A Non-Woke Approach Dedicated to Catching Everyone Out There Falling Almost Crazy

Millions of people slip through the cracks of madness every single day silent. This website explores the catastrophe that is modern mental health and mouth-pieces the perils of what it's like to fall through life almost crazy.

"No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness."
-Aristotle

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Mental Health is Broken

In theory, psychiatry and therapy services have never been more advanced. In practice, both industries fall dangerously short completely detached from patients short and long term. The maddening lack of unbiased data in psychiatry is a real problem; a professional vacuum void of feedback no one talks about. Patients need their voice back. Catching Karens is that voice.

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CK's mission: define the Karen in us all while articulating the many problems drifting unaddressed in modern mental health to create tangible industry solutions people can depend on. The goal: make therapy & psychiatry an objective, peer-reviewed, data-driven, patient-centric science free of the loose qualitative subjectivity it’s fraught with now. Growth Tomorrow Starts Today

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Where It All Began: Karen-0

It all started with wind chimes one rainy Colorado summer day in May: A power-tripping property manager participated in nearly having me arrested... twice. Including criminally trespassing my own paid rental areas (video). Coincidentally, I had just critiqued Karen's awful work mere days prior and caught a lie; Accountability is Karenian Kryptonite.

I was forced to publicly explain my innocence and private mental health to two FC police officers in front of entire apt complexes, neighbors, and friends humiliatingly for hours; A nice Bucking Horse thank-you $20k later; and a huge Karenian win. I was not arrested. CK addresses exactly this: flailing ignorance & broken mental health.

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When Trauma Tries To Kill You; The BS of Social Media Mental Health Advice

By Mizzstik | June 13, 2024

Lots of Twitter-therapists post how healing trauma is. How much stronger we grow. It’s bullshit. Two years post-life-destroying trauma & I’m not healed. I’m worse. Fuck me, I guess I […]

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The Questionable Ethics of Therapists Selling Patients Psilocybin Magic Mushrooms

By Mizzstik | June 2, 2024

It’s 2023 in Colorado. Your therapist recommends, instructs & facilitates the purchase/use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) for depression & focus (black market). Progressive? Or inappropriate & unethical? Both? This creates […]

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The Madness of Madness; No Sympathy = Internal & External Suffering

By Mizzstik | May 31, 2024

When you have an illness that makes you mean (like bipolar), a heartbreaking pickle arises. You get all the pain, anguish & mortality of debilitating illness. While getting absolutely zero […]

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When Your Worst Psychiatrist Is Your Most Credentialed; Familiarity Breeds Contempt?

By Mizzstik | May 4, 2024

My worst psychiatrist was my most credentialed. Inadequacies fell under the guise “trying to help too many patients” with a caseload over 2,000. Sessions were late, energy scrambled, notes forgotten, […]

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When Therapists Overreach; Setting Boundaries as Patient

By Mizzstik | April 15, 2024

True Story: In couple’s therapy I briefly mentioned my alcoholic mother worrying me. The therapist casually instructed how I handle it: “Call the cops. It’s the only thing you can […]

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The Risks of Using Fitness as Mental Health Medicine

By Mizzstik | April 14, 2024

“Fitness can’t hurt”. Unless you hurt yourself with fitness. Exercise is my #1 mental health tool, but it’s also my most vulnerable. One injury or sickness & my “medicine” is […]

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Evading Accountability; The Blame Game of Mental Health Providers

By Mizzstik | April 11, 2024

Just like addiction, the first step to any solution is first admitting there is a problem. By never acknowledging our own participation in a problem, we inherently skirt the accountability […]

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Sick of Seasick; The Predictability of Unpredictability (Mood Disorders)

By Mizzstik | April 9, 2024

Mood disorders aren’t always a difference of emotional spectrum… It’s the inappropriateness of emotional occurrence. “We all have emotional ups & downs” you’ll ignorantly hear. Yeah? We all have orgasms […]

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Haphazard Therapy Advice; The Dangers of Industry Vacuums Void of Peer Review

By Mizzstik | April 8, 2024

My newly diagnosed autistic partner told me her therapist said, I quote: “The world needs to change to accommodate your (mental health) needs, not the other way around.” Example given: […]

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Chronic Conundrums; The Cannabis Tracer Test

By Mizzstik | April 8, 2024

Cannabis is funny: It steps you outside yourself ready or not. This shift in perspective can be wildly untethering. It will yield panic attacks when your life/subconscious is busted. Can’t […]

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Weaponizing Therapy; Using Constructive Tools Destructively

By Mizzstik | April 7, 2024

While there is truth to speaking in I-statements vs. You-statements among interpersonal arguments & discussions, it can also be weaponized destructively in two dangerous ways: 1) An evasive tool used […]

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Broken Mental Health; A Humanitarian Crisis

By Mizzstik | April 6, 2024

If you’re happy with your meds & mental health services only to openly declare: “I’m fine – case closed.” Consider everyone out there mental health is failing. Maybe step down […]

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Weaker to Break, Stronger When Broken; Fight-or-Flight Fitness

By Mizzstik | April 5, 2024

An interesting thing occurs among anyone whose spent significant time in fight-or-flight response (trauma): You get used to it. So get better at managing it. Reps & practice = improved […]

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Suing Mental Health Services; Incentivizing Accountability with Lawsuits

By Mizzstik | April 5, 2024

A legal reckoning is on the horizon for mental health services. After assessing the mental health (MH) industry’s atrocious integrity, I predict a slew of lawsuits will spill out against […]

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Therapy’s Catch-22: Navigating Mediocre Mental Health Professionals

By Mizzstik | April 3, 2024

Much like fitness, the more therapy experience a patient gets the harder it becomes to find good therapy. This inverse relationship of integrity ends up inadvertently punishing those who dedicate […]

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Ignorance. Stigma. Heartbreak. Evicted From My Home Bipolar

By Mizzstik | April 2, 2024

True story: A girlfriend I shared lease with told my landlord I had bipolar. It was a cordial breakup turned lethal. She broke our lease & took my house & […]

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Perpetual Impermanence; Burnout Among the Broken

By Mizzstik | April 1, 2024

So many “updates” in tech are redundant shifts merely in place to justify costs & employment. Lateral changes no one really asks for. This perpetual impermanence negatively impacts employees & […]

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Patients in Prison; When Honesty in Therapy Costs You Freedom

By Mizzstik | March 30, 2024

Honesty in mental health services (MH) can cause involuntarily committal to psychiatric wards and even inadvertent imprisonment, a stark reality not always omnipresent. Like saying “bomb” in an airport, there […]

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What is Good Science? Comparing Therapy & Psychiatry to Real Science

By Mizzstik | March 29, 2024

CK compare’s “What is Good Science” to mental health (MH) service standards and finds a stark contrast falling far short of quality science. If MH wants the respect of the […]

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Welcoming Mental Health to Science: The Brutality of Good Peer Review

By Mizzstik | March 29, 2024

The scientific community is one of the most brutally honest, horrifyingly unforgiving, relentlessly persisting, utterly unapologetic entities known to humankind, among earth & beyond. If therapy & psychiatry wants to […]

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