2015 Yale Symposium – Dr. David Healy: video about dangers of psych drugs

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Wonderful! I’ve only listened to a bit because I have a meeting in a few minutes but this is Dr. David Healy at Yale speaking about the dangers of psychiatric drugs and the denial about that fact in the medical establishment. … [click on title to read and view more]

Sometimes my vagus nerve hurts

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My mother is visiting. It’s going very well, but I need lots of down time, too. She is staying nearby in a hotel with her husband, my very wonderful step-dad. I have been cooking a lot and hosting them in the house for meals. It’s great to spend time with my mother after six years of being unable to spend time with pretty much anyone at all. – This afternoon I came upon this music. It’s soothing my vagus nerve. I figured I would share. Sometimes music both soothes and allows one to go deeper into the pain simultaneously. I find both things to be helpful to the long-term process of healing. … [click on the title to read and view more]

The gift of our bodies and the foods that we feed it

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I wrote most of this post for The Receiving Project group which I posted about a couple of days ago. It’s got dietary info if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m healing and food continues to be a phenomenally important part of that gestalt. — Astonishing loveliness. This is a weird gift and may not mean much to most of you but it’s so HUGE and FUNDAMENTAL to me that I’m going to share it anyway. Yesterday afternoon I went to my amazing healing chiropractor man and he gave me a suggestion. … [click on the title to read and view more]

Surviving antidepressants (and psychiatric drugs in general)

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Those of us who’ve spent hundreds of hours with thousands of people coming off drugs still have the most reliable information available for the time being. This is an instance in which “peers” simply have more information than anyone else. Not only have we lived it but we’ve watched many others do the same. Alto Strata has been doing this for many years and has amassed a knowledge base that is truly impressive. … [click on the title to read and view more]

The isolation of illness comes to an end – IT GETS BETTER

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I know a lot of folks who are still in earlier phases of withdrawing from psych drugs are still feeling desperately alone and sicker than they ever imagined possible. It does pass. A lot of us have made it through that hellish darkness. Things really do get better. We come to thrive again. — My mother is visiting next week. I’ve not seen her in 6 years. I was too ill to have visitors who couldn’t abide the extreme nature of what I was dealing with when I was struck with the drug iatrogenesis (medical injury). That included almost everyone.… … [click on the title to read and view more]

Emotional, spiritual and physical health are intimately connected

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Because there is virtually no understanding of the above reality in medicine, nor psychology, psych drugs instead are far too often agents of trauma rather than being therapeutic. The entire mental illness system actually acts as an agent of trauma because of this lack of consciousness. That is exactly what my first comment above is pointing to. Whatever I met psychiatry with all those years ago when I was drugged, (my story is here) the psych drugs magnified and made worse exponentially (not so much in ways that show up obviously in behavior, but in how the entire body/mind/spirit was affected). There is no way anyone who goes through this and comes to the understanding we’ve come to on this side of the trauma can stay silent on the topic. We are here to change things. Simply because we know what we know. … [click on title to read and view more]

Physician-caused death, illness, anger and despair? It happens. What to do.

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There is an important read today at Mad in America by Bruce Levine about how to regain power from the medical establishment. Those of us who have been harmed and know just how serious it can be have an important role to play. … [click on title to read more]

Young women (15 – 49) with hormones please read this

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Our hormones are always involved in our mental well-being whether or not it’s recognized. Our endocrine system must be healthy if we are to be healthy. They are foundational to all well-being. Had I had this book and followed it’s simple advice I’m quite certain the entire trajectory of my psychiatrized life would never have happened. I would not have been drugged those 20 plus years and therefore become disabled from iatrogenic injury. This book could have taught me to heal before I was gravely injured by psychiatric treatment. I have since been able to put together a similar lifestyle that has allowed for great healing. So much so, that I know this book can help others because it contains many tips that would have helped my young self and can help other women in earlier phases of their lives right now. … [click on title to read and view more]

FAA doesn’t allow its pilots to fly on SSRIs without careful monitoring

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FAA in the USA does not allow pilots to fly on SSRIs without careful monitoring — this is not because people who are depressed are dangerous…it’s because SSRIs are often dangerous. They have been, for a long time, associated with increased suicidal impulses as well as violence. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A memoir revisited: 20 yrs on psych meds and beyond the withdrawal

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I no longer believe that I “lost” my life to drugs. This is, as Mary Oliver, puts it, my “one wild and precious life.” Yes, this is it and so I celebrate it. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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