Speaking with the “enemy” and speaking of recovery

By Leah Harris Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, goes the saying. My spiritual practice and basic reading of Buddhist philosophy has taught me that it is not other people who are the enemy but oppressive states of mind: fear, ignorance, greed – the things that drive us to hurt and oppress others.... Continue Reading →

NAMI parent’s false hope: blindly disabling children for life — by Ty Colbert PhD

This is an old article that was reprinted...we know now that 75% of NAMI funding comes from pharma. By Ty Colbert Ph.D with his permission to reprint. This is copyrighted material. A critical but profoundly compassionate look at NAMI families. NAMI PARENTS’ FALSE HOPE Blindly Disabling Children for Life* NAMI, or the National Alliance for... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day

When we speak of nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe. -- Matisse

Treating schizophrenia without drugs? There’s good evidence for it.

Excerpts from a paper at psychminded.org: Award-winning researcher and psychiatrist Tim Calton examines studies demonstrating how psychosis can be managed without medication. Such non-drug approaches shoud no longer be ignored, he argues. Over two hundred years ago medical psychiatry planted its standard within the realm of the human experience of 'madness', quickly becoming the dominant... Continue Reading →

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