And in these statistics lie the many thousands of folks suffering from disabilities brought on by psych meds. The denial continues nonetheless... From NEW SCIENTIST and article from a few days ago: WHAT is the third leading cause of death in the developed world? Given that cancer and heart disease top the list, you might hazard a guess at diabetes, stroke or car accidents. You'd be wrong. The answer is "iatrogenic" deaths – those caused by medical errors, adverse drug reactions or hospital-acquired infections. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The Icarus Project: creating a new language and culture around healing mental distress
Occasionally Beyond Meds will post a call for support or give readers a heads up about something that’s happening in the radical mental health and alternatives movement. The Icarus Project, publisher of the Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, is in the running for a $25,000 grant to continue their good work. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at the bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are... Paying attention can be a very difficult feat in a culture where we are taught to deny so much of our being. Finding ourselves again, though, is incredibly well worth the time and effort put into learning to do so.… [click on title for the rest of the post]
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