Tom Cruise Gets A Little More Crazy On The Today Show

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ChillpillHe’s at it again. This time, Tom Cruise has appeared on the NBC Today show, in a crazy clash with host Matt Lauer about his Scientology anti-psychiatry beliefs.

Tom Cruise went crazy at the Today host when questioned about Scientology and prescription drugs, even rejecting claims that drugs such as Ritalin help people as "glib".

You’ve got to hand it to Tom Cruise (DVDs) – of all the career suicides in history, this is one of the most spectacular.

The last Tom Cruise film was, in fact, the best Tom Cruise film. In
Collateral he played completely against ‘failed hero redeems himself
and saves the world’
type, and for once he was believable. The film was
an exercise in stylish understatement, and was all the better for it.
It looked like Tom Cruise was entering the most interesting stage in
his career.

Then, before you know it, he’s shacked up with a virgin young enough
to be his daughter, leaps about on Oprah’s sofa, proposes to his young
beau and gets squirted in the face at a premiere of a film where he
fights some aliens.

Sure, that’s some crazy oddball behaviour. But at least it’s
entertaining crazy oddball behaviour. Going on television and
dismissing a renowned care profession – well, that’s slightly more
dangerous.

He’d already spoken out against Brooke Shields – an actress who
bravely and candidly discussed her post-natal depression and how taking
anti-depressants helped her cope. He returned to the topic on Today,
where he told Lauer "She doesn’t know the history of psychiatry". He
went on to suggest that vitamins and exercise were more effective.

"If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate
and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories,
Matt, okay? That’s what I’ve done."

It’s no secret that Scientology has strong links to the mental
health profession – founder L. Ron Hubbard had written a book called
Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health, and there are reports
that an internal Scientology policy statement contained the line "Our
war has been forced to become to take over absolutely the field of
mental healing on this planet in all forms."

Nobody is suggesting that people aren’t allowed to discuss things
that they feel strongly about, but it seems a little irresponsible of
Cruise to use his celebrity to denounce something which has helped thousands of people over
the years, especially as he has no formal qualifications to back up his
words.

How will this affect Tom’s career? Will studios trust him to star in
and promote their films when he keeps straying away from actual
promotion in order to put the world to rights? Only time will tell.

The fact remains – if you want help with mental illness, go to a
doctor. If you want to see a tiny, big-nosed man running around trying
to look sincere, go and see War Of The Worlds.

What do you think? Is Tom right to get so uptight about prescription drugs, or should he just take a chill pill? Leave your comments below.


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Comments

  1. Cari says

    I have lost all respect and interest in Tom Cruise. I wish him no ill will, however, think he is probably the biggest idiot on the face of this planet. I hope that he never has to deal with any sort of unexplained depression. I also hope people that are dealing with this disease pay no attention to this little man.

  2. says

    When will we as a society stop caring what actors and “celebrities” think? Their job is to entertain us, and that’s it.

  3. Pat says

    Hmmmm, I wonder if scientology has, in fact, brainwashed Tom and he’s not smart enough to know it?

  4. Tal says

    When Tom has to teach kids that can’t sit down for 10 seconds and are running around a classroom constantly for 8 hours a day because of Attention Deficit Disorder then maybe he can speak out about Ritalin. Until then maybe he should be a little less vocal.

  5. Jodi says

    What an ego trip this man is on. Who does he think he is? I will never go see another one of his movies. He has basically said that half of the people who supported his career are idiots. Well, who is the idiot now?

  6. says

    I’m still trying to figure out Katie Holmes’ whole “16 missing days” thing. It’s bad enough Cruise is torpedeoing his own career, but when Holmes disappears for 16 days after meeting Cruise for the first time and reemerges having picked up a fiance, having picked up a new (Scientology-practicing) best friend, having dropped her strict Catholic beliefs, and having dropped her long-time agent, you’d have to wonder if her less-established career is shot to hell too.

