Someone in the linked-in NAMI group left this comment about this piece on Carl Jung’s Red Book in reference to Carl Jung having been psychotic:
“Absolutely insane. And yet very unique; and very Carl Jung.”
my response to her was this:
“Not insane, not unique, but instead exactly how recovery works for a lot of folks…healing and transformation happen when one stays conscious and moves through the chaos. The opposite of what psychiatry allows for.”
I posted the above part of this post on Facebook first. It was a popular post. You can read or add to the comments here.
More on healing from what gets called psychosis from Beyond Meds:
“Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis”
“People recover from psychotic disorders all the time, all over the world.” Our mental health system’s denial of this costs lives
Schizophrenia: A drop of sunshine – full length film about a young woman in India who finds her way through the maze to heal and thrive again
Madness as a reckoning of one’s own psyche. Yes. — Faith Rhyne
UK psychologist now thrives after the damning diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia
All forms of psychosis (“bipolar” and “schizophrenia” and psychosis NOS, etc) have been known to transform this way given the chance. For a much longer list of such articles and stories and information: Psychosis recovery: stories, information and resources
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