"Be kind. Remember, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." (this quote is attributed to many different people when you google it, perhaps because it's so incredibly universally applicable)

Drug-Induced Dementia – book review

A book review by Delores Jankovich  (first published in ICSPP Bulletin 2009 - Number 3) Drug-Induced Dementia: a perfect crime Grace E. Jackson, Bloomington, IN. AuthorHouse, 2009, 440 pp., $29.95. Grace Jackson provides detailed substantiation of the chemical injury that is occurring in all ages of people from the use of prescription drugs. Indeed, this... Continue Reading →

Judith’s story : Don’t Mind Me

I was in my teens when I first heard voices. I'd recently lost my beloved grandmother and had been excluded from the funeral. I took it badly. My grandmother had been one of my main carers up until the age of three. After her death I became depressed and got behind with school work. One... Continue Reading →

My favorite author in high school

A poem I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to... Continue Reading →

Mental “disorder” or evolved mental strategy? — by Ron Unger

By Ron Unger -- first printed on his blog. In the mental health field currently, when people experience intense anxiety and depression, and when they experience mania and/or psychosis, the experience is understood to be a “disorder” or a “biological dysfunction” that is of no use and should “corrected” by any means that might be... Continue Reading →

Conference on Stopping the Psychiatric Abuse of Children

Today on the Huffington Post Peter Breggin invites you to the conference being hosted by the group he founded. In an email group I'm part of he's asked that people spread the information any way they like. I hope some of you can attend. Millions of our children are being labeled with false and stigmatizing... Continue Reading →


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. -- Socrates

Comparing yourself to ideals…

"Comparing yourself to ideals is just another subtle way of resisting your life as it is." ~Ezra Bayda

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