Baltimore is known for being tied to freemasonry-----religion-----and the occult. When I was made aware in JAN 2019 I was being illegally surveilled it was a combination of MEN AND WOMEN in FEEDBACK inside and outside trying to make me 'FALL' into despair and hopelessness.
REMEMBER, THE FEEDBACK ATTACHING TO MY BRAIN IMPLANTS WERE ORGANIZED CRIME----SEX TRADE RITUAL CULT----AND MEDICAL/CORPORATE.
The SEX TRADE as black market illegal surveillance and PORN was SATANIC and ritualistic----I was told I needed to be seen NAKED---to be seen BEING SEXUAL ----to be made unable to escape exposure of my body.
WHETHER LESBIAN AS WICCAN OR MEN AS SATANIC RITUAL----THIS HITTING IN BALTIMORE IS DEEPLY TIED TO SEX TRADE DARK WEB MARKET.
The SINAI DOCTOR who declared me PSYCHOTIC with diagnosis not even close to reality-----ADLER ----as HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBOR saying HE IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE THAT DIAGNOSIS -----
I MUST BE SURVEILLED FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE SAYS HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBOR.
Margot Adler - Famous Witches - Witchcraft
witchcraftandwitches.com/witchcraft/witches-adler Jan 08, 2019 ·
Margot Adler is an influential American author, journalist, lecturer and Wiccan priestess. Her 1979 study of contemporary nature religions, “Drawing Down the Moon”, is considered a seminal book on modern witchcraft and Neopaganism .
Nudity in Wicca and Paganism Part 2: Why the Skyclad Tradition Continues
May 10, 2018 Guest Blog Social Nudity Blogs 0
The Magick of Skyclad Ritual and Witchcraft
Guest Blog by: Liam Cyfrin and Caroline Tully
Read Part One here: A Brief History of Nudity in Wicca and Paganism
Releasing the Magick of the Body
To most Witches, precedent provides a comforting source of continuity, rather than a necessary validation of a custom. Validation, to the ever-pragmatic Witch, proceeds purely from utility. And since skyclad Witchcraft shows no sign of vanishing (despite being something of a PR nightmare at times), clearly many Witches find it a powerful technique for enhancing magick. Let’s try to see why.
RADIANT ENERGY AS IN BRAIN AND BODY IMPLANTS CREATING BODY ELECTRIC AURAS?
One rationale for the practice is based on the idea that the physical body is the origin of much of the energy used in Wiccan ritual. Witches, therefore, work skyclad to maximize the area able to release this radiant energy.
Skyclad witchcraft: Does it enhance energy?
The standard counterargument to this is that, if the energy raised can’t penetrate a layer of fabric, it probably lacks the magickal brio to do anything else. This sounds reasonable initially, but it wobbles a bit under pressure. Consider, for instance, a phenomenon often observed in skyclad Circles – tan lines. If a thin garment can block the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, might it not have a similar effect on energy released from the body?
“Well, then,” our sceptic ripostes, “by that logic, presumably indoor workings are useless, since the energy can’t radiate through the wall.” The skyclad apologist may then shift analogies, likening the magickal energy to sound rather than UV. You can quieten a noisy radio by muffling the speaker with a small cloth. If you attempt to deaden it from a distance of several yards, you haven’t a prayer. The energy has spread (and has probably woken up your flatmate in the bedroom next door).
The problem with both sides of this debate is that everyone gets vague on the nature and function of this energy. Does it directly affect distant physical reality in a vaguely telekinetic manner? Or does it simply charge up the Circle to enhance the subtler energies being manipulated?
In the absence of any hard evidence, personal experience is our only guide. California-based Priestess Valerie Voigt is an advocate of skyclad working but observes that: “a loose, well-fitting robe doesn’t interfere at all with my energy or magick. On the other hand, a tight-fitting cingulum (while robed or skyclad), or having my hair in a tight bun or clasp, definitely interferes with my energy and focus.”
Enhancing the Senses
While the nature of the out-going energy from the skyclad Witch remains a bit hazy, the input of the environment’s energy is obviously enhanced by bare skin. This is noticeable even in indoor rituals (where a term like air-conditioning-clad might at times be more accurate than skyclad). As for the great outdoors, Amargi Wolf’s experience is that: “When I’m naked I feel like I have stripped away the illusion of separateness between humankind and the rest of Nature. I’m closer to that raw energy of the natural forces around me. My body is no longer protected from the Elements, therefore I can more easily unite with them.”
Rowan, the originator of the Australia’s “Magick Happens” fairs, is on the same wavelength: “Both in my mundane and spiritual activities being skyclad is an instant connection with all that is around me. There are no barriers; there is nothing to hide. Being skyclad in nature brings a freedom of mind, body and spirit that is unequalled.”
The sense of release felt in skyclad working – or just plain living – often engenders a deep sense of relaxation and of distancing ourselves from the petty, confining aspects of mundane life, a sensation neatly and cheerfully put by 18th century writer Horace Walpole, who proclaimed: “When I cast off my clothes, I cast off my cares!”
A somewhat later commentator, Wiccan author Fiona Horne, sees this principle in the context of her rituals: “Because my meditative state during ritual is naturally enhanced by being skyclad, my magickal work is enhanced also. Working skyclad heightens my feeling of expressing the divine within me and merging with the divine around me. ‘Pure and perfect, clad by the sky’, I have a renewed appreciation for the infinitely valuable gift in every one of our lives that we take so much for granted – our extraordinary bodies.”
At other times, exposure to the elements can have an opposite but equally magickally empowering effect. Amargi observes that the tingling of the skin can set energy dancing through a skyclad body: “Being naked does make me more susceptible to arousal, even only in a subtle way, and there’s nothing like a bit of arousal to add to magickal oomph!”
Either eventuality provides a strong case for skyclad ritual. And for those unconvinced, here’s a simple test to try at home. First, shower naked. Then, shower robed. Any questions?
The Assumption of Innocence
Naturists frequently counter the question of why they spend so much time naked by asking why their questioners don’t. The usual response is a series of wuffling noises while the questioners search for an answer that had previously seemed obvious and commonsensical but is now either vague or discomfiting.
Most answers indicate: (a) an unquestioning acceptance of social convention (which raises the issue of how many more of their deep-seated beliefs are mere constructs of conditioning); (b) dissatisfaction with his or own body (as discussed below); or (c) good old-fashioned, Eden-after-the-apple shame – an insidious, irrational and puritanical mistrust of the body, the senses, sexuality, Nature, Life, the Universe and Everything.
The primary Wiccan alternative to skyclad working is (or was until fairly recently) the robed ritual. The tradition of the robe was inherited from Ceremonial Magick, which in turn assumed the costume from the ecclesiastical world. And this, some Witches consider, makes these often amorphous garments a peculiar choice for a spiritual path directly opposed to the world-denying theology of earlier eras.
The Wiccan community’s widespread use of both ritual and casual nudity, on the other hand, celebrates liberation from the oppressive shadows of history with all the innocent exuberance of a skyclad four-year-old playing under the sprinkler.
