Can mental illness be cured?
The insanity diagram
How to cure insanity naturally
"Comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable."
- Finley Peter Dunne
Insanity: "(the feeling of) the unconscious and conscious working at cross-purposes"
- working definition for now but gets more complete as we go along .... by Chris Macnab
Introduction to “How to Escape Insanity” by Chris Macnab
Can mental illness be cured?
So you are trapped in some space you don't like, or worried about insanity . People have probably told you that you have mental illness, or you might have decided that on your own. Don't feel bad. Other people did this to you at some point through their ignorance, or cruelty, or indifference, or all of those. It is not your fault. Therefore, you do not have to feel bad about whatever it will take to escape, as long as it won't wreck your life or cause harm to people. You have a plan to escape, and to a large extent this book simply encourages you to carry it out no matter how weird it seems to others - that is unless it is not a safe plan, in which case this book encourages you to just take some time to find a different plan and execute that one instead. I will give you most of the knowledge you need on how to do it, and try to motivate you while I'm at it. I will focus on getting you to connect you with your unconscious mind, which already has many ideas on how to make an escape.
What causes insanity? In extreme insanity a gatekeeper part of your brain has taken over; it has decided the outside world is not safe for you, and has put your true self in a safe place. Thus, your true self doesn't really get to experience the outside world like it would otherwise. Your internal world and beliefs have become more real. For some of you, only the things inside your head may seem real. With your true self locked away somewhere like a prisoner, your conscious mind has no real guidance or discipline. Your true self becomes more like an observer watching your own thoughts and life, although it can communicate with your unconscious - especially calling for help. Your unconscious directly communicates with your conscious mind by making you feel like doing the things you do; it guides all your actions. For the most part, your conscious mind just makes up explanations for what is going on. Your conscious thinking about why you do things is mostly an illusion. The true thinking of "why" you are doing things occurs in your unconscious and mostly remains hidden from you. Your conscious mind can, however, can decide "how" things are done. For example, even if you have an angry true self which drives your unconscious appetites, your conscious thinking can still ensure that all actions come out as appropriate. Your true self watches all this occurring, is quite aware that it is wrong, but can't quite seem to take control and do anything about it - and is trying desperately to escape.
The more insanity you experience, the more your brain feels like this:
The controlled level: Conscious How
Felt message: "Do this"
The controller level: <-----------Gatekeeper | Unconscious Why | Gatekeeper-------------->
Hidden message: "Help"
The prisoner level: Your True Self
How to cure insanity naturally
Insanity is a natural process [2-3]. Evolution, through natural selection, has designed your brain to function like this in response to unresolved trauma . Although there are undoubtedly people out there who have physical or chemical irregularities in their brain, the vast majority of people in our society diagnosed as mentally ill have their brains functioning perfectly. Our brains naturally enter into insanity in response to stressors. Our brains evolved in small, close-knit communities in traditional societies; they easily heal and escape insanity in such an environment . This book teaches you a technique: how to get that escape process to work in our peculiar modern society. This occurs after you have done some healing work and feel better, so for those currently seeing a psychiatrist I do recommend staying on your medication while you are still suffering (although I also support you if it is a really important value of yours to improve your mental health without any medication).
I myself experienced extreme insanity for five years , and then made an escape. I did not sense that my brain was malfunctioning. (I did, however, often have the strong feeling that the people around me were not doing the right things to help me, and that people were not giving me useful information.) I experienced the whole thing as a geeked-out engineer, fascinated by the intricate mechanisms of my brain (did you see my cool diagram?). I experienced the whole thing as an interested student, deliberately learning techniques from people who have an intuitive grasp of emotional processing. I am not too worried about all the psychiatrists and psychologists out there whose training includes steering the ship; I went on a guided tour of the engine room. Like any engineer would, I wrote this book as a how-to manual; I like to point out to people that engineers have often understood how to do things long before the scientific explanations have come along [7-8]. Besides, applying the scientific method as the psych world wants to do would require human emotions to be replicable and repeatable, which might not be the case; perhaps the engineering approach is best. My gut feeling tells me many people who worry about insanity will find what my engineer-mind wanted during my own struggles i.e. a practical, how-to, safety-focused approach, the most useful; I am willing to take my licks from everyone else. I am hoping it isn't taken too literally. I certainly don't mind if you bring low expectations for of all my explanations on why things work they way they do, but definitely have high expectations for how well they work. In any case, if you don't agree with something I wrote please don't get too upset, just send me some feedback and I will address your concerns by revising the book as best I can. If you don't appreciate a how-to style of writing you are welcome to tell me "Who do you think you are? Don't tell me what to do!" - but that might actually be more helpful for you just to say while you are reading .
