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~ Mental health revelations update - 2010 ~
What have we failed to do in all of our attempts to deal with the problem?

By Clemencia


As a practitioner in the field of mental health for a period of 43 years, I discovered some time ago that millions of dollars spent on 'interventions' and strategies to deal with mental illness were wasted.

I now know that this waste was not because individuals introducing those strategies as interventions were not desirous of assisting those with mental illness but, because those in positions of 'authority,' the decision makers on issues of mental health, refuse to accept that a spiritual malaise as well as the loss of the sacred in the lives of individuals are also causal factor in mental illness.

It has been my understanding of the reality of the spirit and spirit influence on the minds of individuals that led me on a personal search to find a better way to assist all who suffer from the unstoppable negative thought processes so prevalent in mental illness.

That journey has concluded and this 'update' added to this web site is simply an addition to the information already available. I wrote this article as a 'circular' for the many people dealing with mental illness so that they can truly give the mentally 'disturbed' the means to assist themselves.

During my working life I devoted much time to learning about methods of interventions best suited to individuals suffering from mental disturbances. What I was seeking was a strategic intervention that would assist individuals to deal with the emotional, psychological and distorted cognitive processes so prevalent in mental breakdown.

I found myself pushed to keep searching because prior to finding the current information concerning the impact of spirit reality on mental health, there were an increasing number of very successful and 'seemingly together’ individuals exhibiting evidence of destructive thought processes which rendered them incapable of making healthy emotional, psychological or cognitively sound life choices.

The conclusion reached is that, no matter what the interventions different professionals were utilizing, the best they could do was to ameliorate the mental stress in the minds of the mentally disturbed for a time. While this was helpful the fact is that the mental 'dis-ease' always remained and often required more treatment using whatever intervention the practitioner was utilising at the time. In short, there was no evidence of a ‘cure.'

What is Mental 'breakdown'?

Present psychiatric understanding of mental illness is based on the Diagnosis and Statistics Manual of Mental Illness (DSM). The DSM was created to attempt to classify and describe mental illness. While early editions contained some 50 diagnosis describing mental illnesses, the current issue of the latest edition, DSM 4 TR contains over 400 diagnoses. Should we not question how a ‘science’ legitimises the constant shifts in the descriptor assigned to behaviours to incorporate into the category of ‘mental illness’ particularly when the increase in new diagnoses seem more concerned with social control than any real ‘mental’ disturbance?

Basically it appears that psychiatrists, as agents of social control, have manufactured "madness" more to suit legitimate ways of controlling those who may disagree with the control of ‘systems’ of control than with a true science such as that carried out by the objective measurements of physical diseases via independent laboratory tests.

While diagnosis of mental illness is classified via the DSM by most health professions it is my experience that accepting this restricted interpretation of mental illness persistently ignores the role our spirit plays in the ‘thought processes’ involved when mental illness becomes apparent.

It is now time to readjust the 'belief' that mental illness is 'that which is down in the DSM 4, because those diagnoses are merely classifications ‘voted’ on by psychiatrists. Behaviour, whether misbehaviour or acceptable behaviour, cannot be described as a disease, it is always simply behaviour which is either acceptable or unacceptable in the social milieu of the time. What mental illness can be described as is a process of constant intrusive thoughts which disturb the peace of the individual experiencing them and which frequently do not seem to belong to the individual thinking them.

It is true to say that the medical and psychological professions do not accept that despite an explosion of interventions assisting with the treatment of mental illness over the decades, the inundation of personally ‘un-thought’ thoughts intruding into the minds of ordinary individuals who are not considered to be suffering ‘mental

health’ problems, keeps on increasing globally and at a rate not previously experienced.

Equally true is the fact that the increase in mental illness is occurring in spite of the plethora of therapeutic interventions and ‘new’ diagnosis with accompanying ‘treatments.’

It is my considered opinion that there are very deep reasons for the escalation of mental 'breakdown' and this is explained in the article titled 'Minds Under Siege' within the body of my web site. In this Treatise there is an exposition on how and why the mind of individuals is being subjugated and controlled from other realms of consciousness.

The means to a greater understanding of the processes outlined in that Treatise, together with information on ways of stemming the tide of intrusive thoughts is found therein.

