The Vision and Scope
The vision of Mental Health Affairs has always been a final solution. After all, the need for better mental health care has become an emergent worldwide crisis. As early as summer, Mental Health Affairs began assimilating its new international rollout campaign. Mental Health Affairs will articulate a new plan for mental health globally. Indeed, reformers everywhere and their counterparts in the U.S have given Mental Health Affairs the mandate.
In turn, Mental Health Affairs is responding in kind and good faith. We are calling for swift and immediate intervention, education, and reform. Readers cite Mental Health Affairs’ flagrantly fascist “Nazi” rhetoric: THE FINAL SOLUTION. There is nothing flagrant about the writing on our site. The rhetoric is purposeful and deliberate. Note what is said here.
The gate to Auschwitz bears a familiar inscription: Arbeit Macht Frei, or “Work will set you free.” History suggests the only way for people with severe mental illness to survive is to work constantly. I have experienced this firsthand as a person in recovery living with a severe mental health disorder. I also experienced this as a clinician who has experience treating people with significant mental health disorders.
Mobilize all available resources to maximize your healing potential. To truly make gains when your situation is grim means there can be no obstacle in your path to recovery. Complete recovery means taking all the unknowns and revealing them as markers and meter sticks to measure your gains and decrease the risk of relapse.
The fascist lingo here at Mental Health Affairs is axiomatic and straightforward. There can be no recourse when people complicit with inhuman care systems go without retribution. People with mental health diagnoses will no longer be abused, maltreatment, or neglected victims.
In his I Have a Dream speech, King used several technical rhetorical benefits to paint a picture everyone could understand with further education and background. The rhetoric of upward social mobility in King’s speech was an act of social reform. Rhetoric paints a picture in vivid and compelling terms describing what is happening worldwide. Depending on the beliefs of the talking head and news platform, these messages take on different meanings.
The Re-Rising of Community Mental Health
Community mental health settings use clinical language void of meaning. A destructive practice is putting vulnerable people at risk. Professionals wielding rhetoric, even covering up patient abuse, are traceable to the written word. Reports during the provision of treatment must be looked over and scrutinized. We must teach mental health workers the importance of such language and its impact on service recipients’ lives and well-being.
Especially when it comes to reporting, client reporting, and documentation around the provision of care, we begin to evaluate the paper trail (electronic records EHR) documenting treatment for people at risk of the system failing them or gaps in treatment.
Systemic Revision and Re-Development
New adaptions to EHR documentation systems and the language around record-keeping can provide a standard for monitoring the quality of care. More standardized (a new gold standard) reporting can supply folks with all the information they need to monitor the treatment of underserved groups and patients who typically fall off the radar and re-emerge in the system in a full-blown crisis.
New generations of workers, families, and existing health professionals must create a culture and system that is more inclusive and accessible. Motivating patients and lifting them requires a belief in their recovery potential. Dismantling punitive roadblocks will move people suffering toward a lower level of care faster and decrease dependence on the system. Promoting independence will re-empower systems of care.
We must task social work, psychiatry, and other helping professions at the university level. All language dispensaries must teach people how to communicate and interact through safe language. Rhetoric’s broader moral and ethical aspects must be re-appropriated from those seeking harm. Only then will rhetoric and positive uses fall on the right side of history and land us in a time and space closer to our dreams. Like Martin Luther King Jr., this is my dream. I once called my plan New Freedom. Well, that dream is alive and well today.
All people must do the right thing if MHA’s final solution resolves the mental health crisis. Greater human collaboration must deliver life-bearing results and not harbor the seeds of mistreatment and victimization. We must move the culture of mental health affairs towards rhetoric that cultivates the protection of life and a broader landscape free of wrongdoing.