Hey QQ, i am guessing you know my opinions about this issue of 'mental health'. itis a complte sham. it is designed as social control. to fit a person into 'acceptable' modes of operation that SERVEthe prevailing paradgm of a given culture. FIRST.....if interested in this extremely important issue, you should BE aware of te oppression. if so this gives you empathy for those who behave in ways counter to this oppression.....this opprssion can come from many angles. from actual tate oppression and its reverberations throughout all the way to your treatment from your 'significant others' as prson centreed counsellors term those who are cloe to you. i am not a PCC but sometimes use that term what really does 'anti-psychotic' mean. what tese drugs can do is harm the central nervous system. you sked 'is there a better way'--ie than labelling people tese phony labels and giving them these harmful drugs. YES. but we HAVEto face up to what is real. number one that these so-called mental illhesses are NOT biologicval desieases to thus give INFORMED consent 'they' will jump in now and claim person who 'has psychosis' has 'no insight' into teir 'disease'----what tis means is in shrink terms is 'they have no human rights'! but they very much DO we have to approach tis huge problem form a MULT disciplinary approach which involves exaining the whole materialistic philosophy supporting the mental health movement. which dismisses the importance if people's subjective experiences, espcially when judged 'unacceptable'