Insanity Symptoms. Am I going mad? What defines insanity? Can absolutely anyone go insane?
If you have any doubt as to whether your worries about insanity might be valid or not, you probably need to do an 'insanity check'. What kinds of things indicate worries about insanity should be addressed? The following provides a list possible indicators - if you have only have one don't worry and skip to Chapter 2, but if you experience a few of these then you definitely might want to read the entire book. Common possible symptoms of insanity include clinical depression, drug/alcohol addiction, mania, and psychosis (note these do not necessarily indicate insanity). Also, extreme insanity can cause feelings of paranoia, beliefs that other people do not share, fantastic visions, and the experience of having special powers. Maybe your conscious thinking feels more like a community in your brain, with two or more independent processes going on same time (rather than a single, integrated thought process.) You may live with what seem like (or almost like) personalities in your brain distinct from your own self or beings that live inside you, rather than having a single personality in there; these do not necessarily show themselves to other people. You might manifest suffering for yourself in order to manipulate others, perhaps in outrageous and horrible ways so that no suspects you would ever go to such lengths on purpose. When I was insane I found my brain was basically incomprehensible to other people; they did not understand my descriptions of my thinking processes. I could never really understand what my therapist was saying, nor could I follow through on her suggestions; being insane they didn't make sense to me and didn't work for me (when I went back to her when I was sane she made perfect sense and I could easily do everything she suggested). However, you might not experience this kind of severe clinical insanity. Many people also live with a kind of 'worrying about insanity' as I did for my entire adult life before my psychosis, and some people have trouble recognizing why they worry. The indicators for this are relatively mild, but might be important warning signs for you. You might often say "I'm insane" or "I'm crazy", or describe yourself as dealing with "insanity." You may wish, very much, that you could be quite different than you are. Maybe you always feel that you give to others by empowering them, and never manipulate anyone as far as you know (you may even see yourself as 'good'), but sometimes people get mad at you for your resulting actions and that confuses you. Or the opposite may be occurring; you may be trying to accomplish things by consciously manipulating others (you may even see yourself as 'evil'), but people most often tell you how wonderful you are and this confuses or amuses you. In these situations, people are picking up on your true reasons for doing things, and experiencing your true self through your unconscious and unconscious forms of communication. Consider this other possible 'worrying about insanity' indicator: you often experience overwhelming emotions, and you don't like that. Or you may feel that you are only logical and non-emotional, and you don't like that [9.5]. In these cases, the part of your brain that normally balances you out, emotionally or intellectually, hides from your awareness in your unconscious. In any case, you are the best one to decide if your unconscious has become separated from your conscious mind enough that they are working at cross-purposes some or much of the time, so you are the best one to make this diagnosis about yourself. Many people believe everyone has some degree of insanity lying on a scale from 1 to 100 percent. I wrote this book with this idea in mind; so whatever 'level' of insanity you might be at, I aim to take you out of it. My strong sense of engineering ethics guided the writing of this book ; the methods should be completely safe and helpful for absolutely everyone. Someone with incurable schizophrenia or other actual permanent brain disorder will feel much better and function better. Someone with the much more common type of insanity will get out. Someone who worries about insanity will not worry anymore. Someone who does not worry about insanity can start at Chapter 2 and become much happier. Thus, I am giving everyone a risk-free method to try and improve their life and happiness; at the very least you can enjoy more friendships and connect more deeply with your friends than you did before. You do not have to stop your current mental health therapies; the techniques in this book will compliment anything you are already doing. Please note that Chapter 1 addresses insanity specifically, and will almost certainly "disturb the comfortable" as it were; so if you are not at all worried about insanity please feel free to skip Chapter 1 and go straight to Chapter 2, where I outline a path to happiness that might work for anyone. I make no effort to write this book in society's accepted manners, but rather I bring you total authenticity and my full force of personality in order to assure you I bring total commitment to being present with you on your journey .
Does this book sound totally insane to you? Maybe you have the basic assumption that since we were once wild and have now learned civilized behaviour that means we are now more sane. My assumption is that the very definition of sanity is to have a brain operating just like those of our ancient ancestors during the process of evolution. If so, I make no apologies since my assumption is quite logical and yours is based on wishful thinking.
from “How to Escape Insanity” by Chris Macnab, copyright 2018
On to Chapter 1 On to Chapter 2 to read about achieving happiness
(Or scroll to the bottom to read the much friendlier Scottish Gaelic version of the Introduction that does not use the uncomfortable words "insane" or "insanity").