Wiccans in Uniform
Another reason sometimes offered for ritual nudity is that it symbolizes equality and prevents any sense of competition in costume. Much the same argument is often offered by advocates of school uniforms, but Witches don’t need to do so much ironing to stay egalitarian.
Again, there is precedent for this. A well-known 1497 engraving by Albrecht Dürer shows four women undressing for a Witchcraft ritual. By their headdresses, which they’ve not yet removed, we can see that the women all represent different classes of society. There is a noble woman with an elaborate coif of delicate material on her head, a courtesan with long, flowing hair bound in a garland of leaves, a respectable business woman with a rather plain headdress, and a peasant woman with a scarf or shawl over her head.
“The Four Witches” 1497 engraving by Albrecht Durer
Dürer is saying here that these four women from different classes are sisters when it comes to the religious observances of their Craft and that Witches come from all classes of society. When we are naked, we meet as equals and social distinctions are forgotten. Today, a Circle can consist of such apparently incompatible people as a judge, a punk, a hillbilly grandmother, an airline pilot, an ice skating champion, a wildlife officer and an Indian prince. Once skyclad, it is difficult to tell who has what career out in the mundane world.
As to the idea that nakedness prevents costume-envy – well, it’s true that clothed Wiccan and Pagan gatherings do sometimes veer off towards alternative fashion parades, but it’s almost unheard of for this to engender any real rivalry for the title of Best-Dressed Witch. Furthermore, robes, costumes, masks and so on can certainly be used effectively in ritual to identify with and draw out specific aspects of the Witch’s personality.
Often though, dressing up in Middle-Earthish finery has the less desirable potential of overshadowing, rather than enhancing, a ritual’s purpose. While enjoying fancy-dress parties as much as the next person, many Witches find that working skyclad keeps things real. As Janet and Stewart Farrar put it: “Wicca aims at personal development through discovery and integration of one’s true Self, the shedding of comforting masks and images; and there is nothing so image-creating as clothes.” (The Life and Times of a Modern Witch [Piaktus, 1987]).
A potential weakness in the “school uniform” case for skyclad working is that anyone inclined to envy another Witch’s prettier robe is just as likely to be jealous of their (conventionally) prettier body. This, however, also seems rarely to occur.
Some Witches, though, shy away from skyclad working for a related reason. Conditioned by a culture that encourages us all to judge our physiques by the standards of those of professional actors, athletes, models and dancers, not all Witches are immune to the compulsion to hide their little (or large) bumps and wrinkles and bulges away in manner that would have felt familiar to the Elephant Man. Many judge their bodies infinitely more harshly than they would those of anyone with whom they shared a Circle, while fearing the same degree of faultfinding from those very people.
Over the years, numerous Wiccan and Pagan authors, artists and speakers have challenged this type of thinking not only through their words but through their willingness to appear skyclad in print, on film or online. Collectively, these spokespeople – among them, Alex and Maxine Sanders, Patricia Crowther, Rosaleen Norton, Janet and Stewart Farrar, Oberon and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, Vali Myers, Margot Adler and Fiona Horne – present a pretty representative sample of human body types, diverse in age and build, and clearly emphasize that if Pagans acknowledge the Body to be sacred, each body is sacred, whether or not it resembles that of the current media-approved permutation.
When working skyclad in a shared Circle, Witches are continually putting the Wiccan principle of Perfect Trust to the test. Australian Witch Aconite stresses that working with “no masks, no pretense, nothing physically or psychologically to hide behind” leads to “a bond of honesty, of trust, of acceptance … that is reaffirmed with every skyclad Circle.”
This is daunting to many people, he acknowledges, finding it “no coincidence that ritual nudity is one of the first elements dropped” by many groups. Furthermore, the genuine trust and commitment it demands may not be necessary in every sort of working. An uncomplicated Sabbat celebration by an open Circle, for example, may not need to challenge each individual’s trust and dedication. Heavier duty magick, however, frequently will, and unsurprisingly skyclad working is commonest among groups which delve most deeply into the mysteries of the Craft.
The Wiccan ideal of Perfect Trust can be undermined by numerous unhelpful attitudes. Witchcraft’s emphasis upon nudity can sometimes mistakenly encourage sight-seers – those who are more interested in “getting a gawk” than experiencing Mother Nature in a mystical sense. Witchcraft is emphatically pro-sex, but not at the cost of spirituality. Wiccans believe that Spirit and Matter are entwined and do not emphasize one over the other. Anyone hoping merely for eye-candy or a bit of “slap ’n’ tickle” is advised to look elsewhere. Wicca is a participatory religion. No one just stands by and watches. They join in – otherwise, there is no point in being present.
Taking the initial plunge can, of course, be a shock to the system. Sydney Witch Minxi recalls her first shared skyclad Circle:
“I felt terrified, even though everyone else would be naked as well. Body issues bubbled to the surface. ‘My thighs are going to wobble as I dance! My breasts will bounce all over the place!’ The Priestess assured me that if I didn’t want to continue with getting naked no one would mind, just to do what I felt comfortable with. In the end, I chose to do what I felt was uncomfortable and pushed through the boundary that was stopping me.
And I danced my heart out around that Circle! I felt proud of myself, glad I made the right choice, and liberated. I felt more mature for being able to do it and now really enjoy it as part of my practice. I’m more comfortable than ever to just be me, even when I pursue nakedness in a social situation, like skinny-dipping with friends. I’ve become more confident about my body – and it didn’t involve losing weight, which is what I previously thought it would take!”
All this suggests that the Craft would lose more than a glamorous all-over moon tan by allowing the skyclad tradition to fade away. Should you, then, toddle off and package your robes away in mothballs? Probably not. There are obviously many times when skyclad working is impractical. There’s this thing we call “cold,” for instance. There’s also this thing we call “the law,” and although there’s something morbidly Mediæval about laws that insist that those they govern are inherently indecent, they can cause problems when ignored.
It should also be remembered that there’s more than just everyday demureness preventing some people from feeling comfortable in skyclad Circles. While many Wiccans can adapt to skyclad working as easily as undressing for bath, those who bear the psychological scars of sexual abuse or even excessive childhood teasing will often find it an insurmountable challenge. It would be a dim bulb indeed who’d assume that they were somehow second-class Witches on that basis.
Ultimately, skyclad working is no more an essential ingredient in Witchcraft than are candles, incense, moonlight and a good Sabbat feast once in a while. But if you suggested abstaining from any of these to many a Witch, you’d doubtless hear the same bemused reply very, very often: “Why would you want to?” Witchcraft ritual is a mysterious, magickal technique for uniting mankind with the oldest Gods – the Gods of Nature. The freedom and exhilaration of reclaiming our physical selves, of honoring these stardust forms we inhabit, or of simply dancing nude under a full Moon inevitably draw us closer to those Gods.
Without coincidence the ADLER family has ties with EPSTEIN family today the SEX TRADE SEX SCANDAL of EPSTEIN AND CLINTON------are both tied to these WICCAN-----ATHEIST-----RITUAL -----MARXIST structures from HITLER/STALIN era.
