The Enemy, Now

I always thought Mental Health Counselors were supposed to HELP.
I especially thought they would always help ME.
Now I know different.
They are only there to stroke their own egos.

How could any counselor think that calling the police on me was a way of helping me?
How could it be helpful for anyone?
The only purpose I see it serving is to make the counselor feel superior to me.

So much for decriminalization of the Mentally Ill.
The Mental Health System is no longer my friend and helper.
It is now my adversary and enemy.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000
Richard Ratledge ‘Dick’