 I know some people hate the word "insanity," but my psychiatrists and psychologists did not give me a more appropriate word and I will be a long time forgiving them for that. I never was "ill" and I would rather reclaim the word "insanity." Frankly, I get the impression the whole mental health system is designed so that people (both health workers and the general public) can avoid feeling uncomfortable around this concept, at the expense of effective treatment.
Evolution designed insanity
 "Psychiatrists have now speculated for sometime around advantages to schizophrenia. If the prevalence of the disorder is any indication, this might suggest an evolutionary adaptation." www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/choosing-change/201409/mental-illness-or-adaptation
 "One lesson from the evolutionary approach is that some conditions currently classified as disorders (because they cause distress and impairment) may actually be caused by functioning adaptations operating 'normally' (as designed by natural selection)." www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4813423/
Effects of trauma
 "Hearing voices or feeling paranoid are common experiences which can often be a reaction to trauma, abuse or deprivation. Calling them symptoms of mental illness, psychosis or schizophrenia is only one way of thinking about them, with advantages and disadvantages." Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A report by the Division of Clinical Psychology Canterbury Christ Church University
If evolution didn't design me to escape then ... I can't even think of another explanation.
 The evolutionary advantage of escaping insanity and returning in full force of personality back to your community seems self-evident to me, but many evolutionary psychology/psychiatry researchers insist all mental illness is incurable (by assumption) and then jump through hoops with bizarre argument about how the symptoms of insanity could be of some advantage to the community as a whole. I feel confident Occam's Razor is firmly on my side here, not to mention I personally experienced the escape theory.
Some people really hate these words - people use them, but just privately to themselves or their closest confidants in a safe space.
 The words "insane" and "insanity" evoke strong reactions in some people; they don't like them. But I had only one out-of-the-blue psychosis (to start this thing off) and nowadays that gets called "psychosis not otherwise specified. " People get a diagnosis if they have a second one. But I was still on antipsychotics and I still felt crazy for 5 years after the psychosis. So I diagnosed myself with "insanity." Why not? They didn't give me anything else to say. This is confusing for people, because in the old days they would usually diagnose you with schizophrenia right away, and then say you had "recovered from the first attack of your illness" if you didn't have another. So I would have been called schizophrenic. The psychiatrists' reason for all this: experiencing only a single psychosis in life is considered a very mysterious thing by psychiatrists, with no known cause and full recoveries remain unexplained by medical science. Whereas schizophrenia, with repeated psychoses, is considered by most psychiatrists to be probably some kind of real disease. If you feel the words "insane" and "insanity" are too strong or unpleasant, try my 'original Scottish Gaelic version' instead by scrolling to the bottom of the page (thank you Google translate!).
"Throughout all of this development and improvement of the steam engine (invented in 1712) no one really knew the science behind it. All of this work had been accomplished on an empirical basis without reference to any theory. It was not until 1824 that this situation changed with the publication of Reflexions sur La Puissance Motrice du Feu by French physicist, Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot." www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/technology/technology-terms-and-concepts/steam-engine
 After a short career as an engineer, Glasser trained as a psychiatrist and eventually authored and co-authored numerous and influential books on mental health, counseling, school improvement, teaching, and several publications advocating a public health approach to or emphasis within mental health versus the prevailing 'medical' model ... Glasser used control-engineering models with feedback control diagrams to develop his techniques (comparing control of a person to the controller in a thermostat) and at first called his body of work 'Control Theory' which later became the widely used Reality Therapy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Glasser
This book may not be for you if...
 Many people who've been subjected to psychiatric care have been told what to do in ways that actually caused them further harm - Monica Cassani at beyondmeds.com
Logic 101 - Deductive Logic
[9.5] Most (all?) psychologists and psychiatrists do not know what the word "logic" means, even though they confidently through around the accusation of illogical thoughts. In the real world, (deductive) logic is always based upon a set of assumptions/beliefs/axioms, and if one of those is false then the entire thought system is invalid. On the other hand, one can have a very strange belief system (like in a psychosis) and think absolutely perfectly logically according to those beliefs and thus come to valid conclusions according to that system - this has never occurred to psychologists or psychiatrists, apparently, and they like to insist that logic means you agree with them and that an insane person is never logical as a consequence. This is false.
