The Stigma of Mental Health Problems

Psychedelic Therapy

Mental Health Issues are a Real Problem

Did you know that 1 out of every 5 Canadians will experience some sort of mental health problem in any given year? Consequently, 8 million deaths are also caused by mental health issues every year worldwide.

Yet even after all these years, the common stigma concerning mental health issues has not changed.

This problem is still not being taken seriously.

The Vicious Cycle of Prescribed Medication for Mental Health

To make matters worse, people seeking help do not have many options for treatment. Most of the time, doctors will simply provide meds to numb their thoughts and feelings, which do not solve the main problem at hand.

This, in turn, makes people dependent on the medicines they are being prescribed.

These people who actually acknowledge their problem and are actively seeking help feel trapped in a vicious cycle they can not escape from because of this.

To combat this issue, TFG is starting a campaign to raise awareness of this problem.

This will be an ongoing project for TFG and will improve as we learn more and have more options available.

As of right now, though, we simply hope to raise awareness.

We encourage people to come together to bring a new perspective to this issue.

Promising Results with Research in Psychedelic Therapy

We have heard of many cases of people resolving their mental health issues with psychedelics and feel that research regarding this should be brought forward.

We found MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), an organization that does research focused on treating health issues with psychedelic therapy.

If you would like to support this cause, you can donate at their website through the link below.

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Raising awareness is the first and most important step!

One thought on “The Stigma of Mental Health Problems

  1. Murray says:

    I feel appreciative regarding your decision to openly address the mental health crisis in this country. Appreciative, because, as with so many challenged with this disabling circumstance making immediate, concrete, contact with effective, capable, competent, affordable, and humble healing practices and their practitioners is so rare as encountering a unicorn. Even if one is in the very economically fortunate situation of owning a home, having financial stability, having sufficient capital to seek out and privately pay for therapeutic intervention there still remains the problematic that “talk” therapy is to often insufficient in providing substantive proactive change. As one of so many Canadians who has spent years on therapeutic interventions by various schools of thought, all with little to no impact, despite the seriousness and compelling strength of my commitment to directly addressing and transforming my chronic personal dilemma, any contemporary effort to identify, name, characterize, and actualize effective transformative practices is refreshing, compelling, and desperately needed. However, it is not readily evident what your strategy and tactics for addressing public education and conducting educational outreach consist of for substantively building purposeful public awareness and action on the crisis of mental health care. It is a very challenging task to undertake because of all the vested interests involved. These include the reality that “professional” also means the unspoken and hidden reality that professions monopolize knowledge to thereby create captured markets for private income. Out of the privatizing capture of “service,” people serve the needs of economic necessity by profiting from the existential dilemma’s of the lives of others. Mental health is a commodity. You just need to find the right brand. For alternatives beyond the standard consensus model of Euro-American therapy look to Ignacio Martin-Baro’s Liberation Psychology. He calls upon us, with a deep sense of urgency, to develop a psychology that awakens people to their liberatory capacities and strengths. His is not a psychology of adjustment to an exploitive, pernicious global social order of Friedman separation consciousness and what’s in it for me to grasp for profit – be it rain forests, whole peoples, whole ecologies, and a whole planet. His analysis focuses on problems of identity development within a system of social relations that are aberrant, alienating, and dehumanizing. He proposed the concept of “psychosocial trauma,” to directly address the chronic, foreseeable, collective nature of trauma in a social order at war with its own populace under the guise of national security an ideological whip which serves the political and economic interests of the ruling elite. There are no “creative” solutions to these dilemmas, as C. Wright Mills points out, apparently personal dilemmas are rooted in the extant social order. “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.” writes Mills. This profound understanding forms the basis of liberation psychology. This is a necessarily brief introduction into a rich model of therapeutic intervention. One not commonly known nor enacted in Western societies. As challenging to find a liberatory psychologist as find psychedelic therapy. A search for unicorns.

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