A message to all the famous actors

A message to all  famous actors of the world.

After years of studies and research, and after having helped many people, I came to the conclusion contained in this post and that is that in Mental Disorders there is no “illness”. We are currently failing to help people adequately and causing much up evil along the way. I need help, I need the help of influential people so that we can change the world to ensure a better future for our children and a better future for humanity.

In this post, I would like to suggest ways in which actors can help their world to better understand what we mistakenly call mental illness but which, in reality, is a disorder and we can help most people to recover even though a lot of effort is required.

I want to change the world.  So here is the problem that I want people to know, particularly actors that have some influential power in society.

The term “illness” is a term used to describe a virus that can be identified in order to treat the illness.  In so called “Mental Illness” we have a serious problem: that is that we have not identified any viruses and also we have not identified the precise source of the problem. If we do not know the exact causes of something like Depression, for example, we cannot call it an illness. For those that claim that the problem is genetic there are inconsistencies here too: genetics happen both in biology and in the environment as expression. We don’t know to what extent mental disorders are biological or environmental although many believe that both forces are at work. Yet this is no clear indication of origins for us to use the term “illness” since we are not sure to what extent the problem is environmental and to what extent it is biological.

To give an example, people can develop depression due to a number of environmental factors such as loss of a job, loss of one’s house, loss of one’s partner or experience of trauma.  If someone verbally abuses me till I become depressed, say for example that I am a child, then this is not illness but trauma that can be helped with therapy, by discussing and working on the experience and the problems.

A mental disorder such as Depression, but any mental disorder for that matter,  is not an illness but a disorder.  The problem with the use of “illness” is that it is good for those that like to treat the problem as illness, prescribe drugs, and solve the situation temporarily. This does more damage than good in many cases. We therefore have children medicated for ADD in ever increasing numbers; we have people suffering Depression when all they need is not anti psychotic but much milder drugs; and we have serious cases of mental disorders made much worse by potent drugs which side effects we do not know. I am not against medication when administered in the right doses and for the right reasons: but I see a different outcome where the wrong medication is often given;  when people are over-medicated; or people and children that should not be medicate being medicated. There are countless articles and literature from serious professionals speaking of these grave problems.

What can actors do? They could start to look at “The Open Dialogue Method” of Finland to find out that the Finnish have eradicated Schizophrenia from their society not by using drugs but by using a new method that helps the person and does not see the person as an illness. Please do look into this.

I know it is difficult but we are going the wrong way, we are actually increasing mental disorders in our world simply because of ignorance.

I would like to conclude here by saying that in my journey as a writer, sufferer and mental health advocate, I have been able to communicate with many important people. Dr Anthony Kidman was one of these people. He was a trained scientist, a psychologist and a writer, but also an extremely intelligent man and was able to see my point of view.  As a good scientist he was able to reason through difficult concepts. He was looking for a cure for Schizophrenia in biology. I know, however, that he would have welcome any means that help. He simply was a very caring man who truly cared for the people. The whole medical community misses him terribly since his death. This has today happened that we are coming to understand how schizophrenia happens and what to do about it, particularly in first episode cases, but not just by focusing on biology but also working on Mind and Spirit of the people. The film below will testify to this inconvenient truth. Yes we fail to take the advice of the Finnish people simply because, in many countries of the world, profit comes before people.

My favorite actors are: Anne Hathaway; Robert De Niro; Jim Carrey; Stephen Fry; Nicole Kidman; Hugh Jackman; Ben Stiller; Jack Nicholson; and a few more, too many to mention. I certainly hope that they can help this cause, not me directly, but begin to explore what I am saying and do something in their own terms, whatever that may be.

Here is a film on the Open Dialogue Method.  Thank you for reading this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDVhZHJagfQ