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Re: Nihilism and depression, and how Dudeism helps me overcome it
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2014, 11:10:47 PM »
Yeah that's always the tough part mental health care is woefully under funded everywhere. There isn't the out cry about it because of the stigma attached so people don't realize how tough it is to get help. I have been lucky enough that there are still government asisted programs here in Canada. They have been cutting like crazy but there is still programs to help.

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Re: Nihilism and depression, and how Dudeism helps me overcome it
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2014, 12:25:53 PM »
Up until a few years ago, they'd fund mental health care if you had one failed substance abuse attempt. Now... How does an addict get help now? (I'm not an addict.)

They also cut the mental health care for the incarcerated. To which I told my psychologist friend, don't you think they need help to stay out? She said I figured out in 5 seconds what these jackholes couldn't in years of debate.
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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2014, 06:39:17 PM »
...They also cut the mental health care for the incarcerated. To which I told my psychologist friend, don't you think they need help to stay out? She said I figured out in 5 seconds what these jackholes couldn't in years of debate.

That's because the jackholes really don't care about the inmates beyond what it costs to "maintain" them.  And the prison systems here in the U.S. are just as corrupt as the political systems.  For example, one of their tricks is to stage a lockdown for no real reason just so they can justify keeping the staff on the job longer so they can get paid exhorbitant amounts of overtime.  Tommy Chong has spoken about this during interviews about his incarceration, and a friend who was incarcerated in Arizona for two years told me the same thing.  Where's the money, Lebowski?  It's in the pockets of those people who are in a position to take advantage of the system and milk it dry; it sure as shit isn't going to the people who really need it.
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Re: Nihilism and depression, and how Dudeism helps me overcome it
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2014, 08:26:16 PM »
Remember, the US prison system is mainly run by FOR PROFIT companies now.  The more people locked up, the higher the profits.  The more dangerous you make them sound, the more you can charge for guards and fancy jail equipment.

Huge lobby by the prison business always pushing for more laws against more stuff.

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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2014, 08:25:15 AM »
An interesting article on the subject has come to light:

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What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?

A new study is challenging the relationship between depression and an imbalance of serotonin levels in the brain, and brings into doubt how depression has been treated in the U.S. over the past 20 years.

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