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Stories About Hospitals (Medical Illnesses) and "Hospitals" ("Mental Illness")

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Mental Illnesses are moral judgements about a variety of often unwanted, troubled and troubling behaviors that on the surface seem to be illogical and make little or no sense that pose as medical diganoses. In my own writings and podcasts I put quotation marks around "therapy," "patient," "symptoms," and all other words that relate to how the mental health industry deals with those suffering from so called "mental illness and disorders." Reports from the so-called mental hospitals during current pandemic reveals how little these institutions have to do with actual hospitals treating the wide range of actual medical afflictions including victims of the virus. I now suggest that all those institutions supossedly "treating" "mental health" issues also be placed within quotation marks. I have long tried and failed to create new non-medical terminology to replace all of the medical terms related to psycho"therapy' and today will explore proper language to replace "hospital." I will also raise the issue as to whether or not such "hospitals" should even exist.

Szasz, Thomas. "The Myth of Mental Illness Rev Ed. New York, Harper and Row (1984)

Simon Laurence. Psycho"therapy" and Stories We Live By. Self published by