  7. russ says

    Who does he think he is? He is a highschool dropout, hardley an expert on anything..He sounds foolish to quote research…..Idiot who should just go away, at the very least he needs to fire his sister and re-hire his former publistist…

  8. says

    Tom can afford Scientology. My friend who didn’t finish high school & had lots of mental problems couldn’t, yet she eventually gave them thousands in “donations,” some of which was for classes to take in her “next lives.” & she ended up in prison, anyway.

  9. Jav says

    I think Tom Cruise has ruined his credibility as one of America’s prominent leading actors. Instead, Mr. Cruise has exhibited a dominant personality that differs from the personality American’s have seen up until now, which shows that he is a fake person. He speaks about issues from a narrow perspective and is a closed-minded individual. His dualistic thinking is what will come to haunt him as the media is getting ready to tackle his beliefs and putdowns. If anyone is strong it’s Brooke Shields, maybe Tom should take some lessons from her. I feel bad for him because I truly believe he is experiencing a midlife crisis and I hope I do not experience the amount of embarassment he has when I, one day, go through mine.

  10. Dean says

    WOW! When Demi Moore hooks up with a younger guy she is “trend setting”. When celebs speak about politics they are touted as enlightened. This guy hooks up with a younger chick, states FACTS about psychiatric drugs, and he becomes a nutcase.
    Sure, celebs should just shut up and entertain but this is America; we all have the right to voice our opinions. Unfortunately, most of us can not do it on the today show.

  11. pinky donovan says

    Tom Cruise. Who cares what that toothy turd Tom Cruise thinks about ANYTHING?

    If the Today Show was doing an ethical and responsible job, it would cover what’s really going on in this country,which is the blatant celebration of corporate greed over ethics, health care, poverty, education and peace, and spare us the yapping of idiots like Tom Cruise shoving a bad movie up our arses.

  12. Joesus Christ says

    Can we get back to the real issue here?

    I’m speaking, of course, about Tom’s nose.

    To paraphrase a great man, his wee head trembles under the responsibility of it.

  13. Cynthia says

    Tom Cruise may be one of my least favorite actors, but he can say whatever he wants. I also think that psychotropic drugs are taking the place of proper diet and exercise. You don’t have to be a genius to see the link between kids not moving and kids getting depressed at age 8. ADD didn’t exist when Tom and I were young. Our parents made us go outside and play. Of course, doctors know more than Tom freakin’ Cruise. That’s why this country rocks. Celebrities aren’t doctors–ignore them if you don’t want to listen to them. It’s not that difficult. I may disagree with everything he says, but I will fight for his right to say it.

  14. Joesus Christ says

    Oh, and Scientology?

    It’s quackery, a cult, a scam, and a sham for bilking imbeciles like Cruise and Travolta.

    And who cares what happens to Holmes? What these feebs won’t do for a little publicity.

  15. mo says

    It is sad when a formerly brilliant actor becomes a nutcase in less than six months. The funny part is Mr. Cruise is actually behaving like a child who has ADD or in his case ADHD.
    What if all this time he has been on Ritilan (sp) and since changing publicists has been off of it? Wouldn’t that explain the sudden mood swings the inablilty to finish a thought without repeating the same word at least three times and the jumping up and down on furniture during a nationally broadcast program? Everything about him is a complete 180 without any sense of responsibilty to facts or reason.
    Kudos to John Travolta for NOT pushing this in our faces like Tom is doing. Never push a cause without being able to state the facts and be able to back them up and not by just saying “I have researched this and you have not. I know and you don’t.”
    Scary statements from a scary person. The change in publicist was a bad idea.

  16. Marlene Schwark says

    The average person will take what he says with a grain of salt. What worries me is the people who need these drugs might stop taking them because he is a movie star they might admire. When he talked about Brook Shields i was wondering when the last time was HE had a baby???

