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November 06, 2011

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rox

I'm so glad you're back. Also; I LOVED seeing the nonprofit you started. So proud of you and happy for the human beings who will get to benefit.

Susan

thank you for sharing this...I have shared in entirety and linked back to you here. Please let me know if that is not acceptable and I'd be happy to make any changes.

I

Hi Rox,

Good to see you are still here. Thank you for all your support!

I

Hi Susan,

Thank you so much for the link back and the article. I appreciate you getting the word out!

felix

The situation seems to be similar here in the UK; there was a recent tv programme on this very subject that exposed medication is being used much more frequently.

Another tv programme suggested that a great deal of money is being made by some health consultants, who, by being linked to certain companies, can use untested medical prosthetics made by these companies. The programme highlighted faulty replacement hips that were causing infection of the tissue and bone by the incorrect use of metals - all because of money. Will capitalism have the same effects on our health service as it has with our economy? And when will our politicians have enough foresight and control of this system to prevent another catastrophe.

I

Hi Felix,

I don't know about the UK, but the American health service is already self-destructing as a result of capitalism. As a "provider" who has to work with the insurance companies I can testify to the horrific problems caused by private companies - who are created solely for the purpose of generating a profit - holding in their hands the health of our citizenry. The battles that go on behind closed doors between health care providers, who are trying to do what is best for the patient, and the insurance companies, who are trying to pay as little as possible on those patients are not pretty. I have seen numerous colleagues reduced to tears due to their futile fights for their patients' health. Their only solution so far has been to refuse to serve patients who cannot afford private pay (so as to avoid the insurance companies) or to leave the field all together. Most patients are totally unaware of this. And it continually gets worse. I cannot imagine where we will go from here. Be thankful you are in the UK, lol.

George

Here are some links that tackle mental illness denial:


http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Mental_illness_denial


http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/mental-illness-denial-part-i/

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/mental-illness-denial-part-ii/


http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/mental-illness-denial-part-iii/


http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/mental-illness-denial-part-iv/


http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/mental-illness-denial-part-v/

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