Monthly Archives: August 2016

What’s wrong with mental health?

This post is a critique of mainstream mental health and what can be done to improve it.

Apologies upfront; this is a soapbox rant. I’ve worked in the mainstream mental health field and it’s appallingly bad. I’ll tell you why.
First it might be helpful if you know a bit about me.
I worked for thirteen years at the Behavioral Health Clinic of our local hospital until 2013 when I retired. Actually the new CEO made hospital-wide cutbacks – and I was one of them. But I was 69 years old and it was time to leave.
Now I could relax into the home based counseling practice my wife Amy and I now have.
I have no degrees and no university training, except for one psychology semester, which explained to me why this field was rotten to the core.

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I Ching & US Presidential Election – 2


The I Ching or Chinese Book of Changes is a 5,000 year old book of wisdom and divination. It is made up of 64 hexagrams each having 6 lines. Rather like a book with 64 chapters each containing 6 paragraphs of advice.

Coins are thrown at random and the arrangement of coins leads one to a particular chapter and paragraph.

On July 23rd we consulted the I Ching about the current status of the US Presidential election.

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