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(The Local)   Feeling in need of psychiatric help? Drink a beer, says top health official. But one, not ten   (thelocal.de ) divider line 43
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2013-11-07 08:17:45 AM  
Hecken made the remark during a debate over calls for more psychotherapists to be included in statutory healthcare provision..

So, is he saying beer should be covered instead?
 
2013-11-07 08:42:56 AM  
[Obvious]
 
2013-11-07 09:12:09 AM  
That will be 5 cents.
 
2013-11-07 09:30:28 AM  
Get out of my head!
 
2013-11-07 09:32:19 AM  
Also known as Fark Therapy
 
2013-11-07 09:32:42 AM  
Impossible.
 
2013-11-07 09:35:49 AM  
Could you imagine if some health official said this in the USA? There'd be panic.
 
2013-11-07 09:35:58 AM  
You would figure the head of the federal "joint" commission would have suggested an alternative mood enhancing susbstance.
 
2013-11-07 09:36:54 AM  

Sybarite: Hecken made the remark during a debate over calls for more psychotherapists to be included in statutory healthcare provision..

So, is he saying beer should be covered instead?


Ooh, beer covered under insurance?

/of course, with my new "enhanced" insurance plan, I would have to pay for the first $5000 worth of beer out of pocket. thanks, obama!
 
2013-11-07 09:38:33 AM  
Ah, yes.

Because if there's one thing that never goes wrong or progresses uncontrollably it's self-diagnosis followed by self-medication.
 
2013-11-07 09:39:46 AM  
Ten beers?

Well, alright.
 
2013-11-07 09:40:46 AM  
Oh. OH.

One. NOT ten. Well shiat, now you tell me.
 
2013-11-07 09:40:49 AM  
I wish I could have a beer when my boss wants to "talk."  But alcohol isn't allowed at work.  However, klonopin is.

Dropping half a special k before the boss wants to piss away three hours of your day?  Priceless.
 
2013-11-07 09:41:48 AM  
Of course doc. I knew what you meant.

socked.co.uk
 
2013-11-07 09:41:53 AM  

skozlaw: Ah, yes.

Because if there's one thing that never goes wrong or progresses uncontrollably it's self-diagnosis followed by self-medication.


Probably 3-4 nights a week, my housemate and I get home from work, I make dinner, we sit down in the living room with some good food, have a glass of wine or a beer, talk to each other about our days, and otherwise shoot the shiat.

It's good times, very relaxing. Self-medicating? Maybe, but I don't think so.
 
2013-11-07 09:43:33 AM  
Bud light to be moved to the homeopathy isle.
 
2013-11-07 09:45:20 AM  
Poor choice of words, given his position, but he's right. Not everything is a serious psychiatric disorder. Being irritable after a bad day at work should be dealt with by a drink, not by prescription drugs.

/offer only valid for occasional use
 
2013-11-07 09:45:59 AM  

Attention Whore of Babylon: I wish I could have a beer when my boss wants to "talk."  But alcohol isn't allowed at work.  However, klonopin is.

Dropping half a special k before the boss wants to piss away three hours of your day?  Priceless.


No hesitation, no delay
You come on just like special k


I know I know, wrong special k.
 
2013-11-07 09:46:15 AM  

jjhinnola: You would figure the head of the federal "joint" commission would have suggested an alternative mood enhancing susbstance.


That plan would go up in smoke pretty quickly.  But the economy would be stimulated.  I mean, more people going to buy food.  That means more people going to the gas station to fill up cars.  More people needing their cars fixed.  It's all good.
 
2013-11-07 09:46:40 AM  
But one, not ten

Idea started strong, but it had no legs.
 
2013-11-07 09:47:19 AM  
snltranscripts.jt.org

Okay, right, you did some orange sunshine, Peter. 

Alright, Peter, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You're very high right now. You will probably be that way for about five more hours. Try taking some vitamin B complex, vitamin C complex.. if you have a beer, go ahead and drink it..

Just remember you're a living organism on this planet, and you're very safe. You've just taken a heavy drug. Relax, stay inside and listen to somemusic, Okay? Do you have any Allman Brothers?
 
