What is this treatment….

I am confused but perhaps  I am easily confused and someone can help me.

I just read another tirade about the worried well  and how they are preventing the seriously mentally ill from getting treatment by another “mental illness advocate” (does that term sound as creepy to you as it does to me).   And it hit me.   I really don’t know what they are talking about.   What is this treatment?

Are they saying the “seriously mentally ill” have a right to be put in psychiatric hospitals?

Are they saying the “seriously mentally ill”  have a right to be kept in psychiatric hospitals?

Are they saying the “seriously mentally ill”  have a right to take prescribed medication?

Are they saying the “seriously mentally ill”  have a right to be forced to take prescribed medication?

Are they saying that the “seriously mentally ill”  have a right to have other people make every important decision in their life for them?

Are they saying the “seriously mentally ill” have a right not to be burdened with their rights?

Are they saying that anyone who thinks the “seriously mentally ill” are no less human than anyone else and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect are foolish and unrealistic?

Are they saying that anyone that believes that life can and frequently does get better for even the most troubled people are cruelly optimistic and misleading?

Are they saying that believing that what happens to you in life is as important as “what you have”  is unscientific and undercuts medical expertise?

Are they saying that not believing that psychiatrists hold the answer to all things human is reprehensible and irresponsible?

Are they saying that believing “bringing back the asylums”  is a terrible idea shows you really don’t care about the “seriously mentally ill”?

What are they saying and why don’t they say it?

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