To obtain greater understanding of the processes outlined in that Treatise, together with information on ways of stemming the tide of intrusive thoughts is found within:

Treatise 5 - Soul Survival and The Carer’s Manual found within :
Item 18 - The Treatise of Truth - 85 pages - The Mental Health Carer's Manual

Summary of Failed implementation Strategies in Mental Health

The first significant government intervention during my time as a practitioner was the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (introduced in response to the alarming increase in youth suicides). This was an effort by the Commonwealth Government to provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach to youth suicide prevention.

Prevention Strategy were to:

  • prevent premature death from suicide among young people
  • reduce rates of injury and self-harm
  • reduce the incidence and prevalence of suicidal ideation and behaviour

A total of $31 million was allocated to the Strategy from July 1995 to June 1999. Many earnest individuals, groups and organisations tendered for the process of delivering services with the aid of government funds allocated for the purpose.

At the time the NYSPS adopted strategies focused on Primary prevention, cultural change and early interventions

If Primary here refers to the root or source as for example in early childhood, then the strategies utilised failed if we consider the alarming number of very young children on drugs for mental health issues such as ADHD as at the year 2010.

It is my observation that the end point of the primary preventions implemented during the 1990’s have resulted in the ‘medicalization’ of childhood behaviour rather than in preventions leading to positive behavioural or cultural change that being the stated aim of the government's primary intervention.

The next major national intervention was the push by governments to establish a more cohesive approach in dealing with mental illness. The results of this intervention injected in excess of $250 million from 1993 to 1998 to assist with the implementation of the National Mental Health Strategy. The philosophy of the Strategy and recommendations for action in twelve priority areas for reform are articulated in five major documents: (cf. Appendix I)

The focus of these changes centred on the service mix for delivery of mental health services. The most dramatic shift was that of a resources shift from hospital-based services to community-based services, a shift from stand-alone psychiatric hospitals to general hospitals and health services, and an increased diversity of community-based services.

In the year 2010 we are experiencing the fall out of these shifts. There are currently a greater number of mentally ill people in jail than at other times in history. While an evaluation of the NMHS completed in December 1997 reported considerable impacts on the substantial shift of resources from stand-alone psychiatric hospitals to community based mental health services they did not foresee the catastrophic fallout of care for the mentally ill that would follow in the next 25 years.

In the First Mental Health Strategy in 1999, a further $328 million was spent by governments to improve mental health services and again in the year 2010 we cannot fail to note that mental illness is being exhibited in an ever increasing number in the younger children and teenagers as well as from within the older generations.

In summary, while a total of $906 million tax payer money has been spent on many different strategies over the past 25 years, there appears little evidence of where or how those funds have improved the state of mental illness in Australia.

Current comments from most professionals working in mental health areas report a general increase in the number of individuals generally, and the younger population specifically, seeking assistance for the treatment of mental health issues.

Where Do the Problems Lie

To me the question mental health professionals need to put to themselves is; "What is it they have failed to do or what area of investigation are they ignoring, that has led us to the stark reality that our children are not surviving adolescence in an emotionally healthy way"?

Given all our efforts, the good will of many people, professionals and lay folk alike and despite the substantial funds given out to resolve the problem of family break down, of increasing mental ill health and escalating suicidal, demanding, selfish and aggressive behaviour, what is it we as a nation have failed to do in all of our attempts to deal with the problem?

My response to that question is complex and therefore bound to be lengthy because there are many areas in the lives of our children and young adults where we have failed them.

Let me set out the bare facts as I see and experience them from within my practice.

  • In most wealthy Western Nations we now have the third generation of children who have received little or no input to provided them with a counter-point to the ideology or creed of ‘materialism.’
  • This Creed centres on the divine rights of the individual. The right to own, to acquire, to possess and to purchase.
  • These generations of children have been raised in times of corporate greed, political unaccountability, moral bankruptcy and religious betrayal.
  • Anything remotely connected with Spirit, soul, the sacred, alternate philosophies, truths or anything other than ‘materialism’ has been banished from the education  of most of our children.
  • Concepts or ideologies dealing with such things as mercy, forgiveness, compassion or love; ideas about self-sacrifice for the good of all, of caring for others and sharing resources are concepts alien to many of the young people who present for treatment around mental health issues.

