The Mental Health Debacle - Claim Against Evil
January 2013 was the beginning of the most traumatic period in my life, in the 7 months that followed I experienced many of the symptoms commonly associated with mental health disorders. As I suspected however that there was more to my experience than a 'chemical imbalance' in my brain, I set out on a journey to understand what was happening myself. More
January 2013 was the beginning of the most traumatic period in my life, in the 7 months that followed I experienced many of the symptoms commonly associated with mental health disorders. As I suspected however there was more to my experience than 'chemical imbalance' in my brain, I set out on a journey to understand what was happening myself, without the opinions of others or medication clouding my judgement.
Although each day brought with it terrifying new challenges, I considered myself neither a danger to myself or others – and for this reason chose not to consult with a doctor, or any other professional for that matter. I was aware that the likely remedy for my condition would be medication, and as I did not wish to become dependent on drugs for the rest of my life chose not to progress down this route, and instead chose to trust my instincts and investigate the evidence myself.
As my research progressed it soon became apparent that viable alternatives to 'chemical imbalances' did exist, yet despite this none of which were ever being suggested by professionals, or actively promoted through the media for example. Therefore 'tarring' everyone with the same brush, despite the possibility existing that some people may actually have nothing at all wrong with them, and instead, the symptoms of a few may be associated with something completely different. A phenomenon with strikingly similar symptoms to those commonly associated with mental health disorders clearly exists, as well documented by all major religions and civilisations throughout history. So why were these viable alternatives never even being suggested?
Before January 2013 I worked as a claims consultant within the construction industry, my work was often mentally challenging, and at times, extremely frustrating. My work taught me to question everything, as without understanding the full picture we are in no position to arrive at conclusions. The condition I found myself in was no exception. Modern day professionals maintain that a mental breakdown is the product of ‘chemical imbalances’ in the brain, despite possessing no evidence to substantiate this theory. Whilst I had no reason to doubt this opinion, my natural curiosity and instinct to understand more motivated my own investigation into the potential ‘cause’ of my condition.
This book offers a unique perspective of events within chapter 1 based on a diary of events taken throughout my 7 month ordeal, a detailed account of supporting information follows resulting in 7 chapters in total, written in 'claim' format with sections methodically assembled and structured in a way for all to understand.