2013-11-07 09:52:58 AM  
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2013-11-07 09:54:43 AM  

beezeltown: Sybarite: Hecken made the remark during a debate over calls for more psychotherapists to be included in statutory healthcare provision..

So, is he saying beer should be covered instead?

Ooh, beer covered under insurance?

/of course, with my new "enhanced" insurance plan, I would have to pay for the first $5000 worth of beer out of pocket. thanks, obama!


but you are coverecd for the other 11 months.
 
2013-11-07 10:07:19 AM  
Slightly less than two beers is the healthiest way to drink.
 
2013-11-07 10:08:09 AM  

stuhayes2010: Could you imagine if some health official said this in the USA? There'd be panic.


Of course, for most people, this statement would be true. One drink has a lot of positive benefits, and lowering stress levels is just one of them. For most people, that would take care of most of their mental health issue. Then psychologists could focus on the people who really need help, like schizophrenics. They cannot be helped with a beer.

And dosage is important. It's better to have one drink a day (up to two if your a larger man) than no drinks. It's better to have no drinks than an excess of drinks. And, the absolute worst is to have no drinks for five or six days, and then a whole bunch of drinks for one or two days.
 
2013-11-07 10:08:13 AM  

dv-ous: Self-medicating?


Nnno.... it's not. Not at all.

Self-medication is when you use drugs to treat a (diagnosed or otherwise) ailment on your own independent of a doctor's orders. For example, people who drink to try and cure depression.

The fundamental problem with his comment isn't really about the beer, it's that suggesting that self-medication through ANY means is a bad idea.
 
2013-11-07 10:10:52 AM  
The psychiatric establishment won't be happy until everyone has a diagnosable condition that only they can save us from. It's kind of the modern day equivalent to the Catholic Church and the seven deadly sins.
 
2013-11-07 10:14:15 AM  
If I must.

www.sixthseal.com

Good to know that my cat doesn't lie to me.

www.best-drugrehab.org
 
2013-11-07 10:23:55 AM  
I was all-in until I got to this part:

"...rather I think that sometimes the old home cure of a bottle of warm beer can help."

Warm beer never helped anyone with anything.
 
2013-11-07 10:31:55 AM  
One beer doesn't even get rid of the shakes.
 
2013-11-07 10:33:38 AM  

SlagginOff: One beer doesn't even get rid of the shakes.


It takes me 'least halfway to the label / 'Fore I can even make it through the night
 
2013-11-07 10:35:08 AM  

megarian: Ten beers?

Well, alright.


Ten beers?

theeestory.com
 
2013-11-07 10:43:11 AM  
If one beer helps, then certainly ten beers will help ten times as much.  It's basic math, people.
 
2013-11-07 11:24:08 AM  

Pilikia: SlagginOff: One beer doesn't even get rid of the shakes.

It takes me 'least halfway to the label / 'Fore I can even make it through the night


I think that you're headed for a whole lotta trouble...
 
2013-11-07 11:31:56 AM  
YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME.
 
2013-11-07 11:36:44 AM  
Medicinal Night Train?
 
2013-11-07 11:48:38 AM  
Feeling in need of psychiatric help? Drink a beer, says top health official. But one, not ten

What if my psychiatric problem is multiple personality disorder?  Do we each get one?
 
2013-11-07 11:51:22 AM  

spewing: Pilikia: SlagginOff: One beer doesn't even get rid of the shakes.

It takes me 'least halfway to the label / 'Fore I can even make it through the night

I think that you're headed for a whole lotta trouble...


When you taaaaaaake your whiskey home
 
2013-11-07 11:56:48 AM  
He didn't say it because of the alcohol, he said it because of the hop in beer (very mild sedative).
 
2013-11-07 12:32:48 PM  

Charley sez

CHEERS!

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2013-11-07 12:49:48 PM  
I deem him KAISER HEALTH CARE.

lang lebe der Kaiser! lang lebe der Kaiser! lang lebe der Kaiser!
 
2013-11-07 03:00:20 PM  
Everybody, sing!

♫  "Oh, I'd rather have this bottle in front of me..." ♫
 
2013-11-07 03:54:01 PM  
Information that would have been useful NINE BEERS AGO!
 
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