Depression & Mental Health | #Life | #Death | #Depression | #Suicide | #MentalHealth | #Psychology


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
June 26, 2019

As a preamble, this piece on mental health is prompted by two different significant circumstances, one of which is personal, one of which is not, that took place the last day.  The personal component will lead to set the foundation for what follows.

This piece will only touch lightly on the subject of mental health as equal parts vent and equal parts reminder for others to make sure that whether you happen to know someone, or simply think someone else might have mental health concerns, let them know that you are there, no matter whatNo matter how many times it takes, for there are not enough ways to tell people you care for them.    

When any single person takes their life because they thought nobody was there for them, which has happened way more often than it ever should have, it shows the possibility that (1) these individuals were not told they were cared for, or loved, (2) they were told, but didn’t really believe it, (3) they were told, but they were not shown, (4) they were told and shown, but it never registered anyways, (5) they went through one of the above circumstances, but their health issues didn’t allow them to have their mental faculties in full, preventing them from noticing, or appreciating the truth behind someone’s actions, or (6) another issue altogether that couples to the above in a different way.

As it happens, I have been writing quite a bit about mental health the last couple of days, and all of this stemmed from a poem that I helped co-write, which was thankfully a collaboration with a very talented acquaintance that I only met nigh a week and a half ago or so.  During a conversation, she brought up the idea of a collaboration before me, and after we jumped at the chance, she settled on the topic of depression, which I didn’t mind whatsoever.

To say the least, the poem was incredibly thought provoking, and quite inspiring in a few different ways, which I kind of didn’t expect to be honest.  On a subjectively deeper level, this piece made me think of lots of personal emotions and issues that I haven’t delved into for quite some time for various reasons, and even downright buried for many years.  Having said that, what we wrote resonated with me so much that I have written dozens of poems of myriad types, some of which I plan on sharing in the future hopefully, including some the topic of depression, or darker subjects that revolve around mental health.

In fact, today, while I was stretching and writing poetry on this and other subjects, I got a text from a friend that said someone that we followed on social media had unfortunately passed away, which is where the second component of this blog posts comes in.

Through my friend I come to find out that Desmond “Etika” Amofah passed away due unfortunately to suicide.  Whether someone is a youtuber or not, it’s extremely unfortunate when someone takes their life, especially when there were significant mental health issues that were known for months beforehand, but this is also how it happens at times.

How I ran into Etika’s work was simply by watching him over a decade ago on Youtube covering gaming, which is something that I am incredibly fond of.  He was one of the content creators that clawed his way from the bottom and rose all the way to the top, and was incredibly popular for what he accomplished, and even inspired many in his journey.  I won’t cover much more than that given that there’s literally countless articles out there covering the deeper aspects of his life.  I simply mention this because although I didn’t know him, I did watch him enough to find an incredible affinity and kinship towards him, as many others have, when he was doing his work and it made me incredibly gloomy after hearing of his passing, especially given the circumstances.

The keystone point is, don’t ever assume people know you care, or even love them, and even if they do, they might still have problems reconciling that fact.  Everyone thinks differently, so how someone expresses how they care is vastly different from how another individual does.  Likewise, different people see acts of caring and love in different ways.  Some people see small circumstances and find a lot of caring and love behind it, others do not; some people express themselves in ways they think are obvious forms of caring and love towards others, but others might not see it that way given countless reasons.

With all of that in mind, it is downright crucial to show others that you care and/or them, whether they have mental health issues or not, but especially if they do.

Consistent acts of kindness, whether small or not, can go a long way to help others come out of the catacombs of mental health issues, or prevent them from getting there in the first place.

Never underestimate the power that showing others you care can have.  It might be the smallest gift you can give, but it might be the best gift someone could ever receive, because it just might change the course of their life forever.

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Author Notes:

[1] I say perhaps, because I am uncertain of what these individuals have gone through, or go through, but subjectively speaking I have found this to be true for myself and some close to me)

[2] Honestly, I wouldn’t had written this blog post if I hadn’t collaborated with the person I co-wrote that depression poem with.  It’s not that I don’t have appreciation for mental health issues, it’s just hard for me to speak about these issues subjectively given some things that have happened in my past.  But having had to privilege not only to write something on this very topic, but have it be meaningful in a way, incredibly so in fact for me personally, has nudged me in a direction that I hadn’t contemplated in going toward, but one that I appreciate to the fullest extent. I definitely let the person know that I appreciated the opportunity and I sure hope we can work together again, not only because (I think) we worked well together, but also because of how well the poem came out, but that will ultimately be up to them.