 "As an engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect" and also read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineering_ethics
 "The most potent lesson that we leave with a student is not our brilliant math lesson or the time we got the whole class understanding a new concept, it is the lesson of who we are as people, how present we can be." - Catherine Lewis, "Understanding and Freeing the Self," Masters Thesis, Naropa University
At this time you might like to do a little doodle to express how you are feeling:
Definition of Insanity
My “Engineering” definition of sanity (good enough for practical purposes): Balancing emotion/logic and empowerment/manipulation. Balanced in behaviour means acting sanely. Balanced in writing means writing sanely. Balanced in self-image is true sanity.
Sanity vs insanity. What is the dividing line between sanity and insanity?
There is a thin line between sanity and insanity. Sanity is just where you don’t worry (much) about insanity. Engineers just have to draw a diagram for everything:
(Please note the emotions-logic-empowerment-manipulation labels are self-images, not behaviours or some kind of truth about the person. Logic means deductive logic, that could be used correctly and with validity using any belief system no matter how strange or unique.)
Mental-health professionals like to pretend they are somehow different than their patients, but not so
Is there any way to prove your sanity?
Well, if you balance emotion, logic, empowerment, and manipulation while writing and speaking then people are merely left with “you did something weird” as their accusation for insanity, which doesn’t really hold a lot of weight anymore with other people so you should be fine.
Personality Disorders: Schizoid Schizotypal Dependent Avoidant Histrionic Borderline Narcissistic Antisocial Paranoid
Supposedly some big mystery, but it turns out we are all just people like I predicted. I offer this diagnostic technique for you. How visible is the visible characteristic? How hidden is the hidden characteristic? There you go. Plot yourself on the graph. There is nothing wrong or sick about personality disorders; just human brains functioning exactly as designed.
And here we can have some fun psychoanalyzing psychiatrists. Remember they are in the lower right quadrant (not claiming they have personality disorders). Logic is their more hidden characteristic so they don’t appreciate it in others.
Why psychiatrists and psychologists never noticed
People in the psychology world will say of the lower-left quadrant types “Often these personality profiles are defined by magical thinking, unique ways of exploring the world (e.g., odd theories about the world). I wouldn’t see them as logical. If you’re talking about logical in terms of ‘fitting with the evidence’ or having ‘balanced thought processes’, I’m not sure that would fit any of the personality disorders. “
And no engineer would ever say anything like that. To an engineer logic means taking your assumptions/beliefs/axioms and using them to come up with valid conclusions. The engineer knows that someone else can use different assumptions/beliefs/axioms and still come up with valid conclusions, even if they are different than their own. This concept is totally unknown in the psych world. But deductive logic is a key component in every other scientific discipline and is taught rigorously at the undergrad level in engineering/sciences - for example the first English course I ever took in undergrad was Aristotelian logic.
Schizoid and Schizotypal speak perfectly logically (in their self-image anyway) and the psych world has no ability to recognize that. Amazing!
Psychologists never noticed motivations and self-images before because these don’t come across in an experiment. I am challenging psychologists that assuming you can have an outside observer view of another person is an insane fantasy (only a space alien could do that). If one was trying to pick up the amount of manipulation intention in a Historonic, for example, the therapist would report the level of manipulation they sensed from the other person in the one-on-one conversation - since this is conveyed in so much facial expression, tone of voice, body language, etc. it would not be possible to pick up as an observer and must be subjectively reported by the therapist. (And this is how I know it - these were my friends and I could sense their intentions/motivations).
I challenge you - physicists long ago concluded you could not be an objective observer in quantum mechanics experiments and you were always part of the system and you cannot escape that. Thus, this point of view and methodology is already established in science for about 100 years - so it is completely reasonable that it might also be true in psychology and that the same kinds of methods should be used.
Human mental sanity test and evaluation.
Do you worry about insanity?
If yes - I have just diagnosed you with “worrying about insanity.”
If no - go ahead and call yourself totally sane, realizing intellectually that no one is 100% sane with the exception of Jesus (no, you won’t pass by turning into Jesus, even though that can be quite a helpful experience).
For those of you finding this book difficult to read because of the language I use, not liking the words "insane" or "insanity" for instance, I invite you to read the original Scottish Gaelic version to give you some alternative vocabulary that might help:
Can she cure healing mental illness?
