vegetariantaxidermy wrote: ↑Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Is that the line of work you are in? I've never met a normal person yet who is in that industry. In fact ironically they are invariably about the least empathetic people I've encountered--or perhaps they go into that line of work because they naturally have little empathy, and seriously believe that some bullshit non-degree will teach it to them (similar to serial virtue-signallers).
As for psychiatrists, they are just glorified drug-pushers. If they could cure mental illness then there would be no more schizophrenics. Depression and suicide are at epidemic proportions in Western countries (the countries where 'counsellors' and 'therapists' are as prevalent as flies after a cholera outbreak in a third world country).
Well, sometimes it's not a case of cure, but of management so the sufferer can have some level of function in society, and can be happier and more well-adjusted than he/she would be without help. And sometimes, it's a case of protecting the public, or the sufferer, from what happens when that sufferer is off meds. And sometimes, it's actually a case of cure. But nothing's guaranteed, when you're talking about the human psyche.
I know someone who went off his meds, then nearly killed his own daughter. On meds, it's a thing he never would have contemplated doing, and he was horrified after the fact. But in his delusion, he thought he was "saving" her. What would you have us do for him, and for the well-being of his daughter?
And...what is it, exactly, that you would do for the mentally ill? They obviously exist, so what would you have them do, other than live with their misery and die in a ditch?