John Breeding, PhD: Texas Mental Health System and Legislature

On the Texas Mental Health System and Legislature -- by John Breeding I am a psychologist deeply at odds with my own profession. To a great extent, our mental health system—institutionalized psychiatry—is a colossal failure and a harbinger of hopelessness. It is believed, despite the utter lack of scientific validation and any sort of independent... Continue Reading →

Christopher Lane: on Madness Radio and on making a splash in the mental health blogosphere

From Madness Radio: Do pharmaceutical companies control the social definition of normal? Can advertising and public relations campaigns turn acceptable personality differences into unacceptable disorders? British-American literary critic and historian Christopher Lane discusses his book Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, including the way politics and profits drive the bible of mental health treatment,... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day–on love

Awaken to the possibility of love, All saving and all redeeming love. Awaken to the blessing of acceptance, Expressed in a simple, saving mantra: Want what you have; Do what you can; Be who you are. --Forrest Church

Open Letter to the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research

By Grace E. Jackson, M.D author of the brilliant book Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A guide to informed consent (a review of the book on my blog) Open Letter to the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research April 12, 2009 Dear Federal Coordinating Council: This statement is written with respect to the allocation of money... Continue Reading →

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