BEYOND MEDS — ALTERNATIVES TO PSYCHIATRY — A RESOURCE
This blog documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. This blog also deals with wider issues in the socio/political and spiritual realms as they pertain to mental health and human rights issues surrounding psychiatry.
My own experience as both (now – ex) patient and a mental health professional allows for some interesting and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the mental health system in the United States.
The blog and the content has evolved over time. The archives reflect that.
I have seen the system from both sides – as a social worker and as a person whose life was severely ruptured by psychiatric drugs. I write critically about the system, as well as about holistic pathways of healing without medication. Beyond Meds documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit.
Updated note: It has become clear to me that there are as many ways to live well and be healthy as there are human beings. I’m all about people finding their own way. If the reader resonates with what is shared here, then this blog is for them. If there is no resonance or a negative resonance they can go on their way. And the same goes for when I seek out information. Resonance in the body/mind/spirit is a form of guidance. I trust it. I’ll trust yours as well. It’s okay if the information on this website isn’t helpful to you at the moment and if it is, well, then welcome.
For an introduction to the scope of this site in general there is a drop-down menu at the top of the page. I continue to work on presenting the archives for easy access. There are well over 5,000 posts on the blog now, many of which remain topical. It’s an ongoing job so the navigation menu is always under construction. Visit often to check for additions.
The archives of this blog now span over eight years. They are a record of a time in my life when I was learning and transforming at a rate unlike any other time in my life. I say this as a way of disclaimer. In the earlier years of this blog I am processing shock and dismay. In the early years I am undisputedly angry. I have worked out much of that and see things in a much less judgmental manner now. This continues to evolve. I sometimes want to take down old posts because they no longer convey how I feel, but I realize that they may still be helpful to people who are going through something similar now. The journey got me to where I am today, it’s just odd to have some of it in writing here for all to see.