The Benefits of Mental Illness
Updated: Jun 26, 2018
Few people understand, and even fewer openly advertise, that Mental Illness is actually a .VERY EMPOWERINGEXPERIENCE.. The “sufferer” BENEFITS fantastically! The Mind is being SUPER-CHARGED and Mental Illness should be called .Shaman’s - Sickness. because it takes some time for the person to manage the upgrade. A whole web-site, independent from me, has been devoted to the belief that Mental Illness Development is in reality a.FANTASTIC.OPPORTUNITY. and this attitude is indicated its domain name – .SUCCESSFUL. .Schizophrenia.! return to .INDEX.
There are other individuals/groups advertising the POSITIVENESS of Mental Illness and one noted person doing so is Dr. Malidoma SOMÉ. The sentence, “That what we sometimes call depression, bi-polar, psychosis and schizophrenia,might actually be IS a significant transformation in consciousness and a necessary stage on the path of human development”, has been excerpted from this web-page. You can see that the author, Jayson GADDIS, considers that all of these Psychiatric Disorders to be similar. I do too – BECAUSE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT IS ALWAYS “INTEGRATE THE SUB-CONSCIOUS (MIND)”. In doing so the Mind becomes more powerful! Thus I simply call all of these .TERMS., that Psychiatrists apply to someone experiencing a Severe and Chronic MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM (S&CMHP) - “LABELS”. view the CRAZYWISE video - a very different understanding of Mental Illness is presented
I can only describe my experience, through this Recovery Phase from my OPPORTUNITY, as fascinating! I somehow got the notion that my Recovery would be dependent on what I learnt and how I applied this learning. I initially was recommended to do Dreams in one-to-one therapy, by the Jungian psychologist I was referred to after my complete collapse, when I needed to take two weeks off work because of the Mental State I was in from bouts of Chronic Depression. I did not take an interest then and it was only later in Art(s) Therapy Class, where my psychologist interpreted a fellow-patient’s Dream, that I did. I understood the connection(s) between the Dream, my Therapist’s interpretation of that Dream AND how I perceived this fellow-patient to be and I began researching Dreams and journaling them avidly!
My interpreting of Dreams was the mainstay for my Recovery and I can’t overemphasise their importance and my indebtedness for the guidance from my Jungian psychologist. I still use them now - over 30..years later!