What we have given our children in enormous doses is the 'New Religion which is best named the creed of greed. For at least three generations now children have been bombarded with the ideology of the superficial - ‘possession leads to happiness' – ‘to look good is to be good' –‘ownership of things’ is somehow considered to lead to "internal transformation"! The latter is a belief in the fact that the right make-up, clothes, toys, gadgets or an endless array of material acquisitions leads to one becoming a ‘better person,’ one with a 'status' concerning 'stuff' which give one value!

The indoctrination of children is now centres on the art of consumerism where acquisition of more leads to an obsession to have more. For any astute person it is impossible to deny that today there is no 'god' worshipped as voraciously as the God of "materialism."

Given that many members of the scientific profession make rather scathing comments about individuals who have a belief in God it is surprising that they have failed to address the mentally unhealthy impact on our young people through their worship at the feet of the "God of consumerism."!

Many of the problems faced by children today are as a direct consequence of our failure to give them a counterbalancing point of view by encouraging them to question the validity of material worth. When some of the mental and emotional stress on our children stems from not having the latest ‘material’ item are we not denying them some basic human rights about life? - for example - possessions are only a momentary ‘release’ from the inner turmoil? It is becoming more and more clear that our failure to give children some of the life's core values means that the inheritance we pass onto them today is a paucity of understanding regarding matters of the sacred, of spiritual strength and humility and of the wisdom to discern what is of value in a life simply and honestly lived.

The questions we now need to answer are firstly, how does this creed of materiality or lack of it affect the emotional state of the minds of individuals? Secondly, how do we account for individuals who, 'having it all' still succumb to mental illness, depression and suicidal thoughts?

The answer to the first question is that the negative emotions of selfishness and greed can grow. This is clearly evidenced as we see children becoming more demanding and increasingly aggressive, rude and disrespectful if their demands are not met.

Sadly, children also exhibit signs of feelings of 'inadequacy' or 'jealousy' when others are in ‘possession’ of the latest ‘in’ object and they do not posses the same. The 'have nots' today genuinely feel themselves to be inferior not because they do not have the same talent or other achievements but because the do not own the 'in' possession!

My point is that when we ponder over why there is this alarming increase in the deteriorating mental health in so many people we need go no further than the realization that we have failed to give people/children any sense of meaning beyond the material. The selfish 'creed of greed' has left individuals rudderless in the increasing storms of life.

In summary it is not until we introduce education enabling children to search for meaning in their lives outside of the ‘self’ or outside of materialism; not until we allow them to explore ideas such as an understanding of the meaning of existence; teach them how to search for understanding about the spirit of man and an understanding of the impact of negative actions on their emotional well-being; only when these are incorporated into children’s education do we provide them with the tools to assist them make mentally healthy choices.

The lack of such teaching has led to an intensification of the negative emotions within people, emotions leading to accompanying negative thoughts often beyond the individual’s capacity to control or override.

How are we going to deal with the explosion of mental illness currently rife throughout our population?

As a teacher in matters of the spirit I state quite categorically that unless we incorporate an understanding of the influence of spirit in our lives, any attempt to halt the progress of mental breakdown is futile and we will once again fail as surely as we did with the introduction of strategies implemented from the period 1993 to 2000. (1)

Men of science consistently deny the existence of a God, the Source or a universal Energy that impacts us and do so predominantly because they are unable to produce a scientific method to ‘prove the existence of such a being.' I on the other hand hold that if we keep ignoring the fact that mankind is not merely physical but is also a being of emotional, spiritual, psychological and mental energy, we will continue to exacerbate the increasing escalation in mental illness.

I would also go so far as to say that what is currently not understood or accepted is that man's mental processes of thought best exposes the presence of that aspect of man called spirit. That being so means that the consequence if we continue to ignore the spirit in our attempts to deal mental ill health can only result in the increase of endless new interpretations of mental illness being added to the DSM because to date there are not many theories of intervention other then an increasing dependency upon medication, that have proven a capacity to halt the increase in mental illness.

Incorporating an understanding of the spirit when grappling with mental illness assists in treating the whole person because, as with all other physical characteristics of life, man is made up of energy and it is both our cognitive and emotional state that reveals that energy and its invisible power.

