What comes to my mind is a human suffering. The stigmatization of the mentally ill is profound in its prominence and has devastating effects. It prevents many suffering from an illness to reach out for help and cause others to live in fear of the truth. I look at mental illness as an illness, just like any other brain disease like epilepsy; yes there are environmental triggers, but that's the same as many other brain diseases. You would likely not advise some one with cancer to refuse medicine, so why would you in the case of manic depression? Don't take this for granted, there is another major component of this argument that deals with the ills of big pharma. Modern medicine has done wonders for humanity, such healing the sick and saving lives and extending life expectancy. But the dark side of it is the misleading propaganda of the pharmaceutical industry. Take for instance the transition of first generation antipsychotics with 2nd generation. The first generation discovered in the 70s was much less influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. These typical antipsychotics were newly discovered drugs and a breakthrough in the horrid history of treatment for the mentally ill, very affordable, but with devastating side effects. But when the pharmaceutical companies became more capitalist a new generation of drugs were discovered. This is when prescriptions drugs became a commodity and prices for these drugs skyrocketed. These atypical antipsychotics were supposedly more effective with fewer side effects. The empirical evidence of this is rooted in biased studies performed by the pharmaceutical industry itself! In reality the psychiatric field is still really rudimentary. Its basically, "lets try and see if it works." But unfortunately I would have to admit that the drugs do have some effectiveness and has some positive influence amongst the suffering and is a preferable over natural remedies. On the other hand I have no issue with those skeptical of big pharma as they deserve much criticism.