Always remember that when it comes to celebrity advice, following the money is easier than taking a trip to the bathroom. However, you may want to shower or at least wash your hands after doing so.
I saw a “PSA” of Ted Danson saying “talk to your doctor about your feelings” and immediately had a WTF reaction, wondering who he was whoring for, and how anyone with half a brain could make such a ridiculous suggestion.
I guess when you’ve had several highly successful TV series and you’ve whored for other corporate marketeers (see Ted and vodka, which may be a better emotional sounding board) without a second thought (money weighs more than principles, of course), the concept of doctors having all the power in the doctor-patient relationship is completely foreign. After all, doctors are just whores in white coats, and in the same way Ted Danson doesn’t discriminate against his paymasters on the basis of product/principle, doctors are eager to please the highest bidder, whether that be an insurance company or a celebrity.
So, apparently this is a campaign by Cigna, and they’ve enlisted the tall and creepy yet soft spoken John Malkovich to help roll it out. (For real, I met him once and he is really tall.) https://youtu.be/aVO_pN9injs
“Talk to your doctor about your feelings.” It’s a nice concept, from a place of privilege, without any understanding of what the average person goes through trying to obtain “care” for their “health”. The horror stories of victims being accused of faking illness are even making it into the MSM—like the 7-year-old who employed advanced witchcraft to concoct the illusion of self-paralysis: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/21/health/medical-uncertainty-diagnosis-afm/index.html
We normal people know that the very last thing you want to do in a doctor’s office is admit any emotional vulnerability, because that’s what goes on your permanent record or gets kids taken away, or worse. Just use your imagination—it probably has happened.
So, thanks, Cigna, and Ted and John (and whatever other celebs with no health or money worries might soon be signing on), but we don’t need and won’t accept your paid schtick for the druggem-and-forgettem purveyors of iatrogenic medical fraud. If we all could afford to pay doctors to do the right thing rather than to do what the sponsor wants, maybe then we could have a real conversation about mental health. But first these whores need to figure out basic things having to do with physical health, like how different microbes cause disease, and what’s actually being injected into babies every couple months, and how that might be unhealthy. https://www.corvelva.it/speciali-corvelva/analisi/vaccingate-study-on-the-chemical-composition-profile.html
Yeah, that’s a start: figure out why perfectly healthy babies are dropping dead, then talk to me about who’s the crazy in this relationship.