Exposing the Mental Health system – Only Smarties exhibition

Out of the mouths of artists…

What is the difference between God and a Psychiatrist?

Answer: God does not believe he is a psychiatrist.

Note: My husband, upon viewing this, said it made him think of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Indeed it brings that to mind. This ALL still happens today in psychiatric care ALL over the world, contrary to popular belief.

Imagine a world where instead of being faced with terror and coercion by those who are supposed to be healers people in altered states (psychosis) were met with love and confidence that they might heal. Such care exists in the world, but virtually not at all in the United States at this time. See the below two posts on the subject: 

●  Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis — comments and a brief review

and:

●  Finnish Open Dialogue: High recovery rates leave many psychiatric beds empty

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters