The “I Got Better” campaign: defying the all-too-common message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible

I Got Better is an ongoing project defying the all-too-common message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible. The I Got Better campaign will make stories of recovery and hope in mental health widely available through a variety of media.

This is true meditation

I love this quote I post below. I really learned meditation in the last few years when I've been isolated at home with this illness. I had practiced on and off for many years but my illness actually started meditating me, so to speak, as I found the only way to cope and learn to... Continue Reading →

Our culture and society have destroyed the conditions required for healthy childhood development

...if people’s behaviors and dysfunctions are regulated, controlled and determined by genes, we don’t have to look at child welfare policies, we don’t have to look at the kind of support that we give to pregnant women, we don’t have to look at the kind of non-support that we give to families, so that, you know, most children in North America now have to be away from their parents from an early age on because of economic considerations. And especially in the States, because of the welfare laws, women are forced to go find low-paying jobs far away from home, often single women, and not see their kids for most of the day. Under those conditions, kids’ brains don’t develop the way they need to.

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