Well there you have it folks, that’s what I have. It has made it to wikipedia. The term needs to be made more commonplace bc at least HALF if not the majority of depressed ppl suffer from this shit, and it’s why we’re depressed.
“Shit life syndrome (SLS) is a phrase used by physicians in the United Kingdom and the United States for the effect that a variety of poverty or abuse-induced disorders can have on patients.”
Is that term used much in the US though? This is the first time I’ve ever heard this term.
As real as it is, I doubt the mainstream medical community will adopt it as an official diagnosis, because that would imply that they can’t do anything to help. And “help is always available!” right?
I was thinking about this when reading about another family murder suicide yesterday. This one was in Texas, mother shot the kids, husband, herself. And of course the moron sheriff issues the standard statement about how it was “preventable” “senseless” and a “mental health” issue. But if you read the fine print you realize she did it because the fucking cops were evicting the family because the fucking bank foreclosed.
Suicide aint senseless in that context. The woman & the family had a shit life and it was about to get a helluva lot shittier thanks to the authorities, the courts, cops & banks who were kicking them out in the street. Mass suicide makes perfect sense to me.
Oh but no, society to label it a mental health disease, paint the victim as a damaged individual, a monster. Because “help is always available!” pfft Real help would be if they help us fix our shit lives instead of hammering at our heads.
exactly! that’s why it was strange reading it in wikipedia that SLS is a phrase “used by physicians in the UK and US” bc they would NEVER admit that to the masses, bc then they can’t peddle their pills anymore if it was revealed and acknowledged as a real issue.
ppl are depressed as a result of shitty lonely and often poverty stricken lives. they always blame the victim and label it a “mental illness” so the rest of the masses don’t open their eyes to the truth- that the rich have rigged the system so much that the avg person is just screwed. hell, the masses DON’T want to open their eyes and admit the truth. sheeple don’t want to open their eyes.
but that’s the thing- “they” don’t want to fix our problems- they are the cause of these problems to begin with. how does the rich extract all the resources, labor and wealth if not for keeping the peons on the edge of poverty? and throw a veil over our eyes and blame the individual. we are living in a sick society indeed, and it’s only natural ppl get depressed. no pill is going to fix systemic problems which were designed and put in place to begin with.
shifting diagnosis. the problem is that most mental health “experts” (VERY heavy sarcasm) won’t admit that they keep trying to fix behavior without dealing with the source. I haven’t traced it further back than the early 20th century and alcoholism, because I really don’t think data from earlier than that is applicable or accurate.
but lets assume it started with alcoholism as the presenting symptom. You spin this narrative where alcohol is an awful difficult to escape drug, thus suicide by alcohol becomes almost noble. At the same time though, you condition a generation to be very careful around alcohol, to their own pain if necessary.
The next 100 years is a nearly continual search for a new vice for humanity; cocaine, meth, heroine, Quaaludes, etc. It has to be strong enough to be able to kill you if overdone, because that’s the problem we’re really running from, life aint worth it.
We, the depressed and forgotten people, are the ones that they like to label with addictions or disorders. The problem is that even with cutting edge drugs and cutting edge therapy, there exists nothing in modern medicine capable of numbing the pain.
I love it when “normal” people are like “I just don’t understand why so many people die from overdose” and I’m like, you’re either stupid or lying. It’s damn obvious.