Since JAN 2019 having that COCHLEAR IMPLANT----turned ON----FEEDBACK was constant about my being SEXUALLY ASSAULTED via illegal surveillance video PORN making money sending these videos to DARK WEB.
REMEMBER, IT IS NOT JUST ME---THIS HAS HAPPENED THROUGHOUT CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
The diagnosis of MENTAL ILLNESS disease vector for ME made me the target of constant surveillance under the guise of my BEING CRAZY.
'Alexandra Adler was born in Vienna, Austria on September 24, 1901, the second of four children born to Alfred Adler–the founder of individual psychology–and his Russian wife, Raissa Timofeyevna Epstein, who was a daughter of a Jewish merchant'.
My earliest reasoning as to what NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG were doing was tied to the SEX CULT in NEW YORK making connection here in BALTIMORE.
ADLER the WICCAN having ties to UNITARIAN CHURCH happens to be that ATHEIST/HUMANIST religion we shout over and again WILL KILL OUR MAINSTREAM RELIGIONS---like Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Hindi-Buddhist. This is the humanist/atheist format which brought RUSSIA to being USSR-----TROTSKY tied to ADLER-----both being OLD WORLD KINGS TRIBE OF JUDAH----NOT RELIGIOUS.
Over and over FEEDBACK says------WE ARE GOING TO KILL HER -----MAKE HER A SACRIFICE.
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So, here in Baltimore as in our US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES-----these HITTING and being made PORN has effected WOMEN, MEN, AND CHILDREN being sexually assaulted----
Alexandra Adler (1901-2001)*
by Hendrika Vande Kemp, Annandale VA
Alexandra Adler was born in Vienna, Austria on September 24, 1901, the second of four children born to Alfred Adler–the founder of individual psychology–and his Russian wife, Raissa Timofeyevna Epstein, who was a daughter of a Jewish merchant. Alexandra’s brother Kurt was born in 1905 and her sister Cornelia in 1909.
Alexandra was baptized on October 17, 1904 with her father and her older sister Valentine (b. 1898) in the Protestant Church of the Dorotheergasse, although it is unclear what Alfred’s “conversion” really meant: one biographer claims Alfred rejected Judaism because it was a religion for only one ethnic group and he wanted to “share a common deity with the universal faith of man” (Bottome, 1939, p. 65). However, Kurt Adler insisted in 1995 that “we are all atheists,” and Alexandra’s niece Margot also described her aunt as an atheist.1
Raissa Epstein Adler, a radical socialist, influenced her husband’s views on women and served as a feminist model for her daughters and son, having come to Zurich to study zoology, biology, and microscopy because women were not allowed to study at the Russian universities. Alfred provided both humor and a gift for music, and he played four-handed piano with Alexandra. One of the family’s adventures included a 1914 vacation in Russia shortly after the outbreak of World War I: Raissa Adler and her children were caught in Russia and released only after she convinced the Czar that she had been forced to marry Alfred. Alfred’s war-time duties separated him from the family a great deal, and the entire family suffered the typical deprivations of post-war Vienna. Alexandra no doubt also witnessed some of the strong conflicts between Alfred and Raissa: Alfred came from the working class, Raissa from the intelligentsia; he devoted his energy to the promotion of individual psychology and education, she devoted hers to radical politics; during the war, their sympathies went to their home countries, which were at war with each other.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Alexandra received her medical degree in 1926 from the University of Vienna, then specialized in psychiatry, completing her internship and residency at the University of Vienna Neuropsychiatric Hospital where she later directed the neurological department for women. She was one of the first women to practice neurology both in her native Austria and later in America. In 1934 she was in charge of a child guidance center in Vienna until it was closed by the fascist Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss. Alexandra’s 1935 move to America appears to have been multiply determined. According to Ellenberger (1970), Alfred Adler had already foreseen the potential consequences of the Nazi regime, and sought to ensure the future of individual psychology by bringing it to the United States. He started by founding the Journal of Individual Psychology, which first appeared in 1935. Alfred settled in the United States in the early 1930s, and when he was thought to be dying Raissa and Alexandra came from Vienna to nurse him. After his recovery, they stayed in America. Kurt Adler reports that the family emigrated because his mother was arrested in 1935 for her work with the "Red Help," a communist aid organization, and Alfred Adler had to promise to take his wife out of Austria. Whatever the reasons for the move, when they arrived in the fall of 1935 Alexandra was immediately offered a position as a neurology instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Because no women were given regular faculty posts, she was added to the research staff with automatically renewable annual appointments. She served there and at Massachusetts General Hospital through 1944. She was a visiting professor of psychiatry at Duke University in 1944, and had a private practice in North Carolina until 1946, when she joined New York University College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, where she became a full professor in 1969. She was a member of the staff at Gracie Square Hospital and at Bellevue Hospital, and worked for 20 years with female offenders at the New York City Department of Corrections, eventually publishing her observations on 1,000 patients (Adler, 1955).
As a psychotherapist, Alexandra was one of the leading systematizers and interpreters of her father’s work, which she expounded first in the Zeitschrift für Individual-Psychologie with a 1929 article on “the technique of giving advice in child training” and a 1935 article “concerning the border zone between neurosis and psychosis.” She provided a systematic overview in Guiding Human Misfits (Adler, 1938), a book printed in both the United States and England, with a second edition in 1948, reprint editions in the 1970s and
1980s, and a German edition in 1990. She further clarified the tenets of individual psychology in book chapters (e.g., Adler, 1947a, 1959), booklets (Adler, 1973), and various dictionaries and encyclopedias (e.g., Adler, 1947b), emphasizing the concepts of organ inferiority, psychic compensation, the neurotic’s fictitious goal or life style, and the influence of family position or birth order. She also wrote numerous articles for the (American) Journal of Individual Psychology, focusing on Adlerian practices for the treatment of schizophrenia, neuroses, and personality disorders; the use of modern drug treatments in psychotherapy in the 1950s; the concepts of compensation and over-compensation; the practice of group therapy; and the emergence of existentialist and
religious psychotherapies in the 1960s. After her father’s death in 1937, Alexandra edited the 1937 volume of the Journal of Individual Psychology and served as the president of the International Association of Individual Psychology. In 1948 she became medical director of the newly founded Alfred Adler Mental Hygiene Clinic in Manhattan, and became actively involved with the new Alfred Adler Institute. Later she served as the president of the American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
Adler was one of the first to provide detailed accounts of what is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder in 500+ survivors of the famous Coconut Grove nightclub fire that occurred in Boston on November 28, 1942, claiming 492 lives. While Erich Lindemann (1944) worked with the families of victims to develop a theory of grieving and the concept of “grief work,” Adler (1943) studied survivors and found that they experienced unresolved grief with personality changes involving guilt, rage, demoralization, and diminished elan vital. Adler found that a year after the disaster 50% of the survivors still experienced sleep disturbances, increased nervousness and anxiety, guilt over survival, and fears related to the fire. Adler (1944, 1950) also reported at length on the disintegration and restoration of vision in one of the fire survivors who suffered from visual agnosia, most likely due to a lesion of the brain caused by carbon monoxide fumes. The 22-year-old patient added part by part until she recognized a whole; often she recognized parts and guessed the nature of the whole. In essence, she recognized objects “by tracing the contours, by adding the parts and making conclusions from all she had perceived” (quoted in Arieti, 1974, p. 282). Adler’s work contributed to demonstrating that this patient’s inability to perceive wholes was not due to a defective visual field. Adler and others argued that “in certain pathological conditions wholes cannot be perceived, only parts. A tendency exists, however, to reconstruct wholes, at times inappropriate ones, only loosely related to the original” (quoted in Arieti, 1974, p. 282). Arieti (1974) gave Adler’s studies a central place in his argument regarding perception in schizophrenics, who apparently manifest “an automatic fragmentation of perceptual wholes followed by an instantaneous reintegration according to primary process, rather than secondary process [or] principles of cognition” (p. 281).