  17. donovan says

    Sixty seconds of media, and most of us are ready to put Tom Cruise on Ritalin, as if we know anything about the man’s private life. Disregarding Scientology for a moment, I agree with his take on psychotropic drugs. Most likely they do more harm than good in the majority of cases. Imagine panic and anxiety to be a condition of human life, properly ameliorated through culture, social life, and religion. When those are replaced by mindless consumerism, we are told to buy drugs instead, benefiting only the legal drug pushers.

  18. Jeremy says

    Xenu and the Clams _are_ genuinely out there–but don’t forget that there’s convoluted magical thinking at the heart of even the most mainstream of theisms. (Let’s face it, we’re talking about supersized imaginary friends who run the world.) I say, don’t discourage the man! He hasn’t been this amusing since LEGEND.

  19. Mary Ann says

    The same psuedo “religious” groups were around in the days of Paul of Tarsus 2000 years ago…they fed upon their own egos and sense of vanity. Whereas St. Paul espoused feeding upon the Eucharist to nourish our souls and guide us though our lives. And no, one cannot be a Christian and a Scientologist, because they are diametrically opposed to each other! The wondrous miracles that God has given to us through medical research, is His healing gift to us who actually DO suffer with chemical imbalance. I can personally attest to that! Perhaps Tom would be well advised to do more research himself, the Bible would be a good start.

  20. Joesus Christ says

    Mister Travolta – or Donovan, if you insist – as a paid apologist for Scientology, you should identify yourself truthfully.

  21. Joesus Christ says

    Oh, and Mary Ann, can one choose to be neither Scientologist nor Christian? Please?

    Feel free to get back to me when you’ve asked the Skipper and Gilligan.

  22. Bear Fan says

    Yeah he is freaking a bit but he’s also got a right to say what he thinks – maybe [Jav] he is actually expressing himself more over time as he feels less constrained by the ‘fake’ hollywood persona he has needed for his career all these years – all stars give in to it, not all ever decide to discard it. In relation to Ritalin specifically, there are a heap of studies suggesting that the root cause of ADD is too many processed foods and sugar laden snacks- this is why people want coke machines out of schools and a return to healthy school meals. In Supersize Me the guy goes to a school for deprived kids where the teachers say the thing that changted the behaviour of some very difficult to handle kids was a return to healthy food. Concentration levels went up and aggression went down. Cruise isnt being controversial at all by suggesting that we are using a great many prescribed drugs as a crutch due to our quick fix mentality. Behavioural scientists often agree. I think Scientologists are muppets but they do have a point when they talk about using NLP to increase adult learning etc. Thats where its appeal lies – self betterment. What I dont understand is how people dont realise they can do this without handing over thousands of dollars/pounds/euros/credits for the privelige of belonging to some special club…

    …oh – Thats it isn’t it? Amazing how we are all motivated by a need to feel important. In fact thats why I’m writing this…errr I’m going to go have a little sit down.

  23. daphne says

    I think that it is wonderful that a person can feel so strongly in their beliefs. However I find this to very dangerous when someone in the puplic eye such as Tom Cruise makes blanked statements with no thought to the main stream population, in which he as a “STAR” has amount of influence upon and has gained a great deal of wealth from.
    This to me undermines his beliefs and makes him look narrow minded and unable to hear information posssitive or neg from the other side. It also shows me how small and unrelistic his world has become to make such hurtfull statments,right or wrong. Maybe he needs to invest some of that energy and self worth in working in the real word and putting his “great abondament of knowledge” to work in stead of donating money and talking down another persons choices. daph

  24. Scott says

    I think it’s great that he refuses to get off his soap box. Let him expose himself for who he is. A brain washed Scientologist Ass. For a guy who managed little more than a High School education, yet professes to be an expert in mental health shows his arrogance.
    He is merely spouting the beliefs of L.R.Hubbard, a failed Sci-Fi writer. While he’s on this path he should elaborate more about the galactic ruler Xenu and his exploits (an OT7 secret). I believe Katie and the general public would benefit greatly, not to mention saving thousands of dollars in “donations”, by avoiding his farce of a church. For a guy who claims to be enlightened, doesn’t he realize he’s sealing his fate by jumping on couches, trashing psychiatry and the medical community?
    Little Miss Holmes most be as sharp as a bag of wet hair if she’s going to blindly follow this fool. It would serve everyone better to read the back of a cereal box than to take advice from Tom and his Mafia cult.

