In honor of the woman I witnessed being tortured in a psych ward

Since I learned and posted about the United Nations report that explicitly states that forced and involuntary psychiatric treatment is torture, I've been haunted by a memory of something I witnessed during one of my hospitalizations as a very young woman. I have my own radical experiences of such torture that I wrote about in 2007 here on Beyond Meds, but it's not what I've been struggling with in the last few days. Instead what plagues me now is the knowledge that this is happening to others, everyday, all over this country and virtually no one is doing anything to stop it. … [click on title to read the rest]

your own authority

You become mature when you become the authority of your own life." ~ Joseph Campbell Yes...it's true...can't look to the shrink, the guru, the self-help mogul forever if you want to grow up … [click on title to read the rest]

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