Walk into a room where a couple are engaged in a verbal battle and although they stop well before you enter, you can ‘cut the air with a knife.’ We call this picking up a ‘vibe’ but in actuality what we feel is the vibration of the energy that human emotions emit. All of us ‘sense’ that energy either internally from within the self or, externally as in the above example. When I share this insight with people they often identify such energy with a constant 'stream of thought' and that these thoughts seem to feed upon themselves and can lead to actions that are often irrational or "not like me!"

While the idea that we are comprised of energy within our physical form and that the use of that energy does determine our physical well-being is not new, what is new is the understanding that the energy used by our emotions and thought processes are also determinants of our overall well-being. Negative thoughts and emotions do lead to negative actions while positive thoughts and emotions lead to positive actions.

If we combine the information about thought processes as 'energy in action' with the fact that man is also comprised of spirit and add to that statement the fact that man also produces energy during the process of turning thought into action, we may begin to grasp that energy, positive or negative can be, and I believe is, projected by spirit as thoughts into the minds of others.

Let me try and clarify what I am stating:

  • Our thoughts create energy just as our actions create energy
  • We are comprised of matter and spirit and our thoughts create energy that vibrates at various frequencies.
  • We live in a universe where there are also other spirits, not incarnate, whose energies have the same vibrations as the frequency at which our energy is vibrating at any time.
  • Incarnate spirits have the capacity to lock into the frequency of the vibration of energy coming from our thoughts and emotions and when they do so they can project their thoughts into our minds.

If we can accept that spirits project thoughts to other spirits {which includes spirits not incarnate inspiring ‘thoughts’ into the minds of spirits in the flesh} then truly, for the first time, we have a clearer understanding of just what is happening in the area of mental ill health. In the past this concept was referred to as 'spirit possession’ a belief that remains part of many religions today.

Energy is both positive and negative that is having both a dark (malignant - negative) and a light (benign - positive) side. Given this, when a negative stream of conscious thought is projected into the mind of an individual by someone ‘other’ than the self, this must inevitably lead to a belief that one is in a state of delusional thought processes. Specialist mental health practitioners would hold that to be so but what if the spirit reality is as ‘real’ as the ‘scientific’ reality and none of us know that? Would it not be incumbent upon us to examine, under clinical conditions, whether this is a truth or a proposition so preposterous that it must be disproved?

I find it hard to accept that the above interpretation concerning the increase of negative emotions in a greater number of people (generally termed ‘mental illness) is any less credible than the endless interpretations of what constitutes mental illness held by medical specialists who have spent many decades trying to find a method for understanding and successfully treating mental illness.

To date the best they have come up with is a plethora of diagnosis and medically based pharmaceutical interventions that do not cure mental illness but only change the bio-chemical balance in the brain of patients and while these certainly dull the mind of those diagnosed as mentally ill, they only do so for the duration of the medically induced changes wrought in the brain.

It is well documented that when patients withdraw from their medication they are again tormented by their endless thought processes which resume upon withdrawal of all medications.

To date no scientist has explored the possibility that it is the spirit of man which is also participating factor in mental illness where patients exhibit irrational and uncontrollable thought processes. This is most probably because scientists find it too ‘far-fetched’ to accept that there is such a thing as a Prime Source (which we call God or whatever that is named in ,various earthly interpretations).

Unfortunately this limited view by scientists of our mental functioning excludes them from accepting a basic human experience namely that people do experience themselves as spirit and that they do have experiences of spirits.

Without an understanding of the human spirit and the fact that spirits do interact with people we can always only try to treat the individual but we never actually give them the tools to treat themselves.

To help individuals to help themselves there are some basics that are taken as a given. These are:-

  • There exists a Source variously called God, Buddha, Yahweh, Allah, Krishna and with many other names.
  • That this Source is comprised of energy in all expressions thereof from positive to negative.
  • That each individual spirit is created with both the positive and negative energy contained within the Source.

It is the negative or dark energy essence which remains 'unknowable' except by the pure of heart being those with a compassionate, merciful and forgiving nature who never retaliate thereby allowing them to become freed of the dark influence until they have no dark energy within. Such a person has been able to 'expose' the true nature of the Source namely, that the Source is comprised of energy and that the Source has a duality of both Light and Dark energy within Its frame.