    Keep pushing your agenda Cruise because you get people to think and become curious. What they’ll find out about you, what you preach and stand for will make them avoid you like the plague. Most people like independent thought, keeping our earnings rather than taps on our phones, shady private detectives and lawyers to ruin us if we speak out against your church.
    So keep it up, Tom. You’re educational and entertaining – in a nails on a chalkboard kind of way.

  25. Patricia says

    That pompous ass should apologize to Matt Lauer. Tom Cruise has a right to his own opinion, but who gives a damn what he thinks? He’s an actor – he doesn’t save lives, he’s not a soldier or a police officer; or a doctor; or a fireman; or the guy who picks up the garbage. Yeah, I read about dinosauras, UFOs, the White House and Betty Boop, but that doesn’t make me an expert. GET A GRIP.

  26. Patricia says

    That pompous ass should apologize to Matt Lauer. Tom Cruise has a right to his own opinion, but who gives a damn what he thinks? He’s an actor – he doesn’t save lives, he’s not a soldier or a police officer; or a doctor; or a fireman; or the guy who picks up the garbage. Yeah, I read about dinosaurs, UFOs, the White House and Betty Boop, but that doesn’t make me an expert. GET A GRIP.

  27. alison says

    I say bring Big Tom in again against a panel of psychiatrists and medical researchers….then we’ll see how little really comes out his thoughtless mouth.

  28. Armin says

    What if, there is no chemical imbalance? What if the field of psychiatry and mental health medicines are a big farce? What if it’s just another ploy at keeping people medicated and out of touch? What if his theory on the “history of psychiatry” has some validity to it? That would be a scary thought.

  29. Jane says

    I’d say the guy is totally brainwashed in his scientology belief and maybe needs to take the big bopper up next time it comes around. It’s a shame Matt Lauer gave him any air time, and a second interview at that.

  30. John Doe says

    I’d like to leave one comment. Stuart Heritage, is Way out of line calling Tom Cruise a “tiny, big-nosed man”. I can’t imagine were one gets the right to abuse the privilege of print to insult people. Besides Stuart, I have no doubt that the tiny Man you speak of could WIPE the floor with you, you cowardly little boy behind Ink.

  31. aja says

    I think his brain has had a short circuit. His behavior is so irresponsible and erratic. I don’t know what he is trying to prove. Let him try having a baby and then going through post partum depression and see how he fares. I have lost all respect for him. Katie should run while as fast as she can. Anyway, who cares what he thinks. Nicole is so much better off without him!!!!

  32. zipgun says

    If Tom Cruise has “read the research papers”, has he overcome his dyslexia, then? Or did he have them read to him?

  33. marilyn says

    Ignorant, immature, arrogant, laughable, embarrassing, sad – all words to describe the absolutely ‘out of touch’ Mr. Cruise. He should be kneeling at the feet of one courageous Brooke Shields, then have a baby of his own, then nurse some very mentally ill loved ones, then get his own mental health in order, then rethink everything he’s said and beg Ms. Shields and every other menatlly ill person in the world, and their loved ones for forgiveness. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, and it is absolutely shocking the way you are going on. Come back from the alien planet and live in the real world. Oh yes – and, dear, young, impressionable, malliable, Katie – please – before you marry this man – who is in complete denial about EVERYTHING – phone Nicole, and Mimi, and get the real scoop. What’s Tommy boy hiding thing, I wonder?

