Do not be too quick to assume your enemy is a savage just because he is your enemy. Perhaps he is your enemy because he thinks you are a savage. Or perhaps he is afraid of you because he feels that you are afraid of him. And perhaps if he believed you are capable of... Continue Reading →
"But I don’t want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked. 'Oh, you can’t help that,' said the Cat. 'We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.' 'How do you know I’m mad?' said Alice. 'You must be,” said the Cat. 'or you wouldn’t have come here.' -- Lewis Carrol
BEYOND MEDS -- ALTERNATIVES TO PSYCHIATRY -- A RESOURCE updated: 12/2012 This blog documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. My own experience as both (now - ex) patient and a mental health professional allows for some interesting and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the... Continue Reading →
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it. --- Kathleen Casey Theisen
I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from this blog and all the various activity in the mental health advocacy circles I frequent. I have been in the process of doing this for two days (it's pretty amazing how entrenched I've become in a world that has no location) and the relief I feel... Continue Reading →
I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight...I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence. --- Thich Nhat Hanh
Hatred ever kills, love never dies. Such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi
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Victim of Zoloft after delivery of her baby.