So you are caught in some places that you are not enjoying, or that are disturbing you about a dilemma. People may have told you that you have a mental illness, or you may have decided that with yourself. Do not feel bad. Other people have done this to you in time through their ignorance, or hardship, or abolition, or all of them. It's not your fault. So, you do not have to feel bad about anything that it takes to escape, while it does not harm Scottish people. You have a plan to find out, and in large part this book encourages you to get it out, no matter how strange others are like - if it is not a safe plan, then this book will only encourage you to take some time to find a different plan and do that in place. I give most of the knowledge you need about how you will do it, and I will try to stimulate it as long as I can. I focus on your help to connect you to your unintentional mind, which has often given you many ideas on how to escape. Confidentiality sounds like a terrible word for some people, but the Gaelic does not give me anything else for trying to write this book, so I hope you read it (or see translation to the damned English).
What causes concern? In a bad problem, a gatekeeper took part of the brain over; he has decided that the outside world is not safe for you, and has placed you in a real place in a safe place. So, your real self cannot find out about the outside world as it would be otherwise. Your inner world and your beliefs have become more true. For some of you, the things inside your head may not be true. With your true self locked away somewhere as a prisoner, your conscious mind does not have proper guidance or control. Your true self will become more like a spectator watching your thoughts and your own life, although he can communicate with your awareness - in particular seeking help. Your understanding simply communicates with your conscious mind by taking you to the place to feel like doing the things you are doing; it will guide all your actions. Mostly, your conscious mind simply explains what is going on. Most of you have an imaginative way of doing things. The real thought of "why" you are doing things is happening under your knowledge and is usually hidden from you. The mind can, however, be aware of how to "make things". For example, even though your wild wildlife that drives your food thought is ignorant, your sensitive thinking can ensure that all actions come out as appropriate. Your self-esteem looks at everything that is happening, well aware that it is wrong, but it does not deem that it controls or does something about it - he is trying to escape and escape.
As the biggest concern you get grows, the more you think the brain is like this:
The level under control: aware of how
Test message: "Do this"
Control level: <----------- Geataair | Why Unconscious | Gatekeeper -------------->
Hidden message: "Aid"
Prisoner level: For Self
How to naturally undo your enemies
It is a natural process [2-3]. Evolution, through a natural selection, has designed your brain to work like this in response to an unresolved problem . Although there is no doubt that there are people who have physical or chemical anomalies in the brain, most people in our society have shown that mental illnesses are brains doing their work formally. Our natural links are going around your problem in response to non-helpers. We grew up in small communities, close in traditional societies; they easily cure and escape mystery in such an environment . This book teaches you a trick: how you can get that escape process to work in our own unique Scottish society. This happens after you make healing work and feeling better; although I do not recommend a drug-free approach to people while they are suffering, I am supporting you if your goals include improving your mental health without medication or by living at Findhorn; these ways will definitely help you to do that (or if you are English feel free to suffer).
I knew a real problem for five years, and then I escaped . I was not aware that my brain was unfortunate. (I felt strongly, however, the people around me often did not do the right things to help me, and that people did not give me useful information). I knew the whole thing as a white engineer, who was fascinating by the remote device of my brain (can you see my cool diagram?). I knew everything as an interested student, using learning methods from people who have an amazing sense of emotional processing. I do not really worry about all the psychologists and psychologists who are there whose training includes the boat's direction; I went on a guided tour around the engine room. Like any engineer, I would like to write this book as an auto guy; I like to identify people who often understand how to do things long before the scientific definitions came [7-8]. As for using the scientific way, human feelings would need to be reproduced and audible, which might not be a case really; perhaps the best method engineering is. My wonderful feeling tells me that many people who are worried about the uncertainty of a struggling mind will want a practical approach, where I could focus on safety, and find it the most useful; I am willing to take it right up the kilt from the other people. I hope it's not well literate. I'm not quite sure if you're looking down at all the definitions about why things are working like they are doing, but maybe you could have really high expectations of how well they are working . In any case, if you do not agree with something that I wrote, do not worry, let me know and I will address your concerns by reviewing the best book I can. If you do not value my writing style you could tell me "Who do you think? Tell me what you do!" - but this could be more helpful to just say while you read .
Marks to your problem. Am I getting tired?