What has compelled me to seek greater understanding of this insight into God as energy, and as having a duality, is the significance of how that Dark side is reflected within ourselves where it becomes the conduit activating our inner darkness, or demons, as we often refer to them.

This interest in the Dark side of both man and God stems from the revelation written over the past 15 years of that "Dark side of the Source" and is contained in a book titled "The Testament of Truth." It is this revelation which forms the basis of my personal insight into understanding of mental illness.

The Source as Energy – Positive and Negative
Light and Dark - Merciful and Judging

If we are genuinely searching for answers to the processes involved at the root of mental illness we need to understand how the mind and its content impacts on our mental well being and the fact that we can leave no stone unturned in that search even if it includes the ‘possibility’ that it is all about spirit.

As stated by a prominent psychiatrist from the past, ‘invited or not, God will attend.’ By quoting that statement what I mean is that the Source does indeed ‘attend’ to everything we do but not in the way that has been propounded by various philosophical, scientific, psychological or religions theories.

What I mean when I state that invited or not God will attend is that God is energy in every aspect of that term whether we utilize the term as implying positive and negative, light and dark or merciful and judging.

The emphasis is not on the adjectives but on the 'AND' since the Source is energy in totality therefore containing within Itself every aspect of energy. Of equal importance is the need for us to understand that there is a spiritual consequence resulting from our use of either aspect of God's energy in our interaction with others.

In accepting the evolutionary process we also accept that energy was produced with the ‘big bang.’ Of equal importance is that energy does not disappear and it is the assertion of this paper that mankind is also comprised of energy both in the aspects of our physical and spirit selves.

As energy we emit 'energy' frequencies according to the nature of the energy we utilize in our daily interactions with each other whether that interaction is benign or malignant.

When we are positive in terms of what the Source (who many call God) requires of us, namely to be peaceful, forgiving, compassionate, loving and non-judging of the 'offensive' actions of others, we are using the positive energy of the Source. The energy we chose to use in this situation produces a vibration at a particular frequency from the whole spectrum of energy.

When we are forgiving and non-judging it is the 'Light' or positive energy used in that moment of interaction with others which results in vibration at a positive frequency. Often we ‘feel’ this vibration when we meet someone for the first time as for example when we feel an instant connection or alternatively, when we feel an instant sense of being repelled.

The positive energy used in that interaction attracts a like vibration of an equal positive energy back towards us.

When we are negative in terms of God’s requirement of us, namely when we contravene the Command to be forgiving and loving and we choose instead to become cruel, retributive, punitive, critical or judgmental, we are using God’s Dark negative energy.

When we choose to be forceful, controlling or destructive the "Dark" negative energy used in that moment vibrates at a negative frequency and there attracts an equal negative energy back towards us.

Naturally utilizing the positive energy results in a steady mind as positive energy flows back to us but the reverse is true when we choose to use God’s negative energy. Negative energy used by us attracts a like vibration back to us and as it does so it places us under/within God’s one Law mostly referred to as the Law of Karma. (We reap what we Sow)

When we use either the Light or the Dark energy some of the energy we so use remains within our spirit soul thereby causing our soul to either 'brighten ' with more Light or ‘darken’ with more Dark.

It is the dark energy we use in interaction with others which attracts increased thought processes into our minds as spirit others, trapped in their own level of existence, are inspired to supposedly help us but in reality often make us fear for our sanity as our thoughts go endlessly around with concepts we thought we were incapable of thinking.

Man-Made Systems & Accountability for Spirit Reality


Ultimately criticism remains a negative if we cannot offer an alternative, positive solution therefore the question becomes what do I have to offer those working in the mental health field to assist them in a manner that has to date not been utilized?

In the first instance I am cognisant that we are born not only with a physical body but also with a spirit that is more or less positive, more or less negative or a combination of both and that the nature of that spirit energy strongly influences our emotions and behaviour.

I am equally aware that the existence of a spirit and the influence of that spirit on human endeavours is consistently ignored by all mental health interventionists and that if if we do not deal with the ‘whole being’ we will always fail in ameliorating the current crisis in the field of mental illness whether that is via an increase in negative behaviour, in the escalating abuse of children, the careless regard for life or for the indifference we show in the face of the suffering and adversity of others.