Either way, this situation is just one of those seemingly little circumstances that can change your outlook on many things, and make you realize that there are people out there that will relate with what you have to say at the deepest levels, and I haven’t been able to do that with this topic, not like that.  Especially given that I often mask emotions with metaphors and I am not as blunt as I am in my personal journal or random accounts I often employ in various nooks across the internet just to let off steam.

My main point is that many times people think that there aren’t others out there that care, or care enough to listen to them, or to help them wade through the issues, when in fact the opposite is true.  There are people that would walk through oceans of fire for them to make sure that they are okay.  But as I’ve alluded to elsewhere, many people often don’t show others that they care because they see the acts that they themselves undertake as ‘obvious’ acts of kindness, even when others might not see it that way.  And if a person sees their own actions as an obvious act of kindness and love, why wouldn’t others?  Simple: because not everybody thinks likes you, feels like you, acts like you, or ultimately lives like you, why is why you should never underestimate the power of acting out of love, no matter who this action is towards, and whether you know that person or not.

You all have a great evening, and no matter what, always show others you care.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Blind Faith In The Medical System | #Health | #BigPharma | #BigMedica

It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”[Bold Emphasis Added]

Marcia Angell, former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, in the NY Review of Books, January 15, 2009, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption”

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BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
May 26, 2019

Let me preface the following with some vanguard considerations.

Whether directly, through personal health issues, or indirectly, via random meetings in life or health issues of family members or friends, I’ve met quite a few doctors, nurses, surgeons and the like, so what I will state thereafter is more about the for-profit medical system (a.k.a. Big Pharma & Big Medica), than it is about the individuals.  That said, just like anywhere else in life, in the medical establishment there are good and bad apples, so it really all depends on the type of individual you get, which couples into the first of the following three contentions that follow.

When I was a 16 years old, I got hospitalized after a short trip to Florida.  Narrowing down an incredibly long story down to its core elements, I didn’t know what was going on, and after a week in the hospital, the main doctor couldn’t figure out what was happening.  He insisted over and over again that I had to have gone to Mexico and drank some of the ‘bad water’ down there.

First off, I hadn’t gone to Mexico at all, which my Mom could vouch for, but he wasn’t listening.  I was so hopped up on pain meds I don’t remember much of what happened at first, but, what I do recall is that after the first week, as my health continued to deteriorate considerably, it set my Mom off.

My Mom unleashed her maternal instinct in a way that I had never seen before and had only seen once since, and that was just a few years back, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.  My Mom basically remodeled the entire floor with this doctor ego and went full fire and brimstone on his incompetence.  It might seem like ‘incompetence’ is an exaggeration, especially dealing with a doctor and their credentials, but I will let the following point let you decided for yourself.  Perhaps incompetence is a strong word, but when someone’s life is on the line, I think it fits.

In any case, not having any of it anymore and worried about my deteriorating health and also tired of the run around and endless tests, she essentially got rid of him until a new doctor arrived.  The second doctor that got fortuitously assigned to my case due to my Mom wound up figuring out what I had in hours.  That’s when I got diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.

How can two separate doctors that are supposed to handle the same issues have such a disparity?  Good and bad apples; the first doctor didn’t listen, the second one did.[1]  This is the first personal circumstance in which I got a personal stake in health and began taking it a lot more serious than I ever had.  One might think that I just had ‘bad luck’, but it wasn’t only one time this happened to me, but three, and it’s not only me that this happens too.

My second point is that I lost my great grandma on my Mom’s side, and also my grandma on my Mom’s side due to preventable medical mistakes.  Losing anyone is a heartrending and soul crippling experience for individuals.  Losing someone because someone didn’t read a damn chart is something that will infuriate even a saint.  I could say a LOT more about this, but I don’t want to get into it because it’s just too damn a painful.

Third point of contention, but certainly not least, it is in the open literature that preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States.  This has been known since at least 2001.  Where is the media firestorm that there should be on this topic?  That will be covered in a second.

