Leah Harris on Madness Radio: Survivor Spoken Word

The latest show on Madness Radio -- Leah Harris was orphaned after both parents were diagnosed with schizophrenia and died from medication toxicity. Today she is a leading voice in survivor activism, and her powerful spoken word poetry, including "I Was A Teenage Mental Patient," has been featured in publications including Word Warriors: 35 Women... Continue Reading →

Tips for meditation

I love the part about meditating on a noisy train. This is something I often do, that is, meditate in places people don't conceive of being appropriate spaces. Meditation is much more about being wherever you are fully in the moment then it is about being in a silent place with no distractions. While being... Continue Reading →

The loss of client agency into the psychopharmaceutical–industrial complex

How consumers of psychiatry get hooked for life. A brief synopsis from The free library: The psychopharmaceutical industrial complex (PPIC) and its adherence to the disease model pervades mainstream culture and greatly impacts psychotherapy. Consequently, the effects of the PPIC may have resulted in some psychiatric consumers adopting disease-model messages in ways similar to cult... Continue Reading →

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