Damn, I'm inspired. David Oaks, co-founder and former executive director of MindFreedom International, is a leader and a visionary. After experiencing forced drugging and solitary confinement in the mental health system as a young man, he's devoted his life to fighting against stigmatizing psychiatric labels, forced drugging, and human rights abuses. He led the 2003 MindFreedom Hunger Strike/Fast For Freedom where 6 psychiatric survivors fasted for weeks, challenging the American Psychiatric Association to provide solid evidence for the biological basis of mental/emotional distress. Despite an unbelievably COLD initial response from the APA, the strikers did not give up, and the APA was ultimately forced to admit that it had no scientific evidence that mental distress was a “neurobiological illness.”
Give in to being, be who you are…
We are born with only one obligation—to be completely who we are. Yet how much of our time is spent comparing ourselves to others, dead or alive? This is encouraged as necessary in the pursuit of excellence. Yet a flower in its excellence does not yearn to be a fish, and a fish in its... Continue Reading →
A medical system where patient harm is part of standard care, yes, here in the USA
A highly recommended documentary. Our healthcare system is deeply broken and unsustainable. So that is a film and below are a few books that cover the same topic. All posts I've done in the past. What is happening in our country and around the world too is tragic and we need to demand it stops. The collection of information here is coming from several different sources. A medical system where patient harm is part of standard care, yes, here in the USA … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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