Here's one that might appeal to people from the Hearing Voices Network - a video on voice hearing. While now I have to go into a trance to concentrate to hear voices, in spiritual emergency, I had them hardcore and got "diagnosed" with a mental illness that no longer makes sense. Voice hearing isn't necessarily because of an illness, it can often be an enriching experience, and is far too often demonized by medical professionals.
Speaking of which - another shit day yesterday. I was at work and I felt a sharp pain in my chest, and began to hyperventilate. My boss called an ambulance and I was taken back to Toronto Western Hospital. The paramedic was great, but the triage nurse was a bimbo and assumed that because I was on Latuda for voice hearing (just to tone things down) this was a psychiatric thing and I needed a shrink, not a cardiologist. I was offended that they led me to the psych area, and demanded to be taken seriously. I had had an ECG in the ambulance, and the readings were normal, so by hour 5 of waiting and still no help after I informed them this was not a mental health thing this time, I picked myself up and left. Talking to my GP's clinic today, I got the validation I needed from a great RN and she assured me that it sounded not too serious, but to call if the chest pains returned. There is a rare side effect of the Pƒizer vaccine (which is the one I got for COVID-19) that can lead to inflammation of the heart, and I began to fear that this was my problem, but apparently it's seriously uncommon and because I wasn't still in pain today it was probably fine. Again, maybe this is something in the energy body that's still funky, or maybe it's damages from long term acid reflux and it just felt particularly bad yesterday, but to assume I was "crazy" and put me in psych before checking me out in other ways is not just insulting, it's bad medicine.
I have had it with Toronto Western Hospital Emerge and I don't think I will ever be going there again, unless I have no choice and an ambulance has to put me there. Awful. The psychiatric discrimination continues.