Adler also contributed to the understanding of the neurological basis of multiple sclerosis. Adler and the Harvard neurosurgeon Tracy Jackson Putnam (Putnam & Adler, 1937) conducted a post-mortem study of the brain of a woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, demonstrating that cerebral plaques characteristically spread in a rather odd, specific relationship to large epiventricular veins and bizarrely altered the affluents of these veins. Illustrations from this article are routinely reproduced in the medical literature on multiple sclerosis.
In 1959, Alexandra married Halfdan Gregersen, a former dean and professor of romance languages at Williams College. Gregersen died in 1980. Adler died January 1, 2001, in the New York University hospital where she had worked, of various complications of aging. Her Jewish friends honored her life by observing shloshim. Prior to her death she was honored with the 1977 Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der Stadt Wien (a gold decoration from the city of Vienna) and she was included as a case study in a book on Jewish Women in New York Exile (Hartenstein, 1999).
ADLER family since 1900s have grown a global empire of PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS/HOSPITALS/now UNIVERSITY degrees tied to PSYCHIATRIC medicine. Here in Baltimore ADLER is tied to many hospitals in psychiatry. Remember, the name of a hosipital or NGO just because it uses a RELIGIOUS NAME---like ST JOSEPH'S does not mean it is religious----it is FREEMASONRY. So, GOOGLE ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL/CLINIC and you see they are located all over the nation------and these PSYCHIATRIC facilities are central.
The AFFORDABLE CARE ACT during OBAMA created this EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE we have fought against for a decade BECAUSE global banking 1% are ELIMINATING all last century MEDICAL DATA to recreate NEW TRANSFORMATIVE medical data-----you know, the kind which has no basis in BASIC SCIENCE---BIOLOGY.
PSYCHIATRY during the 1980s closing public mental institutions came with idea that PSYCHIATRY is NOT STEM SCIENCE----it is NOT EXACT---it is social science because there are too many factors which go into why people are the way they are. Too many variables---too many views on what is NORMAL.
We went from moving away from PSYCHIATRY leaning more on psychology-----while global banking 1% was expanding global corporate PSYCHIATRIC institutions.
SO, WHAT DID HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBORS LEARN FROM ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE 24/7 VIDEO PORN THESE DOZEN YEARS WITHOUT ME KNOWING?
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I came from SEATTLE with SEASONAL AFFECT DISORDER DEPRESSION and MENOPAUSAL DEPRESSION being CLINICALLY DEPRESSED------and I came to Baltimore and ended with diagnoses of ALL OF THOSE LISTED BELOW. We have discuss earlier how our unemployed/low-income were being LABELLED with mental illness with a PIPELINE TO DISABILITY.
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Scope of Services St. Joseph Medical Center's 19-bed inpatient psychiatric unit provides 24-hour monitoring, observation and treatment. It was the first community-based hospital in Maryland to develop a psychiatric unit. Partial hospitalization program is open seven days a week, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Types of Patients Served
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A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, internists, registered nurses, social workers, certified occupational therapists, certified nursing assistants and chaplains provide individualized and coordinated care over a unique continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs. Students in the disciplines of nursing, social work and occupational therapy use 1 West as a clinical site each semester. Patients receive individual, family and group therapy in a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment. Group therapies are run by the multidisciplinary team and registered nurses have a special role in managing cognitive behavioral group therapy and psycho-education groups.
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We discuss the pipeline to EUTHANASIA AND HOSPICE tied to our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE being made ADDICTS to PAIN MEDICINE---to PSYCHIATRIC medicine and Baltimore is filled with these kinds of TREATMENT programs.
I COULD SEE EYES IN MY BEDROOM SAYS A VICTIM OF NOSY NEIGHBOR----IT WAS JESUS-----HE WAS GUARDING ME, KEEPING ME SAFE.
Above is a testimonial from a VICTIM of NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG------while FEEDBACK on THE NETWORK says this is TELEMEDICINE. I am being ILLEGAL SURVEILLED because I am drug addict-----a prostitute-----I am crazy ------and all I hear since JAN 2019 when my COCHLEAR IMPLANT was turned ON---is
IF YOU WERE TREATING HER---WHY DID SHE NOT KNOW YOU WERE ILLEGALLY SURVEILLING HER FOR DOZEN YEARS---HOW DOES THAT HELP A PATIENT?
The BRAIN IMPLANT procedures tied to rehabilitating someone diagnosed with MENTAL ILLNESS is exactly what I have spoken------stimulate this part of the brain---release this endorphin------send SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES saying
I AM WORKING TO BE SAFE AND HAVE WELL-BEING.
How Telemedicine Is Changing Mental Health
Posted by Chase Larson
In recent years, the mental health field in the U.S. has come under scrutiny as a field in dire need of change.
Across the U.S. there is a reported shortage of mental health professionals. Need for more effective and accessible substance abuse treatment has increased with the opioid addiction epidemic, especially in more rural areas. Throughout the country, it’s clear that many patients who need mental health care cannot get access when they need it — or choose not to seek treatment for fear of social stigma.
Enter telemedicine. While we may still be in the early stages of a telemedicine revolution in the mental health field, many psychiatrists and therapists have been among the first adopters of telehealth. Ever since Medicare decided to expand telemedicine coverage for 7 mental health services in 2015, many insurance companies and telemedicine providers have followed suit by encouraging tele-mental health.
It makes sense. One of the reasons some doctors and patients may hesitate to try telecare is the inability to do a physical exam. While many mobile medical devices, new remote monitoring technologies, and an emphasis on doctor-patient relationship have alleviated this concern, many medical conditions do require physical exams.
Mental health treatment, however, often does not. Most mental healthcare relies solely on the ability for medical providers and patients to connect emotionally, and to have a conversation. This makes the addition of a simple, secure videochat platform online a revolutionary tool for mental healthcare. In fact, a Price Waterhouse-Cooper survey of patients aged 18 to 44 found 72% of respondents would be willing to receive mental health care virtually, in place of an in-office visit.
With the critical need for better mental health care and the public openness to telepsychiatry, telehealth is quickly changing the face of mental healthcare in four key ways.
1) Telemedicine helps alleviate the widespread shortage of mental healthcare professionals.
The shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S. presents a huge problem, especially as the country has moved towards a better understanding of the importance of mental health treatment. Telepsychiatry has grown rapidly in recent years to help. Armed with tech software to videochat with patients online, psychiatrists can reach a wider geographic region.