Spirit is made of energy, energy no less real than the palpable energy emanating from heightened emotions which we readily pick up from others. When the spirit energy is predominantly negative the individual is more vulnerable to negative influences from both the physical and the spirit level. All negative energy may be directed outwardly (as in the abuse of others), or inwardly (self-abuse). The more negative we are in our actions, the more we are driven to be negative until it appears that we lose the capacity for choice. In many instances, continued use of negative energy does result in our negative behaviour becoming compulsive or automatic.

At a level of spirit we are at all times totally responsible for our actions. This is the law of Karma. The ‘dealer’ of negative acts must pay for all the acts of control, abuse, punishment or retribution that causes another to feel abused, controlled or punished.

Our secular and religious systems are now far removed from the nurturing and caring role for which they were initially set up and funded. These ‘caring’ systems now utilize the negative energy of control enforced by either the secular legally sanctioned punishment of fines to imprisonment or, the religious punishment of banishment 'for non-compliance.

Fines and the reasons to impose fines have increased exponentially as secular courts maintain that retribution is a right ‘enshrined’ in the legal system as are the "rights" to sue, to control and to seek retribution. The control imposed by Public liability insurance is so pervasive that events conducted by the community can no longer operate. These examples highlight only one of the realities reflecting a population totally under the control of a system of governance predicated upon the negative.

That ultimately all negative control must be ‘paid’ for is apparent when we observe the number of ‘leading’ figures in varying public institutions, individuals who orchestrated control in the past, being made publicly accountable for past actions. Lawyers, doctors, priests, ministers, teachers, public servants, welfare people, nurses, magistrates, judges; in all these professions individuals are dealing with public exposure resulting from past abuses of negative control.

Unfortunately we have been lulled into falsely believing that when our actions are carried out under some statutory rule or mandated regulation, that we are not held ‘personally’ responsible for the negative results of the ‘collective’ action.

That may be true in the secular world of ‘buck-passing’ but does not hold true for the world of the spirit. There is only one universal Law – what we put out will return to us.

The ‘implementers' of social control, be they decision makers or those carrying out the decisions, are responsible for the negative consequences of that control. Equally, since we the public fund the systems carrying out such control on our behalf, we must not be surprised to find that our lives are ever more circumscribed by controls from one system or another.

Responsibility is a personal issue and we are not exonerated in the spirit world from actions funded by us and taken on our behalf by one or other ‘system’ acting on our behalf with funds we have provided via our tax.

Being aware of the reality of spirit I am aware that there is a universal Law stating that we are accountable to a higher Source for all our actions and that for all our positive or negative actions there is a similar return.

I am also aware that all systems can presently be seen to be failing as they run in ever increasing circles without success because they always return to the same mistakes, mandatory controls enforced by punitive measures.

Please click onto this web site http://www.the-testament-of-truth.co.uk/clem/index.htm  to gain all the information you need to explore all the information in this document further.

The information concerns the spiritual reality of the actions we take either personally, or for actions taken on our behalf by some system. The time has arrived for us to truly educate those dealing with the care of children and adults.




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The Testament of Truth - http://www.the-testament-of-truth.co.uk


A total of $31 million was allocated to the Strategy from July 1995 to June 1999.

  • The Commonwealth provided in excess of $250 million over the period 1 January 1993 to 30 June 1998 to assist implementation of the National Mental Health Strategy. Community development.

The new National Suicide Prevention Strategy entitled Living is for Everybody (LIFE) adopts a whole of life span approach to suicide prevention, however young people remain a major focus of the new Strategy.

The Government has committed $240 million to the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy over a period of 4 years. These funds are being allocated across nine different initiatives:

  • The Stronger Families Fund ($40 million) — which aims to boost support for parents and families caring for young children especially in the area of parenting and early childhood development;
  • Early intervention, parenting and family relationship support ($47.3 million) — which will expand the availability of prevention and early intervention programs aimed at preventing family breakdown;
  • Greater flexibility and choice in child care ($65.4 million) — will provide more than 7000 places over four years and provide an expanded range of care options for families that have difficulty accessing existing services.

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