Happy memorial day.
Watching CNN talking about that idiot who murdered 6 people. They kept pointing out he got counseling but they are forgetting one minor thing. Just because someone goes to counseling doesn’t mean they’re getting counseling. It’s not hard to pay lip-service until the session is over and blow off what they could have learned. Especially if you blame everyone else for your problems.
People, including patients, seem to think medication and/or counseling will fix a person, but that’s not how it works There is no cure all to treating mental disorders but what we do have doesn’t work unless the patient works. The medications are supposed to calm the symptoms enough to allow the person to utilize the coping skills that are supposed to be learned in therapy.