You've been away from the music business for so long. Why come back now? "...I was on a lot of anti-depressants, which I now know I'm physiologically allergic to. I had to get my health straight, so I said 'look guys, I don't feel I can do it'. So then I went away and, with the help of my GP, I very gradually came off that particular drug. It took me six months to get it out of my system and I'm pleased to say I feel kind of better."
“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 →
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 →
This is a very brief video that addresses some common misconceptions about meditation.
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.
FDA notified healthcare professionals that the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs has been updated. The new drug labels now contain more and consistent information about the potential risk for abnormal muscle movements (extrapyramidal signs or EPS) and withdrawal symptoms in newborns whose mothers were treated with these drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy.
More than 450 people filled the Unitarian Church in Portland Oregon February 10th for the Rethinking Psychiatry event. Robert Whitaker keynoted the evening, followed by a panel with Beckie Child, Director of the Mental Health America of Oregon; Cindi Fisher, Movement of Mothers Standing - Up -Together: Taking Back Our Children; Chris Gordon, Assistant professor... Continue Reading →
Soteria House was a project that ran from 1971-1983. The staff cared for people who were diagnosed schizophrenic and compared outcomes with the local psychiatric hospital. It was a drug free rehabilitation. (drugs were used in just 3% of cases and only very temporarily) Soteria house was created for those diagnosed as schizophrenic, but it’s progenies have worked with all sort of people labeled “seriously mentally ill,” with similar startling results:
From Science Daily yesterday: New research shows people who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study released February 22 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16,... Continue Reading →