Behind the Walls part 1: Ireland’s psychiatric hospitals, yesterday and (part 2) today

'Behind the Walls' is a two-part documentary series charting the history of Ireland's psychiatric hospitals. (Had this scheduled to post in the middle of the night, but then thought perhaps it might get pulled for copyright infringement so I'll share it now while it's up.)

Hearing Voices USA website goes live today on World Hearing Voices Day

The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is one of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences. It is part of an international collaboration between professionals, people with... Continue Reading →

The accidental addict — benzodiazepines

A quite good documentation of what it's like for a lot of us. Some of us have it even worse than what is depicted here. This is a 15 year old documentary. It's horrifying to think all this was known about this class of drugs so many years ago and yet doctors still happily prescribe benzodiazepines as "safe" drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia and many other things too.

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