  34. Lee says

    I have always thought that Tom Cruise was an arrogant, thoughtless and talentless individual. Also, controlling, rude, judgemental come to mind. I’m so glad that he is finaling showing his true self! My question is: why is the media still giving him so much attention? He has no expertise in anything! He isn’t even a good actor. How many Academy Awards has he won?

    Zero.

  35. Rekkor says

    I agree Tom could have done the interview a little better. Specifically, Matt asked him about the possibility that though there may be abuses with psychiatric drugs, what if it could help people in specific cases. I think if Tom directly answered that then it would have gone TOTALLY different, or at least wouldn’t have caused so much ill will towards him. We’ll see what happens with this later. But I agree with the fact that we should not take for granted that just because someone’s a celebrity whatever they do and say is true and correct. If you think that too, DON’T DO IT!

    I will say that I have not seen a whole lot of results from psychiatry and psychology. That Andrea Yates psycho was on drugs and therapy and whatnot and yet she slaughtered her kids. Where were the shrinks then? Also, that person mentioned something about a school changing the kids disrupting behavior by giving them healthy food. Why can’t we at least try that before putting them on meds? It’s worth a shot. Cheaper than drugs too.

    I will also say that if you don’t think this country is a consumerist, drug obssessed society–legal or illegal–you’re an idiot. Look how much junk we buy and how many drugs we take.

    As far as THESE people’s, the posters, credibility and intelligence goes, I say that there are a LOT of stupid comments written here, usually followed by some insult to Tom. Pot calling the kettle “black” are we? I also find it funny how someone would resort to insulting someone in a matter like this by making some remark about his phsyical attributes, specifically the guy who said Tom’s nose was big. I’d like this loser to post a picture of himself and then we all can make fun of his physical appearance. Even if Tom had the biggest nose in the world (bigger than Dustin Hoffman’s even) I’d be willing to bet money that he’s still better looking than this little moron (I use “little” figuratively of course).

    As far as more stupid comments, I don’t see how any of you could accept the opinions of those who trash his religion so badly. Impartial and biased facts and reports say that Scientology is NOT a cult and Scientology’s own website says you can have another religion in addition to Scientology, despite some conflicting beliefs. WHAT IS a cult anyway? These people who toss the word around so freely can’t even define it. The U.S. government declares it a religion and yet people call it a cult. What the hell? And Xenu? When has anything been proven on that? That sounds about as credible as saying Jesus was a Chinese woman. These people knocking on Tom’s religion clearly have an agenda, and it’s not in our favor.

    I’d also bet money that these people calling Tom an idiot and all sorts of nasty names have a few movies of his in their collection or at least have paid money to see his a movie or two of his. Now they call him an idiot and whatnot? Talk about contradictory! You really gonna give them any creidibility? These people are less credible and intelligent than Tom Cruise on crack and speed. They go and see all his movies and spend money supporting his career, then turn around and call him a moronic lunatic and say they won’t see anymore of his movies. I mean, these people are probably the same losers who watch MTV all the time, support all the no-talent hack artists there and then turn around and steal their music or watch some terrible movie with an pretty boy/girl star who can’t act. That’s bullcrap.

    You call him an names and say he’s a lunatic but he has done a lot of good things for people, espeically his children. While other celebrities talk freely about their kid’s soccer game or what they did last night that was so funny, Tom doesn’t even mention his kids unless asked, and even then he doesn’t talk about them a lot by any means. He has done a damn good job keeping them out of the spotlight (just look at Kathy Lee Gifford). And he did do a detoxification program with his OWN money for the sick 9/11 firefighters working at Ground Zero. The firefighters appreciated it and even thanked him with an award and that’s all that’s needed for proof that he did a good thing.

