by Dr. Joseph Mercola, public domain

(Oct. 28, 2021) — [Editor’s Note: As of August 4, Dr. Mercola released his articles into the public domain for distribution, and he removes them from his website 48 hours after publication. As of press time here (10:10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 28, 2021), the following article and its two videos will remain on his website for approximately another 38 hours and 50 minutes. Both videos are currently available on YouTube.]



Mass psychosis is defined as “an epidemic of madness” that occurs when a “large portion of society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions.” The witch trials of the 16th and 17th centuries are a classic example. We’re now in the middle of another mass psychosis, induced by relentless fearmongering coupled with data suppression and intimidation tactics of all kinds.

The 20-minute video above, “Mass Psychosis — How an Entire Population Becomes Mentally Ill,” created by After Skool and Academy of Ideas,1 explains the tactics used to seed and nurture mental illness on a grand scale.

Fearmongering Breeds Insanity

A number of mental health experts have expressed concern over the blatant panic mongering during the COVID-19 pandemic, warning it can have serious psychiatric effects. For example, in a December 22, 2020, article2 in Evie Magazine, S.G. Cheah discussed the emergence of mass insanity caused by “delusional fear of COVID-19.”

“Even when the statistics point to the extremely low fatality rate among children and young adults (measuring 0.002% at age 10 and 0.01% at 25), the young and the healthy are still terrorized by the chokehold of irrational fear when faced with the coronavirus,” Cheah wrote, adding:3

“Instead of facing reality, the delusional person would rather live in their world of make-believe. But in order to keep faking reality, they’ll have to make sure that everyone else around them also pretends to live in their imaginary world.

In simpler words, the delusional person rejects reality. And in this rejection of reality, others have to play along with how they view the world, otherwise, their world will not make sense to them. It’s why the delusional person will get angry when they face someone who doesn’t conform to their world view …

It’s one of the reasons why you’re seeing so many people who’d happily approve the silencing of any medical experts whose views contradict the WHO or CDC guidelines. ‘Obey the rules!’ becomes more important than questioning if the rules were legitimate to begin with.”

In a December 2020 interview (below), psychiatrist and medical legal expert Dr. Mark McDonald4 also went on record stating “the true public health crisis lies in the widespread fear which morphed and evolved into a form of mass delusional psychosis.”

“We are now well beyond the first profound shocks of this crisis, and it’s deeply concerning that the number of [mental health] referrals remains so high. ~ Brian Dow, Deputy chief executive of Rethink Mental Illness”

He went so far as to refer to the outside of his home or office as the “outdoor insane asylum,” where he must assume “that any person that I run into is insane” unless they prove otherwise.5

Reports of Psychotic Episodes Soar in Great Britain

Now, after some 19 months of abnormal “pandemic life,” the data are starting to reflect McDonald’s fears. For example, in the U.K., psychiatric referrals for first-time psychotic episodes have skyrocketed. As reported by The Guardian, October 17, 2021:6

“Cases of psychosis have soared over the past two years in England as an increasing number of people experience hallucinations and delusional thinking amid the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There was a 29% increase in the number of people referred to mental health services for their first suspected episode of psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021, NHS data7 shows. The rise continued throughout the spring, with 9,460 referred in May 2021, up 26% from 7,520 in May 2019.

The charity Rethink Mental Illness is urging the government to invest more in early intervention for psychosis to prevent further deterioration in people’s mental health from which it could take them years to recover.

It says the statistics provide some of the first concrete evidence to indicate the significant levels of distress experienced across the population during the pandemic.”

Psychosis Takes a Heavy Toll on a Person’s Life

Deputy chief executive of Rethink Mental Illness, Brian Dow, commented on the findings:8

“Psychosis can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Swift access to treatment is vital to prevent further deterioration in people’s mental health which could take them years to recover from. These soaring numbers of suspected first episodes of psychosis are cause for alarm.

We are now well beyond the first profound shocks of this crisis, and it’s deeply concerning that the number of referrals remains so high. As first presentations of psychosis typically occur in young adults, this steep rise raises additional concerns about the pressures the younger generation have faced during the pandemic.

The pandemic has had a game changing effect on our mental health and it requires a revolutionary response. Dedicated additional funding for mental health and social care must go to frontline services to help meet the new demand, otherwise thousands of people could bear a catastrophic cost.”


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  1. “Instead of facing reality, the delusional person would rather live in their world of make believe… others have to play along with how they view the world… otherwise the delusional person will get angry when they face someone who doesn’t conform to their world view…”
    Are we talking about Covid- pandemic related delusions… or a pandemic of transexual deluded individuals…? Either way, the TRUTH of reality must be suppressed in order to support their fake-truth narratives… which are ever changing. God help us.

  2. Thank you Doctor McDonald,

    Mass hypnosis was induced in millions of Americans in 2008/2009 by Barack Hussein Obama, whose name alone should have been a huge red flag. Part of Obama’s preparation for being installed as America’s putative president included being trained in hypnotic speaking. Below is a link to Obama’s speaking technique:

    http://whale.to/c/an_examination_of_obama.html#An_example_of_Obama_using_both_of_these_hypnotic_hand_gestures,_hypnotic_programming_followed_by_hypnotic_anchor_back_to_back,_in_a_way_that_can_be_nothing_other_than_hypnosis_

    “Obama” did not just happen. He was prepped in many ways for his eventual take-over from the inside of America’s government and her military. His mission was to weaken America in every way possible. Obama was assured victory as white guilt and media worship pushed the ineligible, identity fraud con-artist to victory over the, quite possibly, intentionally weak Republican opposition. Millions of Americans accepted the illogical promise of Obama to, “fundamentally change the greatest nation on Earth”, as a reason to vote for the largely unknown “black” man who was pushed quickly through corrupt Chicago politics as the person to heal America from her past. To many Americans voting for Obama was to be forgiven, even though they personally had nothing to be forgiven for.

    I believe Obama hates both America and white people and from the office of President and Commander-in-Chief he was able to weaken America morally, financially and militarily, as he was installed to do. To cover for the criminal activity of Obama’s putative presidency, Hillary Clinton was the planned and promised in 2008 after Obama cover president. Donald Trump interrupted that plan and his presence as President panicked both complicit political parties, who then kept Obama’s biggest nemesis President Trump under siege during his 4 years, and removed him from office in the stolen 2020 election…………

    Mass hypnosis instilled by Obama and the Obama media has been very effective, and only recently in the wake of the dismal failure of Joe Biden and his, selected by Obama because of her ineligibility V.P., Kamala Harris, have some Americans begun to wake up. Almost complete control of the media, fear of being called racist and ineligibility protection have made Obama off-limits from being charged with anything …..sedition and treason being two of the crimes committed.

    There is no mystery about why America’s Republic is being destroyed or by whom, but criminals are investigating criminals, and after years of investigation they keep finding themselves, “not guilty”……………….if the criminals continue to walk free, Americans will lose their freedom……………….forever…..

    Our enemies discovered defeating America from the inside is not difficult, and almost all of America is “for sale” or already sold……….Check with Hunter Biden and the “Big Guy”….