Healing homes: full documentary film here (alternative healing for “serious mental illness”)

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All Daniel Mackler’s films are now available for free viewing on youtube. This is the last one. I’ve posted all of them now. I highly recommend them all.

COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY FILM. “Healing Homes,” recovery from psychosis without medication. An in-depth exploration of the Family Care Foundation, one of the best psychosis-oriented programs in the world, a Swedish organization which places people failed by traditional psychiatry in families, many of whom are farm families, as a start to a whole new life. Interviews with clinicians, clients, and host families. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Take These Broken Wings — recovery from schizophrenia without drugs (full film here)

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Daniel’s first film remains my favorite. Maybe just because it was his first and I was so thrilled to see such wonder documented on film. All his films are wonderful, of course. You can view them all online now. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

OPEN DIALOGUE: the complete film now online for viewing (alternative healing for psychosis)

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Mackler’s work has been featured here on Beyond Meds many times. For more information his website is here.

OPEN DIALOGUE: 74-minute documentary film on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project, the program presently getting the best results in the developed world for first-break psychosis — approximately 85% full recovery, a far majority off antipsychotic medication. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A calm and holy religion

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There is religion in everything around us
A calm and holy religion

In the unbreathing things in Nature … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Let’s stop Murphy Bill (forced out-patient treatment becomes routine)

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most provisions of the proposed bill are a giant step back from the trend promoting consumer engagement, empowerment, and self-direction by emphasizing professional dominance on advisory committees. The bill also restricts programmatic initiatives to evidence-based practices therefore frustrating development of innovative approaches, many of which may reflect more active consumer involvement and direction than established practices. The bill will also cut funding to statewide consumer networks… … [click on title for the rest of the post]

What should I expect from my MD about psych drug withdrawal symptoms?

and doctor's don't know how to help people get off

Doctors are unaware of how bad withdrawal syndromes can be. Doctors who understand psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes are few and far between, even among psychiatrists. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Love letter to my body…

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yes! coming into relationship with the wonder that is this body has been a miracle…and, just as with all relationships, one that has it’s up and downs in understanding…. thank you Baylissa! … [click on title for the rest of the post]

SPRING is in the air (and our psyches)

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It’s a shame we’re not taught to contemplate the changes our bodies/minds/spirit go through with the change of seasons. It’s been a source of some of my deepest revelations to note that I too am part of these cycles. So lovely! Not SAD (seasonal affective disorder) :-) … [click on title for the rest of the post]

THAT’S CRAZY: powerful documentary on the coercive nature of psychiatry

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A very important film at a very important time in the history of mental health legislation.
THAT’S CRAZY follows Eric, diagnosed schizophrenic, as he refuses court ordered medication and pursues his own path to wellness. Eric’s decision triggers a series of personal, medical and legal battles providing a window into the conflicting issues raised by mental ilness. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

I do my thing and you do your thing…

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I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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