In 2001, Dr. Barbara Starfield, published a study in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) that was titled “Is US Health Really The Best In The World”.  The study found that (1) 106,000 people die of FDA-approved drugs every single year, and (2) other preventable medical mistakes kill 119,000 people a year, totaling 225,000 people dying every year, like clock-work.

Now, let me ask you something.  How is it that a few dozen people allegedly get a virus, and its all over the mainstream media as they expound why vaccinations must be had and so forth.  In essence, getting a virus is news.  But 225,000 people dying when THEY SHOULDN’T BE isn’t?  How does that make any sense?

Here we must insert the timeless: cui bono?  Who benefits?  Big Pharma & Big Medica.

Not only would big Pharma & Big Medica benefit extensively from the propaganda behind vaccinations, but they also benefit extensively by the mainstream media not airing out the truth that preventable medical mistakes is the third leading cause of death.  How can this happen?  Simple; money.

A few years ago, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated that 70% of News Advertising Revenue Comes From Big Pharma.  Do you really think the mainstream media is going to bite the hand that feeds?  Of course not.

Not only that, but even worse, Big Pharma has total legal immunity in respect to vaccinations.  To quote an excerpt from the article, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Drops Truth Bomb Live on TV:

The pharmaceutical industry is so powerful,” he explained. “They give $5.4 billion a year to the media. They’ve gotten rid of the lawyers, so there is no legal interest in those cases. They have really been able to control the debate and silence people like me.

Asked how things could get this bad, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explained that Congress granted Big Pharma “blanket legal immunity” when it comes to vaccines.

Big Pharma became a law unto themselves. They can put toxic ingredients in your vaccines, they can seriously injure your child – but you cannot sue them.

How is that possible?  The system wasn’t always that way.  In fact:

“What you have to understand is that the vaccine regimen changed dramatically around 1989. The reason it changed, Tucker, is that Congress, drowning in pharmaceutical industry money, did something they have never done for any other industry – they gave blanket legal immunity to all the vaccine companies.

This issue is so egregious that:

“… no matter how sloppy the line protocols, no matter how absent the quality control, no matter how toxic the ingredients, or egregious the injury to your child, you cannot sue them.

“So there’s no depositions, there’s no discovery, there’s no class action suits. All of a sudden vaccines became enormously profitable.”

To think, vaccines are only one tentacle of Big Pharma and Big Medical, and they lead to injuries that can also be prevented and yet are not counted under the current system, but I digress.

The point is that, there is a lot amyss within the medical establishment, and it’s all in the open literature.

In a world where things worked the right way, there wouldn’t be a quarter million people dying from things that can be prevented[2].  In a world where things worked the right way, Big Pharma wouldn’t have blanket immunity if they were doing their job and vaccines were truly safe.  In a world where things worked the right way, you wouldn’t have Big Pharma and Big Medica advertising to people, which is illegal in all countries but two.  And you guessed it, the United States is one of them[3].  Isn’t that convenient?

Only through proactive education will individuals really pierce the veil and become privy to such issues above, and others.

The system in its entirety, as history has shown, changes from the bottom up, and rarely ever changes from the top down.  It changes because individuals like you, me, and others start finding out the truth about what matters, and not what the mainstream media tells you that matters.

In the age of information, ignorance is a choice, and thankfully, there is plenty of information to find out the truth when it comes to subject matter like this.

Educate yourself, educate others, then and only then will the system begin to change.

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[1]  This is not the only time in my life in which doctors didn’t listen, making already ongoing issues worse, but that will be covered in the future.
[2]  The 225,000 deaths is actually a conservative estimate, if you can believe that.  There’s been studies showing preventable deaths as high as 800,000+ per year.  And unfortunately, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
[3] Dr. Joseph Mercola, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, p. 39.
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Sources:

Is US Health Really The Best In The World?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says 70% Of News Advertising Revenue Comes From Big Pharma
Robert F. Kennedy Drops Vaccine Truth Bomb Live On TV

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Suggested Reading & Viewing:

