So how Is YOUR Mental Health? Eh?
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Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. View all posts by melanie jean juneau
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Reblogged this on AntiRadiation.
Melanie, this such a good post. I say that because your topic is at the core of our time, our place. But not many folks are able to put this in good words, communicating a truth with implications … impacticting us individually and corporately. Its obvious that I could elaborate … but I do not feel that is the point. Again, thank you for a good post. I am going to reblog this. Do you mind? T
I am honoured
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A well-written piece about the reality of our society, and the individuals within. I hope you find this helpful / interesting. T
After working in mental health for many years and conducting extensive literature reviews of available studies, I’m not convinced that what’s considered mental illness is the result of a chemical imbalance, or that it’s comparable to conditions like insulin-dependent diabetes. It’s the pathologizing of emotions and behavior that lie outside the societal norm. Researchers and the public want a magic bullet so desperately, but I think it’s society itself that creates this condition. That being said, there is certainly no shame in seeking help for one’s distress.
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motherofnine9 yet I have seen wonderful changes in people on medication as well as disaters when they refuse to take them.
.Michael’s youngest brother committed suicide when off meds for 5 days when he suffered from Schizophrenia and a dear friend, mother of three, leave her family for a fling with an ex tattoo covered con with another girlfriend when she went off meds for manic-depression
helenafortissima It’s easier to blame being off one’s medications than it is to accept a person’s willing and voluntary choices.
motherofnine9 in the case of my friend, I agree but Michael’s brother was tormented, when off meds.. no one sets fire to themselves simply because of a voluntary CHOICE
Melanie well said I love this post.
Great post Melanie! I always believe mental illnesses are all somehow “physical”.
I believe that all adults are responsible to all their actions, but, this doesn’t mean they take their actions “voluntarily”. Even a serial killers could kill people “involuntarily”. I am quite convinced, that in side our bodies, there are something more powerful than our “conscious will”.
I tend to believe mental illnesses like schizophrenia is something related to physical matter, such as nervous systems; mental illness like depression, anxiety would have more complicated causes, include individuals’ personality and experience. No matter what, I believe no one want to suffer and no one choose to suffer, also no one deserves suffering.