Reflections After A 5150 Lockdown by Mitch Santell
Today we will celebrate a significant achievement in our home. What is it? It has been 120 days since my daughter admitted herself on a 5150 lockdown. Why? My daughter is disabled but highly functioning with a cognitive disorder. She had a total meltdown, and I had to step in as her Father and save her.
Now that her mind is clear and she is off of all of the Anti-Depressants she is taking her life back to be as healthy as possible. It was a wild ride.
What did I learn from this crisis?
You get to learn who your friends are and you get to watch people run and hide because they don’t want to “Deal with the Chaos of the Crisis.”
God has somehow blessed me with DNA that I do well in a crisis. Do you? I’ll tell you my secret; I usually lose it after the crisis not during it. There are no species on this earth that is as adaptable as human beings.
All I can do is be here in this moment living in Gratitude, Feeling Blessed, and focusing on solutions, not problems.
From observing my daughter through personal experience, I learned that these drugs (the anti-depressants), make you want to kill yourself. Big Pharma anti-depressant drugs in my view are demonic because the pills mask the symptoms, but they fry the brain. In so many cases these drugs cause dementia (or the symptoms of dementia), and this is not good.
My daughter did not ask me to take her off the drugs, she begged me. If you have a child going through this, my number one insight is to listen to your child. It does not matter if they are 11 or 21, listen to what your son or daughter is telling you.
The drugs made my daughter worse, put her in a dark place, and I am forever grateful that I found a Psychiatric Medical Group here in South Orange County California that was willing to partner with me to get my daughter off of the medications.
The worst part of these medications is that while each one may work to mask the symptoms or bring some “temporary relief,” there are no long-term, short-term nor any study that tests multiple drugs taken in combination.
During my daughter’s lockdown for nine days, she ended up on four medications, and it was that combination that made my daughter want to kill herself.
All of her blood tests came back normal, and she does not have schizophrenia. My daughter made me a better human being, a better Father and as we all know, being a parent is not for the faint of heart.
Do not ever take advice from people who don’t have children. My parents (RIP) who happily married for 48 years used to complain to me all the time, even when I was a teenager how everyone has an opinion, but they are not in your shoes. You can listen, but you have to follow your own heart and your gut.
Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train, now check out this clip on Vaccines. Do you see a pattern here? Have a blessed week.
Today I saw this blog posting and had placed some quotes from it here. Check this blog out as I am a subscriber to it.
People go through a lot. Don’t think that they don’t. All of us has to carry a certain pain, a certain tragedy. We all have our struggles, our fears, our losses. We all go through experiences that make it impossible to return to the person we used to be.
But most people don’t grow through what they go through.
Imagine being on a small boat. In the middle of the ocean. A storm comes. It badly damages the boat, but somehow you make it out of the storm alive. Now, the storm is gone. The sky is clear. No clouds. Despite being badly damaged, the boat is still afloat.
What do most people do?
Forget the storm even happened. Or prey that another one won’t ever come back. Or spend their time being afraid of another storm.
What almost no one does?
Fix the damn boat. Or build another one. A bigger and stronger one.
People waste their lives running away from what they fear, instead of using pain and fear to their advantage.
Challenges make us stronger. What doesn’t kill you…
Makes you wish it did.
But then it makes you stronger. Much stronger than you would have been if nothing bad hah happened.
But you’ve got to let it. You’ve got to learn. You’ve got to grow and accept responsibility for your life.
That is all.
Great Blog, see more here: https://cristianmihai.net/2018/09/21/on-challenges/
More here to review in terms of drugs and side affects: https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/medication-list#snris
#Zoloft #Prozac #Celexa #Lexapro #Paxil #Pexeva #Brisdelle