses. A sitting disability is another category of invisible impairments; sitting problems are usually caused by chronic back pain. Those with joint problems or chronic pain may not use mobility aids on some days, or at all. Most people with RSI move in a 'normal' and inconspicuous way, and are even encouraged by the medical community to be as active as possible, including playing sports; yet those people can have dramatic limitations in how much they can type, write or how long they can hold a phone or other objects in their hands. Invisible disabilities are chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living. In the United States, 96% of people with chronic medical conditions show no outward signs of their illness, and 10% experience symptoms that are considered disabling.

Control Questions Test (PDF)

Behavioral Analysis Unit is a department of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) that uses behavioral sciences to assist in criminal investigations. The mission of the NCAVC and the BAUs is to provide behavioral based investigative and/or operational support by applying case experience, research, and training to complex and time-sensitive crimes, typically involving acts or threats of violence.

Related Subjects
Journalism (investigate)
Counseling - Therapy Help
Manual of Mental Disorders
Morals - Workplace Ethics
Body Language
Mental Health Websites
Learning Disabilities
Stress - Emotions

You have to be very very careful of Mental Health Questioners, or Check Lists, or Assessments or any kind of Testing. The answers you give can be easily exploited and misinterpreted, which could lead to misdiagnosis and bogus treatments that can make your situation worse. You need to have a professional or a highly intelligent well trusted friend with you when answering these types of questions. Knowledge is your best medicine and your greatest chance for improvements. Measuring.

What happens when people lie during mental health examinations? What if someone doesn't know the Truth?

One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, I would like to see how they determine that, and I would like to know how they treat these children without using harmful drugs.

Some of these Cognitive Failures Questionnaires are false and misleading, they confuse Awareness with Cognitive Failures. There's nothing wrong with you, but there's something definitely wrong with the questions they ask. The next thing you know, they're pumping you with drugs. If there is a Cognitive Failure, it's your failure to see the bullshit that's right in front of you. And there is a lot of bullshit. The People with Cognitive Failures are the ones who are asking these types of questions. Accurately self analyzing yourself is a skill that you need to learn, it is one skill that will benefit you your entire life.

IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts

Project Implicit investigates thoughts and feelings that exist outside of conscious awareness or conscious control. Visit the research or demonstration websites to try out some tests and learn more about the research and yourself!.

Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program


Transference Focused Psychotherapy, or Awareness, or Focus, or just Learning about Yourself and the World around you.

Films - Movies

As of 2014, nearly one in five American adults, 43.8 million people, experienced some type of diagnosable mental illness last year. More than 15 million people in the U.S. over the age of 18 suffered from an episode of major Depression in 2013. More than nine million reported having serious thoughts of Suicide, while 1.3 million actually attempted suicide. SAMHSA said these figures were comparable to the numbers for 2012. Major depression was also a problem for about one in 10 adolescents ages 12 to 17, or about 2.6 million teens. Only about 38 percent of them received treatment. The need for effective treatment to restore peoples well-being is extremely important. 

Mental Health Care for Children

"Everyone is insane in varying degrees, it's just that some people hide it better then others."

"Are people who hide their insanity more dangerous then people who make their sanity visible to others by acting out?"


The most disturbing thing about people seeing faults in other people, is that they have those same faults they see in other people, the same faults they find disturbing. Why do people fail to see the connection? Why are people blind to their own mind, and why don't they listen to their own advice? Is it because they have not yet formed an awareness about themselves? It's more then just a lack of compassion and tolerance, it's more related to a persons ability to understand. How do we correct this bias?

There is a big difference between Complaining about something and Explaining something. Complaining is not Problem Solving. Complaining is not Understanding. So when people complain to much it's not necessarily saying that they are experiencing a lot of problems, it's more that they are saying they have trouble dealing with their emotions and that they lack sufficient information and knowledge in order to Correctly Comprehend the situation and make a Logical Decision.

Complaining is expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness.

is to express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or Unhappiness.

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas - I'm Never going to stop the rain by complaining - (youtube).

is the feeling of being displeased and discontent. Fail to satisfy.

is the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something.

is not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure. Stress.

is a longing for something better than the present situation.

is the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed. Anger produced by some annoying irritation. An unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. The act of troubling or annoying someone.

Activism takes more then a Protest

is to be aroused to impatience or anger.

is having unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment. An exasperated feeling of annoyance.

are emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being. State characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief. Happiness - Depression.

is a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.

