In most any sort of wide spread media, such as Facebook or any information sharing sites such as Twitter, linked in and or others, it often seems like a gateway for mentally ill people to come on these platforms and simply act out, as if they had nothing better to do and most likely based on things seen as of recent, we may think they had not.
For the past 20 years, studies have consistently estimated that almost half of all individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are receiving no treatment for their mental illness at any given time. According to recent estimates of NIMH, this means that approximately 3.5 million such individuals are receiving no treatment. These are some a great deal of them are the ones we see stirring up some of the paranormal social sites, as the interaction is easy for the individuals. It is very easy to get into and infiltrate themselves into some of these groups.
The struggle for those that are mentally ill, there is no place for them to go that is the entire problem. Mental hospitals have lost federal and state funding and can not afford to even house the people, they receive. Many folks are discharged just after a very brief encounter and are given no medication to assist the individuals problem. Time and time again they are released and that individual will then continue to be on social platforms, where they very often demand special attention. It is all a huge part of there entire world. These people will return to what they think is there reality, when in fact it seems to be different then most others.
There seems to be no reasoning, there is no common core ground and the individual goes on to becoming a menace and a danger to themselves and even others they often encounter.
The current psychiatric hospital inpatient population is only 5% of what it was at its height. We have about the same number of psychiatric hospital beds now as we did in 1850. Some of this ‘deinstitutionalization’ comes from the availability of medication and improved outpatient treatment, but most of the change is no more than a switch of institutions from hospital to prison.
Delusional disorders involve holding fixed beliefs that are definitely false but remain plausible to the sufferer. Moreover, the sufferer believes in them very strongly. Having a delusional disorder is not a form of schizophrenia, with which it is often confused. Instead, delusions involve situations that can actually occur for the individual for at least a month or more in duration and these beliefs generally appear normal for the sufferer. Overall, the person’s behaviors are generally normal apart from the delusional element. There are several types of delusional disorders, including erotomanic, grandiose, jealous, persecutory, and somatic. As you learn more about these disorders, remember that the mind is an incredible force and is capable of many strange imaginings that seem very real to the individual imagining them.
We have seen random attacks on behalf of some of these so called delusional people. We have seen attacks on You Tube videos, Facebook and even on our own personal pages. The problem is the people that are so delusional believe there own delusions so much, that they will stop at nothing to continue down the same delusional path they may have started.
A delusion is a fixed belief that does not change even with conflicting evidence. This means that, even if you try to reason through a delusion with the person who has one, his belief will not change. When you present a variety of evidence to contradict the delusion, this person will still affirm the belief. Undeniably even with presented with what most would say is evidence, the truth does not apply to the delusional ways of thinking.
You should know if you have a stalker that won’t quit, or is still bothering or harassing you, understand this. She or he may participate in stalking or making contact with the object of the delusion, such as writing letters, sending texts, or emails. She or he may do so even if the contact is unwanted.
You may have seen some claims inside the paranormal community, some claims, that any rational person might dismiss as pure nonsense, but to the said individuals that may have made the claims, it is the truest real deal ever made.
We have been seeing more and more of these particular individuals inside the paranormal community. They have filtered themselves into other peoples web sites Facebook pages and continue to try to fit in, but they do not fit in, because again they have some sort of twisted fantasy life and they do not understand rational thinking.
One of the most perplexing interpersonal situations a mental health professional will encounter is how to respond to another’s expression of bizarre or frankly delusional ideas. The adage “Don’t argue but don’t reinforce” fixed false beliefs leaves one decidedly short on solutions. Using tricks such as diversion, switching topics or worst of all, ignoring the expression runs the risk of invalidating the person’s experience and leaving them feeling misunderstood or unheard. Whilst, these tricks may not reinforce the delusion they may reinforce a sense of alienation. This brief paper provides some principles on how to respond In a therapeutic manner to someone who expresses bizarre or delusional ideas.
Paranormal Herald: Evan Jensen.