    Maybe he went a bit over the edge and he’s been acting out of character lately, but I haven’t read even 5 somewhat intelligent comments from here. Criticize him for what he did in the interview, but insult him like he’s scum of the earth? That’s ridiculous. Even if he is a media hog and doesn’t know what he’s talking about he’s not a bad person. How about we turn this destructive energy towards some Hollywood star who actually deserves it, like Paris Hilton. She doesn’t even have a job yet everyone likes her because she’s famous and allegedly good-looking! Again, what the hell?

    OH, and might I add one MORE thing: that person who mentioned their friend invested thousands of dollars in Scientology and ended up in jail anyway, who’s fault is that? LOL! That’s actually quite funny! “My friend spent thousands of dollars on Scientology and wound up in jail and it’s THEIR fault!” Lemme blame Christianity for all the Christians in jail in that case.

  36. steve says

    proper nutrition and exersize would put 95% of mental health professionals and there drug pushing pharmasutical out of business overnite. rock on tom!!! scintology is too kooky though

  37. molson says

    career suicide? probably. He’s in the summer’s biggest potential blockbuster — huge SF helmed by Speilberg — and every pr chance he gets becomes a CF. Now, if you’re the boss at Paramount, Warners, or whatever, are you gonna trust millions in marketing $$$ to a loose cannon of a headliner? It’s show business, it’s all about BO, and right now ain’t a soul talking about War of the Worlds when we’re all schadenfrueding over TC’s meltdown.

  38. jackie says

    My sister had a chemical imbalance and took medicine from her doctor. This helpled her a lot. When she decided that she did not need this medicine anymore, she went off balance and was out of her mind. She eventually committed suicide and I miss her a whole bunch, Mr. Cruise.

    Jackie 6/28/05

  39. says

    I think he should be able to talk about what he believes in, that’s what everybody else does. The fact that he’s a movie star makes no difference.

  40. Crazy4U says

    He is an ACTOR, he lives in a world of suspended reality. He will never live the kind of lives everyday people live and face the challenges they face everyday; unless… this movie bombs and his popularity totally tanks, which it looks like may just happen :)

  41. RICK BREIDENSTEIN says

    I wish Tom Cruise had been available when my daughter attempted suicide. If only we had the benefit of Tom’s sage words all would have been fine. We could have explained to my daughter that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance. Oddly enough despite Mr. Cruise’s beliefs the pseudo-science saved my daughters by diagnosing her chemical inbalance.

  42. says

    The statment made by tom crusie was irrisponsible and dangerous,would’nt this world be a better place when so many women who suffer from a very real diagnosis take vitamins
    and be cured .Lets pray that this diagnosis does’nt happen to his wife to be –to come home one day and find out that the vitamins he gave her was not enough to keep her from jumping of the cliff or into the pool , because it was the only thing that stoped her very real post partum depression….he should be ashamed of himself and keep his diagnosis to himself…..Lets all hope that women out there have not taken his advice and stoped taking there meds..The legal recourse coud be diar…. SHAME ON YOU !!

  43. Ana says

    Is there anything more pathetic than a small man trying to convince everyone that he’s big?

  44. Jennifer says

    Thanks to a variety of psychiatric drugs, I am able to visit people without jumping on their couches.

  45. Pam says

    Tom Cruise, THE ACTOR, where does he get off telling this country that psychiatry is a crock. Maybe because he’s had alot of experience with psych meds. He has come off strong with this whole deal of speaking so strongly about this, but I must say, everywhere you turn in America (just to a doctor)not just a psychiatrist. They are throwing anti-depressant drugs at you. There are People that need help, no question. But come on, in this country, everybody has ADD or something of the sort. Everywhere you turn or everyone you talk to, there all on paxil. Take a 2 mile jog, and maybe slow down on the coffee and eat an apple. Sorry I have to give tom a point. He’s not all wrong. You don’t need to be a psychiatrist to understand this stuff. A little research may help anyone who’s anyone to understand. Just Read!! P.S. I think scientology has nothing to do with this!! But pharmasutical company’s love this shit because peole are so co-dependant on these drugs. Hey, more money for them, huh!!

