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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Rollercoaster Brain; Last Stop: Insane

By Mizzstik | March 21, 2024

Not knowing how your energy is going to behave any given day/moment is exhausting. Particularly given the gravity of yoyo spectrums. Gotta roll with coasters when all you really wanna […]

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Broken Narratives in Mental Health: Mitigating “I Can’t” Culture

By Mizzstik | March 21, 2024

The heartbreaking mental health (MH) narrative goes like this: “We (MH) can’t accept insurance, they pay too low.” “Did you write a business plan?” “No.” “Did you even try accepting […]

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Mt. Everest of Mental Health: Climbing Mountains of Bias & Subjectivity

By Mizzstik | March 20, 2024

I came to Twitter after 10 years off to help mental health (MH) providers & patients function better, acting as an industry mirror of sorts; a voice in a voiceless […]

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Mental Health Critics for Provider Accountability & Patient Voice

By Mizzstik | March 20, 2024

Self-evaluations make unbiased conclusions impossible. This self-saving incentive to defend personal/industry integrity = conflict of interest. Same reason restaurants don’t do their own food inspections. Impartial honesty requires neutral perspective […]

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Popping Mental Health Bubbles; Therapy Business Plan 101

By Mizzstik | March 20, 2024

Time to pop bubbles: In the coming weeks, I will be publishing a full written business plan for mental health (MH) providers blueprinting hybrid private/insurance models w/financials & various creative […]

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Evading Mental Illness; The Dark Side of Mental Health Providers

By Mizzstik | March 19, 2024

Something therapists never admit on Twitter: many don’t like treating Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The futility waters down perceived efficacy while increasing cognitive/emotional load. It’s simply harder money for less […]

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Mental Illness Resources; An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

By Mizzstik | March 18, 2024

The only preventive resources mental illness really have are psychiatrists & therapists. When these industries stop taking insurance, you realize the starkly bleak reality Serious Mental Illness (SMI) faces. Add […]

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Therapy BS: Comparing Cash vs. Insurance Business Models

By Mizzstik | March 17, 2024

One of the running excuses therapists give for not accepting insurance is the claim that doing so is cost-prohibitive due to low insurance rates and respective paperwork. I called BS […]

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Advocating For the Constructive Criticism Missing in Mental Health

By Mizzstik | March 16, 2024

So many professions have constructive criticism gratefully baked in, which is essential to maintaining industry integrity through transparency, unbiased review & open discussion. Except mental health. Here is why I […]

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The Fuzzy Science of Subjectively-Based Therapy & Psychiatry

By Mizzstik | March 16, 2024

One of the reasons I think therapy & psychiatry gets critiqued (possibly unfairly) as a lower quality science relates to how data is collected & assessed within the industry as […]

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Narcissistic Doctor Blocking on Twitter; When Mental Health Professionals Go Mental

By Mizzstik | March 15, 2024

A toxic positivity reality check caused a very prominent tweet-eager doctor of psychology to block me on Twitter; the ultimate social media dismissal. This is a great example of how […]

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Subjective Limitations of Mental Health Diagnostics; General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

By Mizzstik | March 14, 2024

Human bias is almost never discussed in my treatments, including my own (as patient) or providers. A commonly used mental health screening tool as part of a comprehensive assessment for […]

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No Free Lunch; When Growth Overfloweths Your Brain Cup

By Mizzstik | March 13, 2024

Growth isn’t always positive. On top of this reality, growth almost always comes at some expense No free lunch Growth is often preceded by death. Making the “success” of this […]

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20 Years of Mental Health & Thousands of Therapy Hours Later

By Mizzstik | March 13, 2024

As I voice mental health concerns, it’s relevant I tally my 20-years of work. As Bobby D said: “I know my song well before I start singing.” 1,061hrs – Therapy400hrs […]

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World’s Easiest Homemade Cannabis Edibles

By Mizzstik | March 13, 2024

Worlds easiest 5-step cannabis edibles: 1) Bake 7.0g covered @ 240°F for 40min2) Cool, clean & grind cannabis into powder3) Melt 75g chocolate4) Mix cannabis powder into warm chocolate5) Pour […]

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The Power of No; Saying Yes to Yourself

By Mizzstik | March 13, 2024

I used to be the quiet pushover kid in the corner afraid to speak up. Then I lived in NE DC and west Philly for 7 years. I learned real […]

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Doctors Evading Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness

By Mizzstik | March 12, 2024

Another example of the problematic subjectivity found in mental health treatments occurred on Twitter from a prominent tweet-eager MD with nearly 100k followers (Chris Palmer, MD). I countered his casually […]

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Perpetual Fight-or-Flight; Surviving Phantom Fears For Life

By Mizzstik | March 11, 2024

That feeling after a car accident or fight? Fight-or-flight. Suppose to last minutes. Hours tops. I’ve been stuck in perpetual fight-or-flight for 2 years. Only intermittently calm + sleep. Surviving […]

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Questionable Ethics of Tweet-Eager MDs; Hypocrites with Hippocratic Oaths

By Mizzstik | March 10, 2024

A good ethical question is whether licensed mental health professionals & MDs tweeting advice without full explanation, context, or supporting data is appropriate in respect to hippocratic oaths. Meaning not […]

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Psychiatric Egos; Prescribers Evading Accountability When Treatment Fails

By Mizzstik | March 10, 2024

True story: Desperate for hard mental health data, I clung to the only two bipolar stats my psychiatrist offered: 1 in 5 bipolar patients die by suicide; up to 60% […]

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