You may stop at this time and say, "Did she just assume that I'm disturbed?" So, if you have any doubts about whether your concerns about legitimacy may be legitimate or not, you may need to 'complain'. What kinds of things do you have to worry about for confidentiality that maybe should be addressed? The following list lists a list of possible signs - if you have only one, do not worry and skip to Chapter 2, but if you get some of these, it's sure that you want to read the whole book. We all know how indicators can be clinical clusters, drug/alcohol wealth, sheep-problems (you know what I mean), mania, and psychosis. In addition, paranoia, non-shared beliefs, wonderful insights, knowledge of special powers, or sightings of Nessie can cause a real problem. You may like bagpipes. Your conscious thinking may feel more like a community in your brain, with two independent or more advanced processes at the same time (rather than an integrated, integrated thinking process.) You can live with the people (or almost like people) in your brain different who are not from your own scenes that live inside you, instead of getting one personality; these do not really appear to others. You could show tolerance for your suffering in order to handle other people, perhaps in awful and terrible ways to avoid any expectation that you could go to such lengths. When I was unsure, I found that my brain was fundamentally uncertain to others; they did not understand my definitions of my thinking processes. I could not understand what my therapist was saying, and I could not continue on her suggestions; I suppose she told me things that would have been very useful if I had been healthy, but being uncertain they did not make sense for me and they did not work for me. However, you may not know this type of clinical secret. Many people also live with a sort of 'dishonesty concern' as I did for my entire adult life before my fault, and some people have a problem finding out why they are worried. The signals for this are relatively low, but they may be important warning signs for you. You may often say "Sorry" or "I'm wonderful", or tell yourself how to deal with "weddings." You may say "I'm tired" though you have enough sleep. You may want, really, that you could be quite different than you are. You may always feel that you will give to others to empower them, and without treating them as long as you know (you may see yourself as a 'good'), but sometimes people can be nostalgic for the actions that were not coming to fruition and they are disturbing you. Or the other thing could not happen; you can try to do things by careful handling of things (you may see yourself as 'bad'), but people often tell you how amazing you are and this is great what you are doing, making you deceived or disturbed. In these situations, people build your real causes to do things into real knowledge of your self-conscious through unprofitable communication methods. Comment on this potential 'worry about confidentiality' scenario: you often experience emotions and so you never want to talk to a Scot again. Or maybe you feel you are not emotional, like the rest of us. In these situations, the part of the brain that allows you to feel outdoors, emotionally or in your mind, hides from your sensation and is a problem. In any case, you is the best person to make decisions if your unknowing is separated from your consciousness in that they are sufficiently aware that they are working differently at some of the causes, most of the time. So you is the best one to make this judgment about yourself. Many people believe that everyone has a dispute on a scale of 1 to 100 percent. I wrote this book with this view; so whatever the level of problem you may have, I aim to remove you. My strong sense of Scottish-style engineering and writing ideas allowed the creation of this book ; the methods should be completely safe and helpful for all of the people in Scotland. If someone near the English border with unpleasant schizophrenia or other permanent brain disorder reads this book, or moves away from the border, they feels better and better. Someone in Edinburgh with confidentiality will get the kind of loyalty that is much more common and can move someplace warm. Someone in the Lowlands who is worried about insecurity does not worry anymore about Highlanders. Someone in the Highlands who is not worried about confidentiality and has nothing under their kilt can start at Chapter 2 and be very happy. So, I am providing a free method for everyscot to try to improve their life and enjoyment; at least you can enjoy more clansmanship and deeper engagement with your clan than you did before. You do not have to stop your current mental health remedies; the ways in this book will add to anything you are doing already. Note that Chapter 1 deals specifically with uncertainty, and to a large extent it "worries the comfort" as it were; so if you are not worried about confidentiality, please welcome Chapter 1 but go straight to Chapter 2, where I describe a journey to happiness that could work for anyone. I'm not trying to write this book in a way that the society enjoys, but I am giving you full personality and fullness of personality to prove that I am giving a full commitment to be present with you on your journey .
from “How to Escape Insanity” by Chris Macnab, copyright 2018
If you can feel comfortable with concept of insanity, even if not the words themselves yet, then you will no longer be part of the system of oppression that prevents people from getting proper help for their mental anguish. Thanks!
(The word insanity was done away with when people realized cool psychiatrists were starting with “well we’re all a little insane” and the general public were often saying “everyone is insane to some extent.” This had to be stopped (whether consciously or unconsciously). Bringing in the phrase “mentally ill” ensured practitioners would never apply it to themselves and the general public would then also reject the notion it was a general property. In no way whatsoever was it done for the benefit of patients, and really it made them considerably worse off as no psychiatrist or psychologist would ever admit again that they had something in common.)
on to Chapter 1