  46. Pam says

    Tom Cruise, THE ACTOR, where does he get off telling this country that psychiatry is a crock. Maybe because he’s had alot of experience with psych meds. He has come off strong with this whole deal of speaking so strongly about this, but I must say, everywhere you turn in America (just to a doctor)not just a psychiatrist. They are throwing anti-depressant drugs at you. There are People that need help, no question. But come on, in this country, everybody has ADD or something of the sort. Everywhere you turn or everyone you talk to, there all on paxil. Take a 2 mile jog, and maybe slow down on the coffee and eat an apple. Sorry I have to give tom a point. He’s not all wrong. You don’t need to be a psychiatrist to understand this stuff. A little research may help anyone who’s anyone to understand. Just Read!! P.S. I think scientology has nothing to do with this!! But pharmasutical company’s love this shit because peole are so co-dependant on these drugs. Hey, more money for them, huh!!

  47. Wendy says

    Tom Cruise comes across as a complete nut in everything he does anymore. I don’t understand how he can jump up and down on a couch hundreds of times without realizing he looks stupid. I wonder if Katie Holmes is looking for another father figure. Also, who is he to quote major research done on psychiatric drugs that help to alter the symptoms that many children with ADD/ADHD have. Has he ever worked with children that have this diagnosis? Or does he know anyone with it? Well, I have worked with kids that have ADHD. They, more times than not, need to be on some sort of drug in order to help them function in their everyday environment. I have a BS degree in this field and I can say that Tom Cruise does not know crap. He needs to shut up and sit down. I wish celebrities would keep their mouths shut when they don’t know what they are talking about!

  48. deuce says

    it is surprising how many speak on a topic they know nothing about. I have study psychology for 7 years, have my own business in the counseling field. I agree with Tom. I disagree with every psychology theory out there because the father of psychology and of these theory goes against Christianity. All of them where atheist (didn’t believe in God), did or have delt with the occult, Satanism and their work was pass on to other generations. Yes it has part truth to it because they study the mind and body. You don’t knee medicine for depression or even several depression or any mental disease at that. Everyone goes through a period of their live when they had enough and break down. want to hear more email me.

  49. deuce says

    it is surprising how many speak on a topic they know nothing about. I have study psychology for 7 years, have my own business in the counseling field. I agree with Tom. I disagree with every psychology theory out there because the father of psychology and of these theory goes against Christianity. All of them where atheist (didn’t believe in God), did or have delt with the occult, Satanism and their work was pass on to other generations. Yes it has part truth to it because they study the mind and body. You don’t need medicine for depression or even several depression or any mental disease at that. Everyone goes through a period of their live when they had enough and break down. want to hear more email me.

  50. Bill Konrad says

    It’s not just the fanatical Muslims
    you have to watch, Tom Cruise has joined the ranks of fanatical religious members. A rose by any other name etc etc.

    Tom Cruise, the poster boy for self
    destruction.

    Bill Konrad

  51. kassy says

    My mum takes anti depressants, she had a nervous breakdown and thought she was dying. Every 5 minutes we had to call the doctor out, they put her into a rehabilitation center and gave her these drugs, thanks to them she lives a normal life again and doesn’t suffer from panic attacks and hallucinations. No one can tell me drugs used in this way are bad, depression is very real and is present in so many people, maybe because of the way society has changed and our environment, sometimes it is beatable without drugs, but there are many people who are pushed over the edge with it. What Tom Cruise said is an insult, to generalize the use of antidepressants like that and make people believe that they shouldn’t take them because they are bad adds to the negativity surrounding mental health stopping people from understanding it and making them think that people with these kind of problems are freaks. There is a stigma attached to people with mental health problems that Tom Cruise is adding to and it’s not fair, unless you have seen the full extent of depression you have no right to judge what is best for people who have struggled with it so much.

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