A psychiatrist in another state or in an urban area could now potentially treat a patient living hundreds of miles away in a rural shortage area. Telemedicine providers — and even retail clinic providers like Walgreens — have been quickly growing their telepsychiatry workforce to meet the demand.
2) Telepsychiatry makes mental health services more accessible and convenient to patients in need.
One of the biggest advantages of telemedicine across all medical specialties is accessibility for all patients: patients who are convalescing at home, patients who are mobile-challenged, patients who lack adequate transportation, and those who live in rural, remote areas. As long as a patient has a way to connect to the internet, telepsychiatry enables them to access treatment.
3) Telehealth helps patients avoid stigma and receive treatment from the privacy of home.
While there’s a broader acceptance of mental health treatment these days, stigma is still a problem for some patients. Telepsychiatry might not directly fight social stigma, but it can offer patients more options to ensure their privacy is protected. Weekly therapy appointments, for instance, could be done from home, after work hours.
4) Telemedicine is changing the landscape of addiction treatment.
With the rise of the opioid addiction epidemic, the push to improve and reform addiction treatment has intensified. Problems with opioid addiction are especially rampant in more rural regions of the country — areas that also happen to have less access to mental healthcare.
Earlier this year, the U.S. government put $1.4 million in grants towards developing telemedicine programs to serve Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky — all Appalachian regions greatly affected by opioid addiction. Federal officials see this project as a crucial step towards targeting opioid abuse and providing better mental health resources to the areas in special need.
Telemedicine is a disruptor in the healthcare space, especially primed to bring about improvement to our mental health field. With the expansion of Telepsychiatry services and solutions, we’re likely to see big changes happen in the next couple years.
This is the problem with MENTAL HEALTH/PSYCHIATRY and TELEMEDICINE-------it is not only DRAWBACKS----it is deliberate FAKE DATA which creates those same reasons to treat a medical condition which does not exist---or was manufactured. The MISUSE is absolutely crazy and it does resemble those HITLER/STALIN FASCIST medical research atrocities -----STANFORD TOTAL PRISON MODEL can take you to being physically disabled as well as mentally disabled and global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS heading towards GLOBAL CORPORATE EXTREME WEALTH EXTREME POVERTY MARXISM-----has that NIHILISM which DARK MYSTICS-------SATANISTS/WICCANS-----love.
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REMEMBER, WICCAN can WHITE MYSTICISM and BLACK mysticism. This is the premise behind HARRY POTTER----the good wizards fighting against DARK wizards-----white mysticism is NATUROPATHY---the use of herbal treatments---natural body manipulations.
INVASIVE treatments like IMPLANTS---like PHARMA----like BOTS-----goals of changing our BODY CHEMISTRY to be HIBERNATING HUMANS is BLACK MYSTICISM------DARK WICCAN ------the opposite of NATUROPATHY.
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Published online 2010 Jan 12. doi: 10.1186/1755-7682-3-1
PMID: 20150988Biomarkers in psychiatry: drawbacks and potential for misuseShaheen E Lakhan,1 Karen Vieira,1 and Elissa Hamlat1
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For more than 20 years, researchers have attempted to identify diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, major (unipolar) depression, and bipolar disorder. Advocates of this research contend that identifying such biomarkers will aid in the diagnosis of these disorders, as well as the possible development of effective psychiatric medications to treat them. Currently, there are no diagnostic tests available. This is largely due to the multi-factorial nature of psychiatric disorders.
Biomarker testing of individuals is also prohibitively expensive because significant expertise is required to conduct tests and follow-up counseling for the patient is often necessary. It is cautioned that widespread biomarker testing could lead to negative consequences such as discrimination in health insurance and employment, as well as selective abortion.
There are no clinical laboratory tests to date that can be used by clinicians to diagnose patients with psychiatric disorders. Instead, psychiatrists have to rely on the patient's description of symptoms, mental status examinations, and clinical behavioral observations in order to make an accurate diagnosis in line with the diagnostic categories listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition (DSM-IV)  or the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) . Unfortunately, it can take months or even years for clinicians to make a correct psychiatric diagnosis using current methods and there is much room for error. Quantitative criteria are lacking for specific psychiatric disorders, and many diagnostic criteria overlap.
It has been widely accepted that etiological diagnosis of medical illness is superior to syndromal (symptom-based) diagnosis. Scientific investigations into biomarkers for schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder have the goal of generating more definitive diagnostic tools for these disorders. The multidisciplinary approach of Convergent Functional Genomics  has revealed multiple candidates. This approach integrates animal model gene expression data with human genetic linkage/association data, as well as human tissue (postmortem brain, blood) data, to cross-validating findings, extract meaning from large datasets, and prioritize candidate genes, pathways, and mechanisms for subsequent hypothesis-driven research . These potential biomarkers can be divided into three primary categories: protein-based, imaging-linked, and genetic (see  for a recent review).
Easily accessible bodily fluids like blood, urine, and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) are potential sources for the identification of protein-based psychiatric biomarkers. CSF, however, is probably the most relevant source for identifying protein biomarkers for patients with psychiatric disorders because proteins that have been secreted or shed from brain cells can be found there. These proteins also can be found in the blood due to an exchange with CSF; however, their levels are much reduced. As a result, researchers are focusing on CSF as a means for biomarker discover and blood for an eventual clinical diagnostic assay.
Huang et al. utilized surface-enhanced laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry in a total of 179 cerebrospinal fluid samples (58 schizophrenia patients, 16 patients with depression, 5 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, 10 patients with Alzheimer disease, and 90 controls). They discovered three key schizophrenia-specific alterations in the up-regulation of a 40-amino acid VGF-derived peptide, the down-regulation of transthyretin at 4 kDa, and a peptide cluster at 6,800-7,300 Da (which is likely to be influenced by the doubly charged ions of the transthyretin protein cluster) .
Genetic biomarkers are specific genes, mutations, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can be linked to psychiatric symptoms. In one study, using blood samples from patients with mood disorders, the investigators were able to determine 11 different biomarker candidates: 5 genes involved in myelination and 6 genes involved in growth factor signaling . There was also prior evidence of the differential expression of these genes in the postmortem brains of individuals suffering from mood disorders.
To be truly useful, a psychiatric biomarker must have predictive power and allow for the identification of at-risk individuals . Proponents of determining clinically useful, cost-effective biomarkers believe it will enhance patient management, improve treatment and therapeutic response, and lead to targeted therapy tailored to the individual . They also point to the possibility of increased positive outcome through early intervention.
Genetic biomarkers are one area in psychiatric disorders that is being researched, but neuroimaging is another research tool being investigated to aid in the diagnosis and etiology of psychiatric illnesses. The general hypothesis is that the neruoanatomy of people afflicted with a psychiatric disorder will differ than those who do not have a psychiatric disorder. One neuroimaging study by Borgwardt et. al investigating schizophrenia in twins demonstrated that monozygotic twins afflicted with schizophrenia had reduced brain gray matter volume versus healthy monozygotic twins . One interesting observation of this study is that they also included monozygotic twins in which one twin was diagnosed with schizophrenia while the other was not (discordant). In the discordant twins the one with schizophrenia had reduced gray matter volume just like the concordant twins; however, the regions of reduced gray matter volume were different. This finding suggests that genetic influence elicits a different etiology than environmental influences on the same outcome of schizophrenia.
