To Whom It may Concern :
I live in San Diego CA . I have what you would call a 'mental health' history .. One of this cities biggest shames and fallacies is the fact that people with chemical imbalances and mental 'disorders' are either ignored or left to fend for themselves .No one cares or tries to understand their needs .
To say that every one of the people I have met with has either been driven to or merely has to be programmed into a certain mental state is a great mistake,
I must admit, the use in teenagers and pre-teens of medication and any form of 'quick fix can be an error when true intervention and human caring can make a greater diffrence instead . There is no doubt we should question weather we may in fact be not only over-medicating but simply neglecting some of our children and some adults true issues .
However, both myself and other human beings experience things that you have yet to and possibly can not understand or address ,
Please, have the room to go beyond your narrow ways and what you have been TOLD to think and say to look at reality, however much beyond mans TOTAL control . / You may know a great deal about the human psyche and perhaps have made it a personal interest to understand the workings of the human mind and its triggers .
However, please try to understand . I have personally witnessed the fact that there are SEVERE mental imbalances . Grown men who crawl on all fours , hit themselves, scream and are otherwise completely dellusional. Absolutely not only beyond any 'teachings' or 'talking to'
but completely outside of reality and reason ,
I have seen these same people gain as much control as possible under medication . They even apologise in embarrasment or won't even believe what they where like . I have seen some of these people who I truly tried to 'reason' with and where beyond anyhthing you would want to ever suffer through or even witness become as lucid as I could imagine them becoming and start showering, paying rent, shopping and speaking to me in conversation .
There are people out there with severe natural born medical malfunctions of the mind . (Not all wich are understood, merely imagined or brought upon by 'outside' influence. Sad but true . )
You are advocating to stop the very little hope and progress I have seen for such people in society , What little aid these unaccepted and usually very POOR people will EVER receive
to help them help themselves .
It truly scares and hurts me to think people may either stop taking the medications ( though not perfect) wich help them funtion or ignore what progress has been made for what is obviously in some cases a severe and serious problem, All because of you, your peers and your public statements and influence ,
Sir, you may devestate lives that not only may have some hope but convince people who have made progress to simply regress . Your public remarks and influence may cause great harm to people who are supporting or making real progress with such a struggle ,
As 'movie stars ' you posses great talent, intelligence and physical charm .Not everyone does , There is room for improvement in every field of science and medicine .Not all mental problems are merely personal "issues". Believe it or not, some people need and have been relieved of great suffering and confusion with what little aid and medication they may receive.
I sirs, am one of them . .