[Off-topic] Requests author discusses MentalHealthError exception

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 18:33:03 EST 2016


On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 6:29 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

> On 29/02/2016 22:40, Larry Martell wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>> On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:26:32 PM UTC+5:30, Ben Finney wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Ian Kelly  writes:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Larry Martell  wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I found this to be a very sad story. Sure, he had some issues, but I
>>>>>>> don't think they needed to drug him, and take all that he had
>>>>>>> learned away from him and turn him back into what he was before.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "All that he had learned" meaning his delusions and psychoses?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Indeed. If a revelation is unconnected to reality, it's misleading to
>>>>> say that one has "learned" it.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> And who is the last arbiter on that 'reality'?
>>>>
>>>
>>> A nice academic question. Not appropriate when we're discussing a real
>>> person's psychotic episodes. Neither you nor I are experts in whether an
>>> experience is psychosis, and the person already has an expert diagnosis.
>>>
>>> So please don't de-rail into the weeds of second-guessing an expert in
>>> mental health. Unless you know the person's mental health better than
>>> their doctor (and you do not), don't second-guess the diagnosis they
>>> received.
>>>
>>
>> I think for the most part, the mental health industry is most
>> interested in pushing drugs and forcing people into some status quo.
>>
>>
> I am disgusted by your comments.  I'll keep my original reply in reserve.
>
>
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I really like requests.  I recommend it whenever people have trouble with
urllib.  As to Kenneth's personal struggle, good for him.  An interesting
and honest appraisal of his personal stuff.  Viva la internet

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