General anxiety disorder (GAD) is another psychiatric disorder that affects many people. Just like with schizophrenia, there is extensive research underway to determine the etiology of GAD. Neuroimaging is one tool researches are using to decipher this disorder. Using MRI, researchers found that people afflicted with GAD had different amygdalar connectivity than control subjects . The amygdalae are part of the limbic system and are responsible for developing memories tied to emotional events. MRI is also being used to investigate neuroanatomy differences in people diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One recent study showed that people with OCD had different cortical folding versus control subjects . Neuroimaging to detect differences in neuroanatomy in those with psychiatric disorders is in its infancy, but will likely lead to great advancements in the treatment, diagnosis, and understanding of these disorders.
Another area of intense research is on inflammatory agents that may add to the complexity of psychiatric disorder development. Inflammatory agents such as cytokines or specific hormones have been implicated as markers of psychiatric disorders. This is mainly due to the observation that people afflicted with depression have higher inflammatory markers such as interleukin-6 or cortisol [13-15]. In one study researchers measured the inflammatory response of pregnant women receiving the flu vaccine . As a marker of inflammation researchers used macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a cytokine up-regulated during inflammation. The flu vaccine was used as an in vivo antigen challenge, which all women who are pregnant during flu season should get. The women were separated by depression status. The authors observed that women previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder or bipolar had higher MIF responses than those women with no psychiatric disorder, suggesting a dysregulation of inflammatory responses during depression.
Thorough assessment, however, is needed before we are to completely change the way in which we diagnose and treat patients with psychiatric disorders. Instead of simply focusing on its potential, a closer look at the drawbacks and possible misuses of this new technology is needed.
The first major issue associated with any new technology is almost always its cost; biomarker screening is no exception. Diagnostic testing can be extremely expensive. Genetic testing can cost anywhere from $100 to $3,000 per patient . For example, implementing a screening program for people with a family history of schizophrenia would be a huge cost burden on insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, or the patients themselves. If an individual tests positive for a genetic biomarker, additional funds may be needed for post-screening support and counseling and/or treatments for the disorder.
Currently, implementing such screening programs is not worth the investment since genetic biomarkers are not yet highly predictive of psychiatric disease. In the case of one likely genetic biomarker for schizophrenia (neuregulin 1), the most promising findings to date account for only a 1% increased risk of developing symptoms . Thus, despite the high heritability of schizophrenia, single genes only make a very small contribution to the overall risk of disease . In order to be cost effective, any future clinical diagnostic criteria that includes biomarker screening should also take into consideration a patient's reported symptoms, especially those that interfere with their daily life . This way, only individuals who are considerably afflicted by mental disorders will be treated.
One of the reasons finding genetic biomarkers is so challenging is that most mental disorders are considered multi-factorial; multiple genes or gene families trigger disease manifestation. Commonly referred to as polygenic inheritance, it is believed that specific "gene sets" or "gene combinations" contribute to the development of symptoms. Although investigations are ongoing, we do not know the identity of many of the genes that play a significant role in the genesis of mental illness or the major pathways in which they participate. The linkage of a few genes or gene products to the wide-variety of psychiatric symptoms cannot reliably be used for the diagnosis of mental disorders .
The influence of the environment on psychiatric disorders also needs to be considered. Schizophrenia studies involving monozygotic twins have shown that twins may have the same genotype, but not have the same phenotype , with one twin going on to develop schizophrenia while the other does not. Non-genetic factors may play a key role in disease development and progression. Socio-economic statuses, access to technology, and even religious influence have been shown to modify the onset and severity of psychiatric disorders. For example, a lower socio-economic status is associated with an increased risk of mental illness and psychiatric hospitalization [19,20]. Religious belief has been shown to aid recovery in patients with schizophrenia. In one study, increased religious activity was associated with a decrease in symptoms . However, religion can also become part of the patient's problem if they are rejected by their faith community, burdened by spiritual activities, and demoralized by their beliefs . Since those afflicted by psychiatric disorders will not be exposed to the same environmental influences, it is unwise to make generalizations based solely on genetic biomarkers.
The introduction of diagnostic biomarkers can only provide limited information on the likelihood of psychiatric disorder development and only on a patient-by-patient basis. Environmental influences and lifestyle choices figure heavily in disease progression and gene products do not function alone but in complex pathways; one gene may influence the behavior of other genes when exposed to additional risk factors [23,24]. Additionally, biomarkers may be a variable as a function of age, gender, ethnicity, and health status of the patient. Researchers have already found that the onset of schizophrenia is influenced by gender. A study conducted by Häfner indicated that schizophrenia tends to affect women 3 to 4 years later than men and women tend to have milder forms of the disease in their younger years. The author attributed this delayed onset to the protective effects of estrogen .
Although extensive research is under way, genetic detection, neuroimaging, or inflammatory responses as means of detecting, treating, or diagnosing psychiatric disorders is still in its infancy. While research efforts to find better and more accurate ways for detection are good natured, the implications of these new means of detection is not always well thought out. If a person expresses a certain gene or gene set indicative of a mental health condition, but has no symptoms do they have the condition or not? There is always the question: did an environmental influence cause a change in gene expression that led to a specific disorder? Most psychiatric disorders are not diagnosed in childhood, yet a person is born with their genetic makeup. There is some missing factor not answerable with genetics alone that leads to a specific phenotype. The same argument can be made for neuroimaging or inflammatory responses. Not every person that is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder will have a different neuroanatomic make up. Not every person with a neuroanatomic difference will have a psychiatric disorder. So, what will be the exception and what will be the rule?
Perhaps the biggest concern related to prognostic biomarkers, though, is whether testing would actually be of any benefit to asymptomatic individuals. If researchers could develop a blood test for schizophrenia in the next few years, what are the ethical implications for instituting routine testing for "at-risk" individuals when there is currently a lack of preventative therapeutic strategies ?
Potential for Biomarker Misuse
Research into the identification of biomarkers for psychiatric disorders has raised ethical questions, especially concerning the collection and usage of genetic information. Hereditary information is uniquely personal. It can foretell an individual's medical future, divulge personal information about one's parents, siblings and children, and has a history of being used to stigmatize and victimize individuals .
Since the eruption of the HIV/AIDS pandemic there have been numerous debates as to whether people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS should be classified as a protected demographic under non-discriminatory legislation . The discovery of HIV/AIDS was made over two decades ago and despite extensive research and knowledge there is still a stigma attached to those afflicted with the disease. Questions that still arise, ask whether these people should have a right to privacy concerning matters associated with their illness [29,30]. Discrimination is still a problem for this demographic; one study published this year showed that HIV/AIDS sufferers have a harder time finding dental care. Some were refused once they disclosed their illness and the discrimination was more pronounced if the patient was African-American .
Another stigmatizing disease is tuberculosis (TB), which was once eradicated from the US but is on the rise again. Recent studies have shown that people's lack of knowledge about TB has driven an overt discrimination against TB sufferers [32,33]. The media has contributed to this stigma by sensationalizing rare cases of antibiotic-resistant TB strains. One study published in 2008 reported that people given a survey asking about their knowledge of TB knew that it was an infectious disease that affected the lungs, but when asked how it was transmitted some thought TB was acquired via sexual transmission .
Based on recent studies, there is still a stigma attached to diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB that have extensive research and knowledge about causative agents, transmission, and treatment. Yet people, including the healthcare field, continue to discriminate against these individuals. If there were a definitive test or biomarker for psychiatric illness, psychiatric disorder patients would likely be exposed to similar discrimination based on historical findings of other stigmatizing disorders. Unfortunately in research, science almost always precedes legislation.
One of the biggest concerns with the collection of genetic or other biological information is that it can be used as an employment and insurance screening tool to deny an otherwise healthy individual employment or healthcare coverage . An actual case of such discrimination involved a mother who had an alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, an autosomal recessive disorder that can lead to emphysema and liver disease. In 2003, Heidi Williams was denied health insurance for her two children because they were carriers of the disease. This was despite the fact they were both healthy and neither had the two copies of the allele necessary to make them sick . A person is considered to have the disease (AAT deficiency) only if both genes are inherited. Otherwise, people with only one gene are considered 'carriers' -- in this case, AAT levels are lower than normal, but do not cause serious health problems.
In order to combat such prejudice, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA) in 2008, which prevents insurance companies from denying coverage or increasing premium rates to otherwise healthy individuals on the basis of genetic information . Employers are also barred from using genetic information for hiring, firing, or job-placement decisions .
However, the scope of this law is limited to "genetic information," which is defined as:
• An individual's genetic test (including genetic tests done as part of a research study);
• Genetic tests of the individual's family members (defined as dependents and up to and including fourth degree relatives);
• Genetic tests of any fetus of an individual or family member who is pregnant, and genetic tests of any embryo legally held by an individual or family member utilizing assisted reproductive technology;
• The manifestation of a disease or disorder in family members (family history);
• Any request for, or receipt of, genetic services or participation in clinical research that includes genetic services (genetic testing, counseling, or education) by an individual or family member.
GINA does not protect the results of tests that do not measure DNA, RNA, or chromosomal changes. Therefore, there is nothing in the law to protect asymptomatic individuals who test positive for non-genetic biomarkers of psychiatric disease, leaving them vulnerable to discrimination.
In the future, parents could conceivably employ prognostic biomarker testing for major psychiatric disorders after undergoing chorionic villus sampling. After receiving the results, these parents may decide to terminate the pregnancy if the child is at risk for a psychiatric abnormality. Couples undergoing in vitro fertilization already have the opportunity to select against undesirable genetic conditions by means of a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. It is only a matter of time before psychiatric biomarkers are added to the list of conditions routinely screened for prenatally.
There is also the potential for misusing biomarkers in a new wave of eugenics or sterilization campaigns. There is a long history of the misuse of genetic information by many governments to discriminate against those perceived as genetically unfit and to restrict their reproductive decisions. In the United States, a program of compulsory sterilization of mentally ill individuals began in 1897 with the passage of legislation in Michigan. However, the movement did not gain momentum until 1927 when the Supreme Court legitimized the forceful sterilization of patients at a Virginia home for the mentally retarded in Beck v. Bell . Over the next 15 years, the number of sterilizations steadily increased until the case of Skinner v. Oklahoma complicated the legal situation . This case held that compulsory sterilization could not be imposed as a punishment for a crime. Criminal sterilization laws were designed to target "criminality," believed by some at the time to be a hereditary trait. Such programs were eventually abandoned after World War II because of the association between the eugenics movement and the Nazis. During this period though, more than 65,000 individuals were sterilized in 33 states .
Such practices are not simply relegated to the pages of history. Current laws in China authorize the sterilization of individuals who are genetic carriers of serious medical disorders, including mental illnesses . The Maternal and Infant Healthcare Law of 1995 requires couples to undergo a pre-marital medical examination. If the results of this examination reveal a "genetic disease of a serious nature which is considered to be inappropriate for child-bearing," the couple must take "long-term contraceptive measures" or undergo a sterilization procedure before they can get married .
The eventual use of biomarkers for psychiatric diagnosis will need to be implemented with caution and with full awareness of the costs involved. Compared to current measures of disease diagnosis, such as behavioral observation or questionnaires, the use of biomarkers is a more labor-intensive approach and requires a higher level of expertise.
The long-term impact that results may have on future life choices for the individual and family members must also be investigated as genetic testing could potentially introduce misleading labels and limit an individual's opportunities. One needs to closely weigh the costs against the benefits because currently there are no reliable biomarkers that can consistently predict mental illness.
In the rush toward developing etiological screening tools, it must be remembered that the patient is at the heart of the medical profession, not their DNA. Any new diagnostic tools should confer a significant benefit to patients and not promote confusion, discrimination, or stigma.
HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBOR tied to my misdiagnosis in mental capacity without coincidence was an EMERGENCY ROOM PSYCH INTERN at the same college----at the same time I was attending undergraduate.
FEEDBACK has said over and over that my HITTING designation started while I was attending VCU--------supposedly I was DISRESPECTING DOCTORS back then---as I do today discussing MOVING FORWARD killing our strong US PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM.
ADLER family has connections to each place I have lived------below we see RICHMOND----they have CLINIC IN SEATTLE opened before my employment there---and I hit ADLER hard here in Baltimore. HITTING as we say can be ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE VIDEO PORN-----simply selling images of PEOPLE'S STUFF-----but HITTING also has goals of bringing people DOWN----making them FAIL---to push them into SOCIAL SERVICES where all these INVOLUNTARY IMPLANT RESEARCH studies seem to grab VICTIMS and don't let go.
From an encounter with what I KNOW was a WICCAN homeowner I happened to RENT a ROOM ---I ended in PSYCH WARD-----with IMPLANTS to solve ALL MY BODY AND BRAIN DYSFUNCTION.
This is my REVIEW of SAMUEL ADLER--------HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBOR who says he is NOT going to change this MIS ---DIAGNOSIS of mental disability.
Seems this ADLER wanted to make sure I felt the OPPOSITE from stated goals-----DON'T TALK TO HER-----SHE IS BAD---SHE IS A HOMELESS PROSTITUTE/DRUG ADDICT. Hmmmm, that does not sound like BELONGING or MAKING SOMEONE FEEL SIGNIFICANT.
If I am struggling to get free from a HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG who literally have me captured------HOG-TIED----calling me a SEX SLAVE-----with IMPLANTS harming my body----it is not hard to see that CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA was pre-WEIMAR GERMANY and RUSSIA with lots of SATANIC/WICCAN nihilism creating condition for MEDICAL ATROCITIES.
A VICTIM SAYS SHE HAS EYES PEERING OUT AT HER IN HER BEDROOM-----SHE THINKS IT IS JESUS.
Adler University and Lookout Society Launch Mental Health Services to Help People Experiencing Homelessness
Lookout Housing and Health Society and Adler University have launched new mental health services to help people experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty achieve increased stability in their lives.
Adler University graduate students, under the supervision of registered psychologists from the University, will provide mental health services such as individual and group therapy, psychological assessments, mental health screenings, and educational programming.
The services will be offered to guests at three Lookout locations: Russell Housing Centre in New Westminster, Powell Street Getaway in Downtown Eastside, and the Mood Disorders Association outpatient clinic in Downtown Vancouver.
The services align with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions’ A Pathway to Hope, a roadmap for improving mental health and addictions care for everyone in B.C.
“Because of the innovative partnership between Lookout and Adler University, graduate students will provide much-needed mental health services to the most vulnerable people in our community, where and when they need it,” said Hon. Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, who spoke at the October 25 event celebrating the launch of the partnership. “By combining their expertise, one as a community organization and the other an academic institution, they’ve created a new opportunity to help people on their pathway to healing and hope.”
All of the mental health services are trauma-informed to help people heal from the adverse experiences in their lives. Homelessness is often caused by a number of factors, including poverty, family breakdown, trauma, addiction, and illness. Research shows poverty is the top cause of homelessness, especially in Vancouver where housing costs are the highest in Canada.
HMMMM, NO MENTION OF 'HITTING'
People experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty often live with mental health challenges that remain unaddressed. For example, of the 205 people who stayed at Lookout’s Russell Housing Centre last year, 62% lived with self-reported substance use and 32% with self-reported mental health issues, and many people experience both challenges simultaneously.
“Many of our guests experience mental health challenges and need customized services to meet their various needs,” said Shayne Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Lookout Housing and Health Society.
“Traditional mental health services, such as weekly therapy appointments, are difficult for guests to access when struggling with housing instability, poverty and stigma. This is why we are excited to work with Adler University to help design mental health services to meet guests’ specific needs.”
Adler University and Lookout created a unique community-focused model of high-quality mental health services that aim to help guests gain housing stability, to provide access to longer term therapy services, and to help substance users to better manage their addictions.
“Adler University is committed to promoting community wellness and health, and we’re proud to partner with Lookout to expand their mental health offerings,” said Bradley O’Hara, Executive Dean of Adler University’s Vancouver Campus. “In contrast to many clinical training programs, where mental health services are offered on a university campus, we offer services directly in the communities where underserved populations live. By working within communities, our students gain valuable insight into the surrounding social conditions that affect mental health so they can better serve guests.”
The services provided by Adler are adapted to meet the needs of guests at each location. For example, services will focus on crisis intervention at Lookout’s Powell Street Getaway in Downtown Eastside, a community resource centre for individuals living with mental health and substance use challenges. At the Russell Housing Centre, guests with stable housing are offered longer term therapy services.
Clinical services are currently provided three full days a week, with additional days planned to begin in January, by five Adler University students from the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and Master of Counselling Psychology programs. In addition to therapy, assessment, and screenings for guests, Adler University students will also provide staff development and trauma-resiliency training to Lookout employees.
The Lookout partnership is a component of Adler Community Health Services, and is the University’s first partnership of this kind in Vancouver. Adler Community Health Services offers similar community-focused mental health services tailored to the needs of disadvantaged populations in Chicago, where Adler University also has a campus.
In Vancouver, Adler University partners with more than 250 community organizations to offer students hands-on learning experiences related to their areas of study.
About Adler University
Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,500 students in master's and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University's mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
THESE STRUCTURES ARE TELEMEDICINE BUILDING----LOOKOUT MEANS SURVEILLING. SOME POOR CITIZENS NEEDING HOUSING ARE FORCED TO SAY---OK, SURVEILLE ME----THEN THEY ARE RECRUITED TO BECOME NOSY NEIGHBORS------LOOKING IN ON OTHER PEOPLE.
Today in Baltimore each community is saturated with these LOOKOUT BUILDINGS-----illegal surveillance exists in almost every house. What happens when we subject a person down and out to these SEE MY NAKED AND HAVING SEX conditions? They turn around and create the same conditions in houses all over Baltimore.
We can bet the ILLEGAL STREAMING 24/7 VIDEO PORN NETWORK started from this idea it is OK to LOOKOUT-----to be JESUS to vulnerable people.
This article is 2019-----my experience was 2006-7 with unknowing LOOKOUT for a dozen years all while being IMPLANTED et al and captured by SATANIC/WICCAN ----organized crime. This does not have good intentions----I am still being ILLEGALLY SURVEILLED 24/7 and nothing is the matter with ME.
Hmmmmm, looks like HOSTING SERVER NOSY NEIGHBOR AND THE RADIATION DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AIMED AT MY BODY AND HEAD GOT THE IDEA HERE
NB! Only a few places left for 5-day in depth training course with Prof. Jury Kropotov
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EEG Biomarkers in Psychiatry
Lecture by Prof. Jury Kropotov
Prof. Jury Kropotovis a world renowned neuroscientist, USSR State Prize Winner, director of labora-tory of the Institute of the Human Brain of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, Professor II of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Juri Kropotov, Ph.D. has earned three doctorates: in theoretical physics, in philosophy and in neurophysiology. From 1970 to 1990, he practiced at the psychiatric clinics of the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of the Human Brain at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. His work with psychiatric patients included electrode implantation for neurological research, evaluation, diagnosis and therapy. For this research, in 1985 he was awarded the country’s highest scientific award --the USSR State Prize. His scientific interests are now focused on Quantitative EEG and normative data bases, event related potentials (ERPs), neurotherapy (neurofeedback, tDCS, DBS), QEEG/ERP markers of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
MRI, fMRI, PET and electrophysiological studies play an important role in applied neuroscience for defining biomarkers of psychiatric and neurological disorders. Because of high temporal resolution, EEG recordings are the only methods that allow neuroscientists to assess dynamic brain functions.Research shows that quantitative EEG(QEEG) and event related potentials(ERPs) reflect quite independent domains of brain functioning: QEEG reflect mechanisms of cortical self-regulation whereas ERPs reflect information flow within cortical neuronal networks.The patient might have a normal self-regulation but abnormal information flow, and vice versa.Meta analysis of applied neuroscience literature within the frames of “diagnosis and treatment of brain dysfunction” shows that the number of papers in ERP research is 10 times larger than the number of papers in QEEGresearch with this ratio dramatically increasing over the last five years.The effect size in ERP discriminant (patients vs. norms) analysis is usually much higher than the effect size in QEEG analysis.The core part of the lecture is intended to introduce ERP-based biomarkers.The methodology of recording and analysis of ERPs will be presented.The focus will be made on recently emerged tools such as Independent Component Analysis and sLORETAimaging.
Application of ERP for diagnosing ADHD, schizophrenia and Traumatic Brain Injury will be dis-cussed.
Biomarkers of these disorders (amplitude and latencies of independent ERP compo-nents) will be presented.
Finally, our own experience of using ERPs for constructing protocols of neurofeedback and tDCSwill be discussed.