A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression & How Women Can Heal Their Bodies To Reclaim Their Lives by Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D. & Kristin Loberg
Depression: Busting Myths & Finding Answers
Eat To Beat Disease – Food’s Medicinal Qualities by Catherine Frompovich
Your Health, Your Future – How Healthcare Became A Sickness Industry – Dr. Robin Falkov
Your Health, Your Future [Part 2] – How Vibration Science Is Key to Future Health – Dr. Robin Falkov
Toxic Psychiatry by Dr. Peter Breggin M.D.
5-Minute Chi by Sifu William Lee
Healing Chi Meditation by Sifu William Lee
Total Chi Fitness by Sifu William Lee
Dr. Belisa Vranich On The Intricacies Of Breathing [Video]
Fat For Fuel By Dr. Joseph Mercola
The Dark Side Of Food [Video]
Fat For Fuel With Dr. Mercola [Interview]
Cancer Is Serious Business – Burzynski [Documentary]
The World According To Monsanto [Documentary]
Thimerosal – Let The Science Speak – The Evidence Supporting The Immediate Removal Of Mercury – A Known Neurotoxin – From Vaccines by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Food Forensics by Mike Adams
Vaccine Dangers Being Hidden From The Public

‘Till I Collapse | #Poetry | #Poem | #Prose | #Love | #Family | #Darkness | #Writing | #Loss | #Quote |


Hear the thunder born asunder as it smashes blunders
Don’t collapse! Don’t relapse!  But you crash & sunder

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Zy Marquiez | The Lightning Baron
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Note: It’s started to storm significantly outside and if there were ever a mirror for my feelings, this is it.

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Suggested Poems:

Path Of Darkness, Path Of Light
Frightening Wonder
The Kraken
Past Recollections
Swarming Fears
Whirlwind Of Darkness
The Great White Whale
Torrid Frustration
Frozen Heart
Shattered Heart
Astounding Wonder
Frightening Storms
Ocean Of Frustration
The Morrow Knows
Inking Desolation
Relapse Of Sorrow
A Heart In Despair
Sea Dragon
Storm Of The 7 Seas
Days Go By
Zeus’ Fury
Grasping At Shadows
Words Are Like Swords
Skyquakes Asunder
The Sky Of Wonder Burnt Asunder
Dark Grays
Ghost Of Occlusion
Thunder Booms
Mist Of Dark Bliss
Frightening Forms
The Sparrow Chased The Morrow
Storm Of Worries
Onward Towards Rapture
Thunderbolts Of Fear
Aborn In Grays
Coping Deep Within
Tornado Of Fears
Wings Are Made To Fly
Daily Horror-Scope
Fraught With Despair
The Allure Of Purest Darkness
Hollow Heart
The Sky’s Laughter Is Blight
Locked Up
Despair

Torrid Frustration | #Poetry | #Poem | #Prose | #Love | #Family | #Darkness | #Writing | #Loss | #Quote |


If I stop and think I’ll quickly sink into torrid frustration
I won’t drop the ink, I’ll sickly think of horrid desolation

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Zy Marquiez | The Lightning Baron
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Note: This echoes my sentiments at the moment perfectly.  If I write, my mind is engaged, thinking.  But if when I take breaks its a sinking feeling of mental quicksand.

Lastly, the picture is a metaphor for my mind at the moment.

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Suggested Poems:

Path Of Darkness, Path Of Light
Frightening Wonder
The Kraken
Past Recollections
Swarming Fears
Whirlwind Of Darkness
The Great White Whale
Frozen Heart
Shattered Heart
Astounding Wonder
Frightening Storms
Ocean Of Frustration
The Morrow Knows
Inking Desolation
Relapse Of Sorrow
A Heart In Despair
Sea Dragon
Storm Of The 7 Seas
Days Go By
Zeus’ Fury
Grasping At Shadows
Words Are Like Swords
Skyquakes Asunder
The Sky Of Wonder Burnt Asunder
Dark Grays
Ghost Of Occlusion
Thunder Booms
Mist Of Dark Bliss
Frightening Forms
The Sparrow Chased The Morrow
Storm Of Worries
Onward Towards Rapture
Thunderbolts Of Fear
Aborn In Grays
Coping Deep Within
Tornado Of Fears
Wings Are Made To Fly
Daily Horror-Scope
Fraught With Despair
The Allure Of Purest Darkness
Hollow Heart
The Sky’s Laughter Is Blight
Locked Up
Despair

Past Recollections| #Poetry | #Poem | #Prose | #Love | #Family | #Darkness | #Writing | #Loss | #Quote | #Memories


Above all past recollections that you feel deep within your heart
You love the last connections revealed that seep from the start

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Zy Marquiez | The Lightning Baron
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Note: Trying to stay positive.  I posted the pier because going to the beach was one of my favorite memories when growing up.  I miss that place so much.  Our family would go there and it was always a blast.  Ironically, I was terrified of the water the first time I ever went to the beach, though that’s a really long story.  Still though, the picture is a welcome change.

