“A word is a promise; a failure to deliver a kind of betrayal. What does the language of mental health promise?” I wrote that. I wrote it because we’ve been promised something by psychiatry – namely, soul-healing – and we haven’t gotten it. We’ve gotten pain, poison, suppression, denial, defamation, and death. To live here,... Continue Reading →
Intro: new author/contributor on Beyond Meds
Hi, Gianna here introducing a new contributor to the blog. The author of Alt-mentalities a new blog that has caught my attention. I've linked to it a few times in blog posts and have been following it closely since I became aware of it. She will be posting here once or twice a week for... Continue Reading →
Misconceptions about meditation
This is a very brief video that addresses some common misconceptions about meditation.
Many psychiatric symptoms remit upon drug withdrawal – even suicidal impulses
Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the "psychiatric" symptoms they were being "treated" for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided to stop medicating ourselves.
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