Nagging is repetitious behavior in the form of pestering, hectoring, or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice. Bullying.


Blame is the act of accusing, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. There are other senses of praise and blame that are not ethically relevant. One may praise someone's good dress sense, and blame the weather for a crop failure. Accused (law).

"Remember, when you point your finger at someone, there is always three fingers pointing back at you." Implicate

Takes two to Tango is a saying that implies that more the one person is to blame. So blaming just one person is wrong when there is two or more other people involved. Profiling.

Scapegoating is when someone blames someone else, using that person as a Scapegoat or as a sad excuse for their ignorant behavior.

Whataboutism is blame shifting in a lame attempt to excuse your own criminal actions. Like when a 2 year old who says, "Jimmy did it so why can't I?". Well you can't moron. This is about you and your crime, and not about someone else's crime. Just because some other scumbag got away with a similar crime as you, we should just look the other way. No way jose.

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - Transference - Hypocrisy

False Flag Attack - Criticism (critics) - Complaint Law

Blame-shifting is when a person blames other people for their problems, when in fact they are the source of their problems. Blaming other people to cover up their own ignorance and short comings. People don't want to take responsibility for their actions, or be responsible for their own personal problems. Thus when you blame other people for your problems, means that your problems will never be solved. Scapegoat - Ego.

Buck Passing is the act of attributing to another person or group one's own responsibility.

Psychological Projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. It incorporates blame shifting. According to some research, the projection of one's unconscious qualities onto others is a common process in everyday life.

A sociopath will always accuse you of doing the very thing that they are guilty of themselves. "It's your fault that I'm a scumbag criminal". A person who is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another is trying to come up with a sad excuse for them being a scumbag. Making false accusations when there is insufficient supporting evidence is called Lying.

Victim Blaming is an ignorant excuse that a criminal gives by saying that the Victim of their crime may be at fault for having attracted their hostility. "Like robbing a bank and saying it's the banks fault for being robed because they have money" or "Abducting a child because the child was not being watched at that particular moment", or "Raping a women because she was wearing something that made you an insane criminal." Not that same as Mitigating Circumstances.

Externalization is an unconscious defense mechanism by which an individual "projects" his or her own internal characteristics onto the outside world, particularly onto other people. For example, a patient who is overly argumentative might instead perceive others as argumentative and himself as blameless. Internalize.

Don't blame the first person you see because they may be influenced by someone else and not be fully responsible. Like when living in an apartment building with several floors above you, and a leak from above you might not come from the unit right above you, it may come from somewhere above the unit above you, so you must go higher in order to find the source of the leak. Another example is with a chain of command. Don't blame the person following the order, blame the person who gave the order for someone else to follow. Don't jump to conclusions or be quick to point a finger at someone. Do your research first, and look at everyone as being innocent until proven guilty. Problem Solving - Cause and Effect.

Actor-Observer Bias happens when something negative happens to us we tend to blame it on outside influences. But if the same thing happens to strangers, we tend to blame their choices.

Egocentric Bias is when we recall past events as being more favorable than they actually were. When in doubt, we recall a reality that allows for a better opinion of ourselves.

Rosy Retrospection Bias makes us remember past events as having been much better than they actually were.

Positivity Effect happens when we evaluate people we like or dislike. For people we like, we tend to attribute negative behavior to situations and positive behavior to their character. For people we dislike, it’s the other way around.

You can dish it out but you can't take it

Anger - Ignorance - Bias

"Everything that irritates us about others, can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." (Timber Hawkeye).

Activism is much more then just complaining, it's actually trying to do something about problems people face.

Having a Debate or an Argument is also more then just complaining.

It's not that you cannot get through to someone or reach out to someone or manage to communicate to someone, it's more that you have not yet learned how to get through to someone. There is always a way in. The Five Senses has many combinations.

You should learn the difference between an Excuse and a Reason.

Excuse is when you try to defend or clear away some offensive behavior, which is not justifying it.

is when you explain an action to be rational or necessary by using correct and valid reasoning based on known statements or events or conditions. You don't learn from excuses, you learn by reasoning.


Psychopathy is an often misdiagnosed mental disorder that is characterized by amoral or antisocial behavior, lack of ability to make emotional bonds and extremely egocentric, according to The Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Psychopathy Checklist is a psychological assessment tool most commonly used to assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals. It is a 20-item inventory of perceived personality traits and recorded behaviors, intended to be completed on the basis of a semi-structured interview along with a review of 'collateral information' such as official records.

21 Traits on the Hare Psychopathy checklist are: Pathological lying, glib and superficial charm, grandiose sense of self
need for stimulation, cunning and manipulative, lack of remorse or guilt, shallow emotional response, callousness and lack of empathy, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioral controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavior problems, lack of realistic long-term goals, impulsivity, irresponsibility, failure to accept responsibility, many short-term marital relationships, juvenile delinquency
revocation of conditional release, criminal versatility. (so everyone is a little crazy?)

Jobs have the Highest Rate of Psychopaths

It's not the job that causes criminal and corrupt behavior, it's the persons lack of knowledge that comes from our inadequate education system.

Kevin Dutton's research below suggests that.....

The following jobs have the Highest Rate of Psychopaths:

1. Chief Executive Officer (not surprising)
2. Lawyer 
(not surprising)
3. Media (Television/Radio)
(not surprising)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
(very surprised)
6. Journalist
(very surprised, unless they work for Fox News)
7. Police officer
8. Clergy person
9. Chef
(very surprised)
10. Civil servant or Politicians
(not surprising)

These professions have the Lowest Rate of Psychopaths.

1. Care aide
2. Nurse
3. Therapist
4. Craftsperson
5. Beautician or stylist
6. Charity worker
7. Teacher
8. Creative artist
9. Doctor
10. Accountant

Professions that require empathy or emotion had a lower rate of psychopaths.(Of course there is no guarantee that this is always true)

The study, published online in Personality and Individual Differences, found that individuals with the Dark Triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) are more likely to have studied business and economics. These results show that your
personality, particularly having a “dark” personality, may influence your educational choices.

International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

The Hardware (Body) is ok, no damage, physically everything is working properly. It's just that the Software (Mind) is riddled with Viruses. You need to run the right Programs that will identify irrelevant thoughts and Quarantine them so that you can put them in the appropriate folder or delete them because some questions are useless. The brain has the ability to correct itself, but only when the brain has the necessary information with clear instructions on how to correctly process this new information.

In order to maintain the system you first must learn to maintain yourself because you are part of the system, if you struggle, the system will also struggle.

When thinking patterns become fixed, processing information becomes problematic, mostly because the brain needs to adapt and modify its processing capabilities in order to accommodate new information and new knowledge. This is not just how the brain learns, this is how information evolves and survives, just like it has for billions of years. more..

The mental illness is typically found in about 1 percent of the general population, according to the Toronto Star. Is that the same one percent that Occupy Wall Street talks about?

Behaviors and problems that people with Mental Health issues may experience:

Physical Functioning
Vigorous Physical Exercise
Physical Mobility
Pain and Discomfort
Sleeping Problems
appetite Problems
Eating Problems
Sexual Problems
Seeing Problems
Hearing Problems
Overall Physical Health

Excitement - Elation
Elated mood
Over-Talkative or Racing Speech
Hyperactivity - Agitation

Avoidant-Dependent Traits
Low Self Esteem
Fearing Rejection
Fearing Separation
Inability to Handle Conflict

Histrionic-Borderline traits
Attention seeking
Desire for Casual Sex or illicit Sex
Harmful Impulsiveness
Emotional Instability
Identity Confusion
Social Instability

Risk of Harming Self

Social Functioning
Family problems
Friendship problems
Dependent behavior

Phobia - Panic - Obsession
Agoraphobia, phobias, panic attacks, obsessions or compulsions

Negative Emotions
Depressed Mood, Generalized Anxiety, Anger, Guilt or Shame

Need for institutional care

Lack of insight

Schizoid Traits
Intimacy Avoidance
Social Withdrawal
Lack of Emotional Expression

Obsessive Compulsive Traits
All work no play
Inflexibility and Risk Avoidance

Paranoid Traits
Bearing Grudges
Feeling Victimized

Delinquent Behavior
Reckless Thrill Seeking
Disrespect for the Law
Physical Violence


Alcohol - Drug Abuse - Medication abuse

Reality Impairment
Reality Distortion
Severe Disorganization

Intellectual functioning
Impaired Executive Functioning
Impaired Social Communication
Repetitive fixated behavior
Personal Neglect
Psychomotor Slowing

Narcissistic Antisocial Traits
Lack of Kindness
Aggressive Disrespect for others

"Just because we have a lot of crazy people around doesn't diminish the fact that we all have brains and that we are all very capable of incredible things. And most of our abilities are not even known to us. So it's time that we start knowing our abilities, and stop allowing our disabilities to flourish and cause havoc."

The Thinker Man