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Suggested Poems:

Path Of Darkness, Path Of Light
Frightening Wonder
The Kraken
Swarming Fears
Whirlwind Of Darkness
The Great White Whale
Frozen Heart
Shattered Heart
Astounding Wonder
Frightening Storms
Ocean Of Frustration
The Morrow Knows
Inking Desolation
Relapse Of Sorrow
A Heart In Despair
Sea Dragon
Storm Of The 7 Seas
Days Go By
Zeus’ Fury
Grasping At Shadows
Words Are Like Swords
Skyquakes Asunder
The Sky Of Wonder Burnt Asunder
Dark Grays
Ghost Of Occlusion
Thunder Booms
Mist Of Dark Bliss
Frightening Forms
The Sparrow Chased The Morrow
Storm Of Worries
Onward Towards Rapture
Thunderbolts Of Fear
Aborn In Grays
Coping Deep Within
Tornado Of Fears
Wings Are Made To Fly
Daily Horror-Scope
Fraught With Despair
The Allure Of Purest Darkness
Hollow Heart
The Sky’s Laughter Is Blight
Locked Up
Despair

Hollow Heart | #Poetry | #Poem | #Prose | #Love | #Family | #Darkness | #Writing | #Loss | #Quote | #Death


Do not allow a hollow heart to ever ask is this fair
Hallow, but don’t wallow apart forever in despair

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Zy Marquiez | The Lightning Baron
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Note: This is just about trying to hold yourself together that’s all.

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Suggested Poems:

Path Of Darkness, Path Of Light
Frightening Wonder
The Kraken
Swarming Fears
Whirlwind Of Darkness
The Great White Whale
Frozen Heart
Shattered Heart
Astounding Wonder
Frightening Storms
Ocean Of Frustration
The Morrow Knows
Inking Desolation
Relapse Of Sorrow
A Heart In Despair
Sea Dragon
Storm Of The 7 Seas
Days Go By
Zeus’ Fury
Grasping At Shadows
Words Are Like Swords
Skyquakes Asunder
The Sky Of Wonder Burnt Asunder
Dark Grays
Ghost Of Occlusion
Thunder Booms
Mist Of Dark Bliss
Frightening Forms
The Sparrow Chased The Morrow
Storm Of Worries
Onward Towards Rapture
Thunderbolts Of Fear
Aborn In Grays
Coping Deep Within
Tornado Of Fears
Wings Are Made To Fly
Daily Horror-Scope
Fraught With Despair
The Allure Of Purest Darkness
The Sky’s Laughter Is Blight
Locked Up
Despair

Frozen Heart | #Poetry | #Poem | #Prose | #Love | #Family | #Darkness | #Writing | #Loss | #Quote | #Death

An arrow sliced the sparrow, now someone copes with streams of tears
As the sorrow iced the morrow of someone’s hopes & dreams with fears

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Zy Marquiez | The Lightning Baron
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Suggested Poems:

Path Of Darkness, Path Of Light
Frightening Wonder
The Kraken
Swarming Fears
Whirlwind Of Darkness
The Great White Whale
Shattered Heart
Astounding Wonder
Frightening Storms
Ocean Of Frustration
The Morrow Knows
Inking Desolation
Relapse Of Sorrow
A Heart In Despair
Sea Dragon
Storm Of The 7 Seas
Days Go By
Zeus’ Fury
Grasping At Shadows
Words Are Like Swords
Skyquakes Asunder
The Sky Of Wonder Burnt Asunder
Dark Grays
Ghost Of Occlusion
Thunder Booms
Mist Of Dark Bliss
Frightening Forms
The Sparrow Chased The Morrow
Storm Of Worries
Onward Towards Rapture
Thunderbolts Of Fear
Aborn In Grays
Coping Deep Within
Tornado Of Fears
Wings Are Made To Fly
Daily Horror-Scope
Fraught With Despair
The Allure Of Purest Darkness
The Sky’s Laughter Is Blight
Locked Up
Despair