Anxiety seems to be the scourge of the modern world. Anxiety can keep us up at night, impact our health, undermine our life and relationships. Some people are diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and prescribed with Paxil. Is there a “cure” for anxiety? There is! But where you probably would not expect to find it.
Loneliness has become a virtual epidemic in many countries. New research reveals that loneliness can be hazardous to one’s health. The healing power of relationships and community in contrast to drugs is becoming increasingly evident.
Our emotions function as indicators of our souls, pointing to our personal pain, inner conflicts, beliefs about God and much more. We need to listen to our souls as part of our healing and personal transformation. This is in stark contrast to psychiatric medication that typically numbs the soul, prevents lasting healing and undermines spiritual growth.
Some psychiatric drugs have been renamed and used for disorders or “mental illnesses” quite different from their original use. Patients are often under the impression that they are getting the latest, newest drug researched and developed just for their needs. That amounts to a “shell game” with medication. Some psychiatric diagnoses have gone through a number of different names until a “marketable” name was decided on. Then, a drug for that disorder or mental illness was soon easily prescribed and widely used. The end goal in all of this: increased market share and profitability for the pharmaceutical industry.
I was diagnosed with cancer over forty years ago. I was given a ten percent chance to survive, at